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Will Burying St. Joseph Help Sell Your Home?

I know this whole thing sounds a little odd and unconventional but the only way to find out if burying St. Joseph will help sell your home is to try it for yourself (have no shame!) If you have tried it already, we welcome you to tell us about your experience.

Burying a small statue of Saint Joseph has been a little secret that homeowners and agents have kept tight lipped for years. To find out more about this incredible myth, keep reading!

Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, people have been flocking to stores and online in order to purchase a statue of St. Joseph. He has become so popular that pop culture has begun referring to the saint as,  “The Patron St. of Real Estate,” says The New York Times and even “The Underground Real Estate Agent.” The expectation is, after buying and then burying your Saint Joseph (it supposedly helps to say a little prayer right before you part ways with him) his positive energy and spirit brightens and increases your chances of getting an offer and ultimately a sell.

There is no definitive origin of when or where this superstition originated from nor is there concrete information on it’s success rate. What we do know, however, is that the patron Saint Joseph was chosen because of his legacy of protecting homes and families.

My uncle, is certainly a believer. After struggling to sell his home in 2007, one of the roughest times in housing market history, he was ready to concede to either lowering the price of the home, again, or taking it off the market and waiting a few months to re-list it. My mother, feeling sorry for her younger brother, looked up everything she could in hopes of finding proven tips and tricks that could help sell his home. She came across this exact St. Joseph trick, told my uncle, he hesitantly obliged, and within weeks an offer was placed and he and his wife accepted.

I know this whole thing sounds a little odd and unconventional but the only way to find out if burying St. Joseph will help sell your home is to try it for yourself (have no shame!) If you have tried it already, we welcome you to tell us about your experience.

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