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Feng Shui Tips to Attract Love, Enhance Romance for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and with it can come stress often experienced by those who are newly single or in a rocky relationship. Here I offer tips to attract love and enhance romance:

  1. Make Room for Two! Your goal, if single, is to attract a partner, and if in a relationship, is to enhance the romance. With that in mind, look around your home and see if your space allows for another person to join you. Even if you’ve been in a relationship, your space can create an undercurrent of tension that hinders romance. Good Feng Shui can help.
  2. Open Up Some Space… You have to create space for what / who you are trying to attract. You’d be surprised at what your space says about you and your intentions of being single or matched. If you are really trying to attract a significant other, make sure your space communicates this.
  3. Don’t Decorate for One. If your bedroom is screaming “single” with only things for you, then you will keep attracting energy for you only. Do you have pictures and paintings of “single” things? Do you hang pictures of single items such as a single woman? Do you have a single lamp, single chair, single flower? It’s best to have pairs so that you show you are ready to share a life for two. Is your dining table big enough to share a meal with another person or with others such as a family? Create a space with “couple energy,” especially in the bedroom.
  4. Share Your Bed. Make sure one side of the bed isn’t against the wall, as you want to make sure each person can get into the bed from both sides of the bed.
  5. Balance Your Room. Have balance in the room. Do you have matching bedside tables? If they’re not the same size or same style, they will create an unbalanced energy in your love relationship. If one is bigger then the other, one of you will have more power over the other person in that relationship. If they’re not a matching style, maybe your partner and you have different views about your relationship. If you have one candle on a bedside table, add another candle beside it to show balance in the relationship. Show pairs whenever you can.
  6. Give Them a Drawer. Also keep the drawer space clean for your future partner to store their belongings. Even if you don’t have that special person in your life right now, you need to create space for someone. It’s all about being ready and being open to the idea of having a loving partner.
  7. Clean Out Your Closet. Now look in your closet. Is your closet filled with your clothes and shoes leaving no room for your partner to be able to hang their clothes? Clean out your closet and make it inviting so that when the time is right, he or she will feel the welcoming energy.

Next Steps

Learn more about the Love Corner of your home on my website.

If you are interested in improving your life through Feng Shui, I can help.

I am a 3rd generation Feng Shui expert and have helped thousands of people add harmony and balance to their homes and offices without making it look like a Chinese restaurant exploded.

I can help you attract the life that you deserve with Feng Shui.  Contact me today!

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5 Feng Shui Tips To Start 2017

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Get Rid of 2016’s Bad Vibes With These 5 Feng Shui Tips To Start 2017 Off With Good Luck and Positive Energy.

Purge yourself and your home of all the bad energy of 2016 with these simple-to-follow Feng Shui tips.  Start 2017 with a clean slate and an open door to welcome a happy and healthy New Year.

Here are 5 tips from Ms. Feng Shui to bring good luck and good energy into your life for 2017 and say good riddance to 2016.

  1. Buy New Shoes! – Who doesn’t need an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes? Get yourself a new pair of shoes or if your budget won’t allow it, clean your shoes, and walk into 2017 with clean new energy and leave 2016 behind.
  2. Attract Wealth – Buy a new wallet to start off the new year and make sure to “hide” a nice clean $50 bill or $100 bill in your wallet to start attracting more money into your wallet. Clear out your purse and wallet! Pull out all the receipts, coupons, trash, toys, candy wrappers, etc. This is where you will be keeping your wealth, so don’t start with bills and receipts or things from the past. Leave 2016 receipts in the “past” as this will also give you a head start in organizing for your tax returns.
  3. Create Positive Energy In Your Home – Move at least 9 things that haven’t been moved around your house in the past year. This will stir up positive energy, and while you’re at it, make sure to dust and vacuum those items you haven’t touched in a whole year.
  4. Clean Away 2016’s Bad Vibes – Make sure to dust, vacuum and wipe down all the dirt out of your home before you welcome in 2017 as well as wash your sheets and blankets. You want to start with no “dirt” from 2016.
  5. Move Forward – Buy a new watch, as watches are always moving forward. Buying a new watch means bringing in new and active energy into your life. If someone gifts you a watch, give them a coin or a dollar so you are “buying” the watch from them. You never want to gift someone a watch, especially to elders, as this means they are running out of time.

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Next Steps

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If you are interested in improving your life through Feng Shui, I can help.

I am a 3rd generation Feng Shui expert and have helped thousands of people add harmony and balance to their homes and offices without making it look like a Chinese restaurant exploded.

