Feng Shui For Selling or Buying Properties

Feng shui for selling properties

Feng shui can help with making the property more sellable and desirable for potential buyers. I offer onsite and online/remote feng shui advice to help with the sale of the property.

My feng shui consultation for selling properties includes:
• All aspects of feng shui (Bagua, placement, colours, layouts, orientations, images, symbols, etc)
• Checking Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): geopathic stress and solutions, advice on EMF /electromagnetic smog pollution, dirty electricity and solutions
• Interior design advice to make the property look right for the potential buyers

Fee: depends on the location and if it’s remote/distant consultation or onsite.
To book a feng shui consultation please email me or call me on +44 7956 288574

Feng shui for buying properties

Buying your next home is an important decision on many levels, financially, emotionally, mentally, health-wise and even spiritually. Feng shui, vastu, environmental psychology and environmental sciences, as well as Sick Building Syndrome, studies can help to make the best choice when it comes to purchasing your property. I combine the ancient wisdom of feng shui with modern sciences to give you the most comprehensive advice regarding your next home.

Watch my talk about buying and selling properties with feng shui / part 1 – part 2 further on the page

Buying properties as an investment with feng shui in mind
Making money on property is not necessarily quick and easy. As with any investment, the essential approach is to treat it as a business investment rather than an emotional one – this way you get clarity, distance and your decisions will be rational and hopefully based on common-sense. The basic ways to make money from real estate are to let it out or make a profit in the future if you sell it for more than you paid for it. To make a good profit, you need to pick a property well which will rise in value faster than the local market trend. There are three approaches to do this which are:
1. buying in an ‘undervalued’ area where prices will go up
2. making the property bigger
3. making it better with good design and feng shui
If you can win on any two of these approaches, you’ll be making money.

Buy land
You can also follow Mark Twain’s advice to ‘buy land; they’re not making it any more’, hoping that one day, treehuggers will buy it.

For novel investment, ideas check ‘101 Extraordinary Investments: Curious, Unusual And Bizarre Ways To Make Money’ by Toby Walne 

My feng shui consultation for buying properties includes:
• Choosing the best property available in the area
• All aspects of feng shui (Bagua, placement, colours, layouts, orientations, directions, images, symbols, etc).
• Checking Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): geopathic stress and solutions, advice on EMF /electromagnetic smog pollution, dirty electricity and solutions

How to talk down a sale price
With the right strategy, you can still bargain for a discount. 1) Be prepared – when you have your funds organised, then your offer will be accepted quicker; 2) Research the seller – find out about the seller, and why they’re selling so you can position your offer more strategically; 3) Keep your ear to the ground – off-market properties offer the best opportunities and value; 4) What’s missing – focus on what is missing in the property, that’s where the bargain is; 5) Interrogate previous offers – people are selling for a reason and finding out about previous offers can give you the edge.

Top feng shui tips/checklist before buying your property
Turn off the lights – you want to see how it looks without lights on. Turn off any music if it’s on – to hear all the noise (at night too) ie, tube, railway, neigbours, schools, workplaces, etc. Don’t get distracted by the smell the coffee, baked scones, pets, etc – .all the classic tricks estate agents use to make the place feel like home. Check the size of the rooms so, all your stuff fits nicely. Don’t get distracted by bedrooms contain tiny beds to make the rooms look larger. Check if the layout match your needs and preferences (such as dinning, entertaining, etc)? .Check all the details twice ie, the ceilings, windows and walls (for any damp staining or discolouration on the ceiling, leaks, mould, fungal (use your nose), windows’ timber rotting or leaking  – sniff for paint, it could be an attempt to hide damp). Check windows for condensation, poor insulation (run a finger down the window), especially on PVC windows (check for cracking sealant around the frame). Check your mobile and internet network reception (use Root Metrics’ free app). Turn on water taps to check the water pressure and the hot water (check if you can install undersink water filer and the whole house water filter). Test the central heating ie, radiators, boiler. Check for cracks that could be a sign of subsidence (also if the walls are flat – a sign of potential damp or movement of the property). Inspect the roof, gutters downpipes, missing roof tiles as well as all the brickwork (chimney leaning or bulging, grouting). Look around the property – look outside from all windows (construction sites, busy road, etc). Check the compass directions – where do you get the morning light (in the kitchen or bedroom – light affects our mood, happiness and behaviour as well as our circadian rhythm). Are there lots of trees ouside? (this can be attractive but trees block light and cause structural issues). If there’s an outside space ie, a garden (where/when is the sun?, how easy is it to maintain? watch for weeds and especially for the famous Japanese knotweed). Check the roof void and attics. What’s the overall storage space like? What you might get included in the sale (washing machine, fridge, etc). Enquire about all the basics: how many viewings they’ve done, other offers, leasehold or freehold, listed building, flood warnings, council tax costs, etc. For flats: check the common parts, service charges, emergency lighting/smoke detection and/or a fire-alarms. If you’re considereing an extension: can it be done? is it big enough for your whole family? can the loft be converted? check neighbours and if you can get the planning permission. Check the electrical and gas system (the last re-wiring, serviced). Has it got the smart meter? Check the history of the area online or talk to neighbours (for deaths, murders, accidents, disputes, flooding, fires, etc). Spend time in the neighbourhood (is it well maintained, drainage, corners shops, schools, transport routes, parking, pubs and restaurants. Is the property in the chain. Print this checklist and also list upsides and downsides of the propety so you can have clarity and a balanced, objective picture. View the property at different times or take a video of it and watch it later (to remove the objection bias – which can skew your objectivity when you fall in love with the place instantly). Take a break, sleep on the decision. And finally, if you’re not sure, follow your gut feeling – don’t buy it.

