Using Divine Intervention to Sell Homes
Many REALTOR’S®, have their “believe it or not stories”
When it comes time to sell a house, some homeowners and their real estate agents rely on St. Joseph. The carpenter husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father- (step-father) of Jesus. Because St. Joseph provided his family with a home he is considered the patron saint of the family and of home life among other things.
Saint Joseph (San Jose in Spanish and San Giuseppe in Italian is petitioned by many conservative Catholics as one who grants an easy death, but in the wider world of Catholic folk-magic, he is the Patron Saint of real estate matters and home sales, and as Saint Joseph the Worker, he helps people find employment. The reason given for these beliefs is that he was a carpenter who taught his step-son Jesus the carpentering trade, and he always saw to it that Jesus was well housed.
Using divine intervention to sell homes using the custom of burying a statue of Saint Joseph upside down in the yard while one's house is for sale to encourage a successful and timely sale goes back a long way in the United States. I have used these statues to sell my clients homes and have had wonderful success. I purchase them at Saint Thomas Catholic gift store for under $1.00 and it comes with the homeowners prayer and instructions, I then ask our seller to follow the instruction and say the prayer and once the home is sold I ask them to dig up Saint Joseph clean him and put in an honorable place in their new home.
You don’t have to be Catholic to participate in this home selling tradition however you do need to believe. “It’s only a superstition if you treat it like one”. Treat the process with prayerful dignity to avoid engaging in a superstitious practice.
If you or someone you know is considering selling or buying real estate in Lago Vista, Cedar Park, Leander and Northwest Austin I would welcome the opportunity to consult with you about the many possibilities of Selling or Buying a home. Using Divine Intervention to Sell Homes.