Post Number: 1625
|Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 9:04 am: || |
Any body out there remember a Detroit real estate mogul in the 40's who used the radio air waves to advertise by the name of Benjamin Rich?
His commercial ended with and his motto was:
"Cash for your property in 48 hours"
He claimed that his business address was an office that "looked like a bank". I thought of him with the current mortgage problems we are going through and the number of folks who have their homes on the market and would just love to get "cash in 48 hours".
Maybe some of the seniors of the Forum or Mikem types have some recollections, address, photos etc. of what was back then a big-time Detroit radio advertiser.
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 9:09 am: || |
Does anyone remember getting up on Sunday morning and watching the Real Estate shows?
Also the commercial, "Call Lee and Start Packing!"?
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 4:05 pm: || |
What about "Schostak"? They are older than I am.
Post Number: 471
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 7:39 pm: || |
In the 1960's Benjamin Rich's office was on the east side of Livernois, a bit south of 8 Mile, just north of the Avenue of Fashion. It was a handsome one-story dark grey or black building with tall narrow windows. It has since been architecturally abused and might be something like a day care now.
Benjamin Rich's daughter, Miss Rich taught Art History at U of D. Her classes were in the late afternoon and most days she's turn out the lights and show slides while lecturing. Before entering her room, I used to pray, "Please Lord, don't let me fall asleep today when she turns the lights out." If ever you nodded off, she was likely to smack her pointer down on your desk with a loud crack. Then after class, you'd be warned to improve your habits or else.
Miss Rich had a grand, dramatic, expensive style. She collected contemporary art and encouraged us to visit art galleries on our own. Oe day, at her suggestion, I went to an opening of an exhibit by Lowell Nesbit at a gallery in the Fisher Building. I will always be grateful to Miss Rich for exposing me to that world. She made a difference in my life.
Post Number: 214
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 7:41 pm: || |
?What about "Schostak"? They are older than I am."
There still one of the largest retail realtors out there today.
Post Number: 3198
|Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 2:08 pm: || |
Benjamin Rich, Real Estate & Rentals, 12545 Linwood.
Post Number: 1636
|Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 5:53 am: || |
So he was on Linwood--how 'bout that? Should have know he was a Westsider. jjaba probably bought his house from BJ.
Post Number: 59
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 3:09 pm: || |
Frank J Nichols 16700 E.Warren Ave
He sold lots of houses on the eastside Detroit and Grosse Pointe. 1955-1996