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Tim Ferriss Reportedly Puts Florida House on the Auction Block; Turns Out He Never Owned a House in Florida

Tim Ferris just got trolled by the Realtor.com editorial staff.

tim ferris house

Time for a little weekend fun.

Here’s the story: Realtor.com published an article on January 17 titled “Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Is Tired of Waiting for a Buyer, Puts Florida Home Up for Auction” (don’t bother looking it up, the article has since been taken down.)

In it, Realtor.com reported that productivity maven Timothy Ferriss — podcaster, entrepreneur, and best-selling author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” — got tired of waiting for a buyer to snap up his palatial Florida home and decided to put it up for auction.

The article — syndicated to news outlets with millions of readers, including SF Gate — reported that Tim Ferriss’ decision was driven by the fact that the property had been on and off the market since 2011, with asking prices gradually dropping over the years from $12.9 million to the current $7.2 million asking.

Now, here’s where the fun part kicks in: apparently, Tim Ferriss has never owned any property in Florida.

Alerted by his book agent, who read the article in SF Gate and sent it to Ferriss (apparently mocking him for his interior design choices — scroll down to see why), Ferriss took it to Twitter to clarify the whole ordeal:

With no harm done, Realtor.com was quick to take down the post, and all syndicated versions soon followed. And while we don’t know what made the Realtor.com editorial staff think this particular property belonged to Tim Ferriss, his Twitter followers were quick to point out that it looks nothing like one would imagine Tim Ferriss’ house — and more like one would picture Tony Montana’s house. See for yourselves:

1690 N Copeland Dr Marco Island
Image credit: Realtor.com
1690 N Copeland Dr Marco Island interior
Image credit: Realtor.com
1690 N Copeland Dr Marco Island pool
Image credit: Realtor.com

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com

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