Ghosts can be a draw. Some people want to live with them; some, not so much. So, a real estate agent has made this distinction perfectly(?) clear. He posts a sign.
A New Orleans real estate broker has been getting lots of attention since actor/director/comedian George Takei posted a photo on social media Monday of a real estate sign reading “Not Haunted.”
The signs are an apparent reference to New Orleans’ unofficial title as the most or one of the most haunted cities in America.
He says he thought what better way to edge out the competition than with creating a buzz about ghosts. All the signs say “Haunted” and “Not Haunted” because Shelnutt was once a bond broker and believes in hedging his bets, he says.
“Ghost tours is a very large business in the (French) Quarter – very large. I mean extremely large. You can’t imagine,” Shelnutt said. “Thousands of people a night doing ghost tours. It’s, like, real big.”
Shelnutt should know. He also is owner of French Quarter History & Ghostbuster Tours, a company that offers walking tours of French Quarter haunted spots.
So there you go. Use hauntings to your advantage. [Can I sue if a ghost fails to materialize? I mean, you said the place comes with a ghost or two! I demand a genuine haunting.]