Zen Like – What does that even mean?

ZenAbout a month ago I drove past this sign. It was in the front yard of a home that was for sale (It may still be, I don’t know). The home sits at a very busy intersection – the crossroads of two state routes adjacent to the interstate and across from a shopping center. A high traffic location to be sure. What caught my attention was not the house, but rather the comment on the sign in the front yard. “Zen Like” I thought to myself, could there be any house that is Less Zen Like? It is probably a lovely home. I wish the sellers luck in finding a buyer, but “Zen Like.” What? Then as I thought more, I realized I don’t even know what the heck that phrase means. If you know, please tell me. Is the idea less is more? Seems like a funny way to sell a home. I will give this realtor credit for grabbing my attention, and not resorting to “Price Reduced” like my former realtor did only two weeks after we listed our house. The problem is the sign confused the heck out of me instead of making me interested in buying the house. Maybe this works, maybe it doesn’t. I don’t know. I do know that for 6 or 7% I would expect more…or maybe I should say less. Maybe this free post will help the sellers find an interested buyer – another “zen like” concept. By the way, is there a difference between Zen and Zen Like?


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3 Responses to “Zen Like – What does that even mean?”


  1. 1 David Esrati August 7, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    The dog is zen like-
    the house is not.

    obi wan.

  2. 2 Jim August 8, 2006 at 8:35 am

    It caught my attention too. At least the realtor didn’t put a clown on the corner.

  3. 3 Samantha August 8, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    The sign is gone.I go past there daily and took a shot of it to post on Flickr because it tickled my funny bone, it is an unzenlike house in a VERY unzen location.

    Just as bad was the house next to it(on 48)that had a sign that said “It Rocks”….do they mean the house rocks when the trucks go flying past?

    Either way, it is an interesting marketing concept,I just hope they lower the prices because personally I think $129,000 is asking a bit much given the location.

    Glad to see that I am not the only one who found this sign interesting.Cheers!


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