We always see things like “early bird discounts” or “VVIP discounts” when there are new condominium projects here and although I am not saying that they are all just a lot of hot air, I think that it is only prudent that we take claims like these with a pinch of salt.

After all, I have not come across sales people who would tell clients, “Hey, don’t buy. Even after the discount, it is still not value for money.” Sales people must always say optimistic stuff to their clients and look the part too.

Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar: It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings. No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.” ——– D. Scott

Someone who recently visited a showflat received a strong dose of such optimism and shared her thoughts with me in an email…