PORTLAND — When Rob and Holly Marsh put their home on the market recently, they got four offers in three days — but one stood out.
According to KPTV/Portland, which reported this story earlier in the week, inventory for homes for sale are at a historic low and home buyers in the Portland area are having to go the extra mile.
“I felt like I was in a poker game,” Donna DeNicola, owner of DeNicola’s Italian Restaurant in Southeast Portland, told KPTV.
DeNicola’s offer was $26,000 over the asking price. She threw in free rent for two months and to top it off, she put in a special clause.
“Then I just kind of added, I’ll throw in one pizza a month for life,” DeNicola said. “I’m willing to do anything because I know this market is crazy.
“You kind of have to get creative at this point,” DeNicola said.
DeNicola said free pizza is a small price to pay for getting what they wanted.
“I’m going to be buying them a pizza for life, so I will know them very well. I’ll watch their kids grow up,” she said.
“I really feel like they wanted this place, and they understood where the seller was coming from, and they built an offer around that,” Rob Marsh said.
How much pizza does this all add up to? At $20 a pizza every month for the next 40 years, that adds up to 480 pizzas valued at almost $10,000.