I mentioned it casually to my realtor, Joan, a few weeks ago, and today she stopped by with a present for me.
Neatly packaged for home sales!
There are detailed instructions inside. The pamphlet asks that the user "displace the current quick-fix magic of burying the statue, with the age-old miracle of asking and believing."
"Faith can move mountains...and homes!"
They do suggest that after the petition is granted, and if the seller realizes a bit more from the sale than expected...why not consider sharing a portion of the good fortune? Either a tax deductible gift sent to "Rev. Father Director" of the Pious Union of St. Joseph...or a gift to a nearby homeless shelter...to help someone who has neither a home to sell, nor one in which to live.
I kind of like the kit as-is, it's kitschy. And I don't want to bury Joseph! I'll let you know how we do.
May 10, 2010 update: Listed the house mid-March and 57 days later signed the contract. 82 days from listing to closing.
Joan with her "kablam, kapow" window signs.