Are Miami Beach Real Estate Sellers just as desperate as the rest of the country? From Feng Shui to Smudging even Voodoo kits……if you think these are desperate moves, think again! I got an e-mail from our client Ken De Loreto saying:
There’s a story on the ‘Today Show’ this morning about the lengths to which some Realtors are going to sell property. Crystals, smudge sticks, etc. Crazy times. I’m sure you have found more helpful techniques.
Well Ken… first, thank you for the blog fodder (that’s blog talk for “an idea to use on your blog”). I hope my answer does not disappoint you, but it’s been subject to a lot of controversy here in Miami and other places. In my opinion, you don’t have to believe in Feng Shui or Smudging or even in St. Joseph. But doing any of those so called “crazy things” may open you up to actually selling your property.
WSVN Channel 7 actually interviewed me and a client earlier this year about the ritual of burying a St. Joseph Statue to help the sale of your Miami Beach real estate – unfortunately, they cut me out of the interview the very last minute because my opinion may not have been necessarily what they wanted to hear. Here’s a recap:
In the case of sellers, we encounter that a lot of the time there
are emotional blocks where subconsciously a seller does not really want
to sell their home; whether it’s because of priceless memories that the
home holds or simply because they dread having to pack and move and to
find a new place. (I know this may be a bit far fetched for “the
The actual ritual of buying and burying the statue can help break
the emotional block, and ultimately make the house more welcoming to prospective buyers.
And when all else fails….hire a good Miami Realtor – one that will be honest about the price, condition of your property and gives you realistic expectations about the Miami & Miami Beach Real Estate Markets as well as promotes and advertises your property aggressively and gives you top notch service. (you may not have to look very hard – ahem).
**and Ken….thank you….you know you ROCK!!**