Rapping real estate agents bust out good advice

As the housing market continues to recover, some in the business are celebrating with a few choice rhymes.

By Kim Peterson May 1, 2013 2:13PM
Image: Shaking hands with Realtor © Design Pics/Don Hammond/Getty ImagesBuying ad space on bus stop benches? That's so old school. Now, real estate agents are kickin' it with rap videos on YouTube.

One San Diego agent is getting some attention for rapping his way through the housing crisis and the nascent market recovery. His online debut follows a rap from a Virginia agent waxing poetic about "houses gettin' sold."

Over in San Diego, Rafael Perez has made 50 videos about his business, but his friends and coworkers declared them a little bland, he tells 10News.com.

He decided to try a rap video, and made it himself in his office with an phone, tripod, a green screen and video editing software. The results are pretty hilarious. The lyrics, however, are spot on:
"The rules of real estate are no longer the same,
Basic fundamentals are the name of the game.
It's not about buy, hold, and flip for rookies,
It's about building a home or possitive cash flow." [sic]
OK, he may be missing a rhyme here and there. Not so with Brian Block, the Virginia agent who employs a litany of rap cliches in his production of "Houses Gettin' Sold." Check it, yo:
"On the market Friday
Ballston condo's like gold
Two days, five offers
And we got it sold."
He was referring to a condo in the Ballston subdivision in Arlington, Va. Block explains the market a little more on his blog: "Inventory of homes for sale is extremely tight in Northern Virginia -- at last look there's just over one month supply of homes on the market," he wrote "Same goes for DC. In fact, right now, much of the country is having a similar phenomenon in the local real estate markets."

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