For most home sellers, getting hundreds of inquiries is a dream. But an unusual listing ended in a South Carolina man pulling his home from the market, according to a realtor.

The four-bedroom property on Michaelmas Avenue was listed for sale on Zillow for $155,672 – with one weird catch. Don’t bother asking about the occupant upstairs.


According to multiple media outlets, the original posting for the home contained the following message:

Property is being sold “as-is” with no repairs, no clean-up, and no warranties expressed or implied. Upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances.

Buyer assumes responsibility for the month-to-month tenancy in the upstairs apartment. Occupant has never paid, and no security deposit is being held, but there is a lease in place. (Yes, it does not make sense, please don’t bother asking.)

Please read carefully before scheduling showings. May not qualify for financing. Great “diamond in the rough” investment property or primary home needing separate apartments. Little is known about…

On Wednesday, the unusual wording had already been removed from the listing.

A listing agent said the property was withdrawn after the story of its mystery occupant went viral. The home is no longer for sale on the market, according to Longo.