January 22, 2013
Thinking About Selling Your Home? Plant a Saint
Courtesy of Ewing & Clark
Many homeowners have participated in a century old tradition that looks for guidance from St Joseph to sell their home, a universal patron know as the carpenter and foster father of Jesus Christ on earth. The tradition claims that if you bury a statue of St Joseph in the home’s yard, it will help speed up the home sale. Many folks have been praying to St Joseph for over 2000 years, requesting favors of all sorts, but more specifically in housing, family problems, and financial needs.
Homeowners interested in the tradition can purchase a “St Joseph Homeseller Kit” equipped with a small easy to bury statue, specific burial instructions, and a prayer card. Among popular companies producing the kits, Roman Inc has been selling these home sale kits since 1996 for around $8. Instructions state that you should make a 12′” deep hole in the yard, large enough to bury the statue. You then bury the statue upside down in the hole, facing the home. Once your home is sold, you can remove the statue from the hole, and display the statue in a prominent place in the new home. The kit discloses that there are many ways one can evoke the assistance of St Joseph in their home sale, and the important thing to remember is to actually believe that St Joseph will act on your behalf to assist in the sale of your home or property. Disclaimer for those hoping to rely on the statue for a quick sale: It’s outlined on the box that doing the practical things such as completing all necessary repairs, cleaning and staging the home for inspection, and being mindful of the housing market and your finances should be thought through prior to planting the statue, and relying on St Joseph, the Real Estate Agent. There is a St Joseph’s Statue believer’s website which states that there are currently over $3.15 Billion in Real Estate listed, and 174 listings in Washington State. What are the odds the statue will help you sell? If you’re interested in learning more about the tradition, there are books out there such as St Joseph, My Real Estate Agent, and a list of articles published provided by the believer’s of St Joseph website.