Ironic listing vs. spring pump-up video

Jake Palmer dubs fishing shack an 'open-concept living-kitchen-dining room area'

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1. Jake Palmer, a real estate agent at Re/Max Professionals Saint John located in Saint John, Canada, produced a video profile on a $2,500 listing that he calls an “open-concept living-kitchen-dining room area” with “ready access to seafood on a daily basis.”

Unamused by his ironic portrayal of the for-sale fishing shack, his multiple listing service removed the listing, arguing that it doesn’t count as a “dwelling.”

“How’s a fella supposed to make a living?” retorts Palmer, who has a history of drawing attention to homes using offbeat tactics.

2. The Jensen Team, which specializes in homes in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, produced a marketing video that theatrically hails the approach of the spring buying season with a mashup of footage of landscapes, inclement weather and even Colonial-era soldiers all set to a comically dramatic score.

online poll by Opinion Stage


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