Chinese real-estate agencies are paying “haunted house testers” to spend at least 24 hours in ‘stigmatized’ properties in order to convince potential buyers that they are completely safe.
Real-estate properties where “unnatural deaths” have occurred are really tough to sell, especially in markets where superstition and the belief in supernatural phenomena are strong. So this is their solution to help move those properties.
According to one of these experienced haunted house tester who gets paid 1 yuan for every minute he spends in a stigmatized property, most of the time it’s real-estate agents and superstitious clients who require his services. He spends at least 24 hours on the property and often calls in via video to show that there is nothing to worry about.