By Syma Chowdhry
VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) — Realtors have to come up with different ways to attract buyers, so the listing agents for a specific mansion decided to do it with free food.
Today’s open house is until 7 p.m. and there are three different vendors offering cupcakes, burgers and ice cream.
And after you grab a bite to eat, feast your eyes on the mansion that was once owned by Pat Croce.
Only Eyewitness News got a sneak peak of the renovations inside.
“Welcome to this beautiful home, 835 Mount Moro.”
It’s a unique listing with a fun way to create a buzz.
Food trucks draw attention to the mansion.
Former 76ers owner Pat Croce lived in the house, but he sold it in October.
“This is one of my favorite views.”
Juli Lange is the listing agent who gave us a tour.
After several upgrades, the current owners put it back on the market.
“Removed some walls, some old cabinetry, opened it up, and allowed it to be flooded with light.”
The mansion has more than 11-thousand square feet sitting on three and half acres.
It has six bedroom, seven bathrooms and three and a half baths.
And it’s selling for more than $3.9 million.
There is a 10-car garage, a pool with a pool house, tennis court, finished basement that’s fit for a gym and a sauna.
The kitchen’s commercial-like amenities can put a restaurant to shame.
It has five sub zero refrigerators, a wine cooler and ice maker.
“A second dishwasher, wonderful for entertaining, two more ovens, all this cabinetry and storage it’s really a wonderful kitchen for entertaining.”
And my favorite part….
“Oh my God. I want to live in this bathroom.”
The master suite’s bathroom and closet is fit for a queen.
Juli says the house has been painted neutral colors to attract many different buyers, but the door hook is the only remnants of Pat Croce’s eclectic taste.
“Pat, as most people know, had an affinity for pirates and actually owns a few pirate museums and loved everything related to that.”
So how do you get people to check out the mansion? Offer free food.
“To be getting to that right buyer that could be a connection to really bring that right buyer to this house.”
The house was built in the 1920’s, but Croce owned it from 1993 up until last year.
The house is selling for more than $3.9 million and if you can afford that, remember to budget for property taxes.
That’s more than $80,000 dollars a year.
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