What Can Feng Shui do for You

What Can Feng Shui do for You?

I was out property hunting in Costa Mesa, CA last week with a client (let’s call him “Max”) who had previously experienced living in a house for five years that we defined as “bad for people (meaning health and relationship),” and also “bad for money (meaning success and financial prosperity).”

Five years ago Max didn’t take the suggestions given to him to heart about his apparent “dream home,” and he (and his wife) ended up living through five years of “hell on earth” in a very bad Feng Shui house.

He and his wife are ready to move out from that house that caused them so many problems and buy a new one.

And now Max knows better and he is going to take the consulting I give him much more seriously. I am absolutely delighted to help him and his family find the best house possibly available for them on the market.

Coincidentally, as Max, his wife, and I were walking through one of the new properties they are now considering he also disclosed to the real estate agent that I was the Feng Shui Master Consultant advising him on his purchase.

And guess what happened?

The realtor then proceeded to tell us that the two previous owners, both Chinese, were very successful in the house-- although it had been on the market for nearly two years-- and how the building was approved by both of the previous occupant’s Feng Shui experts.

Somewhat what the realtor was saying it didn’t seem to make sense from my professional point of view, so I run a full analysis on the building. And indeed, my analysis revealed a completely opposite scenario…

This house was bad for people and bad for money, just like the one Max had been living in for the past five years. And since he had already experienced living in a house with bad Feng Shui he was able to appreciate the accuracy of my analysis immediately this time.

What gave away what the realtor said? Real “good houses” do not sit on the market.

Now, do you think Max would want to continue to work with this realtor? Probably not.

However, according with some colleagues of mine, this scenario is not unusual.

In the difficult economy and anxious to close a deal, some designers, real estate agents, architects, and contractors-- for their own personal convenience --“discourage” their clients out of applying Feng Shui suggestions. After all, what’s in it for them, right?

In fact, it’s becoming so widespread that there’s now even a new term in sales for it: “overcoming Feng Shui objections.” And it is the latest attitude some individuals in these capacities have adopted rather than just “going along with the Feng Shui suggestions” as desired by the client (in his or her own best interest) because they will be the ones living or working in the building.

Some companies have even become so bold as to try and request that I come in and train their whole sales force in “overcoming Feng Shui objections.” (As if after spending most of my life educating people in the importance of Feng Shui to improve their life I would ever be willing to now turn around and do the opposite just to make a quick buck! Ever heard of ethics?)

The bottom line is this: when you’re designing a building, buying a house, or selecting a business location, your realtor can tell you the most wonderful things about it-- maybe even in good faith-- but ultimately, with my analysis, the truth comes out. It is my duty to advise only you in your best interest, not anyone else’s, because Karma is “thicker” than money.

So if you’re told the previous occupants were healthy and prosperous-- but the house is now for sale and they’re nowhere to be seen (or interviewed)-- I can still tell you in less then an hour if a house or a storefront is good or bad for health, relationships, off-springs, and even financial prosperity.

And most importantly, I can tell you how to fix it!

With this information YOU will be able to make a really good, informed decision.

And this is “what’s in it for YOU!”

Just drop me a line at  310.860.8989 or email me at

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