Cindy Lin, Founder, Staged4more

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Haunted Real Estate, Ed & Lorraine Warren, and What To Do If Your House Is Haunted

Haunted Real Estate, Ed & Lorraine Warren, and What To Do If Your House Is Haunted

ABOUT TODAY’S SHOW

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Today’s show is brought to you by EcoJoe, the eco-friendly St Joseph statue home selling kit. In real estate, there is a tradition of praying to St Joseph for good luck, and we made an eco-friendly made with clay. EcoJoe is 100% natural, he won’t harm the earth. To find out more about the product, visit ecojoekits.com

This special episode is all about haunted real estate. Today’s show is also a bit longer than our normal show. We have 2 guests on the show today. The first guest is Susan Powell, who is a home stager based in Chicago and has worked with haunted houses in her staging. She will also talk about what she now carries in her staging toolkit now that she has come in contact with a few haunted houses. The second guest is a good friend of mine, Diana Mercer. She had worked closely with Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are the subjects of the movies The Conjuring and Annabelle. She has a LOT of crazy stories about haunting, possession and I also asked her to share advices if you are suspecting hauntings in your home or what to look for in a potential house that you are thinking about buying. She actually was an atheist, she is going to share the story of why she now is made a believer.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT ON THE SHOW TODAY:

  • Working in haunted homes
  • The differences between ghosts v. evil spirits
  • What are ghosts
  • When you see your dead grandmother or white apparitions appear vs. dark shadowy figures and foul smells
  • What may cause a ghost
  • #1 cause of bringing in evil spirits in your home
  • How Annabelle got started
  • Diana’s firsthand experiences and stories from working with Ed and Lorraine Warren
  • What to do with elemental and fairly harmless ghosts
  • Not every state has law that requires homeowners to disclose hauntings, so what should you do if you were a buyer?
  • The Amityville Horror
  • If someone got murdered in the house, does that make the home haunted?
  • Spirit photography

ABOUT OUR GUESTS TODAY

Guest #1: Susan Powell

After graduation from PSC Susan started an independent full-service interior design firm working in the residential and commercial world. Specializing in one-day makeovers or simply using what the homeowner already owns, Susan has been helping people reconnect and fall in love with their homes again – without spending a lot of money – which is her company’s specialty. Another specialty of her firm is staging properties for resale. They do vacant homes using items from their inventory and rental or occupied. A house staged by Susan is never on the market longer than 90 days. As one of the founding members of Interior Stylist Network, she embraces their design philosophy of “celebrating the soul of your home.”

Susan’s passion is adaptive reuse and historical renovation. With the upsurge in real estate right now in Chicago former blighted neighborhoods are coming back to life. These old neighborhoods have amazing historical homes that people are rediscovering and reclaiming. She’s happy to not only stage this awesome places, but she’s there in the beginning discovering these once ornate gems, advising investors which ones to buy, and guiding a team of rehabbers to restore the old beauties, but with all the bells & whistles today’s homeowner demands. After the house has been restored, she stage it and it sells. From there we move on to another.

Connect with Susan

Website: www.infocusdesignonline.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook/com/infocus-designs

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/infocusdesign/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/susan-pfeuffer-powell

Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/pro/infocusdesign

Guest #2: Diana Mercer

Diana Mercer is a member of the new England Society for Psychic Research, founded by Ed and Lorraine Warren. She was an integral part of their ghost hunting team. Ed and Loraine Warren are the investigators for the stories for Annabel and The Conjuring and the Warrens were the first people to enter the Amityville Horror house after the possession.


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