It’s not surprising to want to keep a haunted house a secret. The homeowners don’t want word of that getting out, so they avoid mentioning it when possible. Hauntings drastically affect a property’s value.
A haunted house would be worth significantly less on the market. However, just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean it isn’t haunted. According to paranormal activity experts, most hauntings occur in private residential suburban houses.
Because of this, more and more homeowners and buyers are turning to psychics. They are looking for help in removing these spirits and lifting a house’s energy. Psychics everywhere report that now more than ever, homeowners seek their services before putting their houses up for sale.
They have been performing more “cleansings” on homes than ever before. South Australian Barry Gray was named Psychic of the Year 2013. According to him, homebuyers are also seeking psychic assistance once they move in and discover “something just doesn’t feel right.”
“Other times, it’s people saying they feel like someone or something is watching them. They may also complain of a room feeling cold or just not right,” he adds.
Jim Warwood is a medium who runs the New Age Spiritualist Mission in Adelaide. He believes that spirits and residual negative energy can affect a person’s happiness and comfort level in their own house.
It’s become a lot more common for people after a house purchase to seek help when they move in, and something feels not quite right,” he said. Aside from being a medium, Warwood is also a dowser, so he is familiar with other energies besides spirits.
One of his clients, Heidi Janosi, struggled to sell her house in one of Adelaide’s premier neighborhoods last year. It only sold once she found Warwood and had him cleanse the home.
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“It’s a beautiful 1880s bluestone two-story villa, but I took it off the market after six months. It just wasn’t selling,” said Janosi. “Jim came- he was so prepared, had researched the home, and had plans for the layout of the house. He used a dowser and walked from room to room.
He told us what areas to avoid and placed gemstones in areas of each room. Jim found the spirit of an old lady who had passed away and removed areas of bad energy.
Before even being put back on the market, I got a call from the agent with a couple interested. They fell in love with the place and bought it.”
“With shows like Ghost Whisperer and Medium, people are more aware of how spirits can affect us,” she says. Aside from being the association’s vice-president, Jensen is also a psychic medium, healer, and medical intuitive.
She says that potential homebuyers are also asking her for the best locations and house numbers to live in. “They’ll ask where would be the best place for them to buy a house, the location and number. People want to know about numerology.”
Justin Peters is a realtor with LJ Hooker Mile End. He was the agent for a house that had three sale contracts fall through, all during the “cooling-off period.” That all changed, though, once the sellers hired a spiritual cleanser to come and cleanse the house.
“Long story short, the spiritual cleanser explained that the owner’s four-year-old child’s energy was very attached to the home. As crazy as it sounds, the house sold at the second inspection after this,” he said.