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Somerville condo assures prospective buyers it is ‘100% ghost free’ (updated)

‘Move right in with no fear’

A Somerville condo that was briefly listed for sale earlier this month assured prospective buyers that it was “100% ghost free.” They could “move right in with no fear.”

According to the listing that was taken down January 17, any ghosts that did happen to find their ways into Unit 3 at 36 Rush Street “would be easy to spot in this wide open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings and multiple skylights.”

What’s more, the listing was in a pet-friendly building. Therefore, should prospective buyers have still quaked in fear, they could’ve gotten a dog “to protect you. Ghosts or no ghosts you might as well get a dog to take advantage of the large fenced yard.”

And so on. As noted, the listing disappeared January 17 after a week. We’re reaching out to that (former?) broker.

The 1,019-square-foot condo was asking $599,900. Nothing too scary about that, not in this market.

Update 2:23 p.m. on January 19: We reached listing broker Delince Louis. He said the ghost references were his client’s idea—and that they worked quite well, apparently. The condo had six offers within days of Louis listing it, all of which were for over the asking price.

The unit is currently in contract. Therefore, it was less that the listing disappeared, but that it was removed because the condo had traded.

Louis added a telling tidbit about the Somerville market, too: Another recent listing of his received 2,000 views almost immediately. Good luck out there.