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Ghouls, Goblins, and Real Estate

Industry Observer

Halloween house

How difficult is it , or easy is it, depending on where you are  in the country, to sell a property with  poltergeists or supernatural beings lurking about the home?  It sure gets your attention when your client describes to you on your listing appointment that one of the "reasons for selling" are related to an unexplainable occurrence in a room involving a spirit of some kind.  If the name of your client is Sookie Stackhouse of southern vampire fame and the key character of HBO's award winning "True Blood" , it's no  big deal.  Perhaps if you need help after getting the listing, you might enlist the assistance of Ghost Whisperer Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) to identify the culprit and help them see the light and cross over.  Another option is to co-list with real estate professional Delia Banks (Camryn Manheim) , Melinda's employee who seems to have experience listing homes with intense ghostly activities.

With Halloween just around the corner, my curiosity got the best of me.  A couple of weeks ago I talked to an experienced 35 year veteran of our industry.  I asked him if he ever ran across homes with strange entities running amuck.  I couldn't stop him from describing his experiences.  Extremely interesting and entertaining stuff. I guess it's not as unusual as I thought.

Now I find myself interested in hearing from you about what you might have run across when listing a property or taking buyers on a home preview.