From the Back Cover
Author of Harmonious Environment, The Grand Prize Winner of The 15th Annual International Writer's Digest Book Awards and Best New Non-Fiction USA National Best Books 2008.
Praise for Harmonious Environment
It's a handbook for those wanting to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle in harmony and balance with nature. Harmonious Environment provides principles to help individuals get started on their creative journeys." Robin Farrell Edmunds, ForeWord Magazine
Hartie brings together a perfect blend of the practical and the magical to help us recapture the simplicity that modern society has stolen away." Jim Barnes, Independent Publisher Highlighted Title Winner
Clearly written, cleanly organized, and enthusiastically presented, this is an unusual and eclectic addition to anyone's home improvement library." P. Miller, Fearless Reviews
"Following each of the nine steps will prepare your home and highlight its best features. Ms. Hartie's book outlines a comprehensive plan that starts with very basic steps, from purchasing sturdy storage containers for the de-cluttering phase to cleaning every space in the home with eco-friendly cleaning products to present a perfect environment. She recommends the appropriate visual accents that draw in a buyer and appeal to their senses in a positive way. The importance of setting a scene of serenity and spaciousness is highlighted. In explaining the traditional feng shui principle that what surrounds us affects the way we feel, she artfully incorporates practical information with secrets and tips to improve the feng shui and stage each area to its best use.
Not enough can be said about the wisdom of pricing your home right, knowing about current market trends and how to deliver what today's buyers want. If you want to sell your home and maximize your return, this book is right for you. Read on, take notes, take action, and prepare to dazzle potential buyers!"
Elise M. Barry, Association Executive, Manhattan Association of REALTORS (added by author)
About the Author
Norma Lehmeier Hartie is an award winning author, speaker, Green Feng Shui Staging Designer and the originator of the practice Harmonious Adjustments. She has a New York State Real Estate license, but is not currently practicing. Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet won The Grand Prize in the Writer's Digest 15th Annual Book Awards, and was the Award Winner for Best New Non-Fiction USA National Best Books 2008. Norma is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and attended Parsons School of Design and SUNY Stony Brook University. She has also studied Feng Shui and Dowsing with leaders in the fields. The New York resident lives with her husband and Pug.
Norma offers professional training programs in Harmonious Adjustments, as well as seminars and workshops on other subjects (added by author)