Using Feng Shui to Help Sell a Home

Feng Shui to sell a home
Courtesy: NAR

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

Chances are you’ve heard the phrase “Feng Shui.” But do you know what it means and how it can help you create a welcoming home?

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed thousands of years ago in China related to balancing a space’s energy. Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, so good feng shui came to mean good fortune.
If you’re looking to incorporate Feng Shui into your home – or a home you’re selling – try to follow a few simple tips.

Pay special attention to the front door

The front door  is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.

Don’t lose your Chi

Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.

Feng Shui and Bedrooms

The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection. Place the bed in a position that is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed diagonally in the farthest corner. Paint the room in colors that promote serenity, relaxation, and romance, such as soft tones of green, blue, and lavender.

Feng Shui and Dining Rooms

The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness. Make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. Use an attractive tablecloth to enhance the look of the table while also softening sharp corners.

Feng Shui and Windows

The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home. Getting the windows professionally cleaned will make the home sparkle and ensure that the view will be optimally displayed.

Source: Sell Your Home Faster With Feng Shui, by Holly Ziegler (Dragon Chi Publications, 2001)

The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 19,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.


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