MOORE, SC (WSPA) – The home of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp will going on the market for sale Friday.
7News got an exclusive tour of the property at 213 Windsong Way in Moore, S.C.
The money from the sale will go to help the victims’ families.
The Spartanburg County home has been vacant since Kohlhepp was arrested in November of 2016.
Thursday, realtors had the power turned back on for the first time in two-and-a-half years.
Kohlhepp lived and worked in the two story brick house for about a decade. The front left room was his real estate office.
Realtor Dan Hamilton with Keller Williams Greenville Upstate knows this is no ordinary sale.
While the house is empty of furniture and most belongings, there are some remnants of its previous owner like the real estate magnets and advertisements on the refrigerator.
Still, Hamilton is motivated by the desire to get the best price for the families of the victims. By court order, they will be the beneficiaries of the sale.
“We looked at kind of fair market value this home. If it were like most of the rest of the homes in this neighborhood, it would be in the $210,000 to $220,000 range. And then we looked at what it would take from a numbers standpoint to get it up to that number, and so that’s why we arrived at the list price of $150,000,” Hamilton, said.
The lower price is not because of the sordid past of its prior owner, but cosmetic and other improvements badly needed on a house that has sat vacant and without electricity for years.
Hamilton said there was dog hair all over the carpet so it had to be torn up. The property also needs major landscaping out back.
Next door neighbor David Burkhead said that he’s been trying to keep the home from bringing down the neighborhood over the last two and a half years.
“The back is like a jungle, but the front is a sore eye on the neighborhood, so I would cut the front when I cut mine, so it wouldn’t look too bad,” Burkhead said.
One thing that’s not part of the house sale is Todd Kohlhepp’s Susuki motorcycle which is still in the garage.
More of his personal items like bedding can be found there, too.
Hamilton hoping a buyer will overlook this home’s past and see a brighter future.
“This is a pretty hot price point. It’s difficult to find a home under $250,000 right now in this market, so we are in a low inventory environment so I imagine we will get some serious looks very quickly,” Hamilton said.
On Friday, Kohlhepp’s property went up for sale online. Click here to view the listing.