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2019-11-30 16:05:59
Lake Oswego Real Estate Believe It Or Not!

During my long real estate career, many things have happened, both good and not so good. Several times some bad things happened.

There are probably 1, 2  or more books in me to write about those times. I know there are many things you would not even believe occurred; and, in one case I know for a fact, I am lucky to be alive. Like most agents, there are some things we just don't talk about. However, thankfully there are lighter moments that help balance things out.

Lake Oswego Real Estate Believe It Or Not!

Recently, I had a house listed in Lake Oswego that took longer than my seller and I thought should take to sell, in spite of doing everything I could to get that end result.

I recently posted on Instagram that I had never, in all the time I have lived in Oregon, been to The Grotto. My trip, I said was real estate related and that I would share at a later date why I needed to go there.

The reason I visited The Grotto that day was to purchase a St. Joseph's statue (I actually purchased 3). While I had heard of other agents burying a St. Joseph's statue at a house to generate a sale, I had never done that.The trick is to bury St. Joseph upside down who will then supposedly assist in getting the house sold (there is actually a little more to it than that). Was it a myth or was it for real??

Unfortunately, the Dominican and Carmelite Nuns who taught me as a child apparently did a number on me, (good old Catholic guilt) as I felt it sacrilegious to bury him upside down, so I didn't. I buried him standing upright instead. A month passed and nothing happened, so I started not believing the story.Then another month passed when in talking with the seller, she jokingly told me that she had buried St. Joseph at other homes she had sold. But, I never told her I had already buried a statue.

Unbeknownst to me, she brought the topic up for discussion because she had sent me a statute and was wondering how I would feel about doing that, but she didn't mention she mailed me one. Surprised, I received her Amazon Prime delivery on a Thursday but did not bury her statue until Saturday and I did bury him upside down. With receiving hers, I felt I was being given a second chance so I buried mine upside down too.

Now there were  two statues buried at the house upside down on Saturday. Believe it or not, the very next day, Sunday, we received an offer and the house sold. It has now closed. Ha, I am now a believer. Why had I never done that before?  I should have, as I certainly needed St. Joseph on other occasions. I guess I have a new helper now if I ever need him again.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are still increasing in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are low and there is still buyer demand. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.


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I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

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