Another social stigma that scares away buyers is death. If someone died in the house, particularly in a violent way, it could reduce the resale value. Even if the house has a silly reputation for being haunted, it could worry the more superstitious type of buyer. W Network's "Property Brothers" co-host and realtor Drew Scott says it's his policy to always disclose such details to buyers. He'll also refuse a listing if he knows it will be an impossible sell, unlike realtors who love the challenge of selling any house, even one that could be straight out of Amityville Horror.

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