Can't sell your house? Ask St. Joseph to help you out.
You've tried lowering the price, painting, planting flowers, changing realtors ... yet you still can't sell your house. Now that you've tried everything humanly possible, maybe it's time to call in a higher power -- call on St. Joseph, the patron saint of real estate. And no, you don't have to be Catholic to call on the saint's help.
Here's the deal. For years, real estate agents have called on St. Joseph to help with their sales. You may not know it, but many agents actually secretly bury statues of the saint in the gardens or flowerpots of homes they're trying to sell. The small statues are buried upside down in the dirt, with the shoes pointing up towards heaven and the saint's face pointed towards the home you hope to sell. Sometimes the statue is dug up after the home sells, other times it stays in ground to protect the home and those who live there.
Superstitious or religious -- whatever you call it -- there are many people who swear by the saint's powers. In fact, St. Joseph is no longer just a realtor's best friend. Stores which sell the tiny statues are reporting higher sales since more and more home owners are desperate to ditch their property. Nina Sachs, who sells the saint statues at International Boutique in Manhattan puts the new found faith of many desperate homeowners in perspective, "The government has failed them. Whom else can you turn to but the Lord?"
So if you want to sell your home once and for all, say a prayer and grab a shovel. Help may be no more than a prayer away.