5 Feng Shui Tips to Sell Your House

Make It Feng Shui Smart to Attract the Perfect Buyer

Dining room with feng shui smarts for house sale
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Knowing how to sell your house with feng shui will save you time, money and help avoid useless effort. The ancient art of feng shui has many "how to" tips that can help sell your house the easy way. So, if you plan to sell your house, or have been trying to sell your house for a while now, here are some easy feng shui tips to get the energy moving.

1. Go Outside

Step outside your duplex, your condo, your house, whatever it is that you are selling, and look at it from a bit of a distance. Better yet, do this little feng shui exercise with a friend who has not seen your house for a while. Quickly jot down all the thoughts and first impressions about your house that come to mind in the first 2-3 minutes.
Do not censor the information or get defensive; the more open you are to criticism, the better off you will be when presenting your house. You might think the big purple frog looks cool by your front door and is even good feng shui (no, it is not!); potential buyers, however, will not appreciate it. As with every sale, knowing how to sell your house is about selling a specific emotion, rather than the commodity itself. Be very mindful about the quality of energy at your main entrance; make it look fresh and inviting.

2. Go Fresh and Go Green

If you own a house, definitely invest in some landscaping; this will increase the value of your property, as well as attract better quality energy to your home. If you live in a duplex or a condo and there is not much "outside" to work on, focus on the main entrance and bring vibrant Chi, or energy to your main entry. Invest in a tall lush plant or a vase with fresh cut flowers, have good lighting, beautiful art; create a feeling of spaciousness and expansion with the strategic feng shui placement of mirrors, and even refresh the wall paint color.

3. Less is More

When you are preparing to sell your house the less personal, or used you make your house look, the better. Show to the best of your ability how the space can be used, but do not overdo it with personal touches. Create a spa feel in the bathroom, but do hide all your personal items (buyers do not need to know which toothpaste brand you prefer); make the kitchen smell and look good, but take it easy with displaying old recycled cans, etc. You get the idea.

4. Go for Good Energy

Most importantly, be aware of the very important feng shui energy triangle when getting ready to sell your house. The energy in the kitchen, the bathroom, and the bedroom is either making or breaking the house sale. Buyers need to know they will sleep well, eat well, and well, unwind well if they choose to buy your home. Treat the imagination of your potential buyers with respect: know how to ignite it, know how to sustain it throughout your home, and also know when to step back and let them take it from there.

5. Let Go

This might sound strange, but it is a very important final step in preparing your house for sale  (after you do all the work, of course!) People sometimes hold on to the houses they actually want to sell. It might happen on an unconscious level, or it might be just one family member that is resistant to the house sale and does not want to move. Understand that this energy dynamic can prevent a quick house sale and do your best to address the emotional issues underlying your house sale. After all, have you tried to give something to someone while at the same time holding on to it so tight? It can't happen. Be sure this dynamic is not present in your house sale and you will be well on your way to your new home.