The Cobb Group works very hard to sell homes but if folklore is right, Saint Joseph might be the extra “push” that is needed in special circumstances. Have you ever given it a try?
Apparently Saint Joseph (San Jose in Spanish and San Giuseppe in Italian) is the Patron Saint of real estate matters and home sales (among other things). The superstition involves burying (planting) a statue of Saint Joseph upside down in the yard while your house is for sale. This will then ensure a quick and profitable sale. The custom originated in the US and goes way back (according to urban legends) to the 1970s.
When you plant the St. Joseph upside down in your yard (or in a house plant if you have no yard) it will not grow, or flower or produce fruit – in fact you need not even water it. The only requirement is that when your home sells, you must dig it up and move it to your new home…where it must be honored for the good fortune it brought you.
I am curious if any of you gardeners have had success with planting a St. Joseph? Some of our clients swear by it — selling their homes for asking price in record time.
Apparently renters and first time home buyers need not despair — there is a functional opposite to Saint Joseph, Our Lady of Loreto addresses situations in which one wants to buy or rent a house — but I am not sure what direction you have plant her…
If you need more than luck to sell your home give us a call we can help! We take you from listing to closing. We would love to partner with you on the sale of your home.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day