So, recently zombies… yes, I said ZOMBIES, have come up in conversations I have had with other fellow Realtors and their respective clients. At first I took it as a joke… then I heard that someone who recently purchased a home actually had a group of friends (which I will call the Z.P.T. or the Zombie Preparedness Team), come to their new house and… wait for it…. uh hmmm…. wait for it………
SWEEP FOR ZOMBIES!
Yes, I said sweep for zombies! They wore military like gear, flashlights taped to shotguns and other choice zombie crushing weapons… and literally swept room to room making sure they were living in a zombie free home!!!
I looked up the so-called Zombie Apocalypse and this is what Wikipedia has to say:
For other uses, see Zombie apocalypse (disambiguation).
Intimately tied to the conception of the modern zombie is the “zombie apocalypse”, the breakdown of society as a result of zombie infestation, which has emerged as a prolific subgenre of apocalyptic fiction and been portrayed in countless zombie-related media post-Night. In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life engages in a general assault on civilization. Victims of zombies may become zombies themselves. This causes the outbreak to become an exponentially growing crisis: the spreading “zombie plague/virus” swamps normal military and law enforcement organizations, leading to the panicked collapse of civilian society until only isolated pockets of survivors remain, scavenging for food and supplies in a world reduced to a pre-industrial hostile wilderness.
The usual subtext of the zombie apocalypse is that civilization is inherently fragile in the face of truly unprecedented threats and that most individuals cannot be relied upon to support the greater good if the personal cost becomes too high. The narrative of a zombie apocalypse carries strong connections to the turbulent social landscape of the United States in the 1960s when Night of the Living Dead was first created. Many also feel that zombies allow people to deal with their own anxiety about the end of the world. One scholar concluded that “more than any other monster, zombies are fully and literally apocalyptic … they signal the end of the world as we have known it.”
Due to a large number of thematic films and video games, the idea of a zombie apocalypse has entered the mainstream and there have been efforts by many fans to prepare for the hypothetical future zombie apocalypse. Efforts include creating weapons  and selling posters to inform people on how to survive a zombie outbreak, although most of these are not meant to be taken literally and are jovial in nature. 
Government and media response
Main article: 2011 CDC warning about zombie apocalypse
On May 18, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse providing tips on preparing to survive a zombie invasion. The article does not claim an outbreak is likely or imminent, but states: “That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this….” The CDC goes on to summarize cultural references to a zombie apocalypse. It uses these to underscore the value of laying in water, food, medical supplies, and other necessities in preparation for any and all potential disasters, be they hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or hordes of ravenous brain-devouring undead. The CDC provides a Zombie Pandemic graphic novel.
On October 17, 2011, The Weather Channel published an article, “How To Weather the Zombie Apocalypse” that included a fictional interview with a Director of Research at the CDD, the “Center for Disease Development”. Based on a seasonal attraction in the Atlanta area called The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, Weather.com interviews “Dr. Daryl Dixon” (subtle references to characters in AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) asking questions about how different weather conditions affect zombies abilities. Questions answered include “How does the temperature affect zombies’ abilities? Do they run faster in warmer temperatures? Do they freeze if it gets too cold?”
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Because of this widespread popularity, don’t think there isn’t money to be made!! One of my fellow Realtor friends thought I should use this for marketing rather than buying calendars, etc… Gotta admit, even though I am not a believer, it’s still pretty clever, memorable and down right funny!
So what do you think?! Should I start sending these to my client family?! LOL! You can never be too safe!
I welcome your comments…
Have a wonderful rest of the week!