Can Pokemon Go can help this Dayton family sell their house?

We've seen businesses leveraging Pokemon Go as a way to drive up sales, and now one Dayton-area family hopes the mobile game's popularity helps them sell their house.

The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home at 2101 Far Hills Avenue, just north of the Shops of Oakwood, features a common real estate sign on the front lawn that poses a very uncommon question:

"Pokemon Here?"

Kunal Patel, team leader at Kunal Patel Group Real Estate in Beavercreek, said the idea for the sign was a joint effort between him and the home owners, Brian and Lindsay Mauntel.

Pokemon Go HouseA Dayton-area home is selling potential buyers on the possiblity of catching nearby Pokemon in the wildly popular app Pokemon Go. The home at 2101 Far Hills Avenue, features four bedrooms, 3 baths, approximately of living space and a $360,000 asking price. (ANDREW SMITH/STAFF)

Patel said the sign was made and placed on the home's lawn on July 18, and it has generated significant interest since then.

"A lot of people have called on behalf of the sign," Patel said. "It's definitely made a difference in our business."

Since launching in the U.S. on July 6, the game's popularity has skyrocketed, Nintendo's stock price has doubled, one guy quit his job to play the game full-time,  and a Wyoming teen stumbled upon a dead body. Now, Pokemon Go has entered the real estate realm.

There has also been reported cases of the players trespassing while trying to either catch Pokemon or position themselves closer to a Pokestop or Gym, where players can battle their own Pokemon against each other.

Pokemon Go appA Dayton-area home is selling potential buyers on the possiblity of catching nearby Pokemon in the wildly popular app Pokemon Go. The home at 2101 Far Hills Avenue, features four bedrooms, 3 baths, approximately of living space and a $360,000 asking price. (ANDREW SMITH/STAFF)

But Patel said he told the Mauntels that if they felt unsafe, the sign could be removed.

"We didn't want to put the family in harm's way," Patel said.

The home features new custom cabinets and pantry, a spacious backyard, was built in 1920 and has an asking price of $360,000.

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So, if you're in the market for a new home that is in close proximity to a Pokestop, gym and a plethora of shops and restaurants, check out the home's listing over at Beavercreekhomefinder.com.

Happy hunting!

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