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A few months ago, we put our house on the market and my mother-in-law gave us a small statue of St. Joseph to bury under the For Sale sign.  She got it from her neighbor who insisted it would help us sell our house.

I was very enthusiastic about the potential power of the saintly figurine. I had been praying to St. Anthony for years whenever I lost things. And with the exception of a camera that was stolen in Florida, he had really delivered. (I guess Saint Anthony doesn’t shake down thieves in Delray Beach.)

Now it was time to try out this St. Joseph. I buried the statue and within a few days, we had an accepted offer. Completely true.

After the contracts were signed, I went to dig it up so I could return it to my mother-in-law’s friend. Apparently she had someone else who needed to sell a home. Wow. This guy is like the Barbara Corcoran of Saints.

I went to dig up St. Joseph and he was gone. I dug and dug and nothing.


Where could he be? I buried it RIGHT HERE. Now I understand whey they still can’t find Jimmy Hoffa.

I finally prayed to St. Anthony to help me find St. Joseph and kept digging. And I was about to get some other saints involved when I finally found him…

Joseph 2

So if you want to sell your house, you should borrow this statue, or just buy one or you know, put in a master suite bathroom. I hear any of those things work.

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12 Responses to how to sell your house fast! real tips!

  • Kristina Dorfman says:

    LOVE this story (and that you had an easy sale). MY Jewish M-I-L also told me about St. Anthony, it seems likes he’s non-denominational.

  • Angie says:

    My mother in law is very religious and gave us a St. Joseph statue as well but no luck yet!! We have a co-op though and nowhere to bury the saint, so he just sits by the front door. So happy you had an easy sale!!!

    • Angie says:

      There’s grass in the front entrance to our building that is nicely kept so we can’t bury it there. I will have to figure something out! There is also grass by the parking area, also in front of our building, I’ll see if I can sneak him in there.

  • barb sigel says:

    I don’t know who you prayed to but it was like my fingers had tiny minds of their own. Immediately, liked.

  • Kathleen says:

    Angie, St. Joseph needs to be buried in the ground. The ground is considered sacred. Kelsey, read up on the saints! There is a saint for any & every petition your heart desires 🙂

    • Angie says:

      Thank you! Does St. Joseph have to be buried in front of the property? I always thought that but if not we do have a trail in the back of our building I could bury him there!

  • Penny says:

    I love that you referenced Barbara Corcoran! I watch Shark Tank with my 10 year old grandson and my 5 year old granddaughter and I was ridiculously excited when I saw those smiley sponges at Bed,Bath and Beyond and took a picture to show them! Then today at a toy store my granddaughter pointed out a KaZam bike and we were both excited!
    I know nothing about saints, but I’m glad yours worked for you-I was a little afraid the story was going to end with the noise of your trowel breaking St.Joseph, and you frantically googling what saint to call on in that situation!

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