File this post under “Just For Fun.” Most Realtors have stories about trying to sell that outdated, 1970’s style home. Well, last night, I ran into Framingham Realtor Matt Cuddy who told me the amazing story of his now famous listing at 3 Hickey Drive, Framingham, MA.
This home is a preserved time capsule of the 1970’s, complete with shag rugs, a lime green kitchen, vintage, 1970s built-in Thermador can opener, a built-in, stainless steel toaster that magically pops out from the wall, and an authentic, 1970s 8-track that’s built into the wall. All this home needs is John Travolta to walk through the door doing The Hustle!
To say that marketing this home is a challenge would be a huge understatement. But Matt has done a job which would make Mike and Carol Brady proud. Matt has gotten free press coverage in the Boston Magazine, Good Morning America, the Boston Globe, and even millennial favorite Buzzfeed. Despite receiving countless inquiries and over 4 million clicks on the various articles, a buyer has remained elusive for this groovy property.
Matt has even been exploring creative ideas such as selling or leasing the home to movie production companies for shoots. My own personal idea was to convert the home into a music studio!
This home is a great example of how Realtors are often faced with challenging homes to market and must come up with innovative solutions to find buyers.
If you have any good stories of your own, feel free to post them in the comment section below! And check out these groovy shindigs!
All photographs courtesy of Matt Cuddy – Century 21