There’s been some buzz across the real estate blogs this week after a Florida agent was “fired” by his broker for posting a video on his blog that contained still shots of bikini clad women, with a minimal amount of real estate thrown in.
Debates ensued about whether or not the broker was within their right to release the agent (clearly they were), freedom of speech, stubbornness of the agent (and broker) and so forth (see sellsius and FoREM for example ”“ the best part is in the comments). The news even made it across the pond to Renthusiast.
I suppose sex sells real estate ”” it seems to sell everything else. It doesn’t fit into my marketing (those that have seen me in person will understand why) but I can see it being used in certain markets and I have to give kudos to Shaun for thinking outside the box.
Personally, I think Rachel Natalie Klein, a video blogger from New York City’s IntoTheBox.tv, sums up the whole sex and real estate rather well in this week’s pick for Phoenix Real Estate Guy’s “Video of the Week”.
(yes, it is “safe for work”.) Here is the direct link in case you have trouble with the embedded version.