I recently had a lively discussion at a settlement with another real estate agent about the benefits and necessity of "good" feng shui when attempting to sell your home. I've always been intrigued by the idea and I'm constantly looking for easy and inexpensive tricks that I can pass on to my clients while marketing their home for sale. According to About.com (one of my favorite "go-to" websites) there are four relatively easy tips that you can do to ensure that you have smart feng shui in your home before putting it on the market with a professional, experienced and enthusiastic Realtor (hint hint).
SELL YOUR HOUSE WITH FENG SHUI TIP # 1:
Go Outside. You duplex, your condo, your house, whatever it is that
you are selling, and look at it from a bit of a distance. Better yet, do
this little feng shui exercise with a friend who has not seen your
house for a while. Quickly jot down all the thoughts and first
impressions about your house that come to mind in the first 2-3 minutes.
Do not censor the information or get defensive; the more open you are to
criticism, the better off you will be when presenting your house. You
might think the big purple frog looks cool by your front door and is even good feng shui (no, it is not!); potential buyers, however,
might not appreciate it. As with every sale, knowing how to sell your
house is about selling a specific emotion, rather than the commodity
itself. Be very mindful about the quality of energy at your main
entrance; make it look fresh and inviting.
SELL YOUR HOUSE WITH FENG SHUI TIP # 2:
Go Fresh and Go Green. If you own a house, definitely invest in some
landscaping; this will increase the value of your property, as well as
attract better quality energy to your home. If you live in a duplex or a
condo and there is not much "outside" to work on, focus on the main
entrance and bring vibrant Chi or energy
to you main entry. Invest in a tall lush plant or bring a vase with
fresh cut flowers, have good lighting, beautiful art; create a feel of
spaciousness and expansion with the strategic feng shui placement of mirrors refresh the wall paint color etc.
SELL YOUR HOUSE WITH FENG SHUI TIP # 3:
Less is More. When you shop for anything, and I mean anything -
clothes, appliances, food - it is often helpful to see the item in
action. If you sample specific food, you are much more inclined to buy
it, right? The same goes with clothing - that lovely sweater looks much
better on a mannequin than stacked with all the other sweaters. You see
it, you touch it, you experience it, you want to buy it. However, would
you want to pay full price for a used item? Probably not. Think of this
when you are preparing to sell your house - the less personal, or used
you make your house look, the better. Show to the best of your ability
how the space can be used, but do not overdo it with personal touches.
Create a spa feel in the bathroom,
but do hide all your personal items (buyers do not need to know which
toothpaste brand you prefer); make the kitchen smell and look good, but
take it easy with displaying old recycled cans, etc. You get the idea.
SELL YOUR HOUSE WITH FENG SHUI TIP # 4:
Go for Good Energy. Most importantly, be aware of the very important
feng shui energy triangle when getting ready to sell your house. The
energy in the kitchen the bathroom, and the bedroom
is either making or breaking the house sale. Buyers need to know they
will sleep well, eat well, and well, unwind well if they choose to buy
your home. Treat the imagination of your potential buyers with respect:
know how to ignite it, know how to sustain it throughout your home, and
also know when to step back and let them take it from there.
For more information on marketing and selling your home please give me a call at 609-617-4739 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author:Sandra L. Hedenberg Phone: 609-617-4739 Dated: January 14th 2014 Views: 5,010 About Sandra L.: Sandra has lived in the Philadelphia area her entire life, and began working in the local real estat...
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Sandra has lived in the Philadelphia area her entire life, and began working in the local real estate industry in 1998. After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Marketing, she became the Director of Marketing in the new construction sales office of a condominium development company. This position allowed her to handle every aspect of a residential real estate transaction, providing her with an invaluable understanding of both the seller’s and buyer’s perspective.
Sandra has been successfully working with buyers and sellers for over 15 years. Recognizing the importance of constantly growing personally, she obtained her master’s degree in public relations from Rowan University and a New Jersey Real Estate Broker’s License.
Her upbeat attitude, outgoing personality and strong work ethic have enabled her to build lasting positive relationships with her clients and customers through the years. Sandra’s commitment to her clients has earned her the Five Star Professional Realtor award.