Kissing Frogs Along The Way To Arrive At Your Handsome Prince

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Kissing FrogsI have concluded finding true love and finding the "best" house as a buyer have some interesting parallels. Both are like a match game. Both take time. Both you will stumble along the way to get to happily ever after and it is like

Kissing Frogs Along The Way To Arrive At Your Handsome Prince.

This concept of course comes from the Grimm's fairy tale about a Princess that was the only one that could break the spell cast on the handsome Prince where he had been turned into a frog by kissing him. Then of course they live happily ever after.

In modern times for women, and maybe even for looking at houses, you have to kiss a lot of toads along the way before you find your handsome prince.

 

Liss A ToadSo a few lessons and quotations along this line of thinking. People do not always know what they are doing every step along the way. Much trial and error in finding homes, finding true love, making a good decision. Be patient with people, cut them slack, allow for mistakes, and forgive hurt they cause you.

Also be aware of these two quotes about what comes into your life and not taking too long to find your Prince:

"You never know what you have till you lose it, but you never know what you are missing till it arrived."

"Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones."

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Love the analogy in your story!  It is so very true.

Nov 07, 2011 12:18 AM #1
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Good morning Gary. You can find a ton of parallels in our line of work. I remember an old friend once telling me instead of worrying about getting a yes to get him twenty no's a month. His thoughts were a lot like the frogs if you get enough no's, the yes will come.

Nov 07, 2011 12:21 AM #2
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
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Those who open their eyes and understand value recognize the pearl when they see it.  It does take some appreciation through experience to get to that place where you know the right home or appreciate the merit of something.  It's a journey of self understanding and ability to listen to oneself to be able to appreciate what we seek.  Excellent post.

Nov 07, 2011 12:23 AM #3
Rainer
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Hi Gary,

Very nice read!!    Awareness of life and the process of Love and buying a home

Great analogy and road map for both...

 

Thank You

Nov 07, 2011 12:30 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Gary,

Oh..what wonderful quotes!!You always find excellent parallels in our line of work :). Thanks..suggested!

Nov 07, 2011 12:33 AM #5
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
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I agree. Wonderful quotes and finding a house is sort of like kissig frogs right now in a lot of ways.

Nov 07, 2011 12:48 AM #6
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
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Gary, I do agree with your comparison and love it when people find their match, both in relationships and home sweet home. What a great way to start the day, thank you!

Nov 07, 2011 01:03 AM #7
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Kissing a lot of frogs gives you a better chance on finding the price.  Looking a many homes in YOUR price rancge gives you the same chance!

Nov 07, 2011 01:31 AM #8
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Gary, we prefer our buyers to kiss all princes before finding THE PRINCE. We do all the good selecting for our buyers so each property is prince in their own right.

Nov 07, 2011 01:45 AM #9
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I was thinking about this theme just the other day...my hubby was kinda snippy with his mom and I pretty much said this to him..thanks for the reminder...so important!

Nov 07, 2011 02:10 AM #10
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's a valuable lesson in life to learn...sometimes learned too late.  I love your graphics...so cute!

Nov 07, 2011 04:09 AM #11
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gary,

Nice words of wisdom! I love the graphics too!

Patricia

Nov 07, 2011 04:13 AM #12
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Gary - "You never know what you have till you lose it, but you never know what you are missing till it arrived." - words to live by! I think of my "problems" as of the "high-class variety" and try to keep my memory green when I first left home and there were times I could barely afford car insurance, or even had to go without health care. Suddenly a stain on my new carpet doesn't seem too bad! It's all about our expectations and humbleness, which I get from God. As always thanks for inspiring me for the day!

Nov 07, 2011 05:31 AM #13
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Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Gary - love the quote:

 

"You never know what you have till you lose it, but you never know what you are missing till it arrived."

Nov 07, 2011 06:46 AM #14
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Gary - Nice analogy.  Unfortunately many buyers miss the first handsome prince for fear that it might actually be a frog.

Nov 07, 2011 01:55 PM #15
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Sophie Aretta
Better Homes & Gardens- Tri Valley Realty - Livermore, CA

Oh geez...thanks for the hope! I've kissed A LOT of frogs!  :)

Nov 08, 2011 06:31 AM #16
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