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Editor's note: This article is reposted with permission of Zillow. View the original item: Can’t Sell Your Home? Bury a Saint By BRENDON DeSIMONE Don't look now, but St. Joseph might be buried in your backyard. Not the saint, of course, but a statue of him. Through the years, St. Joseph has become the patron saint of real estate. People across the country, if not the globe, often bury a small St. Joseph statue in the yards of properties they hope to sell. Many believe the statue will bring them good luck in selling the home. When real estate agents have listings that won't sell, they may stage some of the rooms, take new photos for the marketing materials, get the seller to move out, or remove items from the home and put them in storage. And of course, they may reduce the price. If all else fails, many agents turn to St. Joseph. Origins of the tradition While the tradition may sound campy, if not irreverent, it has plenty of followers. Many agents bury a statu...