(NEXSTAR) – It might not be anybody’s dream residence, nevertheless it’s definitely the house of somebody’s nightmares.
An actual property agent in Louisiana has — efficiently — marketed an deserted home by enjoying up one of many eeriest features of the property: a pair of terrifying dolls left behind by a earlier proprietor.
“I did it simply to get the home some consideration, as a result of the home was so hideous and horrifying,” stated Tony Bertucci of NOLA Residing Realty. “I wished to do one thing to loosen up the photographs of the home.”
Bertucci, a resident of New Orleans, tells Nexstar that he’s truly the present proprietor of the house, situated in close by Metairie. He purchased it with the intentions of fixing it up and promoting it, however Hurricane Ida threw a wrench into his plans.
“We have been recovering from catastrophic injury,” stated Bertucci, whose properties took a success through the hurricane. “So it kinda took priority over just a few of the renovation initiatives.”
Hoping to promote the house rapidly, he figured he’d attempt to entice consideration by digging out the disturbing dolls and inserting them prominently within the listing photos.
Surprisingly, Bertucci stated he was quickly speaking with potential consumers, a few of whom questioned whether or not the home was haunted, or wished to know extra in regards to the dolls.
“I simply informed them the dolls have been my shoppers,” Bertucci joked. “I stated they have been promoting as a result of the home was a lot too large for them.”
The house in the end went beneath contract after solely at some point in the marketplace, largely because of the thrill generated by Bertucci’s dolled-up photographs. In actual fact, Realtor.com decided the itemizing to be its most popular of the last week, producing tens of 1000’s of clicks largely because of the dolls.
“And once we say dolls, we don’t imply they’re cute, lovely, or cuddly,” Realtor.com wrote in its protection of the itemizing. “No, these dolls are creepy — and make a perfect match for this decrepit residence.”
When requested if he was bothered by Realtor.com repeatedly suggesting that each the dolls and the house have been creepy, Bertucci stated he wasn’t.
“I imply, it’s fairly spot on,” he stated of the location’s article. “I used to be creeped out simply trying on the photographer taking the photographs.”