Pig help sells house
A one-bedroomed property in Ipswich has sold thanks to a pig.
The estate agent's advert for the property, featured one picture of the interior with a pet pig snoozing in the lounge/ living area. Which is completely normal.
Admittedly the decor suggests it may have been overtaken by wild animals, but the pig is actually named Pog and his the current owner's pet.
The pictures, which also showed a cat sitting on an oven hob in the kitchen, were originally posted by estate agents Connells.
After doing the rounds of the social media, Connells later removed the pictures and the property listing from its website. However, it didn't matter, for the property has sold for the asking price.
Jonathan Webb, director of Ipswich-based estate agents Keystone filled us in: “We started advertising the property on August 22nd and accepted an offer on August 29th for in excess of the asking price. We had 10 viewings of the property with more people wanting to view it, but the vendor had already agreed a sale."
"The vendor was very happy with how effective we were as her agent to sell this unique property so quickly where other agents had failed previously. We believed that not showing a picture of Pog the Pig was the best strategy but felt we had to make potential viewers aware of the property’s furry friends before viewing!"