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FENG SHUI- Selling a Home, Part I

Selling your home can be a daunting task. Dealing with realtors, strangerstouringyour home, and trying to keep your house neat and appealing can make you have second thoughts about moving. This is a time when you feel the competition of other sellers and the pressure of negotiation with total strangers.There are some feng shui principles that can help prepare you and enhance your home.

I've oftenbeen called to dofeng shui consultations solely to help sellers make their house morebuyer friendly. Some of the advice involvespractical feng shui physical changesbut some is more to give the seller a sense of control in an often stressful situation.

It's important to consider the amount of time a family has lived in the residence. This has been a "home" and the people living there have put their energy into making it one. Whether it's decorating or simply spending time there, an imprint is left by those who have lived there. My work as an Intuitive Designer is to help keep the family comfortable while awaiting the sale of their home, yet make the home appealing to a new owner.Sometimes the current owner gets frustrated when the home isn't selling, so providing small empowering ideas can be helpful to soothe troubled nerves.

The first thing I look at is similar to what realtorsdo when listing a property. I look at the front exterior. First thing (and a given in feng shui) is to be sure there's a wind chime hung outside the front entrance. It needs to be hung on the side of the door that opens (handle side, not hinge). This is to attract Chi (positive energy) to the front door where Chi is said to enter.

Next I look at the door itself and the area surrounding it. Is it chipped or peeling? Does it look welcoming? The three colors to attract Chi to the door are red, yellow and purple. This includes various shades and hues of each color and can be the color of the door, or plants and flowers leading to, or next to the door.

Speaking of plants and flowers it's important they are healthy and lush. It's best to remove dead or dried plantsbecause this can kill Chi before it enters the home. I advise clients to hang wreaths of silk flowers in the above colors on the door and to ALWAYS avoid hanging dried wreaths on the door as this too will keep Chi from entering.

Inside the house the owners need to eliminate as much clutter as possible and improve Chi flow which may involve an additional consultation. Disposing of dried flowersand unhealthy plants inside also is important. Potpourri and Eucalyptus are acceptable as long as they have their scent. Scent is a life force and beneficial but once they lose the scent they should be disposed of.

It's a good idea to begin packing unnecessary items. This not only clears away clutter but helps you feel you're moving forward and not stuck. Displayitems that denote luxury like fluffy, thick towels or expensive perfume bottles. These items will not only look appealing to buyers but help you feel more comfortable and content while you're still there.

It's important to know the feng shui position locations, especially the Helpful People position when selling a house. This is the position to the right front of the door when entering the house or room.

I advise sellers to prepare an "affirmation box" and place it in the Helpful People sector of the entry way and/or Living room. The instructions are in a previous article titled "Setting Intentions". It would be beneficial to affirm what they desire in the sale of the home. (I.E. "buyers will be a happy family to enjoy this house as much as we did" OR"we are offered and accept a fair price for our home") It's also a good idea to include the realtors business card...provided you like and have confidence in that realtor.

Another feng shui trick is to visually affirm the sale of the home by making a copy of the listingad or a photo picturing the property. Write SOLD across it and hang it where you can see it daily. Possibly carry with you or have it in a drawer at work.

Sharon Kasmira

More Feng Shui Articles: The Energy of Love | Using Scents | The Sound of Feng Shui | Color and Crystals
Science/Art/Superstition? | Storage Areas | Chi & Our Pets | The Use of Color | Furniture Placement | Living Plants
Hiring a Consultant | Chi on the Outside | Energies | Cleaning House | Books and Monsters | Crystals For Energy
Taking Colors Personally | Self Reflection | Bad Energy | Crystals | Stuff & Empowerment | Making a Home Altar
The Children Corner | The Career Corner | Buying A House | Selling A House, Part I | Selling A House, Part II
Mirrors | Setting Intention | Subtle Energies | Clearing the Clutter | The Marriage Corner

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