Can Burying a St. Joseph ensure a home Sale? 3

St. Joseph – Patron Saint of Realtors

There are so many tools available to sellers to ensure successful sale of their Western New York home. The most important tool I have is the market conditions and current sales data to ensure that the home is priced correctly. History of what has happened in the Real Estate market is how we determine the value of your home. The next important tool that your Realtor has is the marketing plan for your home, which includes the Internet, traditional advertising and Open Houses. Getting that WNY home in front of as many potential qualified, ready and willing to purchase buyers.

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So where does St. Joseph come into the picture? Well this falls in the it can’t hurt category. Many people believe that burying a St. Joseph statue in the yard will speed up the process of the sale of their WNY home. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of Realtors after all.

Where did this tradition start?

St. Joseph may be able to assist

There are a couple of possible origin of burying a St Joseph statue:

  • The solemn tradition of burying St. Joseph in the earth began hundreds of years ago in Europe. During those times, an order of nuns prayed to St. Joseph (the patron saint of the family and household needs) when they needed more lands for convents. The Sisters were encouraged to bury their St. Joseph medals in the ground. The medals evolved into statues.
  • St. Joseph may be able to assist. Another possible origin is with German carpenters who put St. Joseph statues in the foundations of homes.

While it may seem a bit improper to bury St. Joseph upside-down on your property, this is actually recommended.

  • You can apparently bury either a medal or a statue in the front or back yard
  • Right side up or upside down
  • Some say the saint should face the house
  • Some say he should be close to the “For Sale” sign

Wherever you place the patron saint, it appears that miracles do happen. I cannot guarantee by buying a St. Joseph statue in your Western New York yard that you will sell faster, we just want to make sure that you know about this tradition. The one thing we do know that guarantees a quick sale of your home is that it is priced right, is appealing compared to other similar properties currently on the market. Call us today at (716) 650-0051 for more information.

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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.

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