June 27, 2012 By Pres Ⓡ Staging Resource Centre
Knowing how to sell your house with feng shui will save your time, money and help avoid useless efforts. The ancient Chinese art of placement known as feng shui offers various guidelines help you sell your property faster and sometimes for top dollars.
The study of real estate staging is all about how to create auspicious, nourishing energy flow within the given space, that any home should start looking safe, comfortable, un-cluttered, appealing and easy to live in. The idea is to use the secrets of feng shui to your advantage. After reading some staging tips from any feng shui website, you may think placing green frog looks good in front porch by the entrance door and its good feng shui staging technique; however potential buyer might not appreciate it. Always remember, feng shui staging technique is not for selling one particular house, but is all about selling a specific emotion. Be very mindful about the quality of energy at your front entrance porch and make it look as fresh and as inviting as possible.
If you are staging a house or property, definitely invest your time and efforts in landscaping and front appearance, this will increase the value of the property as well as attract beneficial Chi. If you are staging a condo apartment there is nothing much to do outside, focus on the main entrance area and door to bring vibrant and nourishing energy to your entrance area. Use of tall lush plant, vase of fresh cut flowers, good lighting, impressive and happy piece of art and strategic use of mirrors to create spaciousness, fresh coat of paint to entry door and opposite wall are worth considering risk-free options to having great feng shui in your staging scheme. Make a note about foyer flooring – if tiles are high gloss and shiny this is not good feng shui as it creates imbalance and turbulences in the energy field, having an area rug to cover it up is great remedy.
De-personalizing the property is yet another technique of feng shui staging. De-cluttering is important but de-personalizing is critical. Create a spa feel effect in bathroom, but do hide all personal items of the owner, empty the closets, remove all pictures or frames of earlier owner, hide all other religious or cultural motifs and symbols. The kitchen is very important – empty cabinets those have glass panels – leave them empty, keep the garage light on and let owner’s vehicle parked in back ally or away from the driveway. Use your imagination and logic in de-personalizing the house. Remember, residual energy from all these used items is a first stumbling block in selling the house. Every potential buyer likes to see the real estate as clean slate.
In feng shui staging’s most important thing to remember is“Energy Triangle”.The energies in Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom are either breaking or making your house sale.A potential buyer should virtually feel he can eat well, rest well and unwind wellin order to be healthy in the house he chooses to buy. Good feng shui staging can easily ignite his emotions to make the sale happen in very first Open House. Be creative, logical and apply feng shui sense to your staging.
With the use of few feng shui tips and tricks any stager can give a home a fresh new energy look to make it more appealing, pleasant and comfortable place to live in. As such, it is very likely that the stager is re-hired to interior design the same house by new buyer, and that’s a really rewarding experience.
One last point – if you’re trying to help home sell faster in today’s real estate market, you need every advantage you can get! Learn much more secrets of feng shui staging through our FREE news-letters, webinars and seminars.
Wishing you all successful and rewarding staging career with feng shui tricks.
Deepak Jayakar, Consultant, Coach, Lecturer
Principal * Founder – TRENSETTA Staging Team & Learning Academy
Feng Shui and Advance Learning Center for Designers & Stagers
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