Canadian agent touts ghost-free homes, indoor plumbing

imageA Canadian real estate agent has a neat way of drawing attention to his listings: hanging signs that assure buyers that the home isn’t haunted, or that it has indoor plumbing.

From the Wall Street Journal:

So this spring the [sellers] asked if Mr. Palmer had anything “goofy” to drum-up interest. He offered the “indoor plumbing” sign, which he had made once as a gag, and they liked it. He’s been changing the rider every week since then with a new quip.

For his part, Mr. Seaward said they just wanted local attention to keep people looking. And that seems to have worked: There’s been an uptick in foot traffic, although there’s no buyer yet.

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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