Buying a Home? Add a Feng Shui Contingency
You’ve found the perfect home that literally just hit the MLS. If you don’t make an offer right now, someone else surely will. Make the offer quick, right?
Just be sure you give yourself an opportunity to back out of the sale in case you’ve missed a major Feng Shui no-no with the property.
Feng Shui Problems When Buying a Home
And believe me, I get inquiries all the time that start with, “We just bought this house and it has this major Feng Shui problem. What can I do?”
My first thought in some cases is that they should have had a clause to allow them to have a Feng Shui expert inspect the property prior to closing.
Think nobody does this? Think again.
Who Uses Feng Shui Contingencies?
Wealthy Chinese buyers are snatching up homes like crazy in places like Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. They are spending billions of dollars for investment purposes and to establish residency for immigration or for in-state college tuition requirements.
In fact, many real estate agents are adding a new term to their lexicon: “feng shui contingency.” That’s because prior to closing, some Chinese buyers are requesting to have a Feng Shui master or consultant approve the house as part of an inspection.
I get this request frequently.
Feng Shui Clause
Simply include a clause in your contract that says, “contingent upon inspections.” Simple, right?
For all the sellers know, you could be hiring your cat to review the home. It just gives you an opportunity to back out of the sale if your Feng Shui consultant (or any other inspector) suggests against a purchase for something major. Moreover, you can get some ideas for how to compensate for the minor Feng Shui issues ahead of time.
As a 3rd generation Feng Shui expert, I have helped thousands of people add harmony and balance to their homes and offices the Feng Shui way. As your consultant, you will be able to get one-on-one feedback about the homes you are looking at. I offer in-home and virtual services, including listing reviews. Contact me today!
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