CAN you attract a perfect buyer for your house, especially if your property has bad Feng Shui?
To sell your house, one of the most important things is to get the right energy, or qi, through the art of Feng Shui.
The ancient Chinese practice is meant to bring balance and harmony and it can ensure you’re not accidentally turning off buyers.
You would also need to keep the property clean and tidy, and perhaps take a kitchen cabinet upgrade or extensive home staging to appeal to your prospective buyer.
You will have to remove personal items such as family photos, souvenirs and knick-knacks; let go of clutter; clean and clear surfaces like kitchen counters and the bathroom sink; create ease of movement; show off storage space by clearing your closets, basements and garages; and overhaul the house with quick fixes to show that your house is well cared for and everything is in good working order.
But what if the house has bad Feng Shui because it is located at a T-juntion, faces high tension wires or a cemetery? What if your property is worth every cent, but because of where it is located you are not able to sell it?
US$22.5 MILLION MANSION SOLD IN SYDNEY
Daily Mail Australia reported last year that a Chinese billionaire sold his US$22.5 million (RM87.53 million) mansion in one of Sydney’s most prestigious areas because of “bad Feng Shui”.
The cause of negative Feng Shui reportedly stems from Fig Tree Point — a rock formation which sharply juts across the harbour and points towards the property.
Overseas investor Ying Li had been trying to sell the 5,150 square metre Beauty Point mansion on Bay Street, Mosman, since learning of its “negative Feng Shui” in 2015.
Ying bought the property in January 2012 for US$20 million, after another buyer viewed aerial images and decided against buying, it reported.
Sitting on the water’s edge, the estate has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, guest house and even its own boat shed with a slipway.
Ying’s sale is the second largest recorded in Mosman behind a US$24 million settlement for a property that was part of Kerry Packer’s will.
Other properties within Beauty Point have been given the tick of approval by Feng Shui experts.
Another Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo, bought a US$12.8 million luxury mansion in Beauty Point early last year because it had good Feng Shui.
Attracting Good Energy
A T-junction house is considered bad Feng Shui because it usually has very strong, attacking energy (called sha qi) pointing at it.
When preparing a house for sale, try attracting strong energy into the property. Some houses have better energy than others as defined by their location.
Spend more time and money on the main entrance to create a good Feng Shui. The type of door you have is very important for the overall energy of the house.
Place live “lucky” bamboo in the wealth corner of the house, and address “scent” as an important element.
If your property is in excellent shape but in a bad location, the advice given by Feng Shui consultants is to perform or participate in gratitude, releasing or blessing ceremony of some kind.
These ceremonies can be helpful in creating the energy that welcomes the potential new buyer while gently releasing the house and current house owner from one another.
A Feng Shui consultant said space clearing was important to release the old energy while supporting the energy that attracted a buyer.