News has gone viral online about a smart Indonesian business woman and widower who wants to sell her house with an unusual incentive to the buyer- her hand in marriage. According to story and picture made available to BusinessCabal.com, the house goes for around $75,000. The 40-year-old widower is seen in the picture in front if the house. Read details of the story below.
The Internet ad reads for the most part like a regular house listing, saying that the single-storey property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a parking space and a fish pond.
But it also proposes to buyers a “rare offer” — “when you buy this house, you can ask the owner to marry you”, alongside a picture of Wina Lia, a 40-year-old widow and beauty salon owner, leaning against a car in front of the house.
The ad said that terms and conditions apply, and notes the offer is “for serious buyers and non-negotiable”. The house in Sleman, on the island of Java, is on the market for 999 million rupiah (about $75,000).
News of the offer quickly spread among Internet users in social media-crazy Indonesia.
A user on popular online forum said Wina Lia is “quite smart — even though the house will be sold, she will remain the owner.”
But the mother of two explained that she had asked a friend who was a property agent to help her find a buyer — and in the process a husband — but she had expected him to pass on the news to a limited number of people, not put an ad online.
“I told a friend of mine who also works as property agent that if there is a buyer who is a single man or a widower who wants to buy a house, and at the same time look for a wife, he can let me know as I’m also a widow,” she said.
Already, a potential buyer had visited on Wednesday, but she refused to give further details about him.