April Fool’s Dream House
If you’re an out-of-work actor, there’s a whole new world of opportunity opening up for you in real estate. Get this:
Talk about April Fools. One of this year’s biggest was that guy who bought a house in a gated community north of L.A. called Fox Run Estates. He was impressed by the three-car garage, the landscaped acre, and the asking price of $480K.
But even more impressive was the Leave it To Beaver feel of the neighborhood. People were mowing lawns, walking dogs and grilling; the community had an all-American, lived-in feel. The neighbors invited him to a little league game, and to hear the choir at their local church.
The guy went back for a second visit, and got the same welcoming treatment. He bought.
Guess what? Turns out it was all a show, staged by a desperate realtor who hired actors, dogs, and even borrowed a local baseball team. The poor April Fool moves in to find he’s bought into what is actually an empty neighborhood.
So if you’re an actress looking for a gig, send that broker at Fox Run your resume. If you want to get competitive, offer to bake cookies to give to the buyer as a “neighborly” gesture, just like June Cleaver would have done. If you need a good cookie recipe, click here.