Oh man, passive aggressive is an attractive quality in a realtor - everyone is going to want to hire you now! You realize this guy was taking issue with areas that are NOT Newbold being tagged Newbold in ads? As someone giving so much time to the Newbold community trying to establish itself one would think you have more venom for people who try to muddy and confuse the community's boundaries than a poor guy trying to join your community and being frustrated by the misrepresentation.
Originally Posted by paulnkathy
Annie, What are the exact boundaries of Newbold, so we can figure out what is being mis-represented and by whom? What is your specific source of the information? And why, in your opinion, do you thinks it's legitimate for someone to publicly label an entire class of hard-working, ethics-bound, licensed professionals as scumbags on an internet post? That was the only venom in any of these posts. What's this "poor guy" going to do when he unintentionally moves next door to one of us scumbags? Annie, lots of people hire me and they don't think myself or my colleagues are scumbags. Our neighbors don't think we're scumbags when we're cleaning our community's sidewalks, planting trees, cleaning schoolyards, packing food boxes at Philabundance. Apparently, you don't have a problem labeling people you do not know (passive aggressive), just as WillABro does (scumbag landlords/realtors).
Originally Posted by annie
I think he was only calling the realtors scumbags who advertise houses at a place like 20th and Tasker as being in Newbold, not calling all realtors/landlords scumbags. I'd take it a step further and add in realtors who advertise things south of Washington as being in Graduate Hospital. We all know G-Ho ends at Washington and Newbold ends at 18th. Advertising homes as being in those areas that are outside of those boundaries is disingenuous to say the least.
Originally Posted by paulnkathy
Personally, with all the recent shootings around 15th and Federal in Newbold, I'd probably advertise things as Point Breeze instead.
Originally Posted by WillABro
Oh, if you're a real estate agent, you know there are plenty scumbag real estate agents out there who are doing far worse things than misrepresenting neighborhood boundaries. I too am a real estate agent and I didn't take offense at your post.
Anyway, Newbold *is* trendy. Newbold seems to be the neighborhood that everyone wants to look in as well as Fishtown. Two years ago, it was Fishtown only. And now, Newbold seems to be slightly cooler.
Because of that, as previous posters mentioned, there aren't many rental "deals" to be had in either Fishtown or Newbold. You're more likely to get a good deal on a house in Art Museum, a much less trendy but much longer gentrified...or in a place like Mount Airy because it's further outside of Center City (but still accessible via public transportation).
For the reasons mentioned above, people usually rent in neighborhoods that they cannot afford to purchase in and buy in these trendier neighborhoods.
Licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson and inactive and happily non-practicing Attorney, CITYSPACE
If any of you realtors taking offense to my post on scumbag realtors would actually read what I said with comprehension, then you would know I was not labeling realtors as scumbags and qualified scumbag realtors as those lying about what neighborhood properties were in they were advertising.
If the shoe fits wear it. If not get over yourselves.
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