Many brokers, agents, and homeowners often ask me for feng shui information with regard to buying and selling properties. Although there are as many answers as questions when it comes to figuring out whether one property is better than another, here is a “good for any home” checklist for sellers to use before showing their properties as well as a list of energetic qualities of numbers, for buyers to learn prior to purchasing properties: Seller’s Checklist Before Listing:
- Make the walk from the car to the front door a delightful experience. (No thorny plants nearby; no sidewalk trippers; no cobwebs to walk through, etc.)
- Create a “happy” front door area. (Flowers, plants, clean welcome mat, actual clean door with shiny metal hardware, etc.)
- Clear all clutter inside and outside the home.
- Fix leaks and chipping paint in and outside the house.
- Make windows and doors easy to open (this includes interior closet doors.)
- Make sure each room has had a congruency check. Remove objects that are incongruent with the function of that room (i.e.: treadmill in bedroom, computer on dining room table).
- Bathrooms: Do not decorate in water theme. Place toilet seat down. Possibly place a mirror on top of tank facing up or hang a 30mm crystal above tank. Place red tape around outgoing pipes of sinks if possible.
- Have beds, couches, and office chairs in a commanding “armchair position.” (The back of furniture to wall – not even a window hopefully – so someone can see who is coming into the room when sitting there, as opposed to sitting and facing a wall or window.)
- Master bedroom must be fresh feeling, passionate, and nurturing. Remove anything you wouldn’t find in a hotel room.
- Clear branches from eaves or roof, remove & replace dead or dying plants.
House Numbers and Their Meanings To figure out what address your home (or potential home) is, add house numbers together to get a one-digit number. So, for example: 24432 = 2+4+4+3+2= 15; 1+5=6. This would be a “6” home. This number is energetically what the home is prepared to offer you easily. If you live in an apartment that has both apartment and street number, I’d consider the apartment number to be the main energy of the home and the street address to be “its backup energy.”
Use the information below to help you determine your house number’s meaning:
1 = Independence Upside: Great for starting a new endeavor or business. Challenge: May feel alone, even with people around.
2 = Balance Upside: Great for couples & relationships. Challenge: May be over sensitive or may exclude others outside the home.
3 = Creativity Upside: Great for kids and creative ventures. Challenge: May spread yourself too thin. Energy and finances scattered.
4 = Security/Self-discipline Upside: Great safe-haven, a place to be well grounded. Challenge: It may seem like all work and no play.
5 = Energetic/Change Upside: Great for adventurous people as things are always changing. Challenge: Life may seem “in a whirlwind,” which may cause you to make decisions too fast.
6 = Service/Self harmony Upside: Great for families. Challenge: You may give too much of yourself leaving you overextended or drained.
7 = Inner life / Solitude Upside: Great for spiritual seekers. Challenge: You get spiritual rather that worldly goods (AKA hard to make money), and may live the life of a hermit.
8 = Prosperity/Leadership Upside: Great if you want money and material success. Challenge: Hard to think about others and may appear selfish.
9 = Selflessness Upside: All things are possible in this house. Challenge: Always thinking of the greater good, so perhaps you may miss the needs of the individual nearby. Finally, if you need additional or more specific information about feng shui and real estate, check out my Feng Shui for Buying/Selling a Home Combo-Streaming Audio or Feng Shui for Buying a Home Audio or my Downloadable Ebook Feng Shui Essentials for Real Estate