In the third installment of my excessively long-titled web series, we’ll look at what has become of open houses in Toronto.
The public’s overwhelming sense of entitlement and lack of respect for one’s personal space is at an all-time high, although Realtors’ lack of due diligence might also be worth noting.
Thanks to blog-reader “Moonbeam” for allowing us to film in her house, all day, and still provide lunch for the whole cast and crew…
I was freaking out when we finished this video, since the first two people I showed it to asked, “What the heck is ‘froyo?'”
So then I began to wonder, “Don’t most people know that frozen yogurt has a cool short-form in 2015? Like how kids say “pre” instead of “pre-drink,” which of course refers to the drinking that takes place before the drinking?”
But alas, the next dozen people I asked did know what “froyo” means. So I guess office managers are the only ones who aren’t familiar with the term…
The spin I’ve put on this open house video has received praise from the “nosey-neighbour” angle, but a few people have told me, “Many Realtors are so in-your-face when you walk into the open house, that it makes you want to leave.”
I guess it depends on which Realtor you find there.
True, many Realtors work open houses as a means to meet potential buyers, so they basically hang from you as you move from room-to-room.
But many Realtors, as I’ve portrayed in the video, are so incredibly disengaged from the process that it’s clear they don’t want to be there. I see a lot more of this than I do of the clingy, needy Realtors who ask you for your cell phone number, and then actually call it – to see if you left a real number!
Either way, it’s just another day in the wacky, zany world of real estate in Toronto…Back To Top Back To Comments