The Running Realtor: Friday the 13th

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Friday the 13th

Just dawned on my that today is Friday the 13th again.

Cannot recall which clients I have dealt with on this superstitious day in history but I know there are times that I've made reference to the date while writing contracts.

Last year one of my clients had the unfortunate incident of their house catching fire a few months after they moved in.  I just reviewed the dates and don't see any related to Friday the 13th.

Curious if anyone has interesting stories about reactions they receive from people putting together contracts or closings on this date.

Comment balloon 37 commentsNo Longer Active • July 13 2007 04:34AM

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Good morning, Dan!  I already have a birthday that many people consider unlucky.  (6-6-69.)  I got married on the 13th of October.  I've always made friends with the "misfits", adopted the animals no one else wanted and those poor lonely numbers appeal to me, too!  
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) about 11 years ago

Numbers don't 'grab' me!  Sarah, you got married on my sons birthday!  Great day!  Occasionally he has his b'day land on a Friday the 13th but just laughs it off!  I sold a house once that had a address of 666, didn't faze the buyers at all...and they are still there.

Posted by Mary Warren about 11 years ago
Mary, it's my Dad's birthday, too!  We had wedding AND birthday cake.  I thought it was a nice tribute to my Dad ... but now I have to spend my anniversaries with TWO men.  Hmm.
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) about 11 years ago

Sarah.... The only thing I ever won at the church carnival when I was a kid was on the number 13.  I've never been superstitious about numbers so I had to google 6-6-69.  Guess it's only unlucky for the 13 Homo's that got arrested.... ( can I still say Homo in 2007 )..... LOL  never been politically correct either.

Mary... Guess 666 was the number Sarah referenced... but like age it's just a number...

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
How ironic..... One of the DJ's on the morning show I listen to is closing on a house today and they are discussing this subject.  After the purchase contract was in he found out a child was murdered in he house some years ago and coincidently the closing was pushed off to Friday the 13th....  Some of the discussion might show up on their BLOG.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Uh, Dan.  I think you're almost allowed to say anything you want in this day and age, howeve, you immediately have to enter rehab.  It's the American way.  Maybe you have to go to rehab 13 times.
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 11 years ago

Dan,

I'm afraid of the black cat thing, better not cross my path...LOL!

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Chris.... I don't need no stink'in Rehab... I'll try self medicating 13 times.....

Suzanne... Better watch out on your 13 mile training run....

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Now I'm scared....13 shakes

Sarah,

my hubby born 6/66 LOL!

"koorkup" LOL!

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 11 years ago
I am paraskevidekatriaphobia but I am working today anyhow.
Posted by » Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator (» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator) about 11 years ago
Dan--I did have a Vietnamese client who was very superstitious and had to consult her special Chinese lucky day calendar for a lucky date to list her home...Yes there really is such a thing. Her home was located on a very busy road and she insisted on a high list price. The lucky list date did not help...I believe everyone has lucky days and Friday the 13th can be one of them. 
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 11 years ago
I have one customer I'm thinking about telling to hit the road and I am meeting with them today. So we will see if Friday the 13th produces anything strange.
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago
Dan, I don't think I have ever had anything bad happen on a Friday the 13th, nor do I know anyone that has had something bad happen on a Friday the 13th.  I wonder where that superstition came from or is it a "stupid-tition" :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 11 years ago

Suzanne... Is that 13 high calorie fitness shakes?

Bill... you forgot to include a pronunciation key.

Teri...No matter what the fortune cookie says a high price on a busy road is two strikes.

Todd... Hope you hit a homer and with an offer.

George... You are the brave one.... Comment #13!

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Dan,

In 13 days...LOL! Hey I wanted to be #13 comment, I'm jealous! See what you started!

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Suzanne...You should have come off the beach a little earlier to be #13.... Guess you'll have to send the afternoon looking for blogs with 12 comments and type fast.... LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Hmmm...I don't think I'm superstitious but I know plenty who are!  THANK GOODNESS I have no memories (for clients anyhow) as I'm sure I would have to share them every year with SOMEONE!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 11 years ago

Dan,

I'm going back to then gym, had a hoodsie cup feel guilty will have to look for more blogs later! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 11 years ago
LOL........ Dan, I did not even notice that, but now if my computer breaks down I will know why and who to blame ............ LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 11 years ago
Today is Friday the 13th and it seems like it's the best day I've had this week. So, the bad luck 13th - who knows.... the day hasnt really ended yet. But if it stays the way it is, I think it is looking good.
Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) about 11 years ago

Susie...Put a good spin on any story and the clients will love it.

Suzanne...I hope you didn't eat the whole thing and destroy those tight abs.

George... If it breaks I'll crown you the king of "stupid-tition" at the Middletown run next week.

Loreena...Glad to hear you're having a productive day - hope it turns profitable.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Dan, let me know the day and time of the Middletown run and I will try to stop by and watch you burn up the streets with your burning speed :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 11 years ago

George... I may have some demonic tendencies but I'm no Speed Demon. The Middletown Run is part of the Main Street Festivities on Thursday July 19th.  If all goes off on schedule it will start at 6:45 and in the spirit of today I will cross the finish line at 7:13

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Dan, I hope that is 6:45 PM???
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 11 years ago

George...  I have noticed you are never part of the early morning crowd.  6:45 is nearly lunch time. LOL

 You commented on: "Emergency Contact Information" 07/13/2007 04:04 AM
 You commented on: "States with the Highest Closing Costs" 07/13/2007 03:58 AM
 You commented on: "When should you pay cash for the house?" 07/13/2007 03:48 AM

But you are safe to sleep in, the Street Fest is Thursday Night...

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

In terms of my work contracts, I try not to do anything major on Friday the 13th. Yes, I can be a little superstitious. So I played some golf today......and I absolutely sucked. Must be because it's Friday the 13th, right?? :)

Julia

Posted by Julia Fedak (Royal LePage State Realty) about 11 years ago
I had a GREAT Day - I love Friday the 13th
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago

Julia...Sounds like you were pretty lucky spending the day of the golf course & had a good excuse for the score.

Thesa...Are you ever up in the daytime?   Seems you only comment in the late night....LOL

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Please visit my latest blog: Friday the 13th - Why it is Considered an Unlucky Day. A Quick History Lesson.

Posted by Jason Leone (Logical Choice Lending, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Jason... A Newbie trying to capture comments with Link Spam..?    Since I'm in an easy going mood I'll let it slide as strike one..

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hey Dan,

I was not looking to spam you.  I thought you might find the history behind the day interesting.  If this offended you I apologize.  I was under the impression that Active Rain was a community as much as it is a marketing medium and felt that the true story of why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky might be one you would like to share with others in the future.

Posted by Jason Leone (Logical Choice Lending, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Jason,   I could have hit delete if I was offended but since it was related to this blog I let it stay.  Pointing it out to you because as you travel around if you just dump links you'll find people frown upon it.

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hey Dan,

Thanks for the advice. As you said; I am new to this.  I will be more aware in my future actions.

Posted by Jason Leone (Logical Choice Lending, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Hi Dan,
Based on the way Friday went for me, Friday the 13th is to be avoided.! 

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 11 years ago
Cynthia... That doesn't sound good and I didn't see you blog about it.   Hope Monday treats you better!
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
I was supposed to have a closing on that date but it was today :phew:
Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) about 11 years ago
Well it's the long lost Renee...  You're working too hard these days, don't see you around much.  We all get delays but as long as it closes you have reason to smile....
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago

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