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Hi, Billy Jays here!

As a prominent, and popular, inventor and media marketer, I get a lot of fan mail!

And why not?  My products are everywhere, of excellent quality and timely.

One of the reasons they are so timely is because of excellent suggestions that I receive from my clients, and fans!

I have to say, I always take these suggestions seriously.

And, thinking all the time, I take advantage of the best things I hear.

For example, just a few days ago, a friend of mine was bitten by a dog.  And he was contacted by someone who's name is not in front of me, but I remember it as being Jimbo Quintillio.

Jimbo had an excellent suggestion.  My friend has a penchant, a talent really, for being bitten by dogs.  So Jimbo suggested that my friend carry dog chews with him to give to dogs before they had the notion to bite him.

His suggestion:  "You obviously had her favorite bone. The one in your hand :) Boy Jay you have got to have the worst luck with dogs of anyone I know. Over a hundred bites! They should make a Markanich doggie chew toy. I'm sure it would be a big hit. Sounds like a job for Billy Jays."

Well Mr. Quintillio, and can I call you Jim because Jimbo sounds so, well, formal?  Jim, that suggestion hit me between the eyes! 

My product development team (me) got right on it.  We decided on the chew toy appearance (me).  We sent it to costume design (me) to dress the chew toys.  We had shipping (me) design the shipping bags and number per bag (me).  And we had marketing (me) come up with a name.  Product names are crucial, so it had to be something catchy and sell able.

We, (I), named our product Choose Yer Chews!

Our phone bank in place (not me), our ad went out.  And BOOM! we were in business.

Every Billy Jays product has a mission statement, and our Choose Yer Chews! statement is no different:

"Choose you this day whom ye will chews, but as for me and my house we will Choose Yer Chews!

                                                                                                Billy Jays 24:15

And, as always, call now!

So now you know a bit more about how things go here in Billy Jays land!

And Jim, because of your fine suggestion, you are entitled to a free gift!

As a small token of our appreciation, please accept a case of Lotsa Nuts!

When you feel like a snack, eat Lotsa Nuts!

Because you are what you eat!

Your family, friends and neighbors will be overjoyed to know that you have a case of Lotsa Nuts! to share!

Don't forget to show them the picture of that handsome dude on the front!  They'll dig right in!

So, thank you Jim, for your suggestion and for helping to bring a new Billy Jays product to the world!  And I can say, without doubt, that the world appreciates it!

OK, fade to black...  I said FADE TO BLACK!  Hey, what's with that production engineer today?  FADE TO BLACK!!  That engineer's awfully slow today!!  Oh, it's me...

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 33 commentsJay Markanich • December 26 2010 07:44AM

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Jay - you are a nut! LOL. Did you work on that all day yesterday instead of spending time with the family?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 8 years ago

Took me about 15 minutes this morning Toni!  I had it in my head for the past two days though...

Glad you enjoyed it.  It's important to thank people for their idea suggestions.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Good Morning Jay.

Looks like you got some fan mail from the biggest nut of them all...

Biggest Nut of them all...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Actually, Michael, Nutsy contacts me all the time! 

I have sent him that very picture, sans his image.

You should tell him he is engaging in product infringement though when he is on the front...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Well I'm flabbergasted by the glowing recognition. It isn't everyday some receives such high praise from a big time celebrity like Billy Jays. Wow! I will be anxiously awaiting my case of Losta Nuts.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Jay.

I heard that he was going to be the new spokesman. Kinda goes with the territory don't you think...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

It's in the mail, Jim.

Really.

 

Glad you enjoyed it...!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Move over Ron Popeil, Billy Jay is going to show you how to move product!

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 8 years ago

He would be Michael.  He's got to deepen that voice a bit though.  Have you heard him?  I speak rodent and understand what all those squeaks mean, but most people don't.  Maybe if he slows down a bit and works on that diction.  I'll have to suggest that to Steve.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Billy is the best Ed.  Bitten hands down!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Too much.....pretty funny.

 

Gary De Pury, SFR

Tampa Short Sales Specialist

Broker-Owner

Bay Vista Realty

 

Posted by Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Gary.  If you saw the other posts you know how this is really milking it!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Nice idea product with the "Choose Yer Chews" instead of hands being chewed  biten

And of course the nuts are perfect for all of you inspector guys!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) almost 8 years ago

Well, F&K, thanks!  And I really do eat a lot of nuts.  Some think that shows... maybe more ways than one.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

I think James is on to something.  Hope he gets royalties.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 8 years ago

Debbie - I actually sent a product idea to the folks at Cheerios and all I got back in return was a hearty thank you and a statement that once they received the idea it was considered theirs and no longer mine!

At least Jim gets a wonderful thank-you post and a box of nuts.  What more could make his day better?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Over 100 times? How many rabbies shots Jay? I liked your steak master post too.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) almost 8 years ago

Bob - that may be an exaggeration.  It might only be 98 or 99.  I get a shot easily every five years, if not more often!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Jay, looks like the dogs really like you.  Love your gift to Jim, though I'm sure he'd prefer royalties to recognition.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 8 years ago

Well, Leah, royalty loves to be recognized!  Since the royals don't do much, there's not much left for them...

Jim will get more than recognition!  There's that case of Lotsa Nuts!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

What does "nutsy" have to say about this?

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) almost 8 years ago

Haven't heard yet, but I offered him a case of Lotsa Nuts! on a previous post, Ken, and he never got back to me.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Getting bit is the great motivator in life Jay ...   your story reminds me of the guy that went to the doctor -  the doctor said "hey there's a steering wheel hanging out of your pants" ... the guy replied to the doc ... " Yeah, it's driving me nuts" .

Posted by Len Kobewka, You Can Scape-it (Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™) almost 8 years ago

Jay, speaking rodent must come in handy, being a home inspector.  I bet you have a few good stories there?

Posted by Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale, WendeByTheBay.com - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula (Wende Schoof) almost 8 years ago

That's a good one Len!  I heard the one where the guy raises his arm to the doctor and says it hurts and the doctor says, "Don't do that."

Wende - not so many.  But it does come in handy keeping them away from me in a crawl space...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Well done Billy, well done :-)

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Justin.  And I will tell Jay as well.  Billy

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Mr Jay,

Sorry to correct you, but his last name is Quintarillo. PS, I am wearing my citrus outfit.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Nutsy, but you should direct that to Billy, not to me.  And he shouldn't have a hard time seeing you!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Mr. Jay,

I believe that your sales of nuts would be more effective if my photo was on the can. I am known to be a culinary maestro and I have very good nuts. That photo-op can be arranged for a fee.

Nutsy

 

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Nutsy - then what would become of Mr. Jay of Mr. Jay's Neighborhood?  He allows his image on the can for free too...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Dear Mr Jay,

Do you want to sell your nuts, or do you want to be on an ego trip? Nutsy is known to have good nuts and they would sell much better than your lesser nuts. No brag, just fact. Nutsy should be on the can.

Nutsy, the one with the nuts

 

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

I have to say, Nutsy, that I have never sold my nuts, or any other part of me.  Oh, you meant...  Um, I did see a previous photo in another post of what you said your nuts were like in color.  Those did look like good nuts, although I prefer to eat brown or tan ones.

Maybe you can get our "president" to grow some of his own?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

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