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Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

I came home today from an unusually long ride out East on Long Island, New York.  I had gone to a consultation and haven't been out there in SO long, I had forgotten how beautiful it is.  How wonderful it is to see wide open spaces, our own little version of "Napa Valley" with all the little vineyards and deer.  (I do have a point here, honestly).

About a month ago I was contacted by a Real Estate Agent who found me from AR.  She had taken Suzee Miller's course on Feng Shui, an online course which is quite expensive.  She has her own house on the market, had made all the suggestions and it hasn't sold.  She was wondering if I could share any insights. 

I told her I would be happy to look at it and she emailed me some pictures.  The house is lovely and while speaking with her about it, I asked her if she had done the Blessings we consider so important.  She hadn't, and didn't know about them as they are not included with the course.

These are Transcendental Blessings and I feel they are essential to change the energy in a space and get things moving.  After an exchange of Red Envelopes (a Black Sect tradition to pass on these blessings), I was able to send them to her.  I wish I could say she sold her house, but to date it hasn't sold.  I suggested she could do the blessings at her listings as well.  I also suggested a few changes she make in her own home.

She called me last night to let me know that in less then two weeks, one of her listings sold.  And in the last two weeks she had gotten three new listings!  I think I was as happy as she was. 

After that long but lovely ride today, I came home to a package.  After letting out the dog, checking my messages and doing many other things to get to when you've been gone all day, I finally got to the package.  This lovely Agent had been thinking of me and sent me a lovely gift.  I thought of how wonderful it is to work with her and of the other WONDERFUL people I have met and spoken to through this incredible site.  They all go up in my "Helpful People"section and to that I've just added ActiveRain, which brought some pretty good energy into MY life!  Thank you!

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Hey Carole,

Sometimes I am not sure that everyone knows or understands about the principles of Feng Shui.  I have been interested in it for many years now (check out the 'library' of Lillian Too books in my house!), but every time that I started reading a book in order to learn more, I became more confused!

Thankfully I met you through Active Rain and, besides your being a wonderful supporter of Home Staging and encouraging me to 'push past the boundaries' within my own business, you have helped me to understand the fundamentals of Feng Shui.

For anyone out there who might think that this age-old principle is just a passing fad or something totally "New Age", I want to tell you that it WORKS!  If you have read "The Secret", or believe in Positive Thinking, or just have 'faith', those are the fundamentals of Feng Shui...that you have the power to attract blessings into your life.

Carole has a lot to offer all of us here on AR....we can all learn so much from her!  She has been a Certified Master Feng Shui Consultant (did I get that designation right Carole?) for more than 10 years and has tons of success stories!  She is a pleasure to know and a delightful human being!

VAL

Apr 21, 2007 04:53 PM #1
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Sandra Williams
Rancon Real Estate - Temecula, CA
I hadn't heard about the blessing---that is amazing.
Apr 24, 2007 10:09 AM #2
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Sandra Williams
Rancon Real Estate - Temecula, CA

Southern California has such a large inventory of homes on the market, I think we need you and your blessing down here!

 

Apr 24, 2007 10:10 AM #3
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Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
We need the blessing in Denver, too!
Apr 24, 2007 11:17 AM #4
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Carole-You are an interesting lady.  I love the way you think! Yes I too get those e-mails and have considered taking the course.  Do you recommend it or is there something better?  So happy to hear how appreciative the realtor was.  Well deserved!  Enjoyed your post very much.
Apr 24, 2007 11:53 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hi, Midori, I personally haven't seen the course but the Realtor indicated it was NOT primarily about Feng Shui, it was Marketing.  Which is what I've heard the schools have turned into for new students. I went so long ago it was ALL Feng Shui and I'm sure we learned many more principles but were left to figure out our own marketing.  And there's a handful of us left :)  I question the course because I have SEEN more things happen after the blessings then I would have EVER imagined and if they're not included, I would tend to believe the Agent is right.

I will email you her information, I'm sure she won't mind a contact and you can ask her what she thinks about the course before you invest so much money into it.  Thank you for your comment! 

Apr 24, 2007 12:48 PM #6
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Dena Stevens Coriz
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
Carole, would you expand on what you blogged about here? I'm just a Realtor, I'm not sure I understand, but I'm will to learn.
Apr 26, 2007 01:22 AM #7
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Carole - as I have told you before, I've Feng Shui'd my home (is it fair to use Feng Shui as a verb?) - I truly believe in energy and the repositioning of such and although not easy to find a good Feng Shui consultant locally, there are plenty of books and literature.  It was so nice of you to share your expertise and so great to hear about the lovely gesture....isn't that what it is all about.  Keep sharing the knowledge and wealth.
Apr 26, 2007 07:07 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hi Dena, You are not "Just" a realtor, that's HARDwork!!  You're also the person on AR with my motto :)  There are "online" courses given by some consultants especially for Real Estate agents.  We (Feng Shui Consultants) have been working for years with Realtors to help attract listings and get homes sold. I have heard that the online courses teach you about "Marketing" aspects but don't really help you with Feng Shui and they don't provide the essential blessings you need.  I work now with two agents from AR who are having wonderful results.  Some of the courses cost $1,000 which in my opinion is a lot of money. And you can't get Energy and all the principles of Feng Shui online.  I am putting together something for any agents that may be listed to truly LEARN Feng Shui, how to apply it to their homes and businesses and also to their listings.  On the phone, the way I do consultations for those at a distance. This way Agents will know (with the diversity of the market) what prospective buyers are looking for in a home and NOT looking for and it will give them confidence to work with someone that knows and understands the principles.  If I didn't explain this well, you're always welcome to call me!  And I'm keeping it green here :)

Ines, Thank you so much for your comment and I am very glad to see you've used Feng Shui and had good success with it.  I'm sorry that more people don't take advantage of it!  You would be my dream architect, you're exactly right, when I conveyed the look I was trying to achieve and finally saw it on paper I couldn't believe it!  He read up on Feng Shui so he did have an understanding of it and created something I only had in my head!!  We're hoping for approval and zoning to go through. Thank you again for your comment.

Apr 26, 2007 08:36 AM #9
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Ron Withers ----Retired Mortgage Professional
Kissimmee, FL

Carol,

A belated welcome to our group and thanks for your post. I don't think I fully grasp the Feng Shui concept and the Transcendental Blessing's but obviously there are those here that do. Come to think of it maybe a few of these blessings would help things along in my neck of the woods. Maybe I can Google this and learn a little more.  Again, welcome and best wishes.

Apr 26, 2007 11:37 AM #10
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Ron, thank you for your reply.  I should have started my FIRST post explaining WHAT it is...I'm a little late but I DO learn.  I'd like to take the misconceptions out of it and give people that don't know about it an understanding of it....thanks for the comment and opening my eyes :)
Apr 30, 2007 01:28 AM #11
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