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Brutally honest Florida realtor posts listing for "literally the worst house on the street"

Zephyrhills, Florida - "The roof leaks, the floor creaks, and there’s a terrible draft" – what sounds like a one-star review for a roadside motel is an actual real estate listing.

The listing called the dilapidated house in Florida's Zephyrhills for $69,000 "literally the worst house on the street."
The listing called the dilapidated house in Florida's Zephyrhills for $69,000 "literally the worst house on the street."  © Screenshot/realtor.com

Describing a hard-to-sell property as "literally the worst house on the street," a Florida realtor became a viral hit with her listing in all the ways she didn't expect.

"The Seller has done the hard work of cleaning up the almost half-acre property (it only took 7 dumpsters!), so now is your chance to take it from here," Philippa Main of Future Home Realty wrote in the listing, detailing the hopeless home in the city of Zephyrhills in Florida.

"Have you ever watched HGTV and thought, I could do that!? If so, pack up your tape measure and start Googling how to identify a load-bearing wall because it’s time to put your money where your mouth is!" the listing continues.

But if you think the shabby home is there to be had for pennies, you're in for another surprise.

It's listed for $69,000, despite its terrible condition! Images confirm the realtor's horrific description: water stains taint the walls, a dilapidated roof threatens to fall down, and an untamed garden that would make any Green Thumb sob. It's obvious the house hasn't seen any human habitation in years.

"The roof leaks, the floor creaks, and there’s a terrible draft, but this 3 bed, 1.5 bath home is very open concept," the listing reads. "And by that we mean the inside is open to the outside because several of the windows are broken."

Take a look at the house yourself:

After going viral, the offers came pouring in

The inside of this house takes shabby to another level.
The inside of this house takes shabby to another level.  © Screenshot/realtor.com

"There is a large, sunny window in the kitchen… and absolutely nothing else – a wonderful feature for someone interested in a bright reading space (and ordering take out for every meal)," the description continues.

"If you’re not interested in crying yourself to sleep every night while you rehab this home, might we suggest tearing it down and building a brand new one in its place? The neighbors would likely thank you," it concludes.

The brutally honest description did the rounds as soon as it was picked up by the famous Instagram and Facebook account Zillow Gone Wild. Within hours, the "worst house" went viral, leaving users in stitches all over the world.

"That house has the 'on an episode of hoarders and they peeled dead animals off the floor' vibes," one Instagram user joked. "I LOVE the refreshing honesty," another one wrote.

Believe it or not, but within ten days of uploading the listing, someone made an offer for the house – before it had even become famous! Meanwhile, Philippa told NBC New York that offers have been pouring in as people felt connected to the house.

They might be too late, however, as the home’s status is already marked as pending.

Cover photo: collage Screenshot/realtor.com; 123RF/lightfieldstudios

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