Yes, this is an actual ad, even though it ran in The Onion. This is definitely one of the more interesting approaches to pounding the pavement for new clients (he’s certainly pounding something), and we first found it at The Fiscal Times, in a slideshow featuring more listing fail. Guess we managed to miss it when it hit the big time on Boing-Boing.
This is in a completely different class of self-promotion than, say, writing cute little jingles about yourself. Then again, as long as the jingles aren’t NSFW, the jinglemeister won’t have Wanket’s results:
Calls and emails to Mr. Wanket were not returned and an Edina Realty spokesperson said the ad didn’t adhere to their guidelines and he’s no longer with the company.
In case you’re wondering just exactly why this ad does not adhere to Edina Realty’s guidelines, we have their answer:
“Well, first of all, it didn’t have the required Fair Housing notification on it,” [Vice President of Marketing Lynn] Clare said.
Let us know about how other real estate agents grab your attention, either in a good way, or if they unintentionally end up beating you off. P.S. Wanket is no longer in the real estate industry. Can’t imagine why.