It can be hard to sell a house if it has a reputation for being haunted or if someone is known to have died in the house. If the death occurred within the last three years, then the homeowner is legally obliged to disclose this fact before he sells the house.
A haunted house, or one in which someone died, is called “stigmatized property“—there are different laws in different states regarding this kind of property. Check with a lawyer before putting such a house on the market. Just remember, a haunted house can be a positive selling point if you market it as a special house with an interesting history.
Find buyers who want a haunted house
Strange as it sounds, some people do want to buy a house that is purportedly haunted by ghosts or spirits. This might include paranormal societies and individuals who have a special interest in the supernatural or in paranormal phenomena.
A savvy homeowner can tap into this specialty or niche market for haunted houses. Some hotels and inns advertise that they are haunted, and there is a specific clientele that appreciates this and will give their business to such a place.
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