Leather-clad real estate agent Paul Gomberg, perhaps best known for the sales video of that Champion Forest house filled with excrement that made the rounds back in early January, is now starring in a less nose-threatening video tour — this one of a squeaky-clean 2011 mansion on Lake Conroe. The punchline this time: a suit-and-tie-clad 11-year-old that Gomberg chaperons around the property, who ultimately leaves the contract-ready agent hanging on the steps of the house pending parental permission to close the deal.
The house at 12386 Tramonto Dr., which first went on the market in October of 2014 for $1.6 million, was dropped to just below $1.5 million on Tax Day in 2015, two weeks before an early May relisting. The asking price dropped again last July to the current $1.35 million.
Meanwhile, the Willow Walk St. sty featured in Gomberg’s last video went under contract for a few weeks right after its mid-December listing, before being released back into the wilds of the market on January 8th. That property is back under contract as of yesterday.
- 12386 Tramonto Dr. [HAR]
- 5623 Willow Walk St. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Champion Forest House Ruined by Animal Excrement, and the Rhinestoned Real Estate Agent Who Really Wanted You To Buy It; Houston Home Listing Photo of the Day: Condiment Cleanup
Video: Paul Gomberg
Last year the New York Times ran an article about kids choosing real estate. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/realestate/when-new-york-kids-help-find-the-family-home.html?referer= It’d be too cool if Paul Gomberg’s as was an intentional comment on the phenomenon.
I don’t know how well the “look how funny I am, lol HASHTAG HASHTAG INSTAGRAM!” plays with people looking for a $1m home in Conroe.
But maybe I’m just old…
That now makes 16 minutes. Time is up for Mr. Gomberg.