3 Steps to Manifesting Your Dream Home

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Manifesting Your Dream Home

For years, my husband and I dreamed of having a boat and a home on the water. We love to visit friends who own or rent vacation homes in New York State and New England, and we love to go boating. Our favorite vacations have been spent on lakes and oceans, and we have rented many types of boats. (It's good to learn from your boating mistakes with rentals--we always bought the prop insurance!).

We had a vision of our dream home, but we needed to manifest it. But how do you do that? You must first believe and act as if you already have it. Visualize yourself living there. If the home you want already exists and is nearby, drive "home" from work to your dream home. When you leave the grocery store, point your car in the direction of your dream home and head there. Start to make purchases for your dream home. Wake up eacDream Home on Riverh morning with the belief that you are waking up in your dream home. 

Making The Dream Reality

After each vacation, my husband visited his bookmarked websites listing waterfront properties for sale practically every day. But the years went by, and still we hadn't achieved our dream. Our mindset was that it was something that we were working hard for that we'd like to have someday. That is why we were stuck in the circumstances of not having it yet.

Then one day, I did something simple that changed our way of thinking. I bought a new set of everyday dishes, I put our old dishes in a box, I labeled the box "Lake House Dishes", and stored them in the attic. I was acting as if we already had a lake house even though we were no closer to owning one than we had been before.  That was the beginning of a series of events which quickly culminated in the manifestation of our dream home. Instead of always saying we'd like to have a home on the water someday, we started acting as if we already had it.

Taking Action

It's not enough, though, to just go around acting "as if"--you're going to have to take some kind of action. Pick up the phone and call that real estate agent, calculate what you can afford, put your house up for sale. Your dream home is not going to magically appear if you don't actually do anything to make it happen. You have to take action.

Living the Dream

Today we are living in a home on the Seneca River just a short boat ride from Cross Lake, and have access to several lakes, rivers, and even the ocean via the Erie Canal system of locks. We used the same visualization techniques to manifest our first boat. We cut out a magazine photo of a boat tied to a dock and taped it to a window facing the water. Every time we looked out that window we "saw" our boat in the water tied to our dock. We manifested our first boat two months after moving in. Now we are working on manifesting a bigger boat. Ooops--before I posted this, we actually bought a bigger boat--that was fast!!!


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Janelle Ancillotti, Certified Professional Home Stager

Seneca Home Staging, Baldwinsville, NY

(315) 506-0725

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Margaret Kapranos
Century 21 Real Estate Alliance - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070

I like this spirit.  For our buyers, we have to help them manifest the dream.  As you pointed out, you bought not just a house on the lakefront but a lifestyle.  

I'm planning on retiring (in several years) to Sonoma, 40 minutes from my house.  I go to Sonoma at least once a week.  I'm getting to know people there and businesses.  I'm introducing myself and telling people, I'm moving here!  My massage therapist in Sonoma.  Slow but sure...I too will manifest a dream!

Mar 17, 2015 01:52 AM #1
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Janelle Ancillotti ,  That is a great Philosophy.  I think the buyers are already using that program.  nice blog.

Mar 18, 2015 12:35 PM #2
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I had a dream to own a historical home facing water or ocean. 

A Victorian home is doable but it is not even insulated. To clean the home or maintaining it is difficult.  Flood insurance or wind facing the ocean in the winter is hard. During the Great Recession I went to Santa Cruz area and found out small cute homes costed arm and a leg in the midest of the Recession. Today it is 2X that.... We are happy where we live-in Northern CA.

Aug 15, 2016 02:59 AM #3
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I have always believed in this - althought I don't always practice it.  It's not about wishing and dreaming - but wishing and dreaming enough to do something about it.

Aug 15, 2016 03:00 AM #4
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

You don't have to sell me on this topic! But like you spoke about, sometimes I just fall short of the manifestation. Other times, it is spot on! 

Aug 15, 2016 03:09 AM #5
Marcel Chance
Power Of Sale Service - Dallas, TX
The Premier Website For Bank Foreclosure/Distress

Janelle Ancillotti: This is a great blog. Manifestation is essential for success.

Have a great Monday! 

Aug 15, 2016 04:08 AM #6
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

So great hearing that your positive thinking enabled you and your husband to reach your goals!  I know that this works too, and love to hear stories like yours.  If people don't first believe, their mindset won't bring about the necessary things that have to happen to make their dreams come true.  Your river view looks so peaceful and calm.

Aug 15, 2016 05:02 AM #7
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

It is great to see that buyer can make their dreams a reality.  I would love to live on the water... it is time to dream big!

Aug 15, 2016 01:52 PM #8
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing your inspirational story. I love the photo. 

Aug 15, 2016 09:47 PM #9
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Visualization has lot of power Janelle Ancillotti !

Your dreams do come true, isn't it?

Aug 17, 2016 04:06 PM #10
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