Utilizing the skills of a Feng Shui/Real Estate Professional is essential not only for the skills that tell a person if the house is "good" feng shui but also for having the guidance of a sensitive person who understands real estate, values, design, and function. Recently I helped a woman looking for a home in Laguna Beach, and last month in Irvine; before that, I helped people find the best homes from Coto De Caza, San Clement to Dana Point and Newport Beach.
Growing up with a dad who was a real estate developer for over sixty years, having a real estate appraiser husband, and an extensive background in Feng Shui have influenced my ability to pick fabulous properties with investments written all over them. Also, with my social work and psychotherapy background, I understand people and have great intuition when matching people with properties. My main goal in helping people seek properties is that the land parcel and dwelling will work for them aesthetically, professionally, and personally and be excellent investment prospects. Being a licensed realtor and owning a professional decluttering and organizing business makes it very simple to find your ideal home or corporate business space.
The first thing I do is understand what my client's values are, in life, personally, professionally, and socially. I guide you to different destinations depending on whether you are an empty nester looking for quiet with no noisy kid areas or loud mowers and blowers going 24/7. If the client loves to entertain yet is looking at a home with a small living room and dining areas, I will help them understand the house does not lend to large groups or small intimate parties. If the family has growing kids that love athletics, yet the neighborhood is empty nesters with no grass options or other kids, then let's look at more options.
I understand that a great and creative cook/entertainer is looking for a large and functional kitchen; a person with physical functionality challenges doesn't want multiple levels. Sensitive-to-energy types don't want a bunch of power lines all around, and beach people don't like 30-minute away properties from the ocean. Knowing my client is number one for me to help them get to the correct neighborhood, plot of land, and space.
Feng Shui aspects are essential to include when looking for property. Most notable are that the property is on a rectangular lot. Homes on triangular or oddly shaped lots leave a resident unsettled. Also, homes with another home hovering over them can create less prosperity and less privacy. Bedrooms, where the headboard faces west if you are born in the Western world or facing east if you were born in the Eastern world, may cause health challenges and disturbed sleep. Other negative features are homes with stairs directly down to the front door, houses with fire pits or fireplaces in the prosperity section of the backyard, or pools located anywhere other than the prosperity area. Water features are always great Feng Shui in the prosperity areas of a property.
More negative aspects and examples of bad Feng Shui are encroaching properties, loud street noise, damaged or destructed properties, choppy floor plans, homes with poor wall-to-window ratio, driveways where you have to back out, no parking near the house, and homes that are below street level. However, there are Feng Shui fixes for most negative aspects.
Selling or locating properties for clients is all about client happiness. Honing in on people's personalities helps me identify neighborhood, city, and even state properties that will work for clients long term. It is more than a one-stop-shop opportunity. Real estate professionals' job is to find a property that fits the client rather than benefit themselves. It is not about the real estate professional paying off a second mortgage or sending a child to college or a new grandbaby. Also, some professionals who tell you there is not a lot of inventory may want to sell you specific homes where they will benefit the most. Make sure your Realtor® has your best interest at heart.
Call Marla Stone, Realtor® and Feng Shui Expert, to find your dream home.
Marla Stone Realtor
Nora Gallogly Group
Newport & Company
DRE 01823712 DRE02078273
CEO, I-Deal-Lifestyle Inc
& Author of
The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff
Marla Stone is a feng shui real estate expert located in Orange County.
Call 1-949-709-7000 for a free wants assessment!
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