Realtors Will Try Anything To Sell Houses

by The Editors on April 20, 2009

Joseph StatueThings have apparently gotten so bad in the Carlsbadistan real estate game that local Realtors are turning to Catholic mythology for help the sell slow moving properties, according to a story in the LA Times.

Allen Meredith and Ronnie Wilson (pictured right) with the Richard Realty Group prepare to bury a statuette of St. Joseph in the yard of a house they have listed in Carlsbad, CA. . . Real estate agents are snapping up “St. Joseph Home Selling Kits” for would-be clients — in both English and Spanish-language editions. Ronnie Wilson, an agent in Carlsbad, Calif., includes the figurine in her regular marketing kit, along with “For Sale” signs and online advertisements.

Apparently, burying a statuette of St. Joseph “the patron saint of home and employment” will work wonders. Then again, most Realtors would probably take a dump in the middle of the front lawn at midnight if they thought it would help. Wonder if anyone’s tried that yet?

[Link: LA Times]

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pat April 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

And the people of Carlsbad have tried everything to get Alga Norte built.
Is there a patron saint of parks and pools?
Hall and Packard can be buried at the voting polls next year, with only the golf course as their legacy.

Patron Saint April 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Hmm..interesting question!

The patron saint of water safety (literally “against drowning”), swimming, swimmers, and drowning victims is Saint Adjutor.
The patron saint of parks, park services, foresters and forest workers is Saint John Gualbert.

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