I can help you attract the life that you deserve with Feng Shui.  Contact me today!

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Feng Shui Your Holiday Gift Giving

Who knew it was bad Feng Shui to give knives as a gift because it signaled cutting the relationship? Or that giving an empty wallet or handbag, even if they’re the latest designer must-haves, signals lack of wealth? Before you buy another thing, check these tips on how to Feng Shui your gift giving this holiday season.

Feng Shui Christmas Wallet with Money

If you’re going to give a wallet, handbag, pretty box or dish as a gift, put something in it such as cash or a picture of gold bricks or diamonds to bring prosperity to the recipient.

As for knives, they’re never a good idea as a gift. If you receive a gift of knives, you should immediately give a coin to the person who gave them to you so that you’re symbolically buying the gift and neutralizing its effects. I’ve seen and heard stories of relationships going sour after a gift of knives entered the picture.

Wind chimes make an excellent gift since they give off positive energy wherever they’re placed.

Live plants with rounded leaves in red pots symbolize prosperity and are a simple, economical and excellent gift to give for the holidays.

Avoid the temptation to give watches, even smart watches. Timepieces signal that time is running out and the recipient has a limited life span. That’s definitely not a message you want to convey.

Feng Shui Christmas Gold Purse

For a special friend or romantic partner, give precious stones, such as diamonds or sapphires, for health and longevity. After all, who doesn’t want a beautiful precious stone as a holiday gift? A more affordable gift that’s fun and powerful is a red box filled with coins or a red envelope filled with cash that the recipient can put under their bed to bring prosperity and wealth into the New Year.

When giving plants, stay away from spiky plants, roses that have not been de-thorned, or any plants that can ‘pierce’ the relationship. A rose with a smooth stem shows the relationship is friction free and is okay to give.

Good professional gifts include wine, which is a symbol of prosperity, or champagne, which is a symbol of celebration. Sweet fruits and desserts, which are symbols of a sweet life, also make excellent gifts.

No matter what holiday gift you’re giving, wrapping makes all the difference because the first impression sets the tone and influences the experience for the receiver. Red is a color of power & fame and gold symbolizes wealth & prosperity, so wrap gifts using paper and ribbon with those colors.

Even if the recipient knows nothing about Feng Shui, it shows them they’re important to you because you took the time to wrap their gift in beautiful, elegant colors. It shows respect.

And if you bought any of the gifts on the bad Feng Shui list, there’s always time to take them back and get something else. Happy shopping and happy holidays!

Next Steps

Learn more about Feng Shui on my website.

If you are interested in improving your life through Feng Shui, I can help.

I am a 3rd generation Feng Shui expert and have helped thousands of people add harmony and balance to their homes and offices without making it look like a Chinese restaurant exploded.

I can help you attract the life that you deserve with Feng Shui.  Contact me today!

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Feng Shui Your Holiday Table for Harmony This Season

For those who dread the arguments that tend to come with family holiday celebrations, know that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some tips on how to Feng Shui your home and holiday table for harmony and happiness this season.

When families or friends are visiting for an extended period over the holidays, it’s important not to give up your “power positions.”Feng Shui Christmas Dinner

Keeping your power positions enables you to keep your guests from overstaying their welcome or meddle in your business. The first step in keeping your power position is not giving up your master bedroom or any of the bedrooms that are at the back part of the house.

It might take creativity if the guest room is in the back of the house. If this is your situation, before guests arrive, try to swap out the guest room for the home office or set up an inviting area that can be used as a temporary guest room toward the front of the home so that guests will feel welcome and your power position will be protected.

When determining your holiday table setting, always seat the head of the household at the head of the table. It’s also important to use fancy china because you are gathering with family and friends who are your most prized “possessions,” and who should never be served on paper plates.

Also if possible, avoid decorating with furniture that has sharp corners pointing to where everyone is sitting. The best furniture items would be round or oval tables, which naturally do not have edges. In Feng Shui, if furniture corners point a straight path to someone, we envision poison arrows shooting out of those corners and creating bad energy. You definitely don’t want to seat family and friends in that path of bad energy. Also, make sure there are no heavy decorative items that are above people’s heads because those decorations create nervous energy and encourage heavy conversations to flow.

Put all these tips to use and watch your holiday become a lot more harmonious!

Next Steps

Learn more about Feng Shui on my website.

If you are interested in improving your life through Feng Shui, I can help.

