: Tall Tales from a Statue of St. Joseph (Humor)

Tall Tales from a Statue of St. Joseph (Humor)

You know the folk belief that if you bury a statue of St. Joseph on a  property, it will sell more St Joseph Kitquickly.

When my friend in Pennsylvania  was getting ready to move, I told her about it.  

She bought a St. Joseph statue and buried him near her door. A few days later she got an offer.  

So her neighbor asked how she sold her home so quickly, and my friend suggested her neighbor also try the St Joseph. 

After a few months of burying the statue all over her lawn, my friend's neighbor had no nibbles on the home sale and in disgust put the statue out in her trash.

A week later my friend opened her local paper and read: "Town Sells Landfill to Private Developer."  

It's Monday Have a Great Week!  Smile and share it!


Comment balloon 16 commentsLaura Giannotta • May 23 2011 08:21AM


LOL! Where do you find these great jokes Laura?! Nice to start Monday off with a big laugh!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 7 years ago

Laura, that is a good one to start the week off with. Thanks!

Posted by David Karp, Woodstock, Marietta GA Real Estate (Peachtree Realty Group, LLC) over 7 years ago

We call him "Joe in a Jar" and protect him fiercely from all things dirty and wormy and let him do his work...don't you !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 7 years ago

Nice!  Sounds like my kind of luck.  Thanks for the early a.m. giggle.


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 7 years ago
That's funny....I have clients all the time that want to do that!
Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com) over 7 years ago

Yuck Yuck Yuck, that's cute Laura, are they supposed to be upside down when you bury them?

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) over 7 years ago

LOL, taht would be my luck.  I had a client that negotiated with me to do this.  I told them I did.  The home sold to the 2nd couple that looked in two weeks.  

St. Joseph...Never left my car.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Laura...that is too funny;  maybe she didn't bury Joseph upside down--then, maybe she did. We did this--though I really don't think that is a nice way to deal with the step-in Father of our Lord Jesus; however, we did this but no sales--many offers; have to talk to St. Joseph about these now-a-days buyers who want everything plus closing costs for Less than the selling price. LOL

Tomorrow, I am hoping to plant Spring-Summer flowers and I know that Sal buried Joseph somewhere out there. if I find him, I will place him in with the prettiest looking flowers. 
Thanks for a great laugh.


Posted by Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan over 7 years ago

Laura, I haven't used St Joseph in my last couple of listings, i guess I should start again. Your post does make me smile.

Posted by Maria Couto, Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You' (RE/MAX Premier) over 7 years ago

Laura, a cute little story that brings a chuckle to my heart.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 7 years ago

Hi Laura, You had me going for minute. I have heard this before. but not exactly the way you put it. LOL

Posted by Arleen Montford, Selling NW Florida Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola FL (KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY GULF COAST ) over 7 years ago

hahaha... now that is funny... wonder why it didnt' work for her though? LOL.. sounds like my luck

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) over 7 years ago

Laura-this actually very good, I have clients, lots of them, give me St. J to bury in their yards.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 7 years ago

Great story.  My first broker used to keep a supply of St Joseph statues in our supply closet.

Posted by Scott Silverstone, www.CTProperty.com, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty (William Raveis Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Laura - I love this story!  I, too, have had clients bury St. Joseph, and the results have been similar - some sold, some did not!  Hey, I say try anything!

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) over 7 years ago

Laura ~ What a funny story.  I have a client that bought one resently and I asked her where she burried it. She said she didn't he is sitting in her yard.  

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) over 7 years ago