‘My Creepiest Home Tours’

October 30, 2015

You never know what you’re going to walk into when showing a home to a prospective buyer. Real estate professionals from Redfin recently shared on the brokerage’s blog some of their most frightful -- or unusual -- stories of home tours gone wrong.

Would these stories give you the creeps too? Read some of their stories and then share your own in the comments.

The writing was on the wall, literally.

“We visited an old house close to downtown Geneva, Illinois, which needed a tremendous amount of work [it was a bank-owned property]. The phrase ‘the writing is on the wall’ works so well with this home; someone scribbled a spooky message on the kitchen wall!”

Dead meat.

The seller left out a partially butchered pig as the welcome mat.

The horror left-over from a hoarder.

“This was after filling three dumpsters and one truck! The rooms on the main level were not easy to navigate either.”

Rocking dolls.

“I showed a house built around 1900. There was an attic area with a stairway. At the top of the stairway was an old doll, sitting in a rocking chair, staring at you. If you went all the way up the stairs, you were greeted by about 10-15 similarly creepy dolls sitting in rocking chairs.”

Skeletons in the closet.

“Upon opening a closet, I found it stuffed with files…. and a skeleton. First time I could say I found an actual skeleton in the closet.”

Source: “12 Seriously Creepy Home Tour Stories From Redfin Real Estate Agents,” Redfin Blog (Oct. 14, 2015)