Curb appeal, fresh paint, spotless carpet and exceptional amenities with ample space definitely help sell a home. Location, school district, taxes, floor plans and square footage are important to buyers, too.
Another thing that helps sell a house apparently is the mystical creature Bigfoot.
For almost $1 million, a stunning five bedroom, three bathroom home on Hillside Drive in Felton, Calif., could be yours. But you’ll probably want Bigfoot to move out. He likely eats quite a bit and probably sheds.
It only makes sense that Bigfoot has been captured on camera enjoying the quaintness of this home nestled in the thick of California’s redwood forests. It’ll be a shame when he has to leave, unless someone buys it who is looking for a rather large and hairy roommate.
In these photos, Bigfoot was spied baking cookies, enjoying a yoga session, hanging out reading a book, videoconferencing during the coronavirus pandemic, gardening, constructing something out of wood and of course, responsibly wearing a face mask.
There are many people who believe Bigfoot is truly real and Daniel Oster, the listing agent for this property, shares a glimpse at what Bigfoot does during the day. Daniel told Bored Panda that while photographing the property, the Bigfoot concept popped into his head.
It sounded crazy, but when embroiled in a sluggish real estate market, anything goes.
“The sellers immediately supported the idea, and we all hoped that it would bring a bit of levity to people on their home buying adventure.”
The sellers and Daniel also aimed to bring a smile to everyone’s face, especially during such a challenging time right now.
“A lot of folks are under a lot of stress now and we were hoping to lighten people’s day and make them smile. At the same time, hoping to spread awareness of their home for sale. And that does indeed seem to be happening. We’ve had an overwhelming amount of interest in folks calling to schedule appointments to see the property. And, we are anticipating offers soon.”
Daniel’s whimsical concept involving Bigfoot is a first for him. But it’s definitely paying off.
“I’ve been one of the most productive agents in my area since starting my career after college in 2003. I’ve never done anything like this before in my listings. Typically, just focusing on really high-end photography and targeted marketing approaches. With a combination of the right property for Bigfoot and the right timing, this seems to be going viral. I don’t anticipate doing this approach again because it could be overused. But it’s been a great success so far, and I love getting to use a bit of humor to market the property.”
The house was built in 1939 but has undergone numerous renovations and been modernized. The wooden wraparound deck offers a beautiful view of the woods around the home and becomes a peaceful point to pass the time.
Plenty of larger windows let natural light flood the home. An expansive attached carport offers protection from the elements and exposed beams give the interior a fresh look.
The efficient kitchen has plenty of overhead lighting and the main bathroom has a walk-in shower. The laundry room has ample storage space and storage cupboards.
A second adorable tiny cabin on the property has wood floors, wood ceilings and wood beams. It’s the perfect suite for an in-law and currently serves as a guest house. A third structure has a workroom where Bigfoot took the time to build something.
For those who don’t know, the legend of Bigfoot actually got its start in the woods of California. In 1958, journalist Andrew Genzoli of the Humboldt Times highlighted a letter from a reader about loggers in northern California who’d discovered mysteriously large footprints.
“Maybe we have a relative of the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.”
Subsequent coverage of the mysterious creature ended up referring to the thing that left behind the monstrous footprints as “Big Foot.” Some believed it to be a hoax while others latched on to the story and swore to its truth.
It didn’t take long until Bigfoot was catapulted to stardom and appeared in magazines, movies and books. He started out as a primal, dangerous creature who eventually evolved into a symbol of the wilderness that needed preserving.
Bigfoot’s biggest role was in the 1987 movie Harry and the Hendersons, which depicted Bigfoot as a friendly, misunderstood creature in need of protection from the character played by John Lithgow and his family.
Check out this listing and the guest appearance by Bigfoot who just might seal the deal for some lucky homebuyer!
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