Do you believe in any of these real estate superstitions?

Friday, January 13, 2017   /   by Nicole Solari

Do you believe in any of these real estate superstitions?

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, which you may have never heard about…


Lucky numbers


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.


So, don’t worry what direction your house faces…there’s always someone who will be fine with whatever direction it is facing.


Mercury in retrograde


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,


Nicole Solari, The Solari Team at RE/MAX Gold


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!


  real estate, home ownership, finances, real estate agent, realtor, selling, buying, first time home buyer, moving, investing, investment properties, friday the 13th, superstition

The Solari Group
Nicole Solari
DRE# 02014153

Solano Location
4820 Business Center Drive, Ste 140
Fairfield, CA 94534
707-486-5400

Napa Location
1700 2nd Street Suite 222
Napa, CA 94559
707-819-9119

IDX Content is provided via the Internet for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use. Variable Price’ indicates the seller is willing to entertain offers within a Listing Price Range. All measurements and all calculations of area are approximate. Information provided by Seller/Other sources, not verified by Broker. All interested persons should independently verify accuracy of information. Provided properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. IDX provided by Commissions Inc. Data last updated:November 18, 2019