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Bury a statue to sell a house?

Now one thing for sure, in most locations and in most occasions, home owners are in very little need of help to sell their property. Even just recently, as first reported on the Telegraph website, you can sell a property these day even if it is run down and a flea pit. Are we really in need of interior designers / home stagers these days if there is not only a queue of buyers for each property coming on the market, but also a queue of estate agents desperate to value it and make a sale?

But, anyway, regardless to current climate of the property market, did you know that one of the supposed ways to increase your chances of selling a property is to bury a statue within the grounds? Simply, mail order directly for the ‘Cathlic Supply’ website your very own mini St Joseph statue and you could be increasing your chances of selling.

Image from CatholicSupply.com

Where did the idea come from?

It is supposed that around 1,500 AD, European nuns living at a cloister needed more land to plant crops and raise livestock and they had medals created with Saint Joseph’s image on and they buried them in hope their prayers would be heard and answered more rapidly.

Obviously, most things in life become commercialised, including those that are religious themed, ie Christmas and Easter, so now we have statues of St Joseph that can be purchased online for home owners who are superstitious and like to adopt practiced rituals to help them with their quest for selling property. You must adopt some rules though:

  • Always bury the statue upside down. The theory behind this request claims that Joseph will work harder to leave the ground when buried upside down so he can find a comfortable home in which to dwell.
  • Some say that burying the statue sideways so that Joseph’s praying hands are pointing directly at your house helps direct potential buyers to your home.
  • Bury a St Joseph statue in the backyard of your home near a flowerbed, shrub or other natural growth to expedite selling your home.
  • You can also choose to bury St. Joseph one feet underground (again, to make Joseph work harder to leave the ground and quickly find a nice home) next to your For Sale sign, even if it is in the front yard.
  • Once your house is sold, dig up the St Joseph statue and give it a place of honour in your new home.

Burying instructions sourced from Lori Ballen blog on LinkedIn.

St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly Father of Jesus Christ, is honored as the patron saint of married couples, families, carpenters and workingmen.

 

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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