A friend of ours decided to sell his house recently. There was another job opportunity in another part of the country, so he started researching everything he could about angels, opportunity, good luck (he already had the best realtor!) Then someone told him about burying a saint – not a real saint but a statue of St. Joseph in their yard to hasten up the home sale. Now, this sounds fantastic, but some people really swear it works.
According to Bankrate.com’s article, ”Selling Your House? Bury a Saint,” Stephen J. Binz, author of “St. Joseph, My Real Estate Agent,” came to believe it was true. ”His own house had been on the market for seven long months. Upon the advice of his Presbyterian real estate agent, Binz buried a St. Joseph statue in his yard.” He thought is was rediculous but he was willing to try anything to hasten the sale. A week later he had an offer and sold his house.
Nothing can take the place of a good realtor, but whatever we can do as a team to hasten the process and bring better results can’t be bad! As a matter of fact, do you know anyone who would be interested in selling their home if they had a strong offer, even though they’re not quite ready to list their home? This is what’s called a “pocket listing”. We network these aggressively within our RE/MAX internal organization. Sellers get an “off market” opportunity to sell their home. This is fast and oftentimes gets the highest price. If you know anyone considering selling, please point them in my direction. RE/MAX has buyers that need homes. Privacy is always respected.