Selling real estate combines science and skill, but there’s no reason you can’t hope for a little luck, too, right? You still need the best of the best as far as real estate agents go, price to sell, prepare and stage your home for showings, and follow your agent’s guidance. However, there are a few things you can do on your own to help encourage luck to flow in your favor. Here are 4 home strategies believed to increase luck and fortune when selling your home.
How to Use a Saint Joseph Statue to Sell a House
St. Joseph the carpenter, the same man who married the Virgin Mary who birthed Jesus, may be willing to help you sell your house quickly and for big bucks.
As the human patriarch of the holy family and head of the household for the king of kings, the last mention of Joseph biblically is when he and his bride searched for their lost twelve-year-old divinely-birthed son.
Hundreds upon hundreds of years later, a nun called on the power of the Patron Saint of Families regarding her desire to sell a plot of land. With focused prayer and intent, she and her order buried a talisman with the likeness of St. Joseph. To their delight, they received their miracle. The land sold and the legend of St. Joseph as a good luck charm in real estate was born.
Josephs role as Patron Saint evolved in appreciation for his dedication to his family, his willingness to teach his son a craft and to always provide a comfortable home for his family.
Legend suggests that if you purchase a small, plastic statue of St. Joseph, focus your prayer and intent, and bury that statue upside-down in your yard or garden with respect, your house will sell fast and for top dollar.
St. Joseph has been referred to as the Patron Saint of:
- families and a happy home
- real estate
- handcraft and home protection
You don’t have to be Catholic to try your hand with St. Joseph’s lucky statue. In fact, millions of people have bought into the lore, purchasing either a single statue or splurging on extensive St. Joseph home selling kits.
Success stories are plentiful and easy to find. Homeowners near and far, whose homes had been on the market for extended periods of time, were said to have sold within weeks of burying the St. Joseph statue for luck in selling their house.
Some people suggest you must bury the statue upside down under the for sale sign, or near the door. Others suggest you must say the special prayer every day for it to work. Stories have surfaced of people who through their statue away only to discover the local dump had sold weeks later! Fact or fiction?
Is Jesus’s dad really boosting business for home sellers?
Maybe it’s true that the Patron Saint of Real Estate is using his Heavenly energy to influence the sales of homes belonging to believers. Or, maybe the belief itself is enough to sway luck in your favor. In any case, there aren’t any reports of bad luck happening to those who follow the ritual, so it couldn’t hurt, right?
Using an Amish Barn Star When Selling a Home
Amish barn stars are primarily an East coast phenomenon with roots dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. Although the stars appear to be highly popular as home and barn exterior decor, they’re more than eye-candy to most who use them to adorn their houses.
In the earliest days, the star was a method of communication between farmers and the community. Some farmers would paint stars of various colors on the sides of their barn to let passersby know how their crops were performing.
Not all Amish were farmers, though. In fact, many were builders. In the Amish industry of building, many Amish builders used distinctly colored stars as their trademark.
In America, the star represents patriotism, and that’s the sole purpose for some homeowners displaying the star on their house.
The star also holds opposing definitions in terms of witchcraft and Wicca. To those who practice Wicca and witchcraft or pagan theologies, the star is a religious symbol representing the elements and spirit. On the contrary, early Amish communities considered the star to be a hex or a way to ward off witchcraft.
Some folks are of the mind that the color of the stars matter. These star-struck designers feel that the colors symbolize different properties, govern certain energies, or promote luck.
- Black stars are displayed when the residents need binding or merging elements.
- Brown stars represent social relationships, nature, and strength.
- Blue stars represent a spiritual sense of calm and peace as well as protection.
- Violet stars represent sacred objects or spaces.
- Green implies fertility and growth or new beginnings.
- Red stars spark passion and lust, spawn creativity, and foster creativity and emotions.
- Orange stars invoke success and abundance in career goals and lend energy where it’s needed.
- White represents the sun and moon, innocence, health, purity, and divinity.
According to the color theory, an orange star on the front of your house for sale could, according to lore, bring success to your endeavor.
How to use Citrine Stones to Sell a House
Just as some home sellers use symbols and talismans like the St. Joseph Statue to sell a house, or the Amish Barn Star to help a home sell, crystals are another tool used often by motivated sellers looking to gain an edge in the real estate market.
Crystals do not have the power to make someone buy your home. However, when you peel back the layers of reality to understand why the house isn’t selling, you may discover you are still emotionally attached to the house, or that you have a negative energy associated with the sale of the home.
Crystals, according to some beliefs, radiate, emanate, and cultivate particular vibrations. Some stones are used to protect against negativity, others to expedite healing, and yet others to attract money, luck, or increase psychic powers.
