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Woman Selling House and Love Online: Savvy or Sad?

Craigslist and eBay have been the stomping grounds for some interesting sellers recently: there's the Australian dude who found a buyer to take over his life, the bride who found Dr. Pepper to sponsor her wedding, and now a Florida resident is selling her home along with a chance at love. These are certainly unique efforts and shows that some people aren't shy to take chances during tough times.

Deven Trabosh is a homeowner in South Florida and a 42-year-old single mother searching for love. Her home was on the market for a year before she conceptualized her plan to combine her real estate and romantic needs. The ads posted on Craiglist and eBay invited potential buyers to "Marry a Princess Lost in America," and she explained to reporters, "I'm struggling. I don't want to lose my house, and I want to find somebody. So I came up with this dream plan, because I've always dreamed about being a fairy-tale princess."

She's received 500 responses but none of them have been serious offers. What do you think of her dream plan? Is it savvy or sad?


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ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
vmruby vmruby 8 years
She needs to put down the crack pipe and join the real world......
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
Savvy but desperately sad.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 8 years
I totally agree with you ladies. This is sad! I understand she feels desperate to sell her home and landed on a gimmick to try and move things along, but her fairy tale mentality has disaster written all over it. Imagine some of the creepy responses she's probably gotten!
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
I'm really glad to see other SavvySugar readers think this isn't so savvy. Maybe it could be considered so if she was just like, "Hey, buy my house, and win a date with me!" But this woman sounds desperate. Desperation is NEVER a good way to enter a business deal or a relationship, honey. I'm just so tired of modern women wishing for this fairy tale ending. Hey, I love happy endings as much as the next girl, but if I see one more bridezilla shreiking "I wanna be a PRINCESS!!" I might vomit pink.
SushiSavvy21 SushiSavvy21 8 years
What ever happened to old fashioned courting? It's kind of disturbing that a woman would sell herself on eBay- desperate much? I was actually just reading on this other blog about some Arranged Marriage show that Lifetime is doing- more people like Miss Florida getting hitched to people they don't know. Don't know how I feel about that.
o0Riptide0o o0Riptide0o 8 years
I think this was probably trying to get attention for her house, in South Florida you cant give a house away so maybe she thinks this ploy will help her sell her house
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
it's really sad. i worry about the message she's sending her 14 year-old about dependence being okay. princess fantasies are for children...
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I have to agree with the above comments. :shakeshead:
JennaV JennaV 8 years
looseseal looseseal 8 years
42 yr old single mother and STILL dreaming of being a fairy-tale princess? WTF? A guy is supposed to PAY for the chance to be an indentured wage-earner for this woman and her spawn, eh? So in addition to the lack of maturity, the woman is also apparently on crack. What a catch!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I second what all of you said!
stephley stephley 8 years
Stellar role model for her daughters.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
If you are in your 40s and dreaming of being a fairy-tale princess, it is time to GROW-UP.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I'm sorry but that woman is pathetic.
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