Homeowner's Sign Warning Potential Buyers of Neighbor's House Goes Viral

A homeowner's sign warning people of buying a neighboring house has gone viral on TikTok.

User kshottsy, appeared to revel in the situation and uploaded the clip with the caption: "The neighborhood drama is getting spicy."

In the video, which can be seen here, a vehicle passenger shoots footage of a house under construction.

The clip then continues to show the rest of the building work being done on the home with numerous building materials being left at the site.

But the video suddenly takes an unexpected twist when the driver moves past the neighboring home and reveals a sign outside that begged further questions.

The sign read: "Do not buy that house before talking to me."

Since being uploaded on February 5, the post has gone on to be viewed some 5.1 million times and liked on 366,300 occasions.

TikTok users flooded the comment section with many curious about the neighbor and the apparent mystery of why the homeowner would want potential buyers to talk to them.

One person said "That neighbor is either totally amazing or totally insufferable. No middle ground."

Another added: "I can't decide if they are trying to save the potential buyer, or interview the potential buyer."

A third commented: "The fact that they paid for a sign and welcomed random people to knock on their door is enough for me. Not all heroes wear capes."

While a fourth commenter was desperate to know the mystery behind why the neighbor wanted to talk to interested buyers: "Pretend to be a potential buyer!!!! We gotta know what they have to say."

Americans should be careful when buying a home as the median sale price of homes across the nation in 2021 stood at $408,800, according to Statista.

Newsweek previously reported that those considering buying a house in the near future should ask themselves the following questions:

  • How much can I afford?
  • Do I need a home inspection report?
  • What costs will there be beyond the price?
  • Does the house need work?
  • Does the house match my lifestyle?
  • What's the sales history of the area?
  • How long has the property been on the market?
  • What is the current state of the housing market?

These questions should be considered carefully, especially after the prices of homes across America skyrocketed throughout the pandemic as demand outpaced supply.

Stock image of sold home
Stock image of sold home. The TikTok video has been viewed millions of times online. LOUOATES/Getty