Welcome to Property 101 and today we’ll discuss – Lucky numbers in real estate, does it make a difference?
If you’re in the market for a property, you might want to consider looking for a home with a “lucky” number. For millions of people throughout the world, certain numbers are believed to bring good luck and this extends to real estate as well. Whether you’re superstitious or not, it’s worth knowing which numbers are considered lucky in real estate, even when buying a home or investment property in Brisbane.
Now the number can relate to the street address, the level the unit is on, the price which a person is willing to offer or accept and even the contract date.
In Chinese culture for example the number 8 is considered extremely lucky because in Chinese it sounds similar to the word for “wealth”. Number 6 is also considered lucky, because it sounds like the word for “smooth” or “well-off.” In some suburbs of Brisbane we regularly see properties with the number 88 in their address sell for a premium. Lucky numbers include 3, 6, 8 and 9, whereas unlucky numbers include 4, 5, 7 and 14. Number 4 for example sounds like the word for “death”, so less desirable for many people.
In western cultures, number 13 is often considered unlucky, due to its association with bad luck and superstition.
While it’s not a guarantee that a property with a lucky number will bring you good fortune, understanding the preferences of potential buyers can help when looking to buy a property, especially if you’re interested in appealing to a wide demographic of buyers when you come to sell. All the best!
If you are considering purchasing a home or investment property in Brisbane and would like the assistance of a local Brisbane Buyer’s Agent, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Sam Price, Director & Lead Buyer’s Agent – Templeton Property Brisbane.