Great Moments in Real Estate Advertising, Bushwick Edition

March 12, 2008 by
Filed under: Bushwick 

I found the following advertisements within five minutes walking distance of each other in Bushwick. They are so tremendously entertaining I simply have to share them. Here they are.

Exhibit A: Wilson Avenue and Starr Street

We Buy Ugly Houses

I cannot for the life of me grasp the advertising world’s fascination with cave men. If I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to divest of an “ugly house” as they put it, I would prefer to conduct business with someone who walks upright.

Exhibit B: Wilson Avenue and Willoughby Street

From the Neighborhood

I just about pissed my pants laughing at this one. Note that like its predecessor the use of the pointed finger is employed but this time it is (thankfully) brandished by a homo sapiens in a suit. The juxtaposition of the McMansion in the advertisement against the standard four story tenement (clad in aluminum siding, no less) it is shilling tickles yours truly’s funny bone to no end. Just in case the point was lost on any potential customers they were even thoughtful enough to add a second sign reading “For Sale”. Perhaps this guy and the cave man should sit down and talk business?

Miss Heather


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