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The Energetics of Real Estate: The Top Feng Shui Tips & Tricks for Home Buyers & Sellers

The perfect home goes beyond mere aesthetics and square footage. Whether you're in the market to buy your dream home or aiming to sell your property and move onto the next space, understanding and applying the principles of Feng Shui can make a profound difference.

In this post, we delve into the art and science of Feng Shui and how it can help you navigate the high-stress world of real estate transactions, ensuring that both buyers and sellers find their ideal match in the housing market.

"Home is the nicest word there is."

Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Home Hunters

Are you in search of a HOME, not just a house? If you long for a space that not only shelters you but also nurtures your well-being and fosters positive energy then the ancient art of Feng Shui might be the missing piece in your home-shopping puzzle.

Before you even begin your house-hunting journey, take a moment to clarify your intentions. What are your priorities? What kind of energy are you seeking in your new home? Answering these questions will help guide you towards spaces that align with your desires.

What to Look For...

In Feng Shui, the energy of your surroundings impacts your home's energy just as much as the interior. The location, orientation and site of your home is the top priority as it sets the energetic tone for all of its inhabitants. Choose an area where there is naturally nourishing energy and a stable and supportive history, siting, and neighborhood will attract opportunities for greater health, happiness and prosperity.

The following characteristics in particular can attract good fortune:

  • The Neighborhood: Take a close look at the neighborhood where the home is located. Is it vibrant and bustling with positive energy, or does it feel stagnant and dull? Look for homes located in healthy and vibrant neighborhoods, indicated by well-maintained homes and yards, clean streets, friendly faces and in proximity to a vital commercial district. Trust your instincts and choose a neighborhood that resonates with you energetically. When choosing between urban, suburban or rural homes, choose one that is the most energetically compatible with your family or lifestyle.

  • The Street: Ideally the building is positioned along a street with slow to moderate traffic and comfortable pedestrian activity

  • The Landscape: For new construction, choose land that exhibits an ‘armchair’- strong backing with a hill or treeline, soft support on both sides, and a wide, flat seat that overlooks a calming view. Ideally there will be a stable and supported backdrop behind the home, such as with a hill, mountain or tall fence. Ideally there will be scenic views with a pleasant and expansive perspective from front door, ideally facing south or a small, calming body of water.

  • The Yard: Opt for homes to be situated in the middle of a lot to symbolize a balanced interaction with the outside world. The backyard should be more elevated and larger than front yard, while the front yard is slightly sloping and expands at least 50 feet from street to front door. Ideally the right side of yard (when facing the house) will be visually busier than the left side. This is called the Green Dragon in traditional feng shui.

  • The Numerology: Look for homes whose numerology equal to 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, or 9- the most auspicious numbers in Feng Shui.

As far as the interior goes, look for...

  • The Layout: Opt for homes with a functional, symmetrical square or rectangular floorplan that promotes the smooth flow of energy throughout the space.

  • The Entrance: In Feng Shui, the entrance of a home is considered the "mouth of qi" – where energy enters. Look for homes with a welcoming, tidy and simple entrance that allows energy to flow freely.

  • Natural Light: Light is a symbol of positivity in Feng Shui, so prioritize homes with ample natural light. Look for homes with large windows, skylights, and open floor plans that allow light to penetrate every corner and create a bright and airy space.

  • Balance & Harmony. Look for homes that incorporate a mix of the 5 elements through natural materials, colors, and textures.

"A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams."

What to Avoid...

Stay away from homes ...

  • With obstructed pathways or cramped entryways, as they can block the flow of positive energy.

  • With narrow hallways, cramped rooms, or awkwardly shaped spaces, as they can disrupt the flow of Qi.

  • Bordering strong edges like large bodies of water, cliffsides etc as they’re more prone to unstable forces of nature

  • Near negative Chi areas (cemetaries, landfills, prisons, nuclear plant, abandoned buildings, powerlines etc)

  • Next to overly-yang municiple buildings such as schools, police/fire stations, or churches, and especially facilities with negative associations such as cemetaries, hospitals or prisons.

  • Near overly-yin structures like manufacturing plants, cell towers, transformers, or overhead powerlines or wires.

  • On culdesacs, one-way streets, dead-end streets or next to busy highways or other strong traffic patterns.

  • With poor drainage, or streams that go underground or flow away from house.

  • Where the previous owners suffered great misfortune like tragic death, divorce, substance abuse, bankruptcy, crime or other unlucky events. Note: If there is negative predecessor energy make sure to have the space cleared and blessed before moving in, and quarterly or annually from there.

