It's not everyday a Bentley Continental GT is offered free online but an advert on real estate site tutti.ch features exactly that.
The advert offers the car as a fee to anyone who sources a family home in the Basel region for up to 4 million francs (€3.5 million).
“If it works out, I'm offering the Bentley as a finders fee,” reads the advert. The car is worth 304,000 francs (€265,000) new, says the person who identifies themselves as the owner in the advert.
“The car is technically and optically in a top condition,” adds the online classified. It is a second-hand former company car, Josi Németh-Parker told The Local by email.
When asked why he was offering the car, the owner told The Local that real estate agent fees in Basel are a key factor. “The fees would undoubtedly be higher, that is precisely why I am offering the car,” said Németh-Parker.
A five percent real estate fee on a house of four million Swiss francs would amount to 200,000 francs (€175,000), excluding VAT and additional costs. A Bentley GT Continental is worth between €28,000 and €57,000 second hand.
Real estate fees in Switzerland are between three to five percent of the sale price of a property, with an additional seven percent VAT payable, according to Global Property Guide.