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Old 01-01-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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Over the weekend I ran into my moms friend at the grocery store. She mentioned getting a St. Joseph statue and burying it in the front yard of the house I am trying to sell.

Well Sunday we got a crappy offer. I countered but the buyer was not jumping up to my asking price, which was close to my rock bottom. The agent did not allow negotiation room when she listed the house, but that is another vent...

So Monday, I jumped on Amazon to order a statue. Within seconds of placing the order, the buyer sent a contract that was only $2k below asking price.

Was it just the mere fact of ordering the statue? Don't know. But if it was, the $6, was money well spent. I will be keeping him to oversell the sale of this house, and for any future selling I might do.

Anyone else heard of this and had success selling fast with St. Joseph buried in the yard?
It has nothing to do with a statue sitting in a warehouse somewhere that will be shipped to you. It's that the person wants the home and you are selling it for a good price and you decided to call their bluff and they want the house so they brought their offer up.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Back in 2009-10 we were trying to sell a house. We were in complete denial that we might lose money on it and it languished for a whole year. About six months in I bought and buried a St. joseph statue. Took it off the market for the holidays and relisted in early spring with different realtor and at a more realistic price. Sold it in 5 weeks. So for me, St. Joseph didnít do anything, but a good realtor and better pricing did.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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It has nothing to do with a statue sitting in a warehouse somewhere that will be shipped to you. It's that the person wants the home and you are selling it for a good price and you decided to call their bluff and they want the house so they brought their offer up.

LOL it's like you were reading my mind. The other thought floating around my head is "If these things are so essential, how come realtors don't just hand them out? It would make their job a lot easier!" But, I keep these thoughts to myself! Learned a long time ago that you don't antagonize elderly aunts and their superstitions. You'll never hear the end of it. Plus, it can't hurt to go along with it and give it a try.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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The whole idea of burying the St. Joseph statue to sell your home is what I used to refer as "Catholic Voodoo. To each their own, if it works then so be it.

Several of my Italian family members put a lot of "faith" in this process.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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The whole idea of burying the St. Joseph statue to sell your home is what I used to refer as "Catholic Voodoo. To each their own, if it works then so be it.

Several of my Italian family members put a lot of "faith" in this process.
I agree it is voodoo practice, & any home will sell if priced right. But I was brought up in a very Catholic home, & went to Catholic schools & never heard of such a thing, until I went on the internet & saw pwople talking about it, a few years ago.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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If a seller wants to try this I'd be all for it. Can't hurt.

I wonder, has anyone ever moved into a place, started a landscaping project, and found a buried St. Joseph statue?

Seems like if this was a common practice, others would also be finding them, from time to time.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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LOL it's like you were reading my mind. The other thought floating around my head is "If these things are so essential, how come realtors don't just hand them out? It would make their job a lot easier!" But, I keep these thoughts to myself! Learned a long time ago that you don't antagonize elderly aunts and their superstitions. You'll never hear the end of it. Plus, it can't hurt to go along with it and give it a try.
If he doesn't do the job, remember St. Jude is your fallback. "Helper in Desperate Cases."
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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If a seller wants to try this I'd be all for it. Can't hurt.

I wonder, has anyone ever moved into a place, started a landscaping project, and found a buried St. Joseph statue?

Seems like if this was a common practice, others would also be finding them, from time to time.

Ha ha ha, great question.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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If a seller wants to try this I'd be all for it. Can't hurt.

I wonder, has anyone ever moved into a place, started a landscaping project, and found a buried St. Joseph statue?

Seems like if this was a common practice, others would also be finding them, from time to time.
Well, if you are true to St. Joe, you remove the statue after closing. They come with instructions.

I buried one, one time.
Clients mailed it from Texas and then told me they had, asking me to bury it.
I can get them at the Realtor store for less than they paid to mail it.

And, if the new owners ever dig the mulch out of the ornamental tree in the front yard, they will find it.
My bad. I left it behind.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Oh! I didn’t realize it wouldn’t be left! Then what do you do with it? Do you bury it at your new house?
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