Citrine crystals, often yellow or orange in color, are recognized for properties of abundance, success, manifestation, and aiding in empowering intention.
There are various ways you can employ the use of citrine crystals to aid the sale of your property. On your person, you can wear citrine jewelry to encourage a happy, vibrant, joyful energy.
In the home, you can place large clusters of citrine in the entryway and living room, or you can opt for a small crystal in each room of the house.
With the use of a small satchel with ribbon tie, you can hang a citrine crystal over the entryway of your front door to clean and clear energy as it passes through your threshold. This same technique can be used in each bedroom above the doorway, and above each window.
The concept of using citrine crystals to influence the sale of a house is that the energy emanating from the crystals and permeating the space creates a clean, positive, warm, inviting environment that is a magnet for success.
How Can I Design and Decorate My Home for Luck?
Feng Shui Could Save the Day for the Sale of Your Home
Feng Shui is a Chinese belief based on Chi, or the flow of energy. With the use of a Bagua map, a type of energy compass, Feng Shui practitioners devote portions of the home to various purposes, such as career, knowledge, money, love, and so forth.
One of the most fundamental concepts of feng shui is to keep the path of energy free-flowing, without obstacles. For this reason, open concept houses lend themselves nicely to the feng shui lifestyle. You may also find that homes designed with feng shui in mind have rounded furnishings as opposed to square or rectangle. Round fosters energy flow whereas squares and rectangles retain energy or create blocks. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that there are no blockages in the property. This means from curb appeal and walking the path to the entryway, continuing through the tour of the entire home. Arrange furniture in such a way that it’s open and inviting.
Plants symbolize vitality, health, abundance, and growth. Furthermore, a house lavish with healthy plants represents a place where life flourishes. Foliage represents new opportunities, fresh ideas, and room to expand.
Water has a cleansing quality as well as the ability to create a tranquil vibe in any atmosphere. Take advantage of water by including decorative running fountains.
Dirty windows can signify lack of clarity in vision or clouded perspective, both of which could cause a buyer to view your house for sale in a negative light. Make sure windows are clean. And while you’re at the window, take a look outside. What do you see? Are there obstacles blocking the view? If so, you may choose to drape the windows with sheer fabric so as to allow in the light yet disguise the blockages that cannot be removed.
In fact, you might find that feng shui has much in common with the standard practice of staging a house. Less about attracting luck and more about controlling energy, feng shui helps you create a clean, fresh, obstacle-free, move-in ready environment in which households flourish.
Another common factor between feng shui and staging a house for sale is the need to minimalize, declutter, and depersonalize. Take down the portraits of your loved ones and replace them with pictures of nature. Use soft color palettes to encourage a peaceful, tranquil state of being.
Mirrors are excellent tools in both feng shui and when you stage a home because they reflect light, brighten a space, and cause reflection.
Feng Shui can get in depth and complicated. There’s no need to become a master. However, by understanding the basic principle of creating an airy, open environment in which clean energy flows freely can create immeasurable benefit in encouraging the sale of your house.
A seller’s worst nightmare is that their house won’t sell. The truth is, the longer a home sits on the market, the harder the sale becomes. Moreover, the more times a price is reduced, the worse the reputation becomes that’s attached to the property. People begin to wonder why the house isn’t selling. They assume there must be something faulty – some major malfunction or superstition. Sometimes, the best way to beat superstition is with superstition.
While there is no substantial, undisputable truth that good luck charms, rituals, or supernatural practices sell houses, there’s enough gossip among the grapevines to make the topics easily searchable, readily available, and popular among home sellers.
Is St. Joseph in Heaven waiting for you to bury his likeness upside down in your yard with a heartfelt prayer and a wish? Could an Amish Barn Star be the missing link between you and the perfect offer? Do crystals harness the power to ward off negative energy and attract success? Can feng shui practices open the flow of energy that’s kept your house from selling?
None of the above lucky charms will keep you from having to do your fair share of the work to sell your home. You still need to contact a highly qualified professional real estate agent who specializes in the type of property you’re trying to sell. Furthermore, you’ve got to invest the elbow-grease to polish up your house in the staging process, making repairs, cleaning as you go, and refreshing the environment. And, most importantly, you’ve got to price the house to sell. But once you’ve done your part and the house hits the market, there’s no harm in investing a little bit of time and effort in attracting all the good luck you can.
With the combined effort of your real estate agent, your staging, and the luck you attract with your St. Joseph Statue, Amish Barn Star, Citrine, and feng shui, the hope is that you’ll sell your house quickly and for big bucks.
Call The Wright Choice Team today at 804-307-2589 to tour available homes for sale in the Chesterfield County area.