patricia feager: Some Things Can't Replace Artificial Intelligence - 09/18/17 03:27 AM
by Patricia Feager, 9/18/2017
 
 
 
 
"The significant challenges we face cannot be
resolved at the same level of thinking we were
at when we created them."  --- Albert Einstein
 
Digital communication has changed the way we do business and Artificial Intelligence is the future; however, some things never change.
 
Communication Skills
To provide timely information and high quality services, one must know what they are talking about and not merely a script reader. Actively listen to understand, ask intelligent questions, speak clearly, express yourself well, enunciate your words, speak in a pleasant tone, and provide timely answers that are accurate and true. What you don't know will hurt … (20 comments)

patricia feager: The September Spotlight & News on Texas Homes - 09/07/17 03:30 PM
by Patricia Feager, 9/7/2017
 
IMPORTANT DATES
9/1 - Texas Law went into effect - No Texting while driving
9/8-11 - Texas Association of REALTORS® Convention
9/9 - AR Meet-Up at TAR Convention 
9/11 - Patriots Day
9/15 - National POW/MIA Recognition
9/18 - Constitution Day & Citizenship Day
 
The 2017 TAR Convention will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. At past conferences I met many AR friends such as  GREG NINO, Jerry Newman, Lisa Von Domek, Paula McDonald in San Antonio and several others at various cities such as Austin, Houston, and Galveston. My first AR contact was with Joni Bailey at an AR RainCamp, followed by additional RainCamps in Plano with Bob … (10 comments)

patricia feager: Unidentified Visitors to Flower Mound, TX - 09/06/17 03:07 PM
by Patricia Feager, 9/6/17
 
I don't know if these bees and the moth and/or butterfly flew in as a result of Hurricane Harvey, but I've never seen anything like it before, have you? They showed up in my Flower Mound, TX garden this afternoon uninvited! There was enough Lantana growing to keep them satisfied so I wasn't at all worried about getting stung. They appeared very, very hungry, too! 
 


The 2017 butterfly festival isn't scheduled until the first weekend in November when the butterfly migration peaks. This little guy flew in the same time the orange and black winged bees arrived and was … (19 comments)

patricia feager: Everything I Needed to Learn I Learned the Hard Way - 09/03/17 05:10 AM
by Patricia Feager, 9/3/2017
 
Once upon a time, I was a First Time Home Buyer, but unfortunately, I didn't get far and I wasn't successful. It was the decade of the 70's. What did I know? I wasn't even 21 years old when I started working with a Real Estate Agent. Was it even legal? At the time, I didn't even think to ask, nor did the agent. My savings account was in a Christmas Club Savings Account from my local bank which wasn't very much. If there was such a thing as a credit score, I never knew, but I did … (34 comments)

patricia feager: Real Estate Value Proposition - 09/03/17 03:18 AM
by Patricia Feager, 9/3/2017
 
Thinking about selling your home in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, or Collin Counties in Texas? While many agents offer "full services," my goal is to provide Premium Services customized for the benefit of the seller's motivation, needs, and wants. My value proposition includes the following:
 
EDUCATION
Reviewing listing and contract forms before going live in MLS sets the stage for what comes next. Setting up expectations, staying committed, knowing with confidence what needs to be signed and why prepares the sellers to sell and produce positive results.
 
FINANCING
Pricing strategies, including a comprehensive Comparative Marketing Analysis, and an estimated Seller's Net puts the seller … (11 comments)

patricia feager: From Ordinary to Extraordinary Business At Hand - 09/01/17 07:54 AM
by Patricia Feager, 9/1/2017
 
The days between 8/21 through 8/25 (Solar Eclipse, Hurricane Harvey), and the days that followed have been quite extraordinary and anything but ordinary. In addition to the National news I have spent quite a bit of time at doctor appointments and taking care of business. Like current events and business, there's always something to learn. Ordinary and extraordinary circumstances makes all the difference.
 
Doctor #1 - An ordinary doctor, operates in routine fashion. #1 is the Doctor; I am the impatient patient. Nothing personal, doctor is simply ordinary.
 
