Are red doors really good luck?
Somewhere along the way in my real estate career, I heard that red front doors were supposed to be good luck when a house was for sale, and I recently decided to check it out.
One of my old Feng Shui books had something about the front door being like the “mouth” of the house. So putting a little lipstick on the door couldn’t hurt in attracting good chi, which mean fortune, opportunity and perhaps buyers who will pay top dollar for the place.
Then there are the Irish, a superstitious bunch if there ever was one. They are also fond of red doors. believing that a red door will ward off evil spirits – cranky ghosts and goblins. A red door might have the same impact ont bad buyers who will bring you a great offer and then flake out.
Red doors? I like them.
But a red door will not compensate for an unrealistic price, a stinky kitty litter box, or showing instructions that could make it very difficult for agents and their buyers to walk through your pretty red door. Nor will they substitute for a great agent who can help you to negotiate a great offer with buyers who will complete the transaction.
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