Higher Level VI Real Estate
Trudy Fenster, Broker & Attorney
Homes and spaces filled with character and warmth continue to have an arresting effect on me. As an avid lover of languages and culture, I came upon a phrase while studying German many years ago, “Heimatgefühl”, which expresses the feeling of finding your true home. Since discovering and exploring the meaning behind Heimatgefühl, I have traveled to many countries all over the world seeking that sense of home. Many buyers are searching for that sense of home or a home away from home.
As a native of Jamaica, I guard that feeling of home jealously and for many years considered Jamaica my only true home. That changed when I moved to St. Croix over thirteen years ago. The sights and smells of St. Croix, as I landed at the airport immediately impressed upon me the idea that, perhaps I may have found another place reminiscent of home. As I explored the island and her beautiful people, she filled me with that special nostalgic feeling of.
St. Croix captured my attention and heart in many ways. The turquoise hues of the pristine waters that encircle St. Croix come alive with her abundance of sunshine. Her rhythmic tempo and vibe are soothing with a meditative quality. Her food and many spices that tantalize the taste buds are magical. Her music, fused with African, European, American, and Native American influences dazzles and entrances.
Since landing on St. Croix, it has become a passion of mine to share her unique bounties, and I have never tired of so doing. Whether it is playing mass in her yearly Christmas parade, adorned in feathers signifying the height of the seasonal festivities, or by opening my home to friends, families, and strangers alike to indulge in Coquito, coconut tarts, and goat water, I have encouraged others to join me in celebrating this wonderful Caribbean island.
As the proprietor of Higher Level VI Real Estate, along with my other brokerage professionals, I am equally passionate about helping you discover what made me embrace island living again here on St. Croix. At Higher Level VI Real Estate, we believe that partnering with us to secure your desired property is more than a transaction and more akin to an experience. From the moment you make contact with us, we will do the heavy lifting for you. Real Estate transactions are not always routine and we are here to simplify your real estate interactions with agents, sellers, buyers, government operatives, and all parties engaged to achieve your acquisition of that desired property.
If you have enjoyed the comforts of island life and wish to transfer your ownership to another newcomer or resident of St. Croix, we at Higher Level VI Real Estate will gladly assist you with all your listing and selling needs. We will work with you from pre-listing, to listing, to ownership transfer and ensure that your selling experience is satisfying and worry-free.
I have also recently formed the Virgin Islands law firm of the Law Offices of Trudy Fenster, P.C., to focus my practice on real estate, personal injury, and commercial transactions. Although I have spent most of my career representing persons injured by the negligent or reckless conduct of others and have tirelessly navigated the thorny province of immigration hearings, my passion for property and its varied uses as one of the benchmarks of belonging to a community, has continuously led me to real estate transactions. The other benchmark of being a part of a community is through service and serving the community. Serving as the Chief Counsel to the Virgin Islands Legislature was one of my most prized contributions to the Virgin Islands. Serving as the Chairwoman of the Board for Legal Services of the Virgin Islands and as the President of the Virgin Islands Bar Association were also contributions of which I am immensely proud.
It is my hope that as we explore opportunities together to find you your new space to work, play, or reside, that you are equally excited about getting involved in your new community and home. As I would say, were I in Jamaica, come to Higher Level VI Real Estate, and feel alright!