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Author/Brains: Eric Simon or The BA

Eric Simon is the Founder and CEO of The Broke Agent LLC, a comedic media brand focused on the entertainment of real estate professionals. In his quest to get verified on Instagram, he decided that writing a book was “the move." So, he partnered with the talented Canadian cartoonist, Eric Lee, and created the satirical real estate world that has been swimming around his head for years. Most of the characters and events in the book are loosely based off of his experiences as a real estate agent in Los Angeles.

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Illustrator: Eric Lee

Eric Lee is a real estate agent from Calgary. He “loves” showing homes in eight feet of snow and ice skating to his listing appointments. He found his creative outlet by going back to his childhood hobby, doodling. So, now he draws real estate related comics on Instagram under the pseudonym, Real Estate Squarepants.

Their story

One day, Eric Lee (@realestate_squarepants) mustered up the courage to send a direct message to Eric Simon (@TheBrokeAgent) on Instagram looking for advice on how to run a successful real estate satire page. After working together on a few “posts,” the duo witnessed incredible engagement/feedback on the cartoons and decided to write an entire book around their two characters.