Home sellers use "clearing" to expel bad energy from houses for sale

Posted at 5:45 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 09:52:18-05

Amber Parks and Thai Greenfield have just stepped into a home for sale and immediately they notice something.

"This energy definitely feels a lot different to me than the rest of the house," Amber remarks.

The seller hasn't had any luck on the market and she thinks this may be why. The home tucked away in Scottsdale used to be owned by a music producer who built a studio there. The current owner had it remodeled into a movie theater and game room.

"Where's the recording studio?" Greenfield wonders as Parks remarks, "This feels different than the whole rest of the house."

As they step in Parks again gets a reading. "This room hits me like a ton of bricks," she says. 

Parks has been doing this for the past 10 years but she says things are getting busier than ever.

"I'm getting busier just because when agents are seeing the homes move. There's becoming a need for it," she says.

In this instance, they're burning sage and "smoking out" the bad energy in order to create neutral space.

After that, they'll come in and ring bells throughout the space to invite the good energy in and whatever else the owner wants.

"Peace, love, abundance, a full-price offer with a really qualified buyer" are some of the things Parks says people want.

They know there are those who think this is all just hocus-pocus. But Parks says she's never had a dissatisfied client.

"There are always going to be believers and non-believers but people can actually feel the difference after it's saged," claims Parks.

The clearings don't come cheap though. They can range from about $100 to $600 depending on the space.

But according to Re/MAX Fine Properties Realtor Christine Espinoza, it's worth every penny.

"I had a couple mention there was a bad energy in the house," Espinoza says. "I had someone come in and do the energy clearing. They saged the whole house and two weeks after that, got an accepted offer on the house!"

By the time we aired this piece, the home was still on the market.