Getting Your Home
Question: What's the best thing to do when selling a home?
I LOVE helping my clients get their home ready for sale, it may have something to do with my previous career - selling homes for 15 years! This is a little pic of me when I purchased my home, I was so excited and I still love my little home today as much as I did that day putting up the sold sticker!
These are my must do tips;
- Declutter every room, and once you've done that, do it again! That's right, your home will look like a display home, like nobody lives there and that is exactly what we are wanting to achieve. Take all of the 'stuff' off your fridge, get rid of your family photos and don't leave mops, brooms and junk lying around - if you don't have a cupboard for them, put them in your car prior to any inspections and take them with you. We don't want prospective purchasers to see that your home is short of storage and we definitely don't want them to be too busy checking out your family photos and not paying attention to your home.
- Remove any large pieces of furniture such as hall stands, bulky armchairs, anything that is oversized. You may have anywhere between 15 to 50 people walking through your home at once during inspection times and we definitely don't want your home to feel sqweezy.... Less is more!
- Give your gardens are make over. Your garden is key in attracting not only positive Qi but a great sale price too! Plant some colourful blooms and green your grass up as best you can. Don't forget your nature strip (and if your neighbours nature strips are looking a little untidy, mow theirs too!)
- Everything must be sparkling clean and I'm talking about everything. Yes! People will look in your draws, cupboards even your fridge (I know... Fridge???...?) so make sure that your home is immaculately clean. Everyone has a different idea of 'clean' investing in professional cleaners is a great idea.
- If possible, place the For Sale board on the right hand side of the property (if looking at the front door.) This is the Yang side of the home and will help create interest and activity in your home.
- Write a letter to the new 'owners' (this is a law of attraction practice.) Tell them how much you've enjoyed living in the home, let them know any quirks the home may have, what day the rubbish bins need to go out and even which are your favourite take away venues. By doing this you are energetically disconnecting from your home.
- Invest in a 'Sold Trinity' from The Feng Shui Girl online store. There is a room spray, land essence and a body oil - all three will raise the positively vibration of the home, land and client. Real Estate agents are now using this Trinity religiously - it really works!