Sell Your Real Estate Fast Using Feng Shui

By: Candace Czarny

Selling your home in today's market has never seemed more difficult. In fact, more people are scrambling to try any sort of real estate advice in order to make the sale of their home smoother as well as to attract buyers. From burying statues of St. Joseph in the yard to rearranging furniture, it seems that everyone has the 'cure' for the slow housing market. But through all this, an ancient practice of creating harmony in one's environment might hold the answers to selling your house -Feng Shui. In fact, Feng Shui real estate tips have been proven so successful that more people than ever are trying their hand in this four thousand year old philosophy.

The idea of Feng Shui real estate works under the principle that everything is interwoven and connected to each other. In knowing that, it's easy to see that if you change one thing in your environment, it will affect the way something else works. On the other hand, Feng Shui also relates to motion and movement in our lives. Everything is constantly changing and adjusting because of the changes that continue to happen. This creates not only excitement in terms of the possibility of change, but also the very real probability that you can do things to promote this change. In learning to balance these kinds of energies, Feng Shui real estate practices will allow you to finally sell your home.

To begin, your Feng Shui real estate focus should be on the main doorway into the home. This entranceway is symbolic of how energy and positive things enter the home, so when you want to increase the flow of energy, it's a common sense place to begin. The main concern for the entrance is that it not be blocked in any way. From the street, it should be clearly visible, without any obtrusive trees or branches covering it up. When it is covered up in any way, this can hinder the flow of energy inside. Surrounding the door, you should remove anything that is dead or dying as this also creates the idea of death-like energy. The windows should be clean and easy to seen into, and the door should be in good repair, easy to open. You may also want to place a red ribbon or bow on the front door as red symbolizes goodwill and strength, increasing the positive energy associated with your home.

As you move into your home, the front interior space near the door is also a place to look into Feng Shui for real estate adjustments. This area should be well lit and easy to move through. Just as with the front door, any problems with entering this space can create energetic flow problems too. Any clutter that might be sitting around this space will also need to be removed, as energy can become trapped in this 'stuff' and cause disturbances as well as a sense of being trapped. Create a focal point of beauty in this area as well - perhaps some fresh flowers, a brightly colored picture, or a clear crystal to create beams of light.

In Feng Shui real estate, the biggest and most common concern for any home is the amount of clutter that is present. Energetically speaking, this creates a sense of staleness in terms of energy as well as disrupts the overall energy flow. Think of clutter as an obstacle course for the energy that is sweeping through your home. When there is a lot of clutter, the energy can become stifled and stuck. But when the area is clean of clutter, energy can move freely. Try to make a point of removing any obvious (and hidden) clutter in your home before you show your home to buyers, but it's also not a bad idea to remove it from your life entirely.

Hidden clutter in closets can also be detrimental to good Feng Shui. Real estate energy can become trapped in these areas, even if the buyers never see them. Plus, removing the old things that you no longer use creates a new energy in your home and the act of giving these old things to charity or your local thrift store also increases Feng Shui energy flow.

Before you show your home to anyone, look around to see if there are any areas that might seem to be congested in terms of furniture placement or arrangement. Rooms with many pieces of furniture can feel stuffy and claustrophobic - hindering both the Feng Shui real estate energy of the room as well as the overall visual cues of space. When a buyer walks in, they want to see that the space is open and spacious. Try moving your furniture around to create this feeling of larger, more open areas. And if the room still seems too crowded, perhaps it's time to remove a piece of furniture from the space - give the positive energy a place to move!

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