South Carolina real estate ad panders to post-election anxiety

Friday, November 11, 2016
This image shows a billboard in South Carolina offering to help people sell their homes if the election is sending them packing to Canada.

South Carolina may have gone red on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean everyone there is excited about President-elect Donald Trump.

Calls began pouring into Jeff Cook's real estate office late Tuesday all because of a billboard.

The billboard shows Trump and Hillary Clinton, with the words, "Moving to Canada? We can sell your home."

Cook's office received 380 calls by Wednesday morning.

"We realized, even though it was a joke and just to get attention in the beginning, we found out very quickly there's a lot of people that are very, very serious about wanting to sell their home, because they're just scared of what the future is going to hold."

Cook says some also wanted to know if his office could help them with their immigration paperwork. The answer was no, of course.