Selling a home with Feng Shui in mind may lead to a fast sale! Reducing clutter in a room can be an overwhelming task for many sellers. Many Realtors recommend the traditional Chinese practice of Feng Shui.
The basis of Feng Shui is to arrange items to harmonize with surrounding spiritual forces. The ancient practice hit mainstream sellers several years ago,and now real estate professionals are joining in on the harmonizing bandwagon. The idea is that potential buyers may feel more comfortable and happy in a home that is arranged a’la Feng Shui.
Selling your home involves creating a feeling that buyers will have about the home space…..Don’t be alarmed if your home’s front door faces west instead of east or is more southwestern than Asian. Creating a little Zen in your den will help raise its chi – and the possibility of a sale.
Here are a few tips to bring a bit of Feng Shui into your home and life.
> Simplicity Sells. Remove excess clutter and knick knacks from the room. Potential buyers feel uncomfortable and cramped when surrounded by an abundance of personal belongings that are not their own.
> Look Toward the Light. National sunlight creates a feeling of warmth and happiness. Make use of all windows that bring in the sunlight by pulling back the heavy drapes and raising the blinds.
> Yin/Yang. Place candles and potted plants around the room to create a feeling of balance with nature. When selecting a type of plant for the room, choose those that have round leaves to create a feeling of completeness.
> Come-in, Chi. Opening the windows for at least 20 minutes a day lets in fresh air (and chi), reduces odor and brings a feeling of fresh energy to the space.
> Pack up the Walking Shoes. An accumulation of shoes by the front door can be very uninviting to newcomers. Gather the family footwear and store them out of the way. Walkways to and from the front door should always be clear and welcoming.