Some houses that are up for sale may come with an extra resident. They won't eat your food or make your water bill go up, but nevertheless you will feel their presence. That's because the extra resident is a ghost. In the current real estate market it is tough to sell a home much less a haunted one. It can be done, but it takes a little more effort for the seller and the real estate agent.
- Find ot what your state's laws are in regards to selling a haunted house. Some states require you to write something alluding to the poltergeists in the contract and if not, there may be financial repercussions.
- Practice full disclosure when selling your home. Don't just tell your potential buyer that the place is haunted, tell them exactly what happened there. You don't want them to move in and have a neighbor informing them six people were murdered in the attic.
- Just because it's a haunted house doesn't mean it has to look haunted. Give the place a new coat of paint and clean up the dead trees. If you want to de-spookify it from the inside, call in a medium and try to appease or get rid of the spirits.
- Prices can be all over the place when it comes to hauted houses. Some people will spend more for the history and other people couldn't be paid enough to live in a home where ghosts live. One agent says in her experience, haunted homes sell for 10-20% less than comparable un-haunted houses.
- Like we said earlier, the market is difficult as is and it can be even more difficult when the house has spirits. Just be patient and the right person will come along and purchase it.
Would you live in a haunted house? Any other tips?