Do You Believe In Any Of These Real Estate Superstitions

Dated: 01/13/2017

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Tons of people think the number 13 is unlucky. Some don’t. But pretty much everyone has at least heard that the number 13 is unlucky. 

With Friday the 13th upon us, I thought it’d be fun and interesting to send along some superstitions we come across in the real estate industry, some of which you may have never heard about...



Lucky Numbers

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Real estate agents sometimes find themselves working with clients who have superstitions based upon lucky (and unlucky) numbers.

This is often a cultural superstition. And the lucky or unlucky numbers are different from culture to culture.

This can affect whether or not someone will buy a house, if the street address is an unlucky number, or even adds up to an unlucky number.It can also affect the specific dollar amount they will offer or accept for a house...



What Direction A House Faces

Does your house face East? If it does, that’s great... for some potential buyers.

But others may not see it that way, and would never buy a house unless it faces South.

Again, these superstitions are typically cultural, and no one direction is right for every culture.

If you don't want the sun to hit your bedroom window in the morning, then taking into account house direction is vital regardless of any superstition.


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Mercury In Retrograde

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This is less cultural, and more a matter of whether someone is into astrology…It is believed that when the planet Mercury is in “retrograde” (backward), it is a bad time to enter a contract.

So, if a client is sensitive to this, there is a good chance there isn’t a deal good enough to get them to buy or sell a house while Mercury is in retrograde.


Smudging

Ever hear of smudging? 

That’s when you burn a sacred plant (often sage), and walk around the house wafting the smoke, in order to get rid of negative energy in a house.

Does that sound crazy? 

Sound like someone’s been smokin’ the smudge!?

As a real estate agent, I wouldn’t call it crazy...While an agent may not believe in a client’s superstition, or even understand it...they won’t consider it crazy.

It’s a real estate agent’s responsibility to represent their clients’ best interests.

So I wouldn’t consider any of the above examples (or anything else you could throw at me) crazy…because if it is a concern for my client, it is a concern for me.

Wishing you nothing but luck this Friday the 13th.


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P.S. Out of curiosity... do you have any superstitions when it comes to buying and selling a house? 

Let me know, I’d love to hear!



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Danny Crow

As a real estate agent since 2000, I enjoy helping others discover Central Texas and make a home here. Real estate in Austin offers many options to home buyers and I will make sure you explore every o....

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