In the midst of this housing crisis, a Kerrisdale resident is fed up with the barrage of pamphlets landing on her doorstep from realtors asking if she’s interested in selling her house.
Not only that, she says she often finds people outside her house hounding her to see if if she’ll put it on the market.
Jane Macdougall says she can receive as many as a dozen flyers a day from realtors. Worse still, she says, are the people who show up camera in hand, invading her privacy.
“We’ve discovered people are taking photos of the front, sides the back of our home.”
She says there are nine empty homes on her block alone, but that hasn’t discouraged the would-be buyers from showing up en masse.
“Often times they are knocking on the door, often times they’re just speaking to you about whether or not you are selling as you go out to get into your vehicle.”
Macdougall says her neighborhood has changed drastically over the years.
“Virtually everyone on the block that was here when I moved here less than a decade ago has gone. I feel like I’ve left home or worse still, that home has left me.”
She feels it’s the responsibility of all three levels of government to do something.