Feng Shui is the sacred Chinese art of placement that is over 4,000 years old. It derives it's roots from the land. When done correctly, it empowers the homeowner (seller) to achieve peace and prosperity. Let me repeat, PROSPERITY.

To achieve prosperity in a sale, a seller not only has to Feng Shui the interior of the house, but also the land/yard that you own. Please realize that by the time the prospective buyer opens your front door and walks in, they have already made the decision if they are going to buy your home. Here are a few ways you can Feng Shui your property in preparation for a sale:

*House must have curb appeal. Objectively walk to the street and note all distractions that stand in the way of someone seeing and appreciating your home. Are the trees or bushes blocking windows or doors? Does the house lack a safe, well lit walkway to the front door? Or, is there a lack of any landscaping? Does the house look lonely and barren? Sprucing up the front yard helps generate more positive Chi' (life force energy) that is needed for buyer to get excited about your house.

*The Front Door Should Be a Welcome Portal To The Inside Of Your Home. Your front door should sparkle! Fresh coat of paint and polished or new door handle and lock. The doorbell should work and a new, clean welcome mat be placed outside. The door should open with ease and NOTHING should be on either side to block it. Place colorful planters or seasonal items, i.e. pumpkins to further call in the Chi'.

*De-Clutter The Inside Of The House AND Also The Outside Yard. It amazes me what people leave hanging around the outside of their homes. The cleaner your home and property is, the easier a prospective buyer will be able to envision themselves living there. If you have to, store any items that you do not really need.

Being mindful of your home's exterior and garden will help you set apart your property from the rest of the homes for sale. If you need any assistance or have any questions,please feel free to email me at: ellie@fengshuipower.com

Author's Bio: 

Ellie Marshall has studied with the most respected masters in the art of Feng Shui. She blends her Feng Shui training along with her corporate background at Seventeen Magazine, American Express and DDB Advertising, which make her a truly unique and intuitive Feng Shui Practitioner. Her area of expertise is working with and teaching large corporations, such as PepsiCo, Crain's Investment News & Houlihan Lawerence. She does on site residential and commercial consultations all over the world. She lives in Westchester County, NY and has a strong client base in New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County.

During her 1982 visit to China, she was honored by receiving a private tour of the Forbidden City & a rare, old Feng Shui book from a Feng Shui Grandmaster. Her love of this ancient art was then kindled. Ellie is a member of the International Feng Shui Guild.