Grace: Haunted house?

Grace: Haunted house?

By Erin Grace February 8, 2013 5:29 pm 2 comments

An Omaha real estate agent is trying an interesting approach to get passers-by to take a second look at some properties for sale.

“It’s Not Haunted,” says a little sign atop a bigger NP Dodge sign in the yard of a late 1800s Queen Anne home that fronts Hanscom Park.

Under the me-thinks-she-doth-protest-too-much theory, I called NP Dodge to ask the burning question: Well, IS it haunted?

“We’ve had many, many calls on that,” said Shirley Freeman, assistant to the agent, Tim Reeder.

Reeder said he has a number of whimsical expressions – and some archaic ones – that he likes to put atop the old houses once he gets the sellers’ permission.

Some other sayins include:  “It’s a good life in Midtown,” “I’m ready for my close-up,” “It’s OK to stare – I’m used to it,” and this one for texters: “VGLHOMELOOKING4LTRWU.” Translatd?

“Very good-looking home seeking long-term relationship with you.”

The haunted sign, however, has produced a number of calls from some who believe the house really is haunted.

“You know,”Reeder says, “ it’s just a joke.”

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