Selling a stigmatized home, office or apartment can be downright tough. Some agents puzzle about why a property has so many showings with no offers, or why people in an office feel weird sensations… or wondered if maybe, just maybe, they felt a chill of sorts when coming down the stairs? (a quote from Barry Lebow’s Selling the Stigmatized Home article)
Over the past 2 1/2 years, my office has been graced by a scintillating young lady by the name of Jaye McKenzie. She is a professional “clearer” of paranormal situations, an energy specialist. Our in-house stager, Michelle Finnamore, recently used Jaye’s services in the cleansing of two high-end homes.
Now for a little background, I spoke with Jaye recently about her motivation for becoming involved in this rather unique profession.
Stan Albert: Jaye, tell us a bit about your background, and when you became aware of your extraordinary gifts or abilities?
Jaye McKenzie: I became aware of this special gift at the tender age of four. I am the fourth generation intuitive/healer to have this special DNA. Point in fact, my first recollection of this gift was exhibiting telepathic abilities with my late mother.
Albert: How long have you been doing this professionally?
McKenzie: It’s been four plus years. When I met my mentor, Allison DuBois, who’s the real-life inspiration for the long-running TV series Medium and is renowned as one of the best mediums in the world, her endorsement of my abilities compelled me to take my gifts to a professional level.
Albert: Did you have to have any special training/education and have you added to your knowledge?
McKenzie: I had already majored in psychology in university, which helps with my positivity coaching and readings work. In addition, I am a Certified Reiki Master, which assists me in my “energy clearings”. What I have is a natural ability but I’ve also honed my gifts by studying with others in my field.
Albert: You have had storied eclectic careers. From actor to successful real estate agent to now healing/coaching professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, brokers and company CEOs. And you are also working with Toronto Police Services. Of all the careers you’ve had in your young years, what made you decide to specialize in the study of the paranormal?
McKenzie: This job is not merely what I do, it’s who I am. After soul-searching, I realized this is my passion/calling and I must honour it. My path is to help those who need and will benefit from my unique services.
Albert: Has there been one clearing situation that was the most challenging? What made it so?
McKenzie: There have been many fascinating cases I’ve worked on. One in particular, I was called by a top Toronto broker to assist on a multi-million dollar property that two other brokers also could not sell, over a one-year time period. I discovered there was massive “negative energy” and an apparition that said, “Boo!” After successfully clearing the energy and the ghost, the home sold in 14 hours. I’ve completed close to 200 clearings in the past two years alone.
Albert: You’re also working on a draft for a book on the paranormal, which you hope to have finished in the near future, and a TV show is in the works. What are you usually called in for?
McKenzie: It ranges from properties for sale, to homes that feel strange to the homeowner (lights going on and off, unexplained health issues, stoves turning on by themselves). Typical calls are to assist offices in promotion of their business by cleansing stuck energy and bringing in prosperous energy. Most recently it was the clearing of documents for a project for a Grammy/Gemini-nominated composer. The range continues in the removal of negative energy from luxury cars to business deals to individuals themselves. My energy clearings have many applications with abundant, successful results.
Albert: Thank you Jaye for this fascinating look into your unique career.
Stan Albert, broker/manager, ABR, ASA at Re/Max Premier in Vaughan, Ont. can be reached for consultation at [email protected]. Stan is now celebrating 40 years as an active real estate professional.