14/08/2014 12:58 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Children Sell Their Parents' House For £250,000


Trying to sell your house? Get your kids to do it for you – it could save you a fortune! That's what parents Dave and Liene Penny did as a last resort to find a buyer for their four-bedroom home.

And not only did they shift it super-quickly – they also saved £4,500 in the process.

All you need are: two creative kids, a few pieces of paper, and a felt tip pen. Then set them to work.

As soon as they were tasked with the job, two of Dave and Liene's three children Ella, eight, and son Tomass, six, made 40 leaflets with a hand-drawn picture of their house and a phone number for 'daddy'.

It said: "If you know anybody who wants to buy a new house phone them up and say '11 *** Avenue is for sale'."

They began giving them out door-to-door and put a box outside their home, where people could leave contact details.

Four days later they got two offers for the £250,000 asking price.

Liene, who also has two-year-old Alex, said: "We are amazed. They took the flyers to a bring-and-buy sale and started handing them out.

"We are very proud. As adults we are too shy to be so bold – but not the children, it paid off."

A deal was agreed within six days and Dave, 47, and Liene, 32, saved £4,500 in estate agency fees - 1.5 VAT.

They are due to move into their new five-bed £400,000 home near Taunton, Somerset, later this month.

Ella said: "We're pleased. It was great when two people wanted to buy our house."

Tomass added: "We did a lot of thinking and spent an hour making everything. I might be an estate agent one day."

The retired couple who bought the Pennys' home – also in Taunton – were given the leaflet by pals at church.

They said: "Our friends were so impressed with the politeness and sweetness of the children. "We were impressed, too. The rest, they say, is history."