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This was originally posted months ago. I know there has been some questions lately regarding Feng Shui and a Diverse Market and thought I would repost this in case it was overlooked.
I know that many Agents are having a somewhat difficult time with the diversity of clients they are getting. When targeting to a diverse market, both Asians and people of Indian Culture (where it is called Vaastu) are looking for different things. Feng Shui is a broad area, but here's a few tips to get them IN the front door:
The FRONT door, in many cultures, is considered the "Mouth of Chi." It is where all the good energy enters. If the front door is hindered or obstructed in any way, such as a branch casting a shadow or pointing at it, chances are they won't step inside. Also if there is anything obstructing the front door such as a tree or other object, they will see it as a sign that the energy cannot flow in. I am often asked about a tree that is directly in front of the front door, and depending how diverse your market is, it is sometimes cut down.
The pathway leading to the mouth of Chi is every bit as important. If possible, they like to see curved entrances instead of a straight line up to the door. If there is a straight line, placing solor lights to "grace the entrance way" is a good deflection and shows them you have addressed this issue.
Just the way many Americans feel strongly about the number 13 being "bad" luck (that's often why you won't see a 13th floor in a hotel), the Chinese in particular HATE the number FOUR. In Chinese translation, it sounds like the word "death" to them. Although I haven't found it to be effective for the Agents I work with, we are told to encircle the numbers on the house with yellow paint); the idea behind this is to keep the negative energy confined. Even with this method, however, if it means "death" they are not likely to even look at the home.
They feel it is important to be graced into a home. Aside from the obvious of keeping everything outside clean and the bushes cut back, they feel "graced in" by the use of Wind Chimes. These don't go overlooked and are seen as a sign of "Ringing in the Money" as are bells hung inside the front door from the knob.
We seek to achieve a balance in Feng Shui, based on the Yin/Yang theory. Having two outside plants (often small evergreens) on either side of the front door gives them a sense of balance and a sign of prosperity.
Finally, from the outside, people love to see the WORD "Welcome." It shoud be on the wreath (no dried flowers, please, a sign of dead energy!). And they don't see a welcome doormat. It gives them a sense that not only people are welcomed in, but also money and Good Chi.
And this is just to get them IN :) Here are some examples of what will attract them in:
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