What’s a Huy to do when the vacancy rate is hovering near 1% and looking for a new pad to call home?
Well, Toronto resident Huy Do is taking a novel approach to making himself standout to prospective landlords.
While the average apartment hunter must endure never-ending email correspondences, long queues at frantic open houses and bidding wars (yes for rentals), Do has plastered social media with a movie poster designed to spotlight his merits as a tenant.
The Hunt for an Apartment stars Ho in a role so many of us can empathize with. More grueling and emotionally demanding than the physical stunts, chases sequences, and fights demanded by feature action films, this storyline revolves around the epic feat of finding a one bedroom in Toronto’s downtown core for just $1,300 per month.
The faux film advert bills Ho as the “Quietest and cleanest tenant in Toronto!” while also boasting that he “always pays rent on time,” is “very likable,” and “never parties…”
The unconventional tactic might just set a new bar for apartment hunting Torontonians looking for affordable digs – a one bedroom for $1,300 would represent considerable savings considering that such units are currently renting for $2,020 according to recent reports.