July 29, 2007

And then desperate homebuilders, who are generally not very bright, brought in a really big bird to I guess crap on a house that wouldn't sell




Thanks to icantsellmyhouse blog for the photos.

And thanks to realtors and homebuilders for being such unbelievably bad marketers. You are the gift that keeps on giving! For the love of god what are you thinking? Just lower the damn price!

25 comments:

hurin said...

LOL!!

This is wrong in so many different ways. It's like it's a giant scarecrow meant to keep customers away.
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they came up with that idea.

Anonymous said...

They should have just thrown in the free appliances

Anonymous said...

Rediculous

borkafatty said...

Look like he just gave everyone:

"The Bird"

tmaioli said...

Actually the hawk *IS* the house! due to commodity prices we now have inflatable houses.

Black Monday said...

That's just not a big bird, it's one of hell's DEATH VULTURES...

Anonymous said...

margin calls time

Anonymous said...

Hey that bird crapped on my house.

a.creampuff said...

That turkey won't fly...

But it might pop.

Anonymous said...

All it takes is one neighbor with a bb gun, and no more giant inflatable on the front lawn.

Conversely, Pam Anderson is missing out on some rights' fees. A giant Pam might elicit more interest.

a.creampuff said...

Lie like an eagle.

Anonymous said...

As if looking at a house wasn`t embarrassing enough in this market, they put that monstrosity out in front. As they say in the beer ads; "Brilliant!"

a.creampuff said...

The grotesquely over-inflated hawk wants to fly high, but is grimacing, held tightly to the ground by those guy wires.

I'm not sure I quite get the symbolism - could someone help me out?

Shakster said...

The bounce-House company that rented them that eyesore made a killing.Can't Imagine what the sales pitch was like.

Mark in San Diego said...

Sign-shakers are back in SD again, I went into the sales office of "A Loft on Cortez Hill" and asked the sales agent, "so how much would you give me to take one off your hands?". . . nervous laughter. . ."oh we ARE offering good deals, and owner financing.". . .These units were on the market almost two years ago starting at 419K, now they are on for 320K. . .hmmmm, seems like they at least got the message.

Note to HP'ers. . .be Bold! Go to sales offices and lowball, and ask hard questions. . .wake these people up.

Anonymous said...

Nothing says "buy my house" more than a giant inflatable animal.

Anonymous said...

That's great borka! How long did that one take ya?

Anonymous said...

Some teens are going to steal that bird and relocate it.

Paul E. Math said...

Homebuilders and realtors get more and more like used car dealers everyday. No class, no professionalism, no self-respect.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IN THE ????

burn baby burn said...

When I look at that Big Bird in all its majesty suddenly and unexpectedly feel the need to buy a home at any price/terms. What a brilliant marketing idea; truly inspired work.

Anonymous said...

From "WKRP in Cincinnati"
"It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!" Afterwards, the shaken Carlson explains, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

inconito said...

I don't know what to say about it. Speechless.

Anonymous said...

Sould have used a giant Gorilla that sells cars probably would work just as well for houses.

WTF I think we must be at desperation.

james said...

"

Some teens are going to steal that bird and relocate it. "

Teens?

I'm 35 and id steal the damn thing.