Buyers baffled by house listing full of Harry Potter references for no reason

A bizarre house listing has raised eyebrows among prospective buyers because it’s filled with Harry Potter references for no apparent reason.

The semi-detached property, which isn’t linked to the wizarding stories in any way, is on Station Road in Coleshill, Birmingham, and is on the market for £250,000.

But it seems the agent who listed the three-bedroom home is a huge fan of Harry Potter and wrote an elaborate description of the property drawing comparisons between the house and the series.

Picking up attention on Reddit, people have said the listing is “absurd.”

The listing reads: “Welcome to Kings Cross Station, platform Nine and three quarters, and all aboard the Hogwarts Express!

“Unfortunately, this time, the platform isn’t invisible to other muggles, so you’ll have to move quick to get this home as it is sure to be popular.

“Sitting within the convenient spot of Coleshill, this superbly appointed home has been renovated throughout and comprises an entrance hall, two reception rooms and a fabulous modern kitchen to the ground floor.

“Upstairs, in the Gryffindor house, you have three bedrooms, including two doubles and a small third which would be the perfect nursery or study and an uber stylish family bathroom.

“Outside, be sure to book a window seat as you will want the vistas over the sweeping front garden overlooking a green, and the generous rear garden.

“So sneak past any other buyers in your invisibility cloak and call us today to book in your viewing, as it won’t take a wizard to work out that this is a wonderful home!”

Although entertaining, Reddit users couldn’t understand why the agent had chosen a Harry Potter theme to list the house, which doesn’t appear to be magical in any way.

One user said: “There is nothing Harry Potter themed about the actual property.”

“The only link I can see is that the kitchen is about the same size as Harry’s childhood bedroom,” another person quipped.

Someone else commented: “Someone was either very bored at work or is stuck in an estate agent job when they really aspire to be a writer.”

Another user questioned if the agent was trying to appeal to a younger audience with the references – but added they were probably alienating older people who might be interested in the property.

One person had a rather creative guess as to why the agent had chosen to reference the wizarding world, suggesting: “It could be a way to get off the hook about not having directly mentioned the ghosts and owls.”

The property is currently on the market with Andrew Downing Booth estate agents.