Quick! What's the best way to sell a house or lease an apartment? Everyone has a different bit of advice for selling a property fast. But most have never thought including a pet on the action would be a key factor. What if that pet photo-bombed all the pictures you put up in the online ad? Would that entice potential renters?
There may be a canine photo-bombing legend in the making, thanks to a Craigslist ad and Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed posted an article titled, "This Photo-Bombing Dog Is the Best Thing to Happen to Craigslist in a Long Time," and it has already been 'liked' more than 1,000 times on Facebook directly from the site.
The family's pet makes an appearance in every picture posted on the apartment listing, from the bedrooms to the kitchen to the dining room. It should be noted that while the pooch appears in all of the pictures, it's not a full-body shot each time --sometimes it's just the top of his head -- a true photo-bombing pro move.
The apartment for rent is located in the Lakeview East area of Chicago. It is listed for $1,900 a month and has an open floor-plan, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, has a wood-burning fireplace, and central air conditioning. This part pretty much goes without saying: The rental is described as "pet-friendly."
While it still remains to be seen what effect having a dog in all the pictures will have on whether the apartment is actually rented, it sure does make for some fun.
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