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Sell Your House with Feng Shui
Following are 9 Ways to Help it Sell Faster and Easier
by Kathryn Weber The Red Lotus Letter
From determining pricing to having to keep a home "show ready," marketing a house is always a challenge. Homeowners want to get the sale as quickly as possible. Here are nine feng shui tips to help your house sell faster:
1. Engage the senses.
Prospective buyers must be engaged in every way possible.
Use lots of horizontal space, clear off all the tops of everything; dressers, counters, shelves. Draw the eye to the corner diagonal from the door of each room. This makes the room feel larger.
Make sure all entries and rooms can be entered easily, comfortably, that there are no mirrors opposite any door. Keep your home from being "dead still" by keeping something moving, such as ceiling fans.
Sounds good: Place a fountain close to the front of the house or keep music playing at all times, especially in the northwest corner of the house.
Smells good: Earth's scents are the most appealing. Opt for cinnamon and pine scents rather than floral or vanilla scents.
2. Sales are made by first impressions.
The front door is THE most important area of the house. Keep it immaculate, with lights turned on in front, at in the foyer, a new doormat, and something on either side of the front door, such as two pots of lush, healthy plants and flowers.
3. Be ready to move.
To assist you over the mental hurdle of leaving, buy the new owners a small gift such as a new front door mat or crystal candy dish, chocolate is excellent feng shui.
More importantly, start moving out. Yes, that's right. You want a buyer's energy to come into the house, right? Well then, give it room to come in by putting a lot of the excess stuff you don't need into a rented storage unit. Ask any Realtor, they'll tell you that they wish all their sellers would do this! It makes more space and it gives you a jump start on packing. From a feng shui perspective, it symbolically creates room for another family to move in. They visualize their "stuff" in the home, their "life" in the home, not yours.
4. Correctly place the For Sale sign.
Make sure the "for sale" sign is to the right of the front door as you look at it. This is the yang, or energetic, side of the house.
5. Make a "Welcome Vignette."
Have a table in the foyer or front room of the house, on the right as you enter the front door, with business cards, literature, a bowl of nice candies, and small vase of fresh flowers. Put this on a red-colored cloth. Make sure business cards are in a holder so they are not "laying down" on the job.
6. Energize the helpful people sector.
The northwest corner of a home is considered the "helpful people" area - important for sales. Activate it with music playing here.
7. Focus on the kitchen.
Kitchens are prosperity and health areas. Insist on clear counters, clean, organized pantry, wastebaskets and knives out of sight. Place a small, lush plant and jar full of cookies on the counter.
8. Get growing.
Make sure there are no plants touching the house, this draws energy away from the house. No spindly plants, they make the house seem like it's dying, too. And no dead plants whatsoever. Give all the plants in and around your house a good sprucing up!
9. Insist that bathroom doors remain shut.
Buyers should never see a toilet when they enter a house or a room. Toilet lids should remain down and doors to bathrooms should always be closed.
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