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

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

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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.

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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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