Sex and Real Estate
One of my favorite books about real estate is the above titled book by Harvard University Professor Marjorie Garber that begins: "What do college students talk about with their roommates? Sex. Twenty years later, what do they talk about with their friends? Real estate. And with the same gleam in their eyes."
Kirsten Kemp's book "Flipping: Confidential" says: "Houses are like bodies: They tend to look better dressed. Without furnishings and decor, even the loveliest home is nothing but some walls flanked by a floor and ceiling."
"How to Empower Real Estate Advertising" by Therese Kasemodel encourages the use of words such as Affluent, Cosmopolitan, Handsome, Oversized, Exotic, Generous, Knockout, and Youthful to describe homes. Do these sound like the same words used by dating services?
One can go back to the 18th century French novel "La Petite Maison": "The woman is chaste, demanding, and desirable. The man has something she wants, though she doesn't know it yet; in fact, she's furious that he would even think of seducing her. He's attractive, of course, a man of talent and taste. But that's not what tempts her. What she really wants is his ... house!"
And on St. Croix, the island has been divided into 375 Estates with romantic names - William's Delight, Judith's Fancy, Anna's Hope, Adventure, and Little Princesse. And Estate Jealousy is next to Upper Love and Lower Love.
I hope you will fall in "love at first site" with a beautiful, desirable, seductive home with a bodacious personality. At Hamilton Real Estate we are "passionate" about finding you the perfect "match". Patrice Kelly, Your St. Croix Real Estate "Matchmaker", Hamilton Real Estate, Caravelle Arcade, 340 773 3300, www.PatriceVI.com