— COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A real estate agent in Coeur d’Alene had some fun while trying to sell a rundown home in Coeur d’Alene.
— Jeff Mason is trying to sell the “stunning rancher” on North 3rd Street. Like any home on the market, there is a for sale sign outside that also adds that the home is “not haunted.”
— Mason said the seller is asking a lot for the property, almost $300,000 to be exact. He wasn't going to sugar-coat this listing. So he went with an honest and straight forward approach.
— On real estate listing websites, he wrote the home has a “Sprawling front porch that can barely hold itself up, three bedrooms, 1 bath without a bath, kitchen has been fully removed for your convenience as there are enough restaurants downtown.”
— But it gets better. He also mentions that there is plenty of ventilation in the roof and attic for hot summer nights. The basement also features a “diverse ecosystem with plenty of wildlife for target practice; any North Idaho homeowner’s dream!”
— "I think it's our job as realtors to generate buzz no matter what the property is," said Mason.
— Mason said he ran the sign and listing by the seller who was all on board with the idea. The house has been on the market for a decade and in that time there hasn't been a single buyer.
— "I've gotten more calls since I put that sign up then when I started listing the property. It's worked," Mason explained.
— While the home might be a little bit of a fixer upper, Mason said this potential project be could be a great opportunity to continue the rejuvenation of Downtown Coeur d’Alene.