Did you know that May is National Moving Month and over the next four months armies of people will be “on the move?” It seems that as soon as schools close their doors for the summer, millions of families will be changing their addresses. This army of families will be joined by the newly graduated, the newly married and anyone else wanting to capitalize on the more favorable weather conditions.
There are plenty of good Feng Shui tips to keep you steady while you pack: giving yourself enough time, getting organized, reducing clutter and asking for help. But what about managing the stress involved in choosing a new place to live? A good first step is to choose a realtor whose energy matches your own. He or she will be an effective partner in finding a great place for you to call your own.
It would be an added benefit if your realtor has been trained in or at the very least is familiar with Feng Shui principles. Local realtor, Esther Drourr of McEnearney Associates, Inc. in McLean, VA, has a Feng Shui expert on her high performance team who is available to help when needed. Esther is a long time Feng Shui advocate who uses her extensive knowledge to enlighten buyers about the balance and movement of Chi in and around a house. Esther knows that there are no perfect houses but there are Feng Shui solutions to just about every problem.
The real estate industry has always been aware of the importance of location. From a Feng Shui perspective, good location, location, location equals good Feng Shui, Feng Shui, Feng Shui. Houses with great curb appeal are a good sign that Chi is abundant. Pay attention to what your heart tells you when you first pull up to a prospective house. Trust your initial impressions whether positive or negative. Your realtor can provide you with the information you need to evaluate the strengths and imbalances of a property you are considering. Only you can provide the inner knowing as to whether or not this is the right place for you.
What’s going on around the property? Are the other homes and businesses in the area smiling back at you? Are there power lines, cell phone towers, electric transformers and construction cranes in sight? Objects in the immediate vicinity can influence the Chi of a site for better or for worse.
What’s going on across the street? Are there happy lively places like schools, parks, and libraries or facilities like hospitals, cemeteries and funeral homes where sadness is often the order of the day? Is the home too near the highway, too near the airport or nearby the local quarry where they regularly blast the earth? Places in the immediate vicinity can influence the Chi of a site for better or for worse.
Try to get a history of the property. Ask questions like, “What happened on the land before the house was built, are the sellers moving because of financial or personal difficulties or are the sellers moving because of a promotion or other positive factor?” People and events can influence the Chi of a site for better or for worse.
Everyone wants to have a home that nurtures them and restores their spirit. When it comes to selecting a new place to live, you want to be able to stand outside a property and say “This is where I want to live.”