Doctor #2 - Extraordinary; anything but ordinary. Here are examples of what … (7 comments)

patricia feager: A Day in the Life of an Eclipse & Mother Nature - 08/31/17 08:23 PM
by Patricia Feager, 8/31/2017
 
 
Dragonflies are fascinating creatures. They may start their day out slowly basking in the sun but once they get going, they can put on quite a show. Without a cup of coffee, could it be these aquatic flying insects are getting energized by the sun before spending the rest of their day flying in mid air, hovering over the surface of a body of water, zipping from one place to another to collect food? I snapped this photograph in Dallas, Texas near White Rock Lake on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
 
It's easy to think and dream next to a lake … (8 comments)

patricia feager: HOPE & ENERGY - 08/30/17 06:04 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/30/2017
 
 
 
 
HOPE IS BEING ABLE TO SEE  THAT THERE IS LIGHT
 
DESPITE ALL THE DARKNESS
 
--- DESMOND TUTU
 
What I like best about this flower is it's color, texture and movement. Color is a means of expression. The texture feels welcoming, taking on the appearance of a beautiful sunset, associated with ocean beachfront. The color yellow reminds me of the sun and how it changes color during the setting of the sun, a reminder that rest is important and necessary. Like little children, we don't want to be told to go to sleep. Let there be light!!!
 
Color affects us. Creating colors aesthetically … (20 comments)

patricia feager: Does Consumption Influence Home Buying & Selling - 08/27/17 07:19 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/27/2017
 
SELLING
This is the story of the man whose wife ran away with another man and left her belongings behind. The man kept hoping, she'd come back, but she never did. He lived in a home, all alone surrounded by STUFF. Out of all the homes on the market, this is the one my buyers wanted to buy. When asked if the Seller would be able to get out and close on time, the Agent said, "Yes," he has a moving crew who will have everything out before we close.

The day before closing, nothing was moved; again, listing agent … (47 comments)

patricia feager: SOLD - 1408 Riverside Road - 08/26/17 06:36 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/26/2017
 
1408 Riverside Road, listed by Patricia Feager on 7/18/2017 sold on Friday, 8/25/2017. The Sales Agent Kimberly Heilman was a great agent to partner with in the sale of this cute and adorable home in the Meadows of Roanoke Subdivision in Roanoke, Texas. With easy access to HWY 114 and in close proximity to Hawaiian Falls Water Park, Skate Park, Splash Pad, and Historic Oak Street with unique and interesting restaurants and shops, it wasn't hard to find multiple buyers attracted to this property. Properties in Meadows of Roanoke are in close to Texas Motor Speedway. To sell … (17 comments)

patricia feager: The Anatomy of a Clock to a Real Estate Sale - 08/25/17 09:46 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/25/2017
 
Today is a closing for one of my listings. The time is ticking to closing and funding. Many consumers never thought about all the movement that is involved in closing a real estate transaction. For this reason, let's compare and contrast the anatomy of a clock to a real estate sale.
 
SALES
When purchasing a clock, one looks for the best fit. There are many options to choose. The same is true in real estate sales, not all agents are alike. Consumers hire people that best fit their needs. 
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Before digital clocks, people had to worry about changing the hands on … (18 comments)

patricia feager: Don't Let Anyone Blow Anything Up Your Pants - 08/22/17 10:29 PM
by Patricia Feager, 8/22/2017
 
This story comes at the heels of the recent re-blog I posted from Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, a few days ago called: 
TV Home Buying & Home Renovation Shows: Fact VS Fiction:
Today, was one of those mornings when I had a very early doctor's appointment in Dallas, Texas. As I sat in the waiting room with a lot of sick people, some were coughing, several wearing masks over their mouth, and others chasing kids, I tried to read, but had difficulty concentrating. The T.V. was playing and when they mentioned Plainfield, Illinois it peaked my interest. I … (30 comments)

patricia feager: Farm Animals - Justin, Texas - 08/14/17 04:51 PM
by Patricia Feager, 8/14/2017
 
Having a residential property under contract in Justin, Texas has given me a chance to get out of my city comfort zone and into the animal kingdom on the farm. I have enjoyed seeing buffalo, cows, donkeys, bulls, and horses too. Here are the latest photos I took of a cows eye, the bull (I just couldn't capture a bulls eye), donkey, and some cow hide.
 
 
Odd as they may look, they were all just as curious to see me. We made each other vulnerable, except of course for cow hide, I just couldn't get her face! The fact … (31 comments)

patricia feager: Showing Off My Flower Mound Blooms - 08/11/17 11:14 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/11/2017
 
 
Show Us Your Summer Blooms and Crops - An Active Rain Challenge 
 
I love to plant flowers in my Flower Mound garden. Long before I moved to Flower Mound, TX, I had a passion for flowers, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies. My earliest recollections in life began helping my grandmother plant flowers in Chicago. Here in Flower Mound, I can plant flowers and appreciate blooms 365 days out of year by knowing what to plant and when. 
 
