Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Don't Say 'Welcome' with Bad Feng Shui?

Hello again!  In browsing through my pictures for my post on Welcome Mats and the importance of the entrance to your house, I came across the picture below.

This is a gorgeous home.  The owner's had this cactus next to their grand front door entrance.  It was beautiful and healthy--but all wrong for the message you want to send potential buyers.
Stager Linda
Cactus equals cold and prickly.  Cold and prickly at your entrance is just plain old unfriendly--bad Feng Shui. 

It was replaced with a container of colorful annuals. 

Subliminal? Maybe. But don't you think it is better to error on the side of caution?

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    1. I always love when you, as a retired realtor, endorse me!

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  2. you know it is subliminal because that pot and that cactus is darn cute! but certainly not cheerful...I'm sure it had a nice place to be put that would give a good shui somewhere else

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    1. Oh yes, the cactus was moved to a lower patio.

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  3. This is so funny, I never would have thought of this. You are right. Great advice, as usual.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, the owner's kind of scratched their head until they thought about it and agreed.

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  4. Always wondered why I didn't really like cactus - cold and prickly. Not very welcoming at all.

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    1. Hey Heather! Glad you are back. Yes, cactus are cool as living sculpture but not warm and welcoming.

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