A home for sale in Colorado Springs is garnering a lot of attention after a brutally honest real estate listing about the property went viral. The home, dubbed “a little slice of hell,” isn’t exactly a new homeowner’s dream, and the real estate agent made it very clear in her colorfully worded listing.
“This formerly majestic 5 bed/4 bath/3 car garage home was once the seller’s pride and joy. Now it’s every landlord’s nightmare,” Mimi Foster, wrote on Redfin. “If you dream of owning your own little slice of hell and turning it into a piece of heaven, then look no further! This house is not for the faint of heart but for that special person who can see through the rough diamond to the polished gem inside.”
The agent adds that there isn’t one surface of the home that isn’t painted with black spray paint or hasn’t been damaged by a hammer…”damage done by an angry departing tenant who didn’t want to pay rent.” She adds that the paint and hammer damage is nothing compared to what a prospective buyer will find in the basement.
“It’s not nearly as daunting as the freezer in the basement that’s full of meat and hasn’t had electricity to it for over a year. So be sure to wear your mask. Not for anyone else’s protection but your own. You may not be able to endure the smell if you don’t.”
The 3,600-square-foot home is listed for $590,000 and boasts an open floor plan on the main floor with a living room, dining room, kitchen, family room with fireplace, laundry room and main floor bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs a buyer can find a large master bedroom with large tub, double sinks, and two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Unfortunately, all are covered in “black spray paint, vulgarities, and other substances which are no longer identifiable.”
The listing agent is hopeful that the home’s new owners will appreciate the potential of the property, such as the large basement.
“The basement is amazing – or at least it will be once all the debris is cleared out, the floor coverings are replaced, and the obscenities are painted over. The home has AC and a radon mitigation system and sits on a large lot. Oh, and did I mention it’s in the pink of a geological landslide area? Come feast your senses. DO NOT GO ON BACK DECK. DO NOT OPEN FREEZER IN BASEMENT.”
The real estate market is so hot in Colorado Springs that the realtor received 15 written offers in the first 24 hours despite the nearly $150,000 worth of damage done to the home. She expected the home to be in contract by this weekend.
See photos of this “little slice of hell” below.