To book a feng shui consultation to check your next propety, please email me or call me on +44 7956 288574
depends on the location and if it’s remote/distant consultation or onsite. I offer a package of checking up to five properties to evaluate the best options.

Watch my talk about buying and selling properties with feng shui / part 2

Feng shui for selling properties

Watch Jan speaking at the Feng Shui Conference in London UK
Feng Shui Guide to Selling Properties

Feng shui is a master tool for selling (and buying) properties. Selling a property with feng shui is easy and very efficient – if you make sure that the key aspects of feng shui are covered almost any property can be sold very quickly. There are several important factors that will always affect the sale of your home or business – the three biggies being geopathic stress, estate agents and emotional place attachment (the unwillingness of people to move or change). Learn the essential feng shui checklist to maximise the value of your property and ensure a quick sale.


Flat sold in 3 hours with a feng shui ritual for selling properties

“Jan, today, I simply imagined doing the ‘red envelop ritual’ for a house sale, ie throwing wood from near the stove into the river, etc. Less than 3 hours later, I received an email from a neighbour I haven’t even met, saying he’s happy to buy my flat privately!!! I’m over the moon – that’s real magic, Feng Shui at its best – it works even if it’s done virtually. Best regards, Katherine.” Katherine Loynes, Property Finder, Richmond, Surrey

Top tips for selling your property
A lot of these tips are just common sense ideas but worth remembering and following through.
• Get the right estate agent – do your research (check the comparison site https://ea4me.hoa.org.uk/)
• Get the price right – be realistic and get three evaluations.
• Get it to look right – make it look the best and take pictures after decluttering, deep cleaning and de-personalising and putting it into good order. Fix things. The biggest turn-offs are things not working.
• Get the viewings right – it’s best to leave the viewings to the agents so you avoid awkward questioning and emotional attachment

Boost the first impression of your property
When it comes to the sale of your property, the first impression counts.
• Get the right colour for your front door. Feng shui has many tested ways to evaluate the best colour to attract buyers and convert the sale.
• Organise some potted plants for the outside to boost the energy of the place.
• Fences and boundaries tell a lot about the property so make sure they work.
• Hide the bins or build bin storage or use some bin screens.
• Fix things and make sure that everything works, from the doorbells, to clear house numbers, to lighting, etc. Make your property inviting. Have a doormat saying “Welcome”.
• Top turn-offs: woodchip wallpaper, rag rolling and stenciling, mirrored ceilings (remember what happened to Elvis Presley when he installed these in his home), nude pictures, silk bedsheets, bidets (yes, some people are still confused by the purpose of these), avocado bathroom suite, hot tubs, pampas grass, taxidermy and animal prints as well as general features in bad taste. Least favourite colour for the door: yellow.
• Top turn-ons: fitted kitchen, granite kitchen surfices, an American style fridge, a roll-top bath, wooden floors, wood-burning stoves and concealed applieances. Most favourite and attractive colour for the door: red (of course). A double garage and an expensive car in the driveway is a big plus. Walk-in wardrobes are another big plus. People pay a lot of attention to fancy, cosmetic details and less to practical ones, research suggests.

To book a feng shui consultation please email me or call me on +44 7956 288574
Remote feng shui consultations are also available.

There are only six things that can slow down the sale of your property:
1) Owners ie place attachment of the owners and members of the family
2) Market
3) Estate agents
4) Price
5) Feng shui
6) Other…

Out-dated deco = financial opportunity
Good interior design is good feng shui. Some interior design features such as avocado bathroom suites, artex ceilings, strip lighting, wood chip wallpaper, out-of-date kitchens, pine panelling, crazy paving, old carpets, build-in drink bars and blocked off fireplaces can make potential buyers run a mile.  On the other hand, properties with such out-dated interiors can offer the best value in terms of your investment. For example, if you invest £5000 on redecorating, you can potentially increase the worth of the property by £15,000 to £20,000 – trebling or quadrupling your initial investment. The good news is that feng shui offers solutions for most of your interior design problems.