Jilted ex-wife's unique tactic to try and sell Beaverton home
POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:04am
Beaverton, OR (KPTV) — A newly single mother of two has come up with a very unique marketing approach to sell the home she once shared with her ex-husband.
Elle Zober has been getting a lot of attention for the eye-catching sign she posted in the front yard of the couple's Beaverton home Friday morning.
"Husband left us for a 22-year-old," the sign reads. "House for sale by scorned, slightly bitter, newly single owner."
The sign lists contact information along with a website Zober created.
"Adulterers need not apply," the sign adds.
"I want everyone to know I am hurt. I am scorned. I am bitter. I am sad," said Zober.
She said she just got divorced from her husband of 10 years. For the past seven years, the couple shared the three-bedroom house with their two young children. The marriage fell apart a few months ago after Zober said her husband had an affair with another woman.
"No one was more shocked than me! I didn't not see it coming," she said.
Zober is well aware that some neighbors might see the sign as an act of revenge against her cheating husband. But Zober insists that it is not about revenge at all.
"I just thought it was truth in advertising," she said. "I want people to know it was a family home. It was well-loved and it was well taken care of. I want another family who will love it and care for it to move in."
Surprisingly, Zober said her ex-husband not only knows about the sign she made, but he approved it.
"As long as it sells the house, we're good," she said. "Neither of us wants the house to end up in foreclosure."
For Zober, selling the house is the only way to move on from the painful divorce and help her kids have a happy childhood.
"So we can work on having two separate households, instead of having house that's torn apart."
FOX 12 called Zober's ex-husband and left a message on his cell phone. We have not yet heard back from him.
Zober's website, www.greatfamilyhome.com, has pictures of the house and more information about what led up to her divorce.
She's even started selling refrigerator magnet versions of the sign.