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My Secret to Selling Homes Quickly

As a real estate agent in Austin, Texas, I am committed selling my clients’ homes quickly, in fact my track record is 39 times faster than the market average.  What’s my secret?  I stage homes using the principles of the eastern art of Feng Shui.  Using Feng Shui creates irresistible emotional appeal.  When buyers connect to a home on an emotional level they are more likely to buy it.

Feng Shui involves creating balance in one’s environment. Every aspect of a room affects the way you feel in the space.  Colors, shapes, lighting, and furniture arrangement work together to create a harmonious feeling or conflict with each other to create a feeling of unease.  When buyers feel comfortable and relaxed they connect to a space.  Feng Shui helps balance energy so the space not only looks appealing, but offers a sense of comfort.  I refer to it as the “Ahh! Factor.” 

My company, Balanced Living Properties has become successful by incorporating Feng Shui principles to create a unique model for the business of buying and selling property.

Before putting a client’s home on the market, I stage it.  I emphasize its attributes by arranging furniture, adding color, and creating  good flow.  I showcase the home’s potential, allowing buyers to envision their dream home.

Feng Shui  puts people at ease in their environment.

 Oprah Winfrey employs her own personal Feng Shui Consultant. Major corporations such as Microsoft, Citibank, Chase Manhattan, Hyatt Hotels, CNN, ABC, IBM, Boeing, ATT, Disney and Trump have also been finding the ancient Chinese theories about flow and aesthetics of space to bring them success.

In fact, Hong Kong Disneyland‘s main gate and entrance was positioned in a north/south direction for good luck based on the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui.

Donald Trump said, “I don’t have to believe in Feng Shui, I do it because it works.” 

Balanced Living Properties takes a heart-centered approach to working with buyers and sellers, creating win-win-win scenarios and transactions grounded on goodwill.  Find more information at www.balancedlivingproperties.com.

Sell your home by creating soul.

Getting ready to sell your Home?  

Imagine yourself in an un-furnished home with white walls, beige carpet, and little or no color.  Does it feel sterile and soul-less to you?  Contrast this with a place you feel comfortable in – with color, interesting decór, and light.  By using Feng Shui Home Staging techniques to prepare your home for selling you’ll create a space that feels comfortable, looks balanced and appealing, and has a intagible feel which I call “soul.”   People, most importantly, potential buyers, will inevitably feel more comfortable in a space with soul and this translates into a sale. 

Feng Shui Home Staging Techniques can help create comfort and appeal and help your home look and feel different than the competition.  What is Home Staging? Staging is marketing. It’s a way of arranging a house into a product that can be marketed and sold. Effective staging helps a home appeal to the broadest possible audience.  Staging sells homes in less time than un-staged homes and helps maximize your profit.  See more about home staging at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_staging


What is Feng Shui?  It’s a time-tested discipline with specific guidelines involving geographical, psychological, philosophical, mathematical, aesthetic and astrological concepts in relation to living space and energy flow. In short, Feng Shui works to put people at ease in their environment and helps balance energy so that the space not only looks appealing, but offers a sense of comfort.  See more about Feng Shui at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng Shui


When these two disciplines are applied correctly a visually appealing and comfortable space emerges.  A home with soul!  It may feel so good that you don’t want to leave!


My home looked so good after Elizabeth and her team finished staging it that I didn’t want to move!  S. Pearce, Central Austin

Don’t worry about the market, and don’t try to time the market.

green yellow flowersSelling your home this year?  Even though the Austin Real Estate market remains one of the strongest in the country, the truth is that you may not be able to sell your home for the price you thought you could, especially if you’ve lived in the house for under three years.  And you know what?  It’s okay!  When you need to sell your home, you need to sell your home.  Waiting another year may get you a larger profit, but will it ultimately be more stressful to wait rather than to sell now?  

I’ve worked with several clients recently that were fearful and confused about whether to sell their house because they weren’t going to get the return they had hoped for.  I encouraged them to do what would best support them right now.  In both cases, the cost of keeping the house would have been far greater on their emotional and physical health than the cost to sell it.  What price do you put on an intangible benefit like peace of mind? 

I believe the intangible benefits of  better mental health, increased energy, and less stress easily outweigh financial goals.  I encourage home sellers to make peace with the idea that they aren’t going to make as much money as they may have hoped for, but weigh that with the benefits they’ll reap by making a positive change in their lives by selling their home right now.