Make Room for Rage in Real Estate?

Real estate experts are really taking the notch higher when it comes to catering to the needs of specialized clients, especially with the advent of “The Rage Room”, a room where you can walk into after a long, frustrating day, to release tension. You can break any items of choice, slam the walls, or photocopying machine, all for a fee.

The rage room is a new trend where you can slam a sledge hammer into a kitchen cabinet or ceramic dish. It has been described by some as a grown-up way to have a tantrum and is now popping up in different countries across the world. One of the newest rooms to open has a real estate pro behind it.

“It’s less about anger and more about things that you’re not supposed to do that you can now do,” says Alexis Hassley, one of the co-owners of the new “ABQ Rage Room” opening in Albuquerque. A rage room is lined with plywood inside a small office space. It offers a safe place where you can pay money to smash things.

Rage rooms aren’t just for anger management. Vantroy Greene, who opened a rage room called House of Purge in Charlotte, N.C. last year told USA Today that for some it’s a way to relax. “I feel like there’s a lot of people who need an outlet from family stress or just the stress of life,” Greene told USA Today. “There’s a lot of people who work out every day or pray or meditate, but you might like to break stuff. That first time you smash a bottle, you’ll just get it.”

Would this service come highly patronized in Nigeria, if it’s set up? You think yes? On one hand, this might bring about a decrease in the statistics of domestic violence, abuse and deaths, and then when you think about how you probably just coughed up 25, 50k or more, just to vent, you and your pocket might lessen your pressing need to let anger well up, or the daily need to vent when you do the weekly math.

Then again, just how many Nigerians would be willing to utilize this service?

It wouldn’t come as a surprise as well if developers around the world, begin to feature the rage room as an ancillary, additional room when selling homes. However, this might be too close a violent or destructive call to home, plus the home owner would have to bear the full cost of renovation himself, only for it to be destroyed during another bout of range.

Either way, are you sold on the idea of the rage room?

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