Originally Posted by Shilo Rune 96
Unfortunately the leasing agents fail to understand living an urban lifestyle, as they commuted from Salem.
This always happens when a new building opens. The leasing agents talk like complete outsiders - because they are outsiders. They fail to realize that most (if not all) of the people considering renting somewhere like that are there for a reason: they already want an urban lifestyle. It's like trying to convince a guy at an auto dealership who is looking at trucks to buy a truck instead of a motorcycle. There's a reason he's looking at trucks.
I remember having a leasing agent at Gallery Park downtown greet me by saying "Get ready for your new urban lifestyle!"
"Actually, I live about five blocks away. I saw that you had a 1 bedroom available and I thought I'd check it out since my lease is about to expire."
The leasing agent just said "Oh" and seemed lost, as if the only selling point was the urban-lifestyle buzzword.