When Amanda Traphagan was selling her Austin home in April, she and her husband joked that only a wealthy celebrity would be able to offer a significant amount over what they were asking.
“We were making jokes about Elon Musk showing up in the skies,” Traphagan said. She imagined the CEO of SpaceX slinking into an open house, disguised.
“Oh, Kreelon Husk is here to buy the house,” she and her husband, Stephen Gray, joked.
But then the Elon-in-the-sky bid they’d bantered about materialized. A buyer offered $615,000 in cash for their North Austin home; the couple was asking $450,000. It was one of 25 offers they got in three days.