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Feng Shui concepts to help a home sell

Brenda Kellen
Grand County Homes and Properties

Feng Shui teaches us how to arrange our living spaces in order to

enhance positive energy and harmony. Feng Shui is not a religion, but

rather an ancient design science based on natural laws and the flow

of beneficial energy, called “chi” within an environment. Feng Shui

is particularly effective in teaching you to clear your clutter and

it will show you how to emphasize the best features of your house and

property.

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow

feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.

1. Pay special attention to the front door, which 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.

2. 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.

3. The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and

protection, which 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.

4. 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.

5. 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)

” Brenda Kellen works for Omni Real Estate and sells in both Grand and

Summit counties and can be reached at (970) 485.1115 or

brenda@tombrenda.com.


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