- Evidence Immobilier, based in Montpellier, has come up with the radical idea
- Prospective buyers are blindfolded in a room and have to find their way out
- Thought process is to get buyers to visit areas of the flat they wouldn’t ordinarily
- If buyers escape in 18 minutes or less, the estate agent will cover paperwork cost
An estate agent in France has revolutionised the way people view properties – by turning appointments into an Escape Rooms-style game.
Evidence Immobilier, based in Montpellier in the south of France, lock potential buyers in the apartments and make them look for clues and solve puzzles in order to get out.
Customers, who are seemingly unaware of what they have signed up for, are even blindfolded in one of the rooms before they attempt to break free.
Evidence Immobilier, based in Montpellier in the south of France, lock potential buyers in the apartments and make them look for clues and solve puzzles in order to get out
The thought process behind the radical idea is to get the buyers to explore areas of the property they might not have done on a routine visit.
Bosses at Evidence Immobilier teamed up with an Escape Room designer in Montpellier to turn the apartment into the interactive experience which has become popular across the world.
Escape Rooms is a game where a group of people are locked in a room – usually themed – and are given an hour to make their way out.
Doors are unlocked and more clues are gained as players solve mini puzzles and cryptic clues.
As an added incentive, Evidence Immobilier has vowed to cover all the paperwork for prospective buyers who manage to get out of the apartment in 18 minutes or less.
Audrey Mula, director of the Evidence Immobilier, told Depeche: ‘It’s a new approach to real estate sales, fun and casual.
‘Prospects live an exceptional experience in the housing in question. We are far from the classic visit with the argument.
‘And the players also discover unsuspected details and the surface of the apartment playing.’