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Want to Buy This House? You’ll Have to Get This Horse’s Approval First

One Tennessee family is using a rather unconventional method to help sell their home. Instead of selling their house to the highest offer, they’ve recruited their horse to help select the property’s next owner.

Cleverly-named Willie Neighson the horse lives on the 20-acre farm in the tiny town of Sardis, Tennessee. He’s now become the gatekeeper for the 1,140-square-foot, 1940s home which is currently on sale for $99,000. This charismatic mammal even posted a blog introducing himself to the world, along with some photos and info about the house.

Willie the horse (left) with his mom on the farm.
Willie the horse (left) with his mom on the farm.

Those who are interested in buying the home can email Willie for some first-hoof info before clicking “purchase.” Yes, you can even buy the house straight from your own computer. So what caused this family to use their horse as a way to drum up interest in their farmhouse?

The idea came from the owner’s son Kevin Page, who wanted to help his parents find someone who would appreciate the animals that come along with purchasing their longtime home.

“I thought, ‘Let’s be nontraditional,'” Page recently told Today. “My parents do want someone to take their horse; they don’t want all of these animals when they move. No one is searching for ‘Sardis, Tennessee’ for a new home, so we came up with this idea.”

So far, the house is still up for grabs. If you’re in the market for a fully functional farm, you may want to shoot Willie an email before it’s too late.

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Want to Buy This House? You’ll Have to Get This Horse’s Approval First