Would you buy a house you thought was haunted?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador

That's a question asked by REALTOR.com to over a thousand visitors to their site and the answer might surprise you!

Ghost

62% of the respondents said they either would or would consider it! Yikes!

Not only that, but 35% of those questioned indicated that they thought their own houses might be haunted.

Last year I wrote a blog entitled "Creepy things buyers ACTUALLY Discovered after moving in!" about a few select incidents of real documented creepiness with real documented homebuyers. I would like to follow that up with a part two from an agents or buyers perspective. If you know of any or have been involved in one yourself, please email me the details so I can include it in the next installment.

Other interesting findings from the REALTOR.com survey include...

--Possible warning signs of a haunted house

--How much a possible haunting would affect their offer amount

--Which types of spookiness would stop them from buying a 'haunted house'.

Click the link above to read the whole article.

If you find yourself in the market to buy or sell a haunted... or un-haunted house, make sure you call Bill.. and have a Happy Halloween!

Bill Swanson is an agent with CBSHome Real Estate with over 25 years experience of helping buyers and sellers in the Omaha area. CBSHome is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.

Five of Bill's Posts about Real Estate or the Marketing of Real Estate:

1.       Thinking of selling? Is the security of your listing worth 50 bucks to your agent?

2.       How do you market a house... When no one is watching???

3.       But my Grandma's cousin's neighbor's hairdresser's Uncle Joe got HIS offer accepted!

4.       How to be the 'WORLD's GREATEST LANDLORD'!

5.       Don't take a fake wife to a Real Estate closing!

 

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Comments (3)

Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Hi Bill, thanks for sharing the report. I probably would't buy a home if I thought it was haunted. What about you?

Oct 25, 2013 06:09 AM
Bill Swanson
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador - Omaha, NE

Thanks for reading Ilyce! I think it would depend if it were a friendly ghost or not! 

Nov 10, 2013 11:29 PM
Zach Purchase

Not taking that chance!

Zach Purchase- Omaha Home Inspector 

May 17, 2015 04:38 AM