For one Dunmore, Pennsylvania couple selling their home, those creaks and groans an old house makes is now a marketing tool. They listed their 113 year old Victorian home for sale as “slightly haunted” and the response has been mixed. According to their real estate agent, there has been a great deal of foot traffic to the home, but most are not buyers. They are ghost hunters…
“Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though,” says the listing on Zillow’s real-estate site. It goes on to describe 3:13 a.m. screams and “the occasional ghastly visage” in the bathroom mirror.
The listing attracted local and national media attention. Now the Leesons just need an actual buyer for the four-bedroom home, on the market for $144,000.
“I tried to word it with a little bit of a sense of humor,” says Greg Leeson, a 35-year-old who works in information technology, but “I don’t think it has helped with marketing. We’re not really getting very many interested buyers. We’re getting a lot of nonsense people.”
Spring should bring more traffic. But if it doesn’t sell, Leeson said they might consider renting it out — by the night — to folks looking for spooky thrills.
While Leeson concedes the home has a “creepy vibe,” he doesn’t believe in ghosts.
And his wife?
“I definitely think there’s a spirit or a ghost in the house, just from my personal experiences,” she said. via CBS Cleveland
Do you think this is a good marketing move? According to the Zillow Listing chart of price values, the price has dropped significantly over the past few months. This may or may not be a natural occurrence…