Message from the President
by Sharon Ciminelli
How to Sell a Haunted House
house has a history, but what if the house you’re trying to sell has a history
that is a bit more…ghoulish than most? If you or your community believes a
house is haunted, it can make selling a bit more difficult. However, there a
several options for someone with a spooky property to sell. Just follow a few
simple steps to get the haunted house off your hands.
first thing you will want to establish is if you are required to inform
potential buyers of their future paranormal roommates. To answer that, you will
want to consult your Realtor about your state’s disclosure laws. Haunted houses
fall into the category of stigmatized properties Laws vary by state, so you may be required to inform buyers in writing of
any possible problems.
if you don’t have to disclose, it’s still a good idea to give your buyers a
heads up. If your house is known around the community to be haunted, the spooks
will eventually let the buyer know. It can create a lot of goodwill if
can tell potential buyers to expect a couple of bumps in the night.
is a chance that your haunted house may even be a selling point. Strange as it
may sound, there are people who would love to live in a haunted house,. A
survey from realtor.com,
revealed that 62 percent of respondents would consider buying a haunted
house. You can work with a Realtor to tap into that market in your
community, perhaps marketing to clubs or organizations with an interest in the
you can’t find an amateur paranormal investigator to buy your house, it might
be time to lower the price. That same realtor.com survey showed that nearly one
third of buyers would expect a haunted property to be discounted up to 30
you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked, bringing the selling price down
might be your only option. If ghosts and ghouls have generated interest in your
property, than a bargain price should do the trick.
BNAR Director Election Event
All BNAR Members are invited to our Annual Meeting & Director Election Event on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Enjoy a cocktail and some Hors D’oeuvres, network with others and congratulate and celebrate with the winners. Please register through Member Services through your MLS portal.
Committee Service for 2017
We will be soliciting volunteers for our upcoming committees. Are you considering joining a committee? Here is the form to submit your name and your interest. If possible, complete the form and send to the BNAR by November 30th. Notification of committee acceptance will be early in 2017. Use this link to the sign up sheet.
Member Discount on Entertainment Books
Entertainment books are available for sale at BNAR for $15.00 cash/check made payable to: "Entertainment." Stop by the BNAR for your copy
REALTOR and REALTOR-ASSOCATE of the Year Award
Do you know someone in your office who devotes their time to the real estate industry, their association and in the community? Nominate them for an award. Here is the link to the REALTOR of the Year Nomination Form and a link to the REALTOR-ASSOCIATE of the Year Nomination Form. Deadline to submit is December 5, 2016. Click here for the Criteria for the Realtor of the Year. And Click here for the Criteria for Realtor Associate.