Hilarious ad in Melbourne estate agent’s ‘threesome’ newspaper goes viral: ‘Guess beggars can’t choose’
- Melbourne real estate newspaper ad resurfaces online
- Whiting & Co professionals have placed ‘Looking for a threesome in St Kilda?’ a d
- Locals still talk about the memorable announcement, much to the agent’s auctioneer delight
A leading real estate agency that ran a newspaper ad “looking for a threesome” is pleased with the attention it still receives nearly five years later.
Professionals Whiting & Co, in trendy Melbourne Bay suburb of St Kilda, raised eyebrows by placing an ironic full-page ad in their local publication in January 2017, which recently resurfaced online.
The eye-catching ad in the Caulfield Glen Eira and Port Phillip Leader shows a photo of auctioneer Marcus Peters and his two co-directors under the headline “Looking for a threesome in St Kilda?”.
This full-page real estate ad published in a local newspaper in 2017 continues to go viral
“Anyone who knows real estate knows Marcus Peters, now you know where to find him,” he says.
“Teamed up with the formidable duo of Robyn Rech and Dannie Corr at Whiting & Co and them a stellar group of professionals who know St Kilda and Bayside like no other. What else do you need to know? ‘
An eagle-eyed reader unearthed an old copy of the edition and shared the ad with Lords of Property, a satirical Instagram account dedicated to the real estate industry.
“It’s not the trio of my dreams, but I guess beggars can’t choose. Count me in, ” the message was captioned.
Marcus Peters, pictured left with boxer Danny Green and agent co-manager Dannie Corr (right) said residents of Daily Mail Australia were still laughing at the announcement
The post was inundated with comments from amused viewers.
“We could definitely give them value for their money,” said one man.
Another added: “Warms the soul”.
Locals still talk about the memorable announcement, to the delight of the agency’s auctioneer.
“St Kilda is a cheeky, a little bit risky place where everyone has their hearts on their sleeve but always laughs,” Mr Peters told Daily Mail Australia.
“You have to have a little fun but at the same time don’t make fun of anyone. ”
The newspaper ad resurfaced online, much to the delight of amused viewers.
He recalled that he had recently joined Professionals Whiting & Co when an advertising guru came up with the catchy headline for the trio, who had nearly 100 years of real estate experience between them.
“Everyone loved the ad because it created the conversation,” said Peters.
“The locals still laugh about it, even today. ”
The ad was placed by St Kilda-based real estate professionals Whiting & Co (pictured)