10 Ways Preparing A Property For Sale Is A Lot Like Yoga

10 Ways Preparing A Property For Sale Is A Lot Like Yoga

Regular readers will know I started an absolute beginner yoga class in November.  Training my body to move in certain, specific  ways has been more of a challenge that I thought it would be, but it’s been paying dividends in ways I could not have imagined. 

Had been contemplating it for a while, but it was an act of faith I was finally ready for. And by ‘act of faith’ I mean because I was finally really looking to change things up, the analytical brain took a back seat and the sensing, intuitive heart takes over.

Have noticed many of my thoughts as a novice mirror those of people I meet and speak with about preparing their property for sale.  Some see its apparent simplicity and equate it with little worth.  But even if they-sellers and agents/brokers alike-vaguely sense it could be a good thing, but will derail and frustrate  themselves  by struggling with what (they think) it takes to get there. 

Here are 10 ways I’ve found yoga to be identical in how the refreshed home approaches preparing properties for sale:

You start with an open mind and a willing attitude.

The focus is on what you CAN do…not what you can’t do.

There is trust and respect: You trust the instructor to guide you to the best standard,  the instructor respects your limits.

There is no judgement.

You work with what you have, and do the best you can.

It can take you out of your comfort zone.

You use props to help get the best possible results.

There is a commitment to the process, and to doing the best you can.

It can be uncomfortable.

It can free you up from stupid stuff, and you will literally breathe easier.


Preparing a property is a business decision, and a life decision. You are choosing to plan, and make decisions, so you can get on with your life.  If your space, stuff, or circumstances are dragging you down, we should talk about how to change that. 

Just call, and start the conversation. It’s really that easy.