Selling your home can be a frustrating experience, especially if the market moves slowly in your area – but some homeowners are exploring new ways of attracting buyers.
Described by some as ‘extreme house selling’, non-traditional property sales are becoming more diverse – but they might not be right for everyone.
Here are five of the most unusual ways of selling your home.
1. Using a spot the ball competition
A home worth £3.5m on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire could be yours for just £25 – if you’ve got a keen eye, that is.
Interested buyers need to pay £25 to enter and pinpoint the centre of a missing football on a photo – with the closest guess winning the prize.
The lucky winner will be awarded the house if a minimum of 200,000 tickets were sold. Otherwise, the winner will be given 75% of the takings from the competition.
The couple estimate that the new owner will need to foot a bill of around £500 per month for council tax and utilities.
2. Taking payment by bitcoin
If you happen to have 5,050 bitcoin lying around, you could get your hands on a mansion in Notting Hill, West London.
For those unfamiliar with cryptocurrency, this translates to a staggering £17m at the current conversion rate.
Property investment company London Wall is offering up the sale – which is believed to be the first to be made available for a cryptocurrency-only purchase.
Seller Leg Loginov claims bitcoin is the future of property sales, as it is ‘quicker, more efficient and much easier to deal with than using banks’.
Should you be wish to pay via virtual currency, you’ll still need to factor in a bill of a little under £2m for stamp duty.