Australians expose huge problem with real estate agent’s advert for Melbourne house: ‘cringes’
A flashy estate agent has been mercilessly mocked for flogging a suburban home as he posed alongside a McLaren that costs more than the property itself.
Khalid Sarwari, director of Only Estate Agents in Narre Warren, about 40km southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, recently uploaded a video to social media to advertise a house he was selling in nearby Pakenham for requested $650,000.
Posing in a three-piece suit including a pocket watch chain, orange tie and huge sunglasses, Mr Sarwari told the audience “this property is ready to go”.
There is a gratuitous photo of a white McLaren 720S – said to belong to Mr Sarwari – which he later implied cost $680,000.
“The owners are very motivated to sell…” he says to the camera.
“They modernized a lot of things inside, refreshed most of the house, including replacing all the blinds,” Mr. Sarwari adds, as the camera pans to the mailbox with a number on it. “13” chipped.
The video, which racked up nearly 60,000 views, was flooded with tongue-in-cheek jokes.
“Are you working a morning shift before your own wedding?” » wrote one.
Others were more direct.
“I don’t know if you realize this, but in this costume, wearing sunglasses and showing the car is cringe-inducing,” one wrote.
Khalid Sarwari (pictured), director of Only Estate Agents in Narre Warren, about 40km southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, recently uploaded a video to social media to advertise a house he was selling near Packenham’s asking price of $650,000 – while posing next to his $680,000 McLaren 720S
Another accused him of being an “insecure soul”.
“Narcissism is overcooked. This is not a car promotion. You are here to sell a house, not an illusion,” they wrote.
Mr. Sarwari, however, was not left out.
He responded sharply to most of the comments, describing his McLaren as a car that was “just a lazy racer.”
He also appeared to brag about the car’s value when someone asked him about rent payments.
“No idea,” he replied. “But most banks have a calculator on the site, enter $680,000 (and) you should get the numbers.”
Mr Sarwari (pictured) responded fiercely to most of the criticism, describing his McLaren as a car that was “just a lazy racer”.
He told a critic who compared his style and inspiration to the 2013 Martin Scorsese-directed black comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio that “The Wolf of Wall Street is child’s play, my friend.”
He also appeared to join in with one user’s mockery of the house.
One commenter said he thought “board shorts and a Hilux would have suited (the property) better”, to which Mr Sarwari replied: “A single and a VL Turbo?
In several comments, he claimed the property had been sold.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Sarwari for comment.