A homeowner’s sign warning people to buy a nearby home has gone viral on TikTok.
User kshottsy seemed to relish the situation and uploaded the clip with the caption, “Neighborhood drama gets spicy.”
In the video, which can be seen herea passenger in a vehicle films a house under construction.
The clip then continues to show the rest of the construction work in progress on the house with many building materials left at the site.
But the video suddenly takes an unexpected turn when the driver drives past the nearby house and reveals a sign outside that raises further questions.
The sign said, “Don’t buy this house until you talk to me.”
Since going live on February 5, the post has been viewed some 5.1 million times and liked 366,300 times.
TikTok users flooded the comments section with many curious about the neighbor and the apparent mystery of why the landlord would want potential buyers to talk to them.
One person said “This neighbor is either totally amazing or totally insufferable. No middle ground.”
Another added: ‘I can’t decide if they are trying to save the potential buyer or interrogate the potential buyer.
A third commented, “The fact that they paid for a sign and had random people knocking on their door is good enough for me. Not all heroes wear capes.”
While a fourth commenter was desperate to find out the mystery behind why the neighbor wanted to talk to interested buyers: “Pretending to be a potential buyer!!!! We need to know what they have to say.”
Americans should be careful when buying a home, as the median selling price of homes across the country in 2021 was $408,800, according to Statista.
Newsweek previously reported that those considering buying a home in the near future should ask themselves the following questions:
- Do I need a home inspection report?
- What costs will there be beyond the price?
- Does the house need work?
- Does the house fit my lifestyle?
- What is the sales history of the region?
- How long has the property been on the market?
- What is the current state of the housing market?
These questions need to be carefully considered, especially after home prices across America have soared throughout the pandemic as demand outstripped supply.