The Pokemon phenomenon is everywhere, people literally go crazy for this game. Imagine they are now asking Real Estate Agents for properties where they can find Pokemon to catch. What?? Are they really going to spend their money, savings, etc. in renting or buying a residence depending on where these creatures are? Believe it or not, yes! And as I always say: “To each his own.”
Ok, but first let´s explain, for those who don´t know yet, what´s the Pokemon fever about.
As you know technology has advanced, taking giant step over our lives, this game is not the exception.
In Pokemon Go you will travel between the real world and the virtual world as it will use real locations to encourage players to search for Pokemon and catch them. How does this work? With the GPS on your moble device (Android or IOS) and camera and the real world will be the setting!
This game created by Niantic had caused a generalized fever between game lovers who found in it the best way of spending their time.
As I said before people, (apart of being crazy), are asking Real Estate Agents about the exact location of the properties considering the proximity of Pokemon Go before they move. Saying it in simple words, they´ll only move in they can find Pokemon in that area.
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Some may think this is funny, others, like me, will believe it´s sad and others won´t give a damn. The truth is people are resistant to buying there residences as the area was not so rich in Pokemon :/
On the other hand, a tenant confessed he is using search tools from a property management NYC company and comparing them with an app showing the Pokemon gyms near each property.
Other Real Estate agents think this is funny and that the good thing is that people are waking and going more outdoors and that this is a temporary phenomenon.
A professional brokerage team in NYC use the Pokemon Go places as a sales argument and found out …it works!
The good thing about this is that if you have your residence for sale or rent it will make it easier for you to find a client! But …pray it´s an area rich in Pokemon!
The truth is everyone´s taking advantage of this game, listing homes where you can find several Pokemon very hard to find or even restaurants offering special Pokemon Go menus and drinks!
According to Deborah Bruzzo a Real Estate agent, she wouldn´t be surprised if she saw advertising office space as a Pokemon Gym.
So, Pokemon Go can be a game but in the real world it´s affecting the Real Estate market. So now you can find listings like: Two bed, two baths and….a Pokestop! Sounds crazy right? But anything goes as long as we sell.
If you have 200 identical houses why not buy the one which hosts Pokemon??
So my friends, once again, believe it or not, these things happen in real world, so if you are a Pokemon fan search the house of your dreams and spend the rest of your life chasing Pokemons! Headdesk!!!!!!!!!!