How to Feng Shui Your Home to Attract More Buyers

By Kristie Kwok on 6 Jan 2014
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How to feng shui your home to attract more buyers

Many Asian buyers would not consider a property that is Feng Shui inappropriate
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Selling your home is all about making it attractive to potential buyers, so it is important that you cater your property to suit the growing number of Feng Shui driven people.

Even if you consider this ancient art a bizarre superstition, it is still worthwhile to take simple steps to improve the Feng Shui in your home for an upcoming inspection. 

It has been well-documented that potential buyers for Australian properties are increasingly of an Asian origin.  Chinese investment in Australia alone has tripled between 2007 and 2012. 

As many Asian buyers would not consider a property that is Feng Shui inappropriate, you need to adapt your home if you would like to widen your net of potential buyers.

You don’t need to hire a consultant to improve Feng Shui of your property, though it could be invaluable to receive tailored advice.

Channelling Vital Energy Through Layout and Objects

Followers of Feng Shui believe there is energy in all things living or inanimate. 

The layout of a house and the objects inside play a big part in determining its flow of vital energy.  Feng Shui is all about enhancing positive energy and mitigating anything negative.

Enhancing The Energy of Living Spaces to Improve Feng Shui

Different areas around the home represent different aspects of life such as, career, wealth, relationships, wellbeing and family. 

Enhance positive energy in these zones by making sure they are uncluttered and filled with light.  If your house is too small to have different zones, the use of mirrors can help to create added space.

Channelling Vital Energy

Enhance positive energy in your home<br />Photo: Steve Webster

Don’t Leave Negative Energy in the Home you are Selling

Feng Shui conscious buyers will want to know why you are leaving your home to understand the sort of energy that has been flowing through your property. 

According to Elisabeth Jensen, a psychic based in Adelaide, if you have been feeling sad about leaving your family home, you need to make sure you say goodbye to each room as well as your garden to remove any negative energy from the property. 

Do-It-Yourself Feng Shui Tips for the Home

Below are other general Feng Shui tips:

1. Ensure rooms are uncluttered for free flowing energy.

2. Avoid gloomy colours, low ceilings and dark corners.

3. As the energy coming through the front door is associated with prosperity, the path to this door should be wide and well lit, with the door opening inwards to welcome energy in.

4. If you can see the back door from the front door, then use a screen or reposition furniture so that the energy coming in through the front will not go straight out the back.

5. Remove sharp or pointed objects inside the home.

6. Remove any dead plants.

For those who are interested, the Association of Feng Shui Consultants (AFSC) also offers fantastic resources

About the Author

Kristie Kwok is a Street News writer and a fully qualified chartered accountant with a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance degree. Kristie has a passion for all aspects related to property. She also has a strong interest in the economy and financial markets. Kristie has worked for reputable corporates such as KPMG UK, UBS, Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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