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Feeling bamboozled by the property market? Try dressing up as a giant panda and watch the offers coming flooding in!
That's the tactic this homeowner in Yorkshire has taken - he's dressed as a giant panda and posed for photos for his property listing in a bid to make it stand out in a crowded market.
Vendor Lee Wilson pulled on the panda suit to become ‘Vinny' for a photoshoot arranged by his agent, Quick and Clark. (opens in new tab)
The photos of the £425,000 five-bedroom family home were then uploaded to RightMove to thunderous applause (by us in the housetohome office, anyway!).
The photos show Vinny enjoying everything the home has to offer a potential buyer - a walk-in shower for fur washing, a conservatory for lounging around and chewing the fat (or bamboo in this case) and open-plan kitchen-diner for family living.
The suit cost a mere £78 from eBay and will be considered a good investment if the panda-friendly property sells.
Lee, who is selling his house to downsize, told the press: 'I just thought it was a novel way of showing the house - it's just a little bit different.
'I think it will probably be something people will remember, just because it's a bit random.
'They'll always think, "I'll just have another look at that house with the panda in it".'
You see, selling houses really is just black and white...
Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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