In Florida, a real estate market where extra closet space isn’t a concern
For the article (totally safe for work by the way, except for some gratuitous realtor cleavage), writer David Cross called up Jackie Youngblood, a grandmother of eight and the Tampa Bay area’s preeminent real estate agent for homebuyers who don’t frequently buy clothing. Youngblood also happens to be a practicing nudist, which I suppose really helps in her line of work. As the consummate professional, however, she only conducts business while fully dressed. “If they [the clients] want to come in nude they can. Me, I dress professionally. I don’t go around nude showing property,” says the former real estate investor.
While it’s unclear if Youngblood has seen a surge in sales this summer — I’ve had it with this damn heat! Let’s put our clothes in storage and move to west central Florida! — she seems to have found herself a nice little niche within the Tampa real estate market, selling about 30 homes per year within nudist and clothing-optional communities such as Paradise Lakes Resort and Caliente Club & Resort. Most of the homes are located in Pasco County, just north of Tampa proper. She also works with clients outside of clothing-optional communities as well.