Fred Griffin: Enter This Listing and You May Die! Scary Remarks in the MLS

Enter This Listing and You May Die! Scary Remarks in the MLS

      "Enter This Listing and You May Die!"  Wow, how is that for putting up an obstacle to showing!  The MLS comments indicate that the house is dangerous; it is most likely a tear-down.  Entering will be hazardous, perhaps fatal!

Death warning

     Would this type of MLS Comment preclude you from Showing the house?  Or would it pique your curiosity?


Enter this Listing and You May Die

946 RomanI have heard of some killer listings, some that you would just die to have, others where you think you have died and gone to heaven, houses that will really slay you and some that will literally take your breath away.

But I have never heard of a listing that if you looked inside it could cause your death. The public remarks for this listing say it could cause death.

I came across this low end house while doing a home search. See low priced homes under $50,000 in Clarksville TN.

My first thought

was here is a meth house, but it's not as far as I know. It appears to be structurally compromised so much so that someone could get hurt or die according to remarks in MLS.

Enter this Listing and You May Die. Would a better marketing strategy be to say "Selling as-is" no showings allowed, purchase based on outside visual inspection only, absolutely no entry allowed?

Death warning


House with a warning

So what did I do?

Since MLS did not show a photo of this property I had to go see for myself. I first stood in the road to take my photo then curiosity pushed me to get a little closer. I stepped a few feet into the front yard and took a few more shots. Did it look bad? Yes, but frankly I have seen worse. Did I step any closer to the house, of course not. I am not ready to die.

Enter this Listing and You May Die.


If you are an investor and willing to purchase a home without entering the property then this listing may be for you. Contact Clarksville Realtor Debbie Reynolds for more information at 931-920-6730.




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Fred and Debbie,

Thanks for sharing Debbie's story. I haven't come across anything quite like "Enter This Maybe they were going for mystery? I too would have been compelled to check it out. Very interesting.

Posted by Trisha Bush-LeFore, Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area (Preferred Properties Land & Homes) about 7 years ago

I saw that and my thought was.  Why not make entry impossible.  I don't even see a DANGER, UNSAFE, DO NOT ENTER anywhere.

An add like that is an invitation to some (not I) just like the ads that say, "UGLY HOME FOR SALE".


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 7 years ago

I've been is worse looking houses. I know buyers that like these type of properties. Any buyer is going to ant to look inside, even if it's just from the windows, and check the foundation. If it's really that bad, it should just be listed as land.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) about 7 years ago