Day 223: For Sale

Construction worker riding home on his bicycle when real estate agents hawk apartments on the street corner.

Construction worker riding home on his bicycle when real estate agents hawk apartments on the street corner.

The real estate market in Shanghai is cooling off: sales have declined for multiple consecutive weeks and it has resulted in an increase in the number of agents hawking apartments outside luxury apartment compounds. A trip to the grocery store requires you to run the gauntlet of real estate agents assaulting you with listing flyers. One woman was banging on the window of cars stopped at the traffic light, shouting at the passenger to lower the window. Be careful out there.

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