St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly Father of Jesus Christ, is honored as the patron saint of married couples, families, carpenters and workingmen. March 19, his feast day, is especially celebrated by people of Italian and Polish descent. Over the years, the tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they hoped to acquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling.
The statue should be buried upside down in the front yard with the feet pointing to heaven. It may face towards the home (or towards the street if you want your neighbor's home to sell!). The location of the statue can vary: by the "For Sale" sign, in a flower pot (popular for condo owners), etc.
The most recommended spot to bury a statue of St. Joseph is 12 inches into the ground, upside down, right next to the For Sale sign on the lawn. According to tradition, this is the ideal spot to bury a statue of St. Joseph if you want to sell your home quickly. You should bury the statue 12 inches down because then it won’t be easy to get to the top but it won’t be too difficult either. As long as you can find it once the home has sold. After the home has sold, the statue should be removed from the ground and given a place of honor in your new home.
Don't forget to pray to St. Joseph either!