Kids sell £250k house with felt-tip penned leaflet

Children handed out leaflets in local neighbourhood with phone number for ‘daddy’


When Tomass, 6, and his 8-year-old sister Ella were told by their parents that they were trying to sell their family home they got right on the case.


The enterprising duo drew up 40 ‘House For Sale!’ leaflets in felt tip pen with a phone number for ‘daddy’.

The letter read: ‘If you know anybody who wants to buy a new house phone them up and say 11 French Wier Avenue is for sale!’

They began giving them out door-to-door around their neighbourhood and even put a box outside their home, where potential buyers could leave their contact details.

Just 4 days later the family received 2 offers for the £250,000 asking price.

Their parents Dave and Liene Penny had become desperate to find a buyer after they’d already put in their offer for a bigger home for Tomass, Ella and their 2-year-old brother Alex.

Speaking to the Mirror, the mum-of-3 said: “We are amazed. They took the flyers to a bring-and-buy sale and started handing them out.

“We are very proud. As adults we are too shy to be so bold – but not the children, it paid off.”

A retired couple were given one of the leaflets at church by friends and decided to put in an offer.

The deal was agreed within 6 days and Dave, 47, and Liene, 32, saved £4,500 in estate agency fees.

They are due to move into their new five-bed £400,000 home near Taunton, Somerset, later this month.

Ella said: “We’re pleased. It was great when two people wanted to buy our house.”

Tomass added: “We did a lot of thinking and spent an hour making everything. I might be an estate agent one day.”

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