Everybody has at least heard of it: Feng
Shui — the ancient Chinese art of living in harmony with your
surroundings. Applying feng shui to make your Soldotna
open house a hit may seem like a stretch, but not after we’ve been introduced
to how much common sense it makes. Homeowners who are open to taking advantage
of every angle to sell their home can readily apply some feng shui principles
to good effect. And they don’t have to become students of mysticism in the
Here are three feng shui principles that
can improve your home before an open house:
1. Allow the free flow of energy
Feng shui imagines that the vital energy
called “Chi” should flow freely through your home. You don’t have to
believe in an invisible power to make use of this principle – just think of Chi
as water. Stand at your front door and picture how water would flow from the
entrance and room to room, then pick out the places where it would stagnate.
Before your open house, clear out any furniture that might impede movement and
the flow of the water (the Chi). As an agent, I can help you spot which pieces
of furniture are so heavy or bulky that they block the natural “flow” of the
house, improving every visitor’s walk-through in the process.
2. Pay attention to lighting
Lighting is an important part of feng
shui: softening being the key theme. You should favor soft lights, which
are understood to promote positive energies (think ‘cheerful moods’). When
lighting a particular room, favor multiple light sources instead of single
bright lights. For a daytime open house, allow sunlight to enter by making sure
you unblock the windows and open blinds and curtains.
3. Remove clutter
Clutter represents darker, stagnant
energy that will sap the positive energies of your home. This is one place
where my experience and feng shui couldn’t be more in harmony: clutter can
really impede the sale of an otherwise fine home. Remove clutter from view,
storing it away during your open house or showing. Keep your decor to a
minimum: the space will seem to open up (not to mention how it will free up the
flow of Chi!).
You don’t have to become a feng shui
master to take advantage of some of its simple design principles that can lead
to a more successful Soldotna open house.
If you’re looking to sell a home and seek an agent with proven creative
marketing techniques, contact me anytime. I will be honored to provide you with
a complimentary consultation.