A Melbourne, Australia-based real estate firm has devised an ingenious way to deal with “sleazy” clients cracking onto its agents.
Create Real Estate recently took to social media with a screenshot message thread from a person looking to rent a property.
The man named ‘John’ said: “I saw your profile on realestate.com – I was wondering if you could help me find a place. I’m looking for a three-bedroom, two-bedroom house in Sunshine.”
The agent replied: “Hey John, I have a few upcoming properties available. Would you like to arrange an appointment to further discuss?”
Then the Sleaze came out: “No thank you, Please send through the addresses for open houses that you’ll be attending so I can see you [wink face emoji]”.
Not having it, the agent sent a voice message.
“Hey John, it’s Mieka here. Yep – We’ve got a couple of opens you can attend, I’ll send the addresses. It’s just … Oh my god! … ” the voice note said before launching into more than 20 seconds of car crash sounds.
The firm labeled the video on TikTok: “How to stop sleazy guys from messaging you ever again.”
TikTokers praised the solution.
“This made me laugh so much more than it should have,” one said.
“If the next girl I shoot my shot with doesn’t go this far, then I don’t want her,” another said.
The business has successfully tapped the platform with its hilarious content involving its staff, having amassed 1.2 million followers and millions of views.
The most popular video on the firm’s account gives followers a look inside the business’s down-to-earth office antics.
It shows agents donning a thick Australian accent while hurling slang terms at their busy colleague and was viewed over a million times.