Cherry Pies* — & Lots of ‘Em — for the New Neighbor

Prospective Buyer:  we’ve come to a decision . . . . we’re going to buy it!
Realtor (showing model homes):  which one?
Prospective Buyer: all of them.

–Pilot episode, “The Neighbors”

So goes one of the opening scenes in new sitcom “The Neighbors,” the latest in the “aliens-stranded-on-earth-who-befriend-humans” genre (most famous example:  ET).

Alien Housing Needs — & Housewarming Gifts

In this case, it is an entire group of aliens who are stranded, not a solitary adolescent, and the location where they choose to bide their time is a new subdivision in suburban New Jersey neighbors(redundant?).

Aside from their odd tendency to synchronize all their behavior — and revert from their adopted human form to green lizards when threatened — the aliens turn out to be surprisingly good and even empathetic neighbors.

At least through the first two episodes (all I’ve seen) . . .

*When the first, non-alien neighbor moves in, the aliens all show up with cherry pies.

P.S.:  Although I’ve certainly had prospective Sellers tell me they suspected their neighbors were aliens, I’ve never seen that on a Seller’s Disclosure.   🙂

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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