Sell Your First Home Fast with These Traditions

We've heard the story before. Your home has been sitting on the market for months and it's just not selling. By now you'll try just about anything to get it to sell. If you're not quite ready to drop the price, you might want to borrow these traditions from around the world. It can't hurt, right?

Bury St. Joesph upside down 

While the exact origins are unclear, in the Catholic religion, St. Joseph is the patron saint of house and family. This has been such a popular method, you can even find St. Anthony kits online that come with the statue, instructions, and a prayer card. You should bury the statue upside down next to your for sale sign and say a prayer to him. After you sell your house, the tradition is to take the statue with you and display it in your new home.

Smudge Your First Home

Smudging is a well-known practice for removing any bad energy in your home. Many people do it when they move into a new house to get rid of any bad energy that's lingering from the previous owners, but you can use it at any time. So, if you've been struggling to sell your home, get the sage bundle out, smudge the house, and get a brand new start. You can find sage bundles online, at a health food store, or you can create your own from common sage. Sage has a very distinct smell that some people associate with marijuana, so be sure to open the windows when your smudging, and leave some time between a smudging and a showing. 

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a method of balancing energies and originates from China. How do you achieve it in your home? The principles of feng shui can get complex, so we recommend taking some time to understand the practice before you start rearranging your house. In addition to balancing all the elements of your home. You should also make sure your house is free of clutter and full of light and air. Sound familiar? Those are all elements of staging your home effectively. So, even if feng shui doesn't get your energy flowing properly, it will make your home look more appealing to prospective buyers. 

Now that your home's energy is balanced and refreshed and you have St. Joesph on your side all you have to do is wait. Hopefully, it won't be too long before you can say a happy goodbye to your first home and get ready for the next one.