What’s the Discount for a Haunted House?

In a decade-plus selling real estate, I’ve yet to see an open house — at least in real life — on Halloween.

The fictional Halloween open house?

On TV sitcom “Modern Family,” where Realtor Phil Dunphy decides to capitalize on all the foot traffic in the neighborhood.

It serves the episode’s plot line — Claire Dunphy turns out to be an over-the-top scaremonger — but not the (fictional) home seller’s.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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