I am a 3rd generation Feng Shui expert and have helped thousands of people add harmony and balance to their homes and offices without making it look like a Chinese restaurant exploded.

I can help you attract the life that you deserve with Feng Shui.  Contact me today!

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What to Know About Asian Homebuyers

From NewHomeSource Professional

When working with Asian homebuyers, belief systems like Feng Shui and Vastu could affect the way they invest in new homes.

When working with Asian homebuyers, belief systems like Feng Shui and Vastu could affect the way they invest in new homes.

In major population hubs like New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, this trend is especially apparent as these investors indicate an outbound capital flow from their home countries by investing in American industries like agriculture, technology and, of course, real estate.

In fact, Forbes reports that Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign buyers of American homes. In this industry, home purchases by China’s new wealthy class have grown to a staggering $93 billion in value, with $29 billion coming in 2015 alone.

So, with evidence pointing to this surge in Asian national buyers, you may be thinking: “How can I help this type of client find a new home that suits their needs?”

While Asia is a giant continent with numerous countries with their own cultural beliefs, there may be a few considerations you’ll want to have in mind when assisting Asian homebuyers.

Take the Time to Understand Their Customs

Many homebuyers coming from Asian countries have customs and belief systems that directly affect the homes they can buy — from the direction the home is facing to the history of the land it is built upon.

Two common belief systems to keep in mind with some Asian buyers are Feng Shui and Vastu, which have certain rules regarding a home’s architecture and energy flow.

“Realtors dealing with newly built homes should know the site layouts and designs,” says Jessie Kim, a Feng Shui consultant in Southern California who often works with homebuilders and investors on catering to this Chinese philosophy. “What is going to be built around the properties, home addresses and what types of landscaping plans and materials will be used around the homes are important things to consider.”

With Feng Shui, some common things to avoid are “T” intersections, cul-de-sacs, corner lots, a front door facing the back door or window, stairs and bathrooms facing the front door, kitchens and bathrooms facing or back-to-back to each other and bathrooms directly above the kitchen. You’ll also want to focus on showing homes with a front door that faces south or southeast.

“There are ways to remedy most of these issues, but the less Feng Shui remedies you have to do to the house, the better the home is,” says Kim.

And with Vastu, a Hindu architecture system, the direction of the front door is also very important, as well as having a dedicated space for spiritual statues.

“Just like with Feng Shui, there are different layers that the buyers will be considering, so it’s important to ask the what their Vastu needs and wants are, besides just asking for the number of bedrooms and bathrooms they want in their home,” advises Kim.

A simple question-and-answer session with your clients can help bring to light any of these cultural beliefs and requirements so you can find a home that suits them perfectly.

“Just try to learn about their custom,” adds Kim. “Simple things like taking off your shoes when entering their home will make the homeowners feel comfortable that you are understanding of their culture.”

Discover Their Reason for Buying

The next tip is a simple one: Just find out why they are buying.

“You have to think about what their reasoning is,” says Joan Brothers, president of Manhattan Boutique Real Estate in New York. “And there’s a lot of different reasons why people are coming from Asia to the United States and buying real estate as assets, whether they’re using it for their residential property or as an investment.”

With Chinese investors specifically, there are different levels of buyers. For years, wealthy buyers have been looking to foreign countries to invest their money and now the middle class have been increasingly doing the same thing.

“The main thing will be to send their children to school out of their country,” says Kim. “So by investing in a home in the U.S., they are able to set up residence and when their children are older, they are able to go to school in the U.S. without having to be an international student.”

Having insight to what they want in a new home, whether it be for a residence for their family or just as an investment asset, can better enable you to find a property that fits their needs.

“And diversifying assets is a really good thing to do,” adds Brothers. “It’s either family or business, personal use or for investment.”

Family-Friendly Values

And if you discover that they are looking for a home to set up residence, the next thing to consider is their family values.

“These types of buyers are looking for a home that they can ‘share’ with their family,” says Kim. “Maybe not full time, but they are always aware of possibilities of their families coming to visit and staying with them for extended periods of time.”

So, it may be important to find them a home with an extra bedroom on the ground level or options for multigenerational living. Close proximity to parks, shopping and schools with good ratings would be another major plus, adds Kim.

It’s also wise to make sure you keep everyone involved in the process feeling just that — that they are involved.

“Buying a home is mostly a family decision,” says Sylvia Yang, a sales representative for Brookfield Residential in Azusa, Calif. “Parents and grandparents will often gift the down payment and they need to confirm they like the location and floor plan as well.”

