I just opened a letter personally addressed to myself, which turned out to be from “Apartment Specialist” Daniel Horrobin, of Ray White real estate.
In this letter, Daniel has taken the time to “keep me up to date on our apartment market” despite my never having had dealings with him in any way. Isn’t that nice? That’s nice.
Daniel writes to let me know .. actually, there’s a couple of paragraphs of stuff, but it basically condenses down to “Real estate woo!” with a subtext of “Please select me as your real estate agent.”
Anyway, the funny bit comes at the end where, in an effort to assure you that stuff is actually selling, Daniel writes “I have included the most recent sales below.”
Then he lists two apartments that have sold in the last six months.
One of them is our apartment. It apparently sold in May of this year, an event of which I have no recollection.
To make this even funnier, this letter was mailed to me at our apartment.
The end result is that my initial zero level of interest in using this guy as a real estate agent is, as a result of his marketing efforts, now substantially less than zero. FAIL.