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Creative realtor dresses up as a spooky skeleton to give home tour of $75k fixer-upper

A Michigan realtor got in the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a spooky skeleton to market a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house — and she promises that despite the run-down rooms, the home has ‘great bones’

Lisa Vela of Five Star Real Estate put the house on the market this month for $74,900 — and made sure the listing stood out by dressing up as a skeleton to give the home tour.

In images on Zillow, the skeleton appears around the property, looming creepily in door frames but also putting in some elbow grease to get the house in good shape.

A Michigan realtor got in the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a spooky skeleton to market a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house

Lisa Vela of Five Star Real Estate put the house on the market this month for $74,900 — and made sure the listing stood out by dressing up as a skeleton to give the home tour

Lisa Vela of Five Star Real Estate put the house on the market this month for $74,900 — and made sure the listing stood out by dressing up as a skeleton to give the home tour

In images on Zillow , the skeleton appears around the property, looming creepily in door frames but also putting in some elbow grease to get the house in good shape

In images on Zillow , the skeleton appears around the property, looming creepily in door frames but also putting in some elbow grease to get the house in good shape

The 873-square-foot house in Muskegon is certainly a bit of a fixer-upper, but in photos, the skeleton gets to work cleaning mirros and painting walls

The 873-square-foot house in Muskegon is certainly a bit of a fixer-upper, but in photos, the skeleton gets to work cleaning mirros and painting walls

The 873-square-foot house in Muskegon is certainly a bit of a fixer-upper, but in photos, the skeleton gets to work cleaning mirros and painting walls.

But it also has some genuinely creepy moments, looming at the top of the stairs and peeking through a whole in one wall.

Though it’s in obvious need of some work, the agent promises that it has ‘great bones.’ 

‘This massive fortress is not for the weak, but those who are willing to invest are sure to reap the benefits!’ reads the description. 

‘It’s secret doorways, stunning woodworking, and FIVE bedrooms will leave you breathless. Previously used as a duplex. 

Most importantly, though, the realtor insists it is ‘NOT HAUNTED.’

Though it's in obvious need of some work, the agent promises that it has 'great bones'

Though it’s in obvious need of some work, the agent promises that it has ‘great bones’

Most importantly, though, the realtor insists it is 'NOT HAUNTED'

Most importantly, though, the realtor insists it is ‘NOT HAUNTED’

The home was previously listed for sale in May, but the listing appears to have had a spruce up just in time for Halloween

The home was previously listed for sale in May, but the listing appears to have had a spruce up just in time for Halloween

'This massive fortress is not for the weak, but those who are willing to invest are sure to reap the benefits!' reads the description

‘This massive fortress is not for the weak, but those who are willing to invest are sure to reap the benefits!’ reads the description

The home was previously listed for sale in May, but the listing appears to have had a spruce up just in time for Halloween.

And it certainly did the job of catching people’s attention: It has since been shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild, where the post has been liked over 95,000 times.

‘Floor plan’s a bit too skeletal,’ joked one commenter, while another wrote: ‘There’s definitely a dead body buried here.’

‘They don’t have to tell you; you can see the bones right through where the walls used to be,’ wrote one more. 

Others called out the realtor for marketing ‘genius,’ calling the listing ‘absolutely amazing’ and ‘perfect.’

It seems to have worked, too: In a matter of days, the status was listed to ‘pending’ as an offer was put in on the house. 

'It's secret doorways, stunning woodworking, and FIVE bedrooms will leave you breathless. Previously used as a duplex,' the description reads

‘It’s secret doorways, stunning woodworking, and FIVE bedrooms will leave you breathless. Previously used as a duplex,’ the description reads

It has since been shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild, where the post has been liked over 95,000 times

It has since been shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild, where the post has been liked over 95,000 times

In a matter of days, the status was listed to 'pending' as an offer was put in on the house

In a matter of days, the status was listed to ‘pending’ as an offer was put in on the house



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