Feng Shui and Real Estate — The Perfect Couple


Whether you’re searching for a home in Beverly Hills CA, or Moorhead, MN, acquiring a property is one of the most important decisions anyone can make in a lifetime. Buying or selling real estate can be so overwhelming, especially, when you don’t know what property to choose or what to do when searching for a new home. Selling a home, scouting out a new location for a business, or buying multiple properties is when you should, not only hire a qualified real estate agent, hire a Feng Shui expert as well. Yet, the optimal time to call in a Feng Shui expert is even before a home is built. 

Some people say, they have a gut feeling when they find the right property; they just feel like they’re home. But, why not have some basis to form that feeling. Your gut is probably a good indication that you’re on the right track and the property is the right choice for you. Yet, the placement and direction of the home or business, in question, can be analyzed before a purchase is made. This gives you more than a gut feeling; it gives you choice information.

An energy analysis can also be done, to make sure that the property is compatible with its inhabitants. Water, tree, fire, metal and earth are the elements that are contained in the Chinese five-element-theory. This theory goes hand-and-hand with Feng Shui concepts. It is the core of Feng Shui.  Why not use this knowledge to purchase or sell a property. The Chinese have been doing it for thousands of years; they thought enough of their ancestors to hire a Feng Shui practitioner. It all began by looking for the best location for a grave site: 

When Chinese pictorial writing began about 5,000 years ago, it is believed that Form Feng Shui was being practiced. This was about the same time, in Puyang, a Chinese city located in northeastern Henan Province , that constellations, depicted in mosaics of a dragon and tiger, were discovered at the burial site of a six-foot-man. On the floor, at the base of the tomb, made from cowrie shells, a white tiger was placed in the west and an azure dragon in the east. 


    Paint your door, if it’s in disrepair. Your front door is the mouth of ch’i (energy). Brick-red is always a ch’i enhancing color but know the direction your home faces and use that directional color to provide more energy within the home: North–creamy white; NE– stark white; East–green; SE– deep green; South– red to purple; SW—Black or White; West–deep maroon. NW- Gray, or Precious metal colors

    Trim bushes and shrubs if they are blocking your windows. Clip them below the window frames. This will allow vibrant energy to enter your home. If greenery is blocking your front door, clear or prune trees and plants to make an unobstructed walkway or path; this will facilitate and bring radiant ch’i to your entrance. 

    Cut and trim your lawn. Or sweep and clean your sidewalk, if you live in an urban area. Clear any debris that is on the outside of your home. Store trash and recycle containers in an out-of-the-way space, the back of your home or in the garage, if you have one. “Curb appeal” brings more potential buyers.

    Hang a wind chime or flag near the front of your home, to attract and disburse good energy.

    Get rid of clutter; put things in their proper place. Throw away old newspapers & magazines, if they’re cluttered around the house.

    Dust and wipe all tables and countertops. If your budget permits, buy flowers & place them in a vase, where they can be seen as a welcoming for walk-throughs.

    Freshen-up the bathroom. Keep bathroom doors closed and toilet seats down. 

    Clean your kitchen stove until it shines, as well as the oven and refrigerator. Spot clean your kitchen floor every time your house is being shown. A clean kitchen can be the number one asset in selling your home.

    Pick-up clothes in the bedrooms and make the beds. Do not throw clothing in the closet just to get it out of the way; hang up everything. Keep shoes in the closet–not under the bed. You can also check Doors22 for glass closet doors.

    Light a scented candle, or 30 minutes before you show your home, cook ¼ cup of cinnamon with 1 cup of water in a frying pan, until the aroma drifts throughout the house. The cinnamony fragrance will trail throughout your home, like you just baked a wonderful dessert, suggesting a comfortable, at-home feeling to potential buyers. 

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