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Queensland real estate agent’s dancing video goes viral

Matty Holdsworth, October 26, 2017 6:23PM Sunshine Coast Daily

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A photograph taken from the video Clint Smith made of his dance. media_cameraA photograph taken from the video Clint Smith made of his dance.

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Queensland real estate agent Clint Smith has danced his way into headlines with an unusual selling tactic.

The Noosa agent has gone to extreme lengths to drum up* interest for his clients’ home, filming a dance video in the house after his final open home at the property on Saturday.

He recorded an impressive video of himself dancing to Bruno Mars’ hit 24K Magic inside the house at 3 Merope St, Sunrise Beach.

The video has been watched thousands of times since being uploaded.

“It started out as a bit of a joke. I know the clients well and they got me to do it,” Mr Smith said.

“It was a good way to end a busy day.

“I threw some hip-hop into it, some freestyle in various areas of the house, just to catch people’s eyes.”

The multi-talented estate agent said he’s been dancing for years.

“My dad actually started the Blue Light Disco in Noosa, and I’ve been dancing for a fair while now,” he said.

“It is a hobby.”

The dancing real estate agent. Picture: Erle Levey media_cameraThe dancing real estate agent. Picture: Erle Levey

But this isn’t the first time Mr Smith’s now legendary feet have got viral.
Less than two years ago a video of him dancing to a Justin Timberlake tune gained more than 20,000 views.

The Sunrise Beach property is due to go under the hammer* on November 12.

“It is a really nice, renovated house and probably sells itself,” he said.

GLOSSARY
drum up:
gain with effort

under the hammer: go for sale at auction

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CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Activity 1.
Why is Clint Smith’s video an unusual selling tactic?

Do you think that this is a good or bad way to try to sell this house? Write at least five sentences that give reasons for your answer.


Extension:

Choose an ordinary, everyday (even boring) item. For example, shoelaces, a stick, or a glass of water. Then, create an unusual and attention-grabbing advertisement for this item. Your ad can be a poster, a print ad, a script for a TV or radio ad, a meme for social media or anything that you
can think of.

Time: allow 55 minutes to complete this activity

Curriculum links: English, Critical and Creative Thinking, Media Arts

Activity 2.
Clint Smith said making the video was a good way to end a busy day.

Why do you think that this was a good thing for him to do?

Write down three fun things that you can do to relax after a busy day.
Next to each activity, explain why it would help you.

Extension:

Imagine that it is National Stress Buster Day.

Create a timetable of activities for a full school day that will help everyone in your school learn how to deal with stress in a fun and enjoyable way.

Create a poster letting everyone in your school know about National Stress Buster Day and why they should get involved.

Time: allow 80 minutes to complete this activity

Curriculum links: Personal and Social Capability, Health and Physical Education

VCOP ACTIVITY

(Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation)

Tense detective

What tense was this article written in? Past, present or future?
How do you know?
List the words that give you the clues.
Does it stay the same tense throughout?

Extension:

Find as many verbs and adverbs in the article as you can.

Write them down and then change them to make it past, present and future tense.

Time: allow 15 minutes to complete this activity

Curriculum links: English, Big Write, VCOP

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