“We are all aware that music and “atmosphere” go together. We might put-on relaxing music for a quiet romantic dinner, but listen to something livelier while doing some physical work or exercise or out socializing in larger groups. You might have heard of farmers who increase production by playing music to their animals, recent studies showing that listening to fast music whilst driving increases the rate of car accidents, and the Mozart Effect claims to increase intelligence. While some claims may be exaggerated, there is no denying that music can suggest and affect our state of mind. ” – Excerpt Source
This causal relationship remains true in the World of Real Estate. Some homes remind you of a genre, artist, or specific song the moment you lay eyes upon them. Our listing at 1376 Craigdarroch Rd is a wonderful example of this. It speaks of classical styles like Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.
We wanted to channel these references during a sunny Open House in August. With the assistance of Julia Wakal of “Bukal, Bukal” music and the University of Victoria Music School, we booked an accordionist Natasha Enquist and cellist Laine Longton to serenade attendees for an hour each on the gorgeous lawn of this historic home. It was magical to see the elderly neighbour thoroughly enjoying the music. She was a University music degree holder from Europe, and was overjoyed to hear the romantic French and Russian love songs from the old country! It was a terrific event that lightened hearts up and down the historic block.
We would not presume to say that every Open House should include such entertainment, but when the music moves you there’s little harm in stepping outside the standard beat.