a good Feng Shui Consultant
Some key considerations
to take note on choosing a good Feng Shui Consultant
I attended an old-friends gathering. During the get together,
one of them ask me this question - How to go about choosing
a good Feng Shui Consultant? Well, I shared with them
some pointer and we had some pretty interesting discussion.
So, I thought I should share them with you too.
getting a house, most people will usually engage the service
of a Feng Shui consultant for an assessment of their new
home for good luck, especially the young couples and first-timers.
So, what are some key considerations to take note? Here
are some common questions you may like to ask.
#1: How much should I be paying?
the past, consultation fee are given in token of Red Packet
(no fixed price). But gone are the red packet days?K Today,
cheque payment is probably one of the most popular methods
of payment. Some even accept credit card and online payment.
how much is considered reasonable? In the market, consultation
fee can range from $488 to $1388 (for a HDB-4 room). Expect
different rates for different type and size of houses.
In general, consider first your budget on which you will
be comfortable with and then work around it but whatever
it is, make sure you employ a master who is trustworthy,
typically if you are engaging his service for House Selection.
Regret is not about how much you pay for the consultation
fee but for the price you pay for the house. If the Feng
Shui assessment is wrongly done, you will have to stick
to living in a house with bad Feng Shui. It's not like
buying of clothes that you can easily buy another one
if you regret on the design you bought.
#2: How do I know who to choose?
of all, don't have this wrong perception. Don't assume
that the most expensive one will offer you the best and
similarly, don't assume that the older the master age
is, the more skillful he is.
which school of Feng Shui the master is from. I am not
going to explain too much on the technical part and get
you confused. But to note, traditional Feng Shui can be
generally categorized into San Yuan or San He Feng Shui.
Any others that employ the use of talisman or religious
rituals, those do not belong to the traditional or pure
can or rather you should ask about their lineage, the
origins of their Feng Shui knowledge and skill. It is
common for many masters to tell you that that skill is
imparted to them from their parents through grandparents
but yet they never mention names. A reputable school of
Feng Shui with lineage will always be open and feel honored
to explain to customers who they are, with proof of their
lineage or certificate of graduation. You can then read
up more on the lineage and decide on their trustworthiness
#3: What do the service include?
out what the package consists of.
from the assessment, does the package include date-selection
- the date & timing for Renovation & Alteration of the
house-layout and Actual Shifting-in. And how are the dates
actually selected? Are they generic dates simply taken
off the Almanac? When we talk about date-selection, we
look at detailed & accurate dates. Here, we refer to advance
Xuan Kong Da Gua (XKDG) or Qimen dates. To base date selection
on the Almanac is not enough especially if your house
is affected by annual and monthly affliction. So, remember
to enquire on how the date selection is done. Again, a
trustworthy and skillful master will be open to his customers.
Though they might not be able to explain the complex technical
part to you but they definitely can tell you clearly the
method (with names) they are using e.g. XKDG. If one tell
you, oh I am using very special very special method and
yet not able to tell you clearly the name or term of the
method, it is fishy.
there a final follow-up? All consultation should generally
provide you a report or house-layout plan after the Feng
Shui assessment. After which, there must be a final follow-up
inspection. This is an important procedure which all masters
must practice, it is their professional responsibility.
Why? What is something went wrong during the renovation?
A final Feng Shui inspection has to be done to ensure
all things went well before the owner shift in. You couldn't
be the one doing the final inspection yourself right?
If you know how to, why engage the master's service in
the first place?
#4: Will I need to buy additional Feng Shui items?
from the assessment, would you need to buy Feng Shui items
at additional cost? That would depend on the Master you
are engaging, what nature of Feng Shui practice is he
adopting. If you looking at the pure Traditional Feng
Shui, there is no requirement for any additional Feng
conclude: You pay for what you think it's deserving and
who you be happy working with. Most importantly you be
fair to yourself, you are the one paying for the service
afterall. So never be afraid to ask. A trustworthy master
must be approachable, willing to share with you and open
with their background.
but not least, at the end of the day, result is what we
are looking at. You may wish to find out on the works
the Feng Shui consultant has done, the successful cases
they have handled. Don't just look at how big the project
is but also how many successful cases there were. Commercial
projects are usually subjected to confidentiality though.
Nonetheless, you can always ask around for feedback from
friends who have employed the consultant's services.
you are engaging the service to help improve and better
on your life.
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