Missouri Home With Working Jail Is Latest Real Estate Ad To Go Viral On Social Media


Do you want to buy a house with an attached jail? Or see a house with a very unusual ceiling? Or maybe you can enjoy the legendary Bigfoot making an appearance in your potential abode?

Social media has made real estate ads go viral. The latest is a two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home in Fayette, Missouri that looks like the usual half-time renovation, until you get to the 30th photo in the listing, who starts to show a passage from the central island kitchen to … a prison?

The house, which was recently put on the market for $ 350,000, was built in 1875 and was used as the Howard County Sheriff’s Home, according to father and son listing agents Jeff and Justin Radel of House of Brokers. Realty.

Howard County sold the house on the eBay auction site

in 2005, and the new owner significantly renovated it, while keeping the nine jail cells, with operative cell door locks, officers said.

The list was shared on the Lab Coat Agents Facebook group, Justin Radel said, then went around being shared more on Facebook and Twitter.

“It was kind of crazy to see my list there,” he said.

Earlier this year, a list in Felton, Calif. Was also shared. Agent Daniel Oster photographed himself in a Sasquatch costume performing various tasks in the five-bedroom house to market the $ 999,000 listing, located near the Bigfoot Discovery Museum. It sold for $ 1.1 million in July, thanks to its viral fate.

Also in Fayette, Missouri, this $ 259,900 ad was go around social networks for its spooky decor.

Justin Radel says beyond the viral fame of his ad, potential buyers have floated the idea that the historic old prison could make a great themed Airbnb.


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