  • Situated at T-intersection, culdesac, dead end street or in direction of a poison arrow such as a power line

Pro tip: When selling a home, use feng shui to stage the space so that it will attract the best buyer and highest offer in a quick and seamless process.

Selling A Home

Staging a home using the principles of Feng Shui can significantly enhance its appeal to potential buyers and help facilitate a swift and seamless sale.

  • Create a Welcoming Entrance: As mentioned before, the entrance of a home is crucial in Feng Shui as it sets the tone for all of the energy that enters the space. Make sure the entrance is clean, well-lit, and inviting to welcome potential buyers and visitors. To boost the curb appeal of your home, add a fresh coat of paint to the front door and place potted plants or flowers to attract positive energy.

  • Declutter: Clearing clutter is essential as it allows energy to flow freely throughout the space. Remove knick-knacks, excess furniture, and keep surfaces clean and organized to promote a sense of calm and clarity.

  • Deep Clean: Ensure the entire house is thoroughly cleaned, including floors, carpets, windows, and appliances. A clean home conveys a sense of care and maintenance.

  • Depersonalize: Minimize personal touches such as family photos and bold artwork t The goal is to create a neutral, open and inviting environment which allow buyers to imagine their own belongings in the space.

  • Neutralize Décor: Opt for neutral paint colors and décor to appeal to a wider range of buyers and create a blank canvas for them to visualize their own style.

  • Maximize Lighting: Well-lit spaces not only feel more spacious but also uplift the energy of the room. As such, make sure to maximize all of the lighting (both natural and artificial) in your staged home. YOu don't want visitors fumbling to find a light switch. Open curtains and blinds to let in sunlight, and strategically place mirrors to reflect light and brighten dark corners.

  • Arrange Furniture Thoughtfully: The arrangement of furniture can impact the energy flow in a room, so be mindful of how you position each piece. Arrange furniture in a way that encourages balance, conversation and connection, with clear pathways for energy to circulate. Avoid placing furniture in direct line with doorways or blocking windows, as this can disrupt the flow of Qi. Showcase the home's best features by arranging furniture to emphasize focal points such as fireplaces, architectural details, or scenic views.

  • Pay Attention to the Bedroom: The bedroom is a sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation, so create a peaceful and harmonious environment in this space. Choose a soothing color palette, invest in high-quality bedding and linens, position the bed diagonally across from the door for optimal energy flow and place bedside tables on both sides for balance.

  • Add Greenery: Incorporate fresh flowers, potted plants, or succulents to bring life and freshness into the home, enhancing its appeal.

  • Create Welcoming Outdoor Spaces: Stage outdoor areas such as patios, decks, and gardens with comfortable seating, colorful plants, and tasteful accessories to extend the living space and enhance curb appeal.

  • Address Repairs: Attend to any minor repairs or maintenance issues such as leaky faucets, chipped paint, or squeaky doors to present the home in its best possible condition.

  • Professional Photography: Invest in professional photography to capture high-quality images that showcase your staged home effectively in online listings and marketing materials.

  • Cultivate a Sensory Experience: Some home sellers swear by the trick of baking cookies before a showing. You may decided to diffuse essential oils like lavender, citrus or rosemary. Avoid synthetic air fresheners at all costs.

  • Incorporate Symbols of Abundance. Bouquets of fresh flowers and a bowl of 9 lemons or oranges are great ways to subliminally shift and elevate the energy.

"Owning a home is a keystone of wealth - both financial affluence and emotional security."

Suze Orman

Wrapping It Up

Using a ‘feng shui lens’ when buying, building or selling a home is a wise investment on many levels. Assuring that there is high quality Chi in the land and location of your home will ultimately save you time and money, decreasing the liklihood of future stress or conflict and adding to the home's longterm resale value.

By incorporating Feng Shui principles into your home-buying (or selling) process, you can create a space that not only meets your practical needs but also supports your overall well-being. Happy house hunting, and cheers to a lifetime of health, happiness, peace and prosperity!

Unsure about the Feng Shui of a potential home? Consider consulting a Feng Shui expert! As a IFSG-certified Red Ribbon professional, I can help provide valuable insights and recommendations based on the energy of the space, helping you to make an informed decision that aligns with your intentions and desires. I look forward to connecting soon!

"Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends."


Erin is a certified feng shui consultant, energy healer, wellness coach, and holistic growth strategist.

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