We don’t need to tell you about how Brooklyn’s real estate market is a nightmare, but if you’d like a refresher course you can learn all about it here, here and here. One way to cut the tension we all feel about oh god where are we going to live is to make some jokes, but one Craigslister has taken it too far by luring desperate apartment seekers with an ad for an $800 bedroom in a new Williamsburg luxury building. If the ad is real, we hope you’re ready to live with someone who describes himself as an “Artist/Entrepreneur/Healer, currently working on my new startup. Cleanliness, Sexiness, Awesomeness, Fitness.”
We will of course put up the giant caveat that this isn’t necessarily real, but whether it is or not, it’s some pretty great copy. In order to snag the room, this man of many talents wants the following:
So, I’m looking for a new roommate: someone who is clean, a non smoker, wealthy, from a good family, someone who has the right career trajectory and is clearly on the path for greater things. We all have a destiny. Are you a part of ours?
If you think you have what it takes, look in the mirror and ask yourself the following questions:
– Am I weak?
– On a scale from 1 to 10 how good do I look?
– Do I always get what I want?
That’s certainly a tall order just for paying $800 to live in Williamsburg, but before you degrade yourself and send this probable prankster an email, consider the question of whether you even want to live in Williamsburg at this point in time.
UPDATE: As we predicted the listing is fake, with the pictures of the apartment coming from the listing on Streeteasy advertising a $3500/month 3 bedroom. The apartment’s broker, Bram Lefevere wrote us to let us know:
I thought it be nice to state I’m honored with the scammer using our amazing pictures from this gorgeous rental but the ad obviously is a scam and he does not live in the building.
Also, the unit is rather spectacular and has an app pending since the first day of showing so the scammer did pick a winner to get his moment of attention :)
An email to the person who wrote the ad only yielded a response asking us if we’d asked ourselves the three questions above. Anyway, hope you didn’t apply looking to get in on it.