I've sold a few houses over the years. 5 to be exact. This will be my 6th and final home I own. Wow, strange to think that! Before we decided on the full time RV lifestyle, I assumed I would sell my house and downsize to a condo or townhouse with included maintenance. Who wants to shovel snow, mow grass, trim hedges well into our 80's?
When I sold my second house, in Connecticut, our realtor suggested burying a St. Joseph statue in the front yard. Huh?! Not being Catholic, but Lutheran, I had never heard of such a thing! I honestly can't remember if we did it or not. That was 20 years ago. Mind is foggy :)
With the market such as it is, we are desperate to do anything creative to get it sold. I remembered the St. Joseph statue when it was mentioned on a home show I watched last weekend. So....off to 'google' I went. Did you know there is a whole market for St. Joseph home sale kits? Wow! This is the site that I found out about the tradition: http://www.stjosephstatue.com/ . I ordered one off of e-bay, however. Same statue, free shipping :)
It came today! George and I said a prayer, buried him in his little bag, upside down, facing the street, under the 'for sale' sign. Now, of course I'm not really all that certain that the statue has anything to do with it selling or not, but the prayer I'm sure will :)