The FEAR of Friday the 13th?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

Will you do anything different today --- being Friday the 13th?

 

It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Greek Παρασκευή (Paraskevi), meaning 'Friday') or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English).

 

I had not noticed we had a Friday the 13th this month, and had a quick chuckle.   Will anyone do anything different because of this day?    Not being too superstitious, but am glad I don't have a closing today!   

 

 

 

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Joan Cox
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Comments (28)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Funny thing Joan Cox my husband called attention to me that it was Friday the 13th. I don't believe in it. What I do know I avoid at all costs scheduling any closings on Friday because sometimes the recording doesn't happen until Monday.  Your graphics brought a chuckle to me.

Oct 13, 2023 11:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander, Broker LOL, now that I am finally on AR, now I know why today was SUCH a crappy day!

Oct 13, 2023 03:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox well, I'm not sure one had anything to do with the other. What if you have a crappy day today too? 🤔

Oct 14, 2023 04:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I usually don't worry too much, but if I can avoid this day, I do!

Oct 13, 2023 03:06 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, glad to hear!

Oct 13, 2023 03:07 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Abby, glad to hear!

Oct 13, 2023 03:07 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, happy birthday to your brother.

Oct 13, 2023 03:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Doug, you are funny! 

Oct 13, 2023 03:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, glad you don't worry about it.

Oct 13, 2023 03:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Leanne, it was a great photo!  I understand about the Friday closings, but we don't worry about that here, all can be done on Friday.

Oct 13, 2023 03:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan- I'd forgotten that it was Friday the 13th until a fellow walker this morning reminded me!!! 

Oct 13, 2023 07:26 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gee, this I almost got through the entire day without realizing that it was actually Friday the 13th! And nothing awful happened, at least not to me!

Oct 13, 2023 08:41 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I agree, usually they come and go without incident.

Oct 14, 2023 06:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, so nice to see you, and glad nothing bad happened.

Oct 14, 2023 06:16 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Fascinating post, Joan! While I don’t typically succumb to the superstitions of Friday the 13th, it’s impossible to ignore the impact such beliefs have had historically and culturally. It makes me wonder how many potential real estate deals have been delayed or even derailed because of this day! In any case, it's an interesting aspect of human behavior that's worth acknowledging, even if just for a good-natured chuckle or two. 

Oct 14, 2023 09:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - I get more concerned over a "Mercury Retrograde" than Friday the 13th. 

Actually, I think of "13" as a lucky number.  Our first home was something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.  The address was 1313 Brooktree Cr. 

Oct 16, 2023 06:50 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Joan Cox 

I fear no day, I think it all started with the movie Friday the 13th made in the 80's. Keep calm and call me 😁

Nov 10, 2023 10:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Charles, many have reasons to fear Friday the 13th.

Nov 10, 2023 02:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, that would be an interesting address!

Nov 10, 2023 02:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Good job Katina!

Nov 10, 2023 02:48 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Sending you Holiday wishes of good health, joy and peace Joan.

Take care,

Grace

Dec 11, 2023 10:25 AM
Joan Cox

Thank you so much Jeff&Grace Safrin, hope your family enjoys a wonderful Holiday too.

Dec 11, 2023 11:20 AM