Selling your home may not be as easy as you would like! When weeks turn into months and months turn into….perish the thought. The home seller needs to pull out all the stops to get that house sold. Some sellers will even turn to home selling superstitions. It can’t hurt, can it?
Superstition is defined as “a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge”. But that won’t stop the motivated seller. While sitting in bed awake at night staring at the ceiling, it is easy to second guess what could have gone wrong when you moved in. Did you move into the house on a Friday, Saturday or on a rainy day? Did you bring the broom from the old house into the new house? Did you put your shoes on a table at some point in the years you lived here? How can you turn around the bad karma and get your house sold?
Perhaps you can undo the bad luck by using the popular superstition of burying a Saint Joesph Statue in the front yard, facing the street, upside down. That should do it, right? Or someone told you if you see a pure white horse, your house would sell. But in England and Germany, if you dream of a white horse it is a death omen. Death.
Maybe time to bust out a little Feng Shui. Flowering plants along your walkway is said to boost wealth. And they look so nice for the curb appeal. Now you’re onto something! This actually makes sense. In the Chinese culture the number 8 is considered to be lucky. You may consider putting the number 8 somewhere in the price. But…the number 4 is unlucky. What if your house is priced in the $400,000s? Or your house number is 1444! Now what can you do?
Probably best to stick to the good old common sense formula. A clean, well-kept home in a desirable location priced to sell will move to the head of the class! My next blog we will lay out some little tricks to help sell that house, and the two different “comps” in selling Real Estate.