Lantanas are the easiest plant to grow in Flower Mound because it's a native plant. The tiny cluster of flowers comes in an array … (30 comments)

patricia feager: The Move - All Experience Is An Arch - 08/10/17 07:58 AM
by Patricia Feager, 8/10/2017
 
 
"All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that
untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever 
when I move." --- Alfred Lord Tennyson
 
Move - an experience that has the potential to change your life. It requires:
Motivation Opportunity Vision Energy
Organization - preparation to invest in your time, purging, getting financial records and finances in order, deciding who, what, when, where, and how do I organize efficiently?
Orchestrate Regroup Give Away Accept Negotiate Initiate Zoom in Action Toss Ignore Outflow Nitpick
Vision - letting go of the past, looking at the present, living forward to what's next! Talk about it. See … (35 comments)

patricia feager: Marge & the Green Dragonfly - 07/30/17 05:24 PM
by Patricia Feager, 7/30/2017
 
 
Pet sitting for friends in Flower Mound can be fun because dogs make you more observant in nature. Here's a photo of the dragonfly Marge was chasing. Once she took off to hunt for the squirrel climbing up the tree on the other side of the yard, I was able to photograph this green dragonfly. The sun was so bright and the colors were so vivid!
 
 
 
Marge is in the process of being adopted by my friends. She's quite comical and  very intelligent. When she's in the backyard, it's as if she's on an African Safari. She notices everything! … (20 comments)

patricia feager: An Assumption - Always More To One Side - 07/26/17 07:12 PM
 by Patricia Feager, 7/27/2017
 
 
 
ON THE TOPIC OF HOME INSPECTIONS & EVERYTHING ELSE
 
 PERCEPTIONS
Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything else; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they are all a perception of you. --- Deepak Chopra
 
Taking a photo of this sunflower from the backside was intriguing to me and just as beautiful as the front side, which I spent considerable more time with my camera. But out of all the beautiful photos of the flower with the seeds in the center, it was the backside that peaked my interest the most.
 
Without knowing what went on … (29 comments)

patricia feager: AR Meet-Up - Meet Me At The Anatole in Dallas - 07/26/17 12:57 PM
 
 
 
AR MEET-UP 9/9/2017
HILTON ANATOLE
3201 N STEMMONS FREEWAY
DALLAS, TEXAS 75207
(214) 748-1200
 
Calling all Texas REALTORS® to attend the first ActiveRain Meeting in 2017 on September 9, 2017, at the HILTON ANATOLE. All Texas REALTORS® are invited to the Convention and this will be the perfect time for ActiveRain Members to meet-up for some libations, fun, and entertainment. As we get to visit, we'll see who is behind the Profile Photos writing all those AR posts! 
 
Thanks Bob Crane for the invitation to call up each other and host an AR Meeting during the months of August and September. 
 
The meet-up will be held on 9/9 from 7 … (41 comments)

patricia feager: Texas Sky - 07/24/17 11:25 PM
By Patricia Feager
 
Today is Tuesday, 12:58 a.m. I can't stop thinking about the big, beautiful Texas sky. As of late, I am mesmerized, seeing amazing cloud formations, and gorgeous sunsets. I wonder what people are seeing on the other side of the globe? This shot was taken in Carrollton, Texas. It stopped me in my tracks. I wasn't the only one looking up or the only one taking photos. The following photo expresses my thoughts about deriving pleasure out of nothing but a cloud.
 
 
What secrets are hidden by the cloud on the other side of the world, we know nothing, yet … (40 comments)

patricia feager: Something Learned from ActiveRain - 07/24/17 08:59 AM
by Patricia Feager, 7/24/2017
 
 
Earth, Water, Sky
 
Something I learned from Bob Stewart at one of his visits to the Marriott for a presentation of ActiveRain in Plano, TX several years ago, is that using photographs in a blog post is an effective way to get noticed with SEO. From that day on, I didn't just take photographs, I practiced as if I was preparing for the State Bar exam! Try, try, try, as I did, I felt that on ActiveRain there was always somebody better than me. To be clear, that was not Bob's intent to convey that message - it was MY interpretation. … (79 comments)

 
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Selling Homes Changing Lives

Southlake, TX

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Address: 2900 W Southlake Blvd, Suite 180, Southlake, TX, 76092

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I enjoy selling residential properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I began my career in January 2003 full time and never regretted my decision to become self-employed. I have built my business by referrals and repeat business. I care enough to provide quality service to succeed in business. My passion is understanding the needs of the people who want to buy and sell Real Estate. I'm an advocate for education.


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