A New Way To Sell Your House – Bury St. Joseph In Your Yard

bury st josephAre you religious (or not) and looking for a new way to speed up the process of selling your home? If so, you may want to try what one person did to help sell her home in Brooklyn, N.Y. during this difficult real estate market. She has turned to an unlikely source for help: St. Joseph.

St. Joseph is a Catholic saint who has long been believed to help with home-related matters. And according to lore now spreading on the Internet and among desperate home-sellers, burying St. Joseph in the yard of a home for sale promises a prompt bid. After she and her husband held five open houses, even baking cookies for one of them, she ordered a St. Joseph “real estate kit” online and buried the three-inch white statue in her yard.

These statues are flying off the shelves as an increasing number of skeptics and non-Catholics look for some saintly intervention to help them sell their houses. Talk about desperate measures. You might as well put your house up on eBay and/or Craigslist and see if anyone makes a bid. Regardless, I guess at this point I would try anything and everything to help sell my home.

You can read the entire article on the RealEstateJournal website.

Update: I received an email from the seller and her house has sold! Congrats to her and apparently burying St. Joseph in her yard helped. 🙂

89 thoughts on “A New Way To Sell Your House – Bury St. Joseph In Your Yard”

  1. Each and every one of us has different ways in order to market our Business in this rough economy that we have.
    If you feel comfortable doing that and if it feels good then so be it…

  2. I guess pointing out a good luck charm is buried underneath the top soil is better than pointing out where the pets have taken their final resting place.

    There’s something to be said for positive karma attracting to positive karma.

  3. This all seems like helpful advice that would be beneficial when selling your home. The only concern that I have is that houses don’t seem to be selling right now. The housing market as a whole is struggling to stay balanced. People are selling and renting houses for less than half the value of the home. It is hard for the sellers and land lords, but the buyers are struggling too. Even with all the great deals on houses that this economy had created, with the economy seizing to improve there just isn’t a lot of money that people could afford to spend. This is all one big vicious cycle that will continue until a big change is made in America. If you happen to be one of the few out there that are in a position to buy a house right now, then it will be a remarkable time to invest. Especially with all the great deals on hiring movers and renting storage units, it may be cheaper to move now rather than latter.

  4. I guess whatever works. My friend had a client once that had a priest come in to cleanse the house. “This house is cleeeeean.” haaaaa

  5. I recently heard a radio talk show host interview a small business owner that made claims of their business business being up in bellevue by an amount of 250%. The business owner was a fortune teller whose clientel was primarily made up of local Real estate agents. I could well imagine that these agents are suggesting to their Sellers that they bury a statue of St. Joseph in their yards. For me, I think I’ll stick to the listing presentation that I have & leave out St Joseph’s buriel.

  6. This is hilarious! Religions are going to take over America! Religions do have their values and represent a large parts of humanity and our history, but this story is just very funny. If you have homes for sale, you can list your homes on Trulia, Movoto Real Estate, Zillow, etc. There are many good internet portals around

  7. I always find it amazing how people turn to divinity in times of distress. But if that’s what it takes to turn people mindsets to a positive frame of mind then so be it.

    I am pretty shocked about that though… crazy!

  8. For me in real estate business you really have to have faith in whatever ways you want to follow in order for you sale abundant property, you just add a lot of hard works & perseverance.

  9. I’m not sure if a St. Joseph will help here in Polaris World Torre. Worth a try though. So we’ll now be offering a St. Joseph to evryone that visits our office.

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  11. And pigs fly over the moon. Get a life. If it sold, it was because it was priced right, staged properly, and presented well.

  12. I think this is a great product! It balances having fun with the subject and being respectful. People have been doing this for years, why not embrace it and make it something new and responsible?

  13. Even before you decide to sell your old house, one thing that you need to be very clear about is your ownership of the house. In other words, your equity in the house that you propose to sell should be 100 per cent. Your ownership in a house could be of many types.
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  14. I don’t preach luck as a strategy but I do believe it plays a part. Let’s face it if you are a real estate agent, if you are meeting people that are just getting started, they are not ready to talk yet. Even if you are the perfect real estate agent for them or have the perfect home, your timing is wrong.

  15. Ok this is a humorous idea, people can belief what they choose to believe. In my opinion however this just one of the many things that marketers do to help sell their products.

  16. you folks need to check out what God’s word says about idol worship, witchcraft, praying to the dead etc… it is an abomination in His eyes. Duteronomy 18:9 to 13 I love and respect St. Joseph, what he did as a father and husband for Jesus and Mary, but praying to, keeping images of, and certaintly using these statues in an attempt to get what you want is definatly in line with witchcraft and the like. there is something spiritual out there that is making sure you house sells quickly to continue to allow others to think this type of practice is “religious” but the spiritual force behind it is definatly not God and its definetly not St. Joseph. please know i am not judging any one here, simply that i wish the best for those being deceived and desire for all to know the truth of these things, please dont be angry at me, i didnt say all this, God did. May God bless and keep you all and validate His truth to you.

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  18. Haha! Is this for real? This is my first time to hear this, and it’s kind of weird. But I think I am giving this a try, hope it’ll work. Online ads like eBay and Craigslist will work better though.

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