A reader asks, "I've been trying to sell my house but I'm having some trouble. My realtor is trying to get me to "hide all that witch stuff," but I don't think I should have to, because I'm proud to be Wiccan and I don't hide it. I feel like my realtor is being disrespectful of my beliefs."
No. Your realtor is not being disrespectful, your realtor wants to see you get this house sold. Realtors don't make any money from unsold listings. Although there are a number of reasons your house may not be selling, one of the things any real estate agent will tell you is that you've got to present the house in a way that makes other people imagine their stuff in it -- as opposed to your stuff.
This means that -- for a little while -- you'll need to take down the "A Witch Lives Here" sign and the giant sparkling pentacle that's hanging over your bed. Put away any books that have the words magic, Wicca, occult, or Pagan in the title. The last thing you want is some perfectly nice, financially solvent family to fall in love with your house, and then not make an offer because of what they saw on your bookshelves.
For more on why this matters, read Pagans and Home Selling.