Bernie Sanders

PHOTO: Bernie Sanders in the Hillcrest unit. Photo credit: Tim Webb – Agent Of Change

An Auckland real estate agent has taken a unique approach to marketing by overlaying a viral image of US politician Bernie Sanders, making him look like he’s sitting in an Auckland home’s living room.

The Democratic former presidential nominee was one of the most talked-about aspects of Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, for a particular photo showing off his beige on beige ensemble and hand-knitted mittens.

Sanders’ look was so well-loved, an app has been created allowing him to travel the world by putting him anywhere on google street view.

Now the image of Sanders has popped up on a property listing showing him sitting in the living room of a home for sale in the Auckland suburb of Hillcrest.

“Yes, all staging, including Bernie who’s looking a tad ragged after a week in the same outfit, is virtual,” the listing said.

“Along with a brand-new bathroom and near-new kitchen, even the concrete block wall adjoining the kitchen and lounge has been plastered (at considerable expense), but wow, what a fantastic feeling of overall warmth this brings to the living space. I think even Bernie’s starting to warm up.”