Tuesday, April 8, 2008

St. Joseph

It's been said that if you bury a statue of St. Joseph upside down in the back yard of the house you want to sell, it will be sold.

Yes, well....the only client of mine who will admit to burying St. Joseph in this fashion and for this reason, well....sold the house within a couple months.

The proponents of a St. Joseph statue - i.e. the company that makes them - agrees that he can help. "Can't Sell Home?" the package asks, "Ask St. Joseph.....He's Helped 1000's!" Then there's a picture of a man apparently burying something in his back yard.

Inside the package there are petitions to St. Joseph and a great thought: when the house does sell, remember the Pious Union of St. Joseph in Michigan with a donation, or give to a homeless shelter for all the people who are not as fortunate. I like that.

They also de-bunk the upside down, 12" deep, facing away from the house, etc., myths. The Way is more spiritual - ask, believe and trust through prayer.

My favorite paragraph is the last one:
For this practice to be fully effective, however...sellers must, of course, first do such practical, yet all important chores, as completing all necessary fix-up, properly staging the home and finally, adjusting the price so as to reflect true market value...then...Just watch St. Joseph make it happen!

For more information, go to www.StJoeTWOS.com.