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Old 11-01-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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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?
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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That has been popular for as long as I remember.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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Yes, I did twice. Once for the sale of my own home and my mother also used it to sell hers. My home was priced competitively and was only on the market for a week or so, but I was getting antsy, so I bought a statue. It seemed like there were a lot of interested buyers, but no one was making an offer.
I buried the statue and on day 5 of the prayer, we received an offer, which triggered a second offer from another buyer who was waiting on the sidelines. The house sold 6 weeks later.
My mother listed her house and it was on the market for a few months. She re-listed it after Thanksgiving (a very slow time of year). She had very few showings, so I bought her a statue and buried it. Within a few days, she had an offer.
When we tried to dig up the statue from my front yard on the day of the closing it was gone, which is strange. The dirt in that area wasn't disturbed, so I don't think anyone dug it up and took it.
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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LOL......what is the difference between this and a voodoo doll?
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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I had heard of that forever. Once we bought a little house and while planting in the backyard my husband found a statue.

His mother swore they help sell a house however she lived in one house from 1942 until she died in the 80's so don't know how she knew.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It works, but you'd better go ahead and bury the statue properly because your sale isn't finished yet.

Dont let the neighbor see you bury it
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Why St. Joseph? Was he a listing agent?
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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Why St. Joseph? Was he a listing agent?
I have no idea. I don't have a religious bone in my body. I will read the paperwork when it arrives from Amazon.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I have no idea. I don't have a religious bone in my body. I will read the paperwork when it arrives from Amazon.
Lol! But seriously, you're a good son/daughter.
I'd bury a church pew in the yard if my mom was trying to sell and asked me for help.
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Old 11-01-2016, 02:34 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...
You're selling the house, but your agent "won't allow" you to negotiate on the price? Seriously?

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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?
What does this say about a God and his minions who will intervene in the sale of a house, because someone buys and buries a statue?
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