Is HOME CLEANSING as important as HOME CLEANING?

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Home Stager with Home Stage Home West Linn #3853

Do you ever enter a home for sale that just doesn't feel right?
Are you sensitive to spaces that give off a bad vibe?

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As realtors and stagers we enter thousands of homes and there's no mistaking that some places feel great and others make us want to head for the back door.
In this competitive market it's important to eliminate any negative energy that exists in the home.  At Home Stage Home we have found that a little bit of HOME CLEANSING  can be just as important as HOME CLEANING.  My ritual includes opening up all the doors and windows (weather permitting) cabinets and closet doors and ringing a bell in all the corners of the house to break up any unwanted negative energy.  I also like to play my favorite music while staging and I'll go as far as thanking the house for letting me visit and giving a little affirmation for a successful sale.  I haven't gone as far as "smudging" with burning sage in case buyers would be put off by the smell but I do like a healthy breeze of Citrus Magic when I'm done.

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What are your HOME CLEANSING rituals if you have any and do you think they work in giving off a positive vibe for potential buyers?

Comments (6)

Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES

I have been in some homes with bad vibes -especially when the walls and ceiling are black and there is aluminum foil on the windows.  Wacky. That needed a good cleansing Kate...

Apr 25, 2010 12:49 PM
Emma Vargas
Simply Staging - Cameron Park, CA
Simply Staging

Kate - I'm hearing about this more and more.  So if it works, why not! 

I feel that just the process of a good staging. is the best medecine for getting rid of the negative vibes in a home.

Apr 26, 2010 07:03 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

We always bring life and energy to the homes we stage just by our presence and the way we transform the spaces. We pray daily for all our staged homes and put a St. Joseph statue somewhere in each property...a little heavenly assistance never hurts!

Apr 26, 2010 12:42 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Opening windows and letting in fresh air is so cleansing! Turning on lights can be cleansing too! Great post!

Apr 26, 2010 02:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kate- I was unaware of any rituals other than burying a statue of St Joseph in the yard.  However, now that I think about it, I do tend to talk to the house and accessories I work with as I place them around the house. 

May 05, 2010 02:01 PM
Kari Wisenbaker
Keller Williams Realty Downtown - Denver, CO
Keller Williams Realty Downtown - (303) 909-0906

unique housewarming gift idea

 

I thought it was fitting to post this gift kit - available from www.sagemynest.com.  This is a closing gift kit that contains everything needed for a Ritual Sage Burning or 'Cleansing' ceremony.  The perfect gift for a new homeowner, or even for Sellers as they prepare to list a home. 

 

These gift kits are super affordable and packaged 'ready to give'.  I've given them as closing gifts, and find that the appreciation from my clients surpasses that of any gift card or more generic (though more expensive) gift I've given.

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Jul 23, 2012 09:39 AM