If you're looking for the details on "how to sell a house", I'll cut to the chase:
Bury a St. Joseph statue upside-down in your yard, facing toward the for-sale house. After the house sells, the seller is supposed to dig up the statue and place it in a spot of honor in their new home.
I stumbled upon this piece from the Wall Street Journal that talks about the inverse relationship between the housing market and sales of St. Joseph statues. When the market is bad, sales of the statues rise (because people are looking for ANYTHING that will help sell their house, even if it doesn't work.) When the market is good, homes sell quickly, so no help is needed from St. Joseph.
I find this piece interesting because:
- It's nonsense, but people do it. And they can't even agree on the rules. Should the statue be upside-down or right-side up? Should it face the house or not? Is it to be placed 6 feet from the house or 6 yards? And on and on.
- When we had our house for sale last fall, I purchased a St. Joseph statue to aggravate my wife (I told her I was going to buy one and she said I was crazy, so I did it.) In fact, the one I purchased is the gray one on the far right in the Journal's piece.
- I has some semblance of being related to personal finance.
Just thought I'd throw the topic out there and let you all comment on it. Has anyone ever heard of this legend? Has anyone ever used it? Did it work?