Grave hu­mor: House next to ceme­tery has ‘quiet neigh­bors’

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS -

DEWITT, MICH. — How’s this for curb ap­peal: A Michi­gan real es­tate agent sell­ing a house next to a ceme­tery is pro­mot­ing it with a sign that says “quiet neigh­bors.”

Shane Broyles says the mes­sage im­me­di­ately came to mind when he saw the four-bed­room house in DeWitt, which is in the mid­dle of the state near Lans­ing. He says his grand­par­ents knew a man who lived next to a ceme­tery and joked about it.

Broyles told the Lans­ing State Jour­nal that he hadn’t pre­vi­ously used hu­mor to mar­ket a house. But he says “there’s not much point to life” with­out some fun.

The seller, Deb­o­rah Per­rin, likes the “quiet neigh­bors” sign. She says she can guar­an­tee there won’t be a new sub­di­vi­sion go­ing up in the ceme­tery.

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