Real Estate Feng Shui

FENG SHUI for REAL ESTATE

Feng shui is very important in real estate. Schedule a feng shui consultation if you’re getting ready to sell, looking to buy, or have already moved in and are ready to establish harmony in your new home or office.

Ideas if BUYING

Really look below the surface of nice landscaping and a decorative remodel to see the basic bones of a property. Property is too expensive and serious to purchase based on emotional reactions, but do tune in to your emotions about the general feeling of a place.

After viewing property with a real estate broker or agent at the open house, then stop by to see it again late at night. Sense how the area feels at different times of the day. Return on a weekend night to hear sound levels, and get an idea of nightlife. Imagine yourself living there, and if it doesn’t feel right then keep looking. 

 

Location Location Location

It can get loud with too much energy if living next to a busy highway, fire or police station, mortuary or cemetery, school, or church. So don’t live too close any of these active places, especially a cemetery. But a business is different. Then you want action. 

A business can be lucky at a T-intersection or corner because it can be seen by more people. But this is not good for a private residence because it is too much energy. So live a block or two off the main high street.

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Dead end streets are a dead end, as are cul-de-sacs that have you going in circles, and are to be avoided. Also avoid odd short streets where it is difficult to find you — unless you want to be a secluded Hermit. A busy residential street can be OK, but you will travel more.

Research, and then research again, to not buy a home on a flood plain! Even if you need to go to county or city records, research this history of the plot of land you are considering. Many issues can be fixed during a feng shui consultation, but not this.

Another hard to fix is a home on an exposed hilltop and ocean cliff. Remember, no big drop offs. If close to a body of water, be a few blocks away, especially now with sea levels rising. 

Avoid land where the yard drops down. You do not want a property where the back slopes downward. You want flat land, or land that gently slopes up behind the property— not a yard that drops off behind a building. A home is best on solid earth, not a home on stilts or partially stilted. The best floor plan is a lot that is a square or rectangle, not an odd shape. 

 

In The Home

Bedrooms located in the back of a home are best for quiet and restful sleep. Add a door between the bedroom and bathroom if needed in a large bedroom suite, or separate the two rooms by adding a curtain or screen.Look for a layout where the bed is placed in a commanding position so that the entry way is visible while in bed, but not in a direct line with the bed. See page 50 of TAOIST ASTROLOGY for info about the commanding position. 

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The kitchen sink and refrigerator, which represent the element Water, should be separate from the stove, which represents the element Fire. A bathroom in the center of the home is not lucky. It’s best if one bathroom wall is aligned with the exterior wall of the property.

 A single level home is luckier than a split level home. A home with a central spiral staircase is not considered fortunate. Also not recommended are ceiling beams or skylights located directly above the bed, stove, or desk. Ceiling beams can be painted the color of the ceiling to lighten them, unless the beams are part of the design.

In many modern buildings, interior floor-to-ceiling windows are too yin, but can be corrected with window coverings, like Roman shades to cover the bottom third of the window.

 

LUCK FOR SELLERS 

LotusFlowerWhiteBeauty attracts, clutter repels! So no litter or clutter anywhere.

Clean out closets and cupboards. You might even have to stage what’s in the closets. Paint the closet interior a clean white matte or semi-gloss to make the closet fresh. Windows should be clean, and decorated with simple window treatments. No Venetian blinds or wooden shutters that can cast shadows like knives.

Be sure to have an impeccably clean garage. If items are stored, balance them on shelves or in a covered container. For shelving, place heavier items on the bottom shelves and lighter things on the top shelves.

Remember the importance of natural sunlight and good lighting. You might need to add lighting to a room when showing it, especially lighting up a dark corner. Repaint rooms in light and simple colors to feel cleaner. At least paint the living room an off white matte or semi-gloss. Raise or remove ceiling fans to make ceilings feel higher.

Light and Luck

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Good feng shui is present when rooms have interior light, sunlight and ventilation. When staging to sell, make every room bright. Nothing should be dark, gloomy, or cave like, even basements or den rooms. On the day of your open house, use an organic orange spray or bake cookies for an inviting aroma. Make sure to avoid pet smells, with no animals on the premises. Open houses on or near a full Moon are better attended than events scheduled during or close to a dark Moon. Lunar phase info.

Curb Appeal

Before you arrive at a property to buy or sell, observe the surroundings. Make sure the outside is appealing and inviting! A solid, well-constructed home that does not have curb appeal is a hard sell. Improve curb appeal by cleaning up outside. Add round-leaved plants or flowers along the driveway or walkway, have an easily identified entrance, and clear address numbers. Upon entry, create a bright open entrance foyer with a rug.

Furniture and Identity

Having furniture arranged in the house gives your buyers an idea of where to place the big items such as beds and couches. But be careful; too-large furniture makes a home seem small.

Depersonalize the space so the buyer feels that they are moving onto a fresh, new home. So remove family photos, religious items, trophies, diplomas, and personal awards.

Art and Silk Flowers

Use wall art or mirrors that make rooms look larger. If you keep art for the open house, it should be hung at eye level. For good feng shui, remove any violent or chaotic imagery. In the bathroom, the toilet seat should be down and shower curtains closed. Silk floral arrangements are fine, but remove dried plants and potpourri.

Swimming Pools

If you have a pool behind the home, add shrubbery to separate the pool from the rest of the property. For health reasons, avoid chemicals and use reverse osmosis, saline, or another healthy way to maintain your pool.

 

5 FENG SHUI TIPS for your REAL ESTATE OFFICE

1. Open up the entrance. Keep it clean with an inviting welcome mat. And be sure that the address numbers are big and clear so your customers can easily find you.

2. Art, posters, or any decorations on the walls should relate to the purpose of your business, not your personal interests.

3. Consider the first things seen, and smelled, when someone enters. This sets the tone and makes a first impression. 

4. Sit facing the entrance, but not in the direct line from the entry. Do not sit with your back to the door. 

5. Customers and clients should enter a tidy environment or they will think you are lazy. Clutter must be removed.

 

Apply the Ba-Gua map in your office

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The far left corner is the wealth area. This matters in business!
The far right corner is the relationship area.
The middle of the back wall is the reputation/fame area.
These three areas are most important for your career.

Other areas of your office are:
The near left corner is the knowledge area.
The near right corner is the helpful people area.
The center near the entry is the career area.
The mid-wall to your right is the creativity/children area.
The mid-wall to your left is the health/family area.

These basic feng shui principles are useful, whether you’re buying, selling, or updating a space for business. For more detailed guidance and solutions, schedule your feng shui consultation to create balance in your environment.

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