Realtors use 'not haunted' sign to market historic home

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - As part of a marketing tactic, realtors with Keller Williams posted a sign in front of a Clarksville home hoping to attract buyers.The home located at 1033 Madison Street was built in 1876.

Since older homes sometimes carry a stigma of being haunted, the sign out front reads: "Not haunted."

The home is newly renovated and has been on the market for months.

Dorothy Havens, a realtor with Keller Williams, said ever since the sign went up, more people have been showing interest in the property.

"It went from 0 to 100 just immediately," she said.

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"It was quite interesting seeing someone marketing the house like that. It peaked my interest and, of course, I wanted to come and see," said Theresa Galloway, who is interested in purchasing the home.

"Anytime you are in an older home you always think, besides the history, you think about who died here, who lived here, what their lives were like, and does their spirit still stay here," she added.

Galloway paid attention to every detail as she walked through the home.

"I looked to see if the curtains were moving or anything spooky was going on and saw nothing of the sort," she said.

Havens said she's been there at all hours of the day, even after dark, and she doesn't think it's haunted.

"I think it's got a lot of good spirit, good bones," she added.

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Galloway added that she is interested in purchasing the historic home, but not necessarily to make it her home.

"I would look at it more like a business opportunity, more like a bed and breakfast," she explained.

The home is listed at $229,900. Anyone interested in seeing the house contact Havens at 931-980-4799.

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