I have an idea for a new series here on The Deets: Faces of Snipe. Identifying the people who litter in our communities by placing illegal advertisements for things like “We Buy Houses” or dating services.
I’ll kick it off with this snipe ad that was nailed to a pole outside the Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar featuring the phone number 612-822-8937.
It turns out that the person behind this illegal ad is on Mr. Jesse Olson of Bell Home Realty.
I asked Jesse about his snipe advertising behavior at 612-386-4467 and he said that he “doesn’t put up that many, or that often.” He said that he is also a Minneapolis resident, and understands that it can get out of hand at times. He also offered to take down the sign if I told him the location, but I had already trashed it.
Perhaps this post will help him understand that his behavior can have a negative impact?
I also called to talk to a representative of Bell Home Realty at 651-330-3060 in Roseville, MN about snipe advertising in general to find out his this is a company-wide practice, or the work of a renegade agent. She said that this type of behavior is not endorsed by Bell Home Realty (the broker Jesse Olson is affiliated with), yet she volunteered Jesse Olson’s name as the agent likely behind the snipe advertising, so they’re clearly aware of his behavior.
If you have a snipe situation you’d like featured on The Deets, send it in.