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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Can Marilyn Monroe Sell Your House Now?

The Wall Street Journal Real Esate section informs us of a court decision involving images and license fees for Marilyn Monroe LLC whereby marketers may be:
...free to use her image without paying licensing fees to her estate because of a difference between California and New York state laws.
What does this have to do with real estate one may ask?

We wrote some time ago about some off the beaten path ideas for sellers. One we did not mention, but which has been around, is the notion to "drop a dead celebrity in your home".

Frequent TV commenter Barbara Corcoran may be the person who popularized this tactic. Specifically, the thrust is to make a listing stand out, to be creative.

Barbara had once suggested, to photoshop a celebrity, like Marilyn, into that photo of the living room for a really eye catching listing. Seems like that may be approaching legality just in time for summer.

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