A $10 million estate is for sale in Fort Worth. It’s being advertised as having once been owned by Amon Carter. It never was.
If you’re going to lie about who used to own your house, maybe don’t claim it was the guy that founded the local newspaper. From the Star-Telegram:
Marilyn Hoffman, broker/owner of Hoffman International Properties, which is listing the property, said that until theÂ Star-Telegram called and questioned the ad’s accuracy, she was unaware that Carter was never the owner.
The property is now owned by Gary and Nancy Fritchen, where they operate Fritchen Outdoor Creations nursery. They bought the property in 2006 from the developer South Chisholm Ridge Ltd., according to deed records.
Hoffman said the current owner told her and the listing agent, Alicia Hipps, that the property was once the Amon Carter estate. They had no reason to doubt it, Hoffman said.
“That’s what they were told when they bought it,” Hoffman said. “He was told Amon Carter lived there. We take the seller’s word for it. We can’t check everything. As a broker, we’re not obligated to check on something like that.”
Next time I’m selling a house, I’m going to tell my agent that George Washington slept there.