Delaware County, Pennsylvania Real Estate Blog: Does Your Seller Need to Disclose Paranormal Activity In the Home?

Does Your Seller Need to Disclose Paranormal Activity In the Home?

A post just in time for this Halloween Season....

There are some homes that seem to have activity that just cannot be explained any other way.  If you own such a house and are planning on selling be sure to talk things over with your agent before you list your property.

Thank you David Saks for this timely post and question!

Are There Ghosts in Your Seller's Home ?

 

Is it necessary to disclose this to your buyer ?
With Halloween fast approaching it might not look good for you on October 31st if you close on the 29th and Casper shows up at midnight on the 30th.
In reality, I don't believe that there's any law in any state that would require your seller to disclose the fact that the seller believes that Jacob Marley lives in the attic.
Now maybe there's something that I'm missing here, but if Freddy Krueger shows up you might have to go to court for non-disclosure, if your buyer is still alive to testify.
 
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Comment balloon 9 commentsGloria Todor • October 16 2014 10:44AM

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Very timely post for sure!  I know PA just had a disclosure ruling about people passing away in a home, but I'm not sure about haunting disclosures?

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) about 3 years ago

Thanks, Gloria and Doug.

Posted by David Saks about 3 years ago

Hi John Meussner , These disclosures just make sense so it does not give people a reason to come back and cause trouble with the previous owner and agent involved in the sale.

You are welcome David Saks .  Thanks for the drawing.

G

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) about 3 years ago

I've had several calls from people who claim to own haunted homes, Gloria.  They think they can get more money for the home if it's haunted!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 3 years ago

I truly enjoyed the post and appreciate the humor you used.  A seller should disclose any and all facts pertaining to the property.  If they have documentation to prove the property is haunted, then by all means it should be disclosed.  I will have to start asking if they have skeletons in the closet! 

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) about 3 years ago

Contact Gloria Todor and Doug Durren at (484) 431-3686 for Delaware County, PA Real Estate with Century 21.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 3 years ago

Yikes! As if there isn't enough to think about during the process Gloria. FUN re-blog!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR® (Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South) about 3 years ago

I can't believe it's almost Halloween already. This is a good reminder though.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 3 years ago

Hi Toni Weidman , That is a good point about houses becoming more intriguing to buyers!

Hi Anna Hatridge , Funny skeletons in the closet...

Thank you Will Nesbitt !

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin , Hopefully the homeowner will come forth with this info prior to listing.

Hi Georgie Hunter , I too can't believe Halloween is almost here!  Thanks to David Saks for his post!

G

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 3 years ago

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