Tying it all together, it really comes down to genuine and personal conversation and asking questions.

“If you can make simple conversation and are interested in the client’s culture, you can create trust and a long-term relationship with them,” says Brothers.

Drew Knight is the Digital Content Associate for Builders Digital Experience (BDX). You can find him online at LinkedIn.

Jessie Kim is a 3rd-generation certified Feng Shui consultant and experienced real estate investor.  You can find her online at www.msfengshui.com.

Originally posted at:

Create Living Energy to Attract Homebuyers Using Feng Shui

Here is an article I wrote in the Nov/Dec 2015 edition of Green Homebuilder Magazine


Feng Shui is simpler than you think. The application of Feng Shui in a model home can help increase sales, even in non-Asian communities because it subconsciously gives prospective homebuyers a feeling of harmony and balance.

Living Feng Shui Energy

Have you ever walked into someone’s home and immediately felt so comfortable that you didn’t want to leave? Perhaps you stayed until late in the evening soaking in the ambiance and energy of the home and its residents. Simply put, that is the experience of good Feng Shui. Now, imagine if all of your model homes could create the same feeling—a feeling where prospective buyers want to move in right away.

We know that people buy out of emotion, not out of logic. It is our goal when building and marketing homes to drive the positive emotional triggers in prospective buyers. While everything may look good on paper, we ultimately want them to fall in love with the home they tour. People naturally feel harmonious and safe in a home when they subconsciously sense the right balance of cleanliness and living energy.

When I work with homebuilders, I try to emphasize the living energy of a home. Living energy gives you the impression that people actually live in the home. They care for it and it cares for them, so to speak. This living energy helps people feel recharged. In a model home, however, it can be difficult to achieve living energy since nobody actually lives there; this is where Feng Shui can be a good complement.

So how do we achieve Feng Shui’s living energy through interior design and staging? How do we ensure that a model home doesn’t feel stagnant and cold? Since we don’t have anybody living in model homes, we need to create a feeling of life—flowing and growing energy through the furnishings, features, lights, plants, and artwork we select.

Many of the model homes that I walk through can be quite frigid and unwelcoming. I have seen themes concentrated on dried flowers and twigs, sharp metal edges in furnishings and artwork, and even dead animals with heads mounted on the walls. These themes seem cold and unwelcoming, don’t they?

Now imagine the uplifting energy of a model home with a calm water feature as you enter the front door, a pot of aromatic fresh flowers in the hallway, the smell of fresh-baked cookies in the kitchen, and a soft couch with a crackling fireplace in the background.

Avoid textures that are rigid, rough, and particularly those that appear lackluster. Stay away from driftwood textures and keep cold metal objects dominating the model home. Instead, use soft patterns such as soft textures on walls, furniture, blankets, towels, and flooring that allow people to lower their guard and sink into the comfort of the home.

The master bedroom should tempt prospective buyers to curl up into the bed. Though a little counter-intuitive, avoid mirrors and ceiling fans in your model bedrooms. While mirrors may give an impression of more space, they can give a feeling of anxiousness as opposed to harmony and security. Likewise, ceiling fans may make logical sense in that they can reduce utility bills, but they subconsciously make people nervous that the ceiling fan will fall on them while they sleep.

Bathrooms are generally the most difficult areas to Feng Shui. They figuratively drain away uplifting energy. Bathrooms should be bright and colorful to create something that could feel like a fun space. To add to that feeling, try some fresh flowers and a small crystal chandelier.

As we know, the kitchen is the area where many women fall in love with a model home. While most of her needs should be addressed in the home design stage, interior design is where we make her feel like she can provide nourishment to her family. The kitchen should be bright and clean with a bowl full of (real) fresh fruit to provide positive energy.

Don’t forget about the kids. Create an interior design that engages children. Use features in the bonus room like a working foosball or small air hockey table that allows them to play and have some fun. Who can resist smiling when a child laughs with enthusiasm? Focus on creating a sustainable and harmonious energy within a model home with soft features that stay active even when nobody lives there. These small things give so much energy back in the home that a prospective buyer will feel welcomed—as though it was designed just for them.

Jessie Kim (Ms. Feng Shui) is a 3rd generation Feng Shui consultant who primarily works withhomebuilders. She can be reached at [email protected] or at www.MsFengShui.com.

Green Homebuilder, Nov/Dec 2015, Page 82

http://greenhomebuildermag.com/2015/12/22/create-living-energy-to-attract-homebuyers-using-feng-shui/

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