(NEXSTAR) — It may not be anyone’s dream home, but it’s certainly the home of someone’s nightmares.
A real estate agent in Louisiana has — successfully — marketed an abandoned house by playing up one of the eeriest aspects of the property: a pair of terrifying dolls left behind by a previous owner.
“I did it just to get the house some attention, because the house was so hideous and horrifying,” said Tony Bertucci of NOLA Living Realty. “I wanted to do something to lighten up the photos of the house.”
The dolls were left behind by a previous owner, according to listing agent Tony Bertucci of NOLA Living Realty.
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Bertucci, a resident of New Orleans, tells Nexstar that he’s actually the current owner of the home, located in nearby Metairie. He bought it with the intentions of fixing it up and selling it, but Hurricane Ida threw a wrench into his plans.
“We were recovering from catastrophic damage,” said Bertucci, whose properties took a hit during the hurricane. “So it kinda took precedence over a few of the renovation projects.”
Hoping to sell the home quickly, he figured he’d try to attract attention by digging out the disturbing dolls and placing them prominently in the listing photos.
“I did it just to get the house some attention, because the house was so hideous …….