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Pokéstops Are the Newest, Silliest Rental Amenity

See how the mobile game has collided with real estate

This Washington, D.C. apartment isn’t the prettiest thing to look at. It’s not a large unit. It doesn’t have high ceilings. The kitchen is basically in a closet. So, what can a seller do to make renters want a tour? How about bring up a trending topic? And the topic of the day: Pokémon Go.

"Yes, you read that right. The building is located right above a Poke Stop [sic]. Swipe from the comfort of your new home," reads the Craigslist listing. A Pokéstop is a site where players are able to collect free in-game items like pokéballs and potions.

This isn’t the first time that Pokémon Go and real estate have collided. Just a week ago, The Real Deal reported that New York broker Mike Schulte from Citi Habitats is using the mobile game as a way to "create more brand awareness around [a] building & help to foster more showings and in turn deals."

The one-bedroom apartment is located in Friendship Heights and is located only two blocks away from the nearest Metro station. The rent for the 327-square-foot unit totals to $1,200/month with water, electricity, and gas included.

According to the listing, the home is newly renovated and freshly painted. The bathroom flooring, vanity, and cabinetry are all new along with the sink and tub faucets. In the kitchen, the range hood, stove, and oven are also all new.

For more photos from the Craigslist listing, check out the photo gallery below.