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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Do not ask your Chinese clients to sign their names with red pens!  Attorneys and real estate agents: very important at closing! You might get a very angry face. 
If you are an agent, make sure you are not showing your clients from the Far East properties that are next to hospitals or next to highways! But the worst ones are funeral homes...The reasons are obvious.
Principle of Fengshui again: your bathroom and your kitchen should have different energy flow paths! Do not let them mix. Add "wood element"(a tree or flowers) when they are next to each other!
If you have arranged a hotel room for your Chinese clients and the room number is 444, the deal is off almost for sure. The clients may think very badly about your intention. You want to have a room number associated with 8. The number 4 is a big taboo when you are dealing with Korean and Chinese...
I have studied Fengshui principles for many years. Everytime when taking Chinese clients out to hunt for apartments and houses, we have always faced the Fengshui issues. We know that a south (or east) facing property is a must! Do not play with fire - Chinese clients do not really care about fire...
A celebration of the High Line Finally we can walk on the High Line of West Chelsea, Manhattan. The High Line - a park in the sky - now runs from Gansevoot Street to 20th Street. The construction of this long anticipated park - an old railroad track - began in 2006.  This summer, imagine the foot...
452 West 19th (at 10th Ave) is located in Manhattan's hottest neighborhood: Chelsea.  This condo apartment of 1000 sq. ft has one and half bath - Converted to 2 BR. The building is one block away from the world famous Jean Nouvel Building (100 11th Ave) and Frank Gerhy Building.  The High Line, t...
When you visit Manhattan, you may have your favorite spots: the street corner you love, the cool bars, and the cool hotel that is near everything - Do you know that if you really like a spot and you feel great, it is perhaps because your energy "match" that location. The Fengshui principles will ...
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Catherine Jin

Chinese Real Estate Agent in New York City
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