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Enhanced Interrogation Techniques for Real Estate?

There's a lot of buzz these days about "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques." What did CIA operatives do to get confessions and information from our terrorist enemies? What members of Congress knew about it?

Well, I'm not a member of the CIA (and if I were, do you think I'd tell you?), but I am a CRS -- a Certified Residential Specialist. So, today we're going to discuss...

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques for Real Estate.

The first vision that came to my mind upon hearing the phrase "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" is the classic scene in the movie "Back to School" where Sam Kinison as history Professor Turguson attempts to get an answer from his students. Enjoy:



In real estate, whether you are buying or selling a home, the process is simple. You tell me what you want. What are your goals? What type of home are you looking to buy? Where do you want to live? How much do you want to spend on fixing up little problems around your house? When do you want to sell? How much money are you trying to walk away with? Do you like the home? What's wrong with the house? Etc. etc.

We're on the same team. We're not enemy combatants.

No Enhanced Interrogation Techniques are necessary in real estate.

Just tell me what you want and I'll help you get there.


Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney, RE/MAX Allegiance: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C. 703-626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Great Falls, Lorton, McLean, Springfield, Washington D.C., contact Brian today.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsBrian Block • April 24 2009 10:37AM


Sam Kinison in a classic example of losing it. We need answers and how we get them can be a movie unto itself...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 9 years ago


There are more serious 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' employed in real estate sales than were used when dealing with terrorists...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Hi Brian, Just stopped by to say hi.  Thanks for the thoughtful but amusing post!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 9 years ago

Every once in awhile a society needs a little Sam Kinison.


Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) about 9 years ago

An obvious terrorist mentality.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 9 years ago


Really clever and love the YouTube clip.....that is a trip back in time.  And no real estate professionals and consumers were meant to walk the same line.

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) about 9 years ago

Sometimes the first "sale" the agent needs to make is to convince the buyer that they're on the same team.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 9 years ago