Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How Does This Make You Feel?

Environmental psychologist Toby Israel, author of a new book, "Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place," says people's childhood homes have a profound effect on what kinds of homes they like best.

Before anyone buys, builds, rents or remodels, Israel believes they should consider what kind of living space satisfies them. One exercise she recommends for homebuyers is to draw a timeline of all the places they've lived for six months or more, circle those they liked best, then describe why.

She calls the result a "design psychology blueprint" that can help a real estate professional quickly identify what a client really wants.

Source: Star-Tribune, Jim Buchta (03/14/2009)© Copyright 2009 INFORMATION, INC. Bethesda, MD (301) 215-4688

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