WHEN you’ve been tasked with selling a house that looks this bad, there’s really no point in sugar coating the sales pitch.
Dubbed the worst house for sale in Brisbane right now, there is nothing pretty about this three-bedroom brick dump on the city’s southside.
In fact, it’s been deemed so unliveable that potential buyers are not even allowed inside to inspect it.
The walls of every room have been kicked in, graffiti covers every corner of the house and the remnants of a fire grace the front bedroom.
But at least home hunters know what they are getting themselves in for as far as the real estate advertisement goes.
“If you are sick of doctored real estate photos or styling to make a property present better than it is come settlement day, rest assured there is none of that here,” the ad reads.
Marketing agent Ryan McHarg of Ray White – East Brisbane said the property at 47 Birch St, Marsden was quite simply “the worst house I have ever seen”.
“We go in to a lot of houses … and this is the most damage I’ve seen in a house,” Mr McHarg said.
“It was quite a good house up until the squatters got in there and did a bit of damage.”
But Mr McHarg said the state of the home had not put off potential buyers, with interest coming from first homeowners, investors and property flippers.
“I’ve had 60 to 70 calls about it,” he said.
“Given the fact houses are quite unaffordable at the moment, for a lot of people, this presents a really good opportunity to get into the market if they’re willing to do a bit of work themselves.”
But whoever buys the property will have to purchase it sight unseen because the house has been deemed unliveable, hazardous and unsafe to enter.
“That’s why, on purpose, I’ve tried to be as upfront as possible in the ad,” Mr McHarg said.
The property is owned by a community organisation that provides lower cost housing for the indigenous community.
The proceeds of the sale will be used to fund new accommodation.
The house is scheduled for auction on June 1 at 4.30pm.