It has recently come to my attention that many people believe St. Joseph has helped millions of home owners to sell their homes!
I’m not a religious chap but I was gobsmacked to hear of this tradition. My buddy Arch swears by it and has recently sold two homes in next to no time.
I know your thinking “Adam, why are you telling me this?” Well, why not. I actually thought it was pretty interesting. Are there any other traditions out there that people believe are helpful in real estate transactions? I’m in the industry so I would love to gain more insight on this subject.
According to the tradition, 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. March 19, his feast day, is especially celebrated by people of Italian and Polish descent.
Also, my birthday is March 19th 🙂
Over the years, the tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they hoped to aquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling. The statue is buried upside down in the front yard with the feet pointing to heaven. It may face towards the home (or towards the street if you want your neighbor’s home to sell!) The location of the statue can vary: near the “For Sale” sign, in a flower pot (popular for condo owners), etc.. As long as you can find it once the home has sold. After the home has sold, the statue should be removed from the ground and given a place of honor in your new home.
Pretty cool right? So have you heard of this? Have you heard of other traditions?