November 4, 2012

Worst Realtard Ad Ever?

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.

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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.

Comments (3) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:09 am

3 Responses to “Worst Realtard Ad Ever?”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    Several years ago I sold my husband….and I’m asking for a new one.

    Random Real estate promo I found on Internet blog.

    “Greatest Real Estate Self-Marketing Promotion!

    Several years ago I sold my husband, a 30-year veteran, CRS/GRI accredited, real estate broker, an outstanding idea for self-promotion.

    This has been so effective that year after year he gets calls from past recipients of this give-away asking for a new one … and often calls asking for multiples! In addition to its popularity, it is inexpensive and can be mailed in a #10 envelope without extra postage. I personally love it. It’s addicting and potential clients will look forward to it again and again.”

  2. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    He is on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/richard.wanket

  3. nomadic Says:

    He’s not all bad. From the last link in the post:

    The real estate industry is a farce. It’s is a bunch of people claiming to to all of these things to sell someones home or help find a home. the fact is that the only thing that sells a home is Price. And with regard to finding a home–every real estate agent has the same information regarding inventory as any person with access to the internet.


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