patricia feager: Bricks, Sunflower & Flower Mound - 06/11/18 11:16 AM
by Patricia Feager, 6/11/2018
 
 
A Dedication to the Sunflower
 
The sunflower isn't visible from the street,
nor can you see it when you drive around the cul-de-sac,
rather it salutes you at the rear garage.
Like a well groomed tall soldier,
it stands at attention.
 
The masonry work of the soldier bricks

supporting the shiners separated by mortar beds

above the lintel surrounded by rows of brick and mortar

doesn't get as much attention
as the sunflower.

 
 
Sunflowers don't usually grow this close

to houses, unless relocated by a bird,

squirrels, no doubt, who knows

how it got there

but there she grows!
 
The sunflower with her bright yellow face
 
welcomes the day and faces the sun.  
 
Texas heat doesn't … (24 comments)

patricia feager: In a Seller's Low Inventory Market There is No Shortage - 06/01/18 05:33 AM
 
In a Seller's Market with low inventory, there is no shortage of hungry Sales Agents. Nor is there a shortage of new agents in your area. Everyone is out to get the same thing - listings and buyers. 
 
Delivering the effective presentation to get the Seller to list is the hallmark of a successful Real Estate Agent. The mailboxes are flooded with direct mail. Phones are ringing. A listing presentation has to produce high impact. The focus isn't solely on low inventory, it is on the ability to convince a home owner to list with you. 
 
Clarity, simplicity, and accuracy in communication is essential. Avoiding miscommunication … (9 comments)

patricia feager: Tanks A Lot - 05/31/18 04:51 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/31/2018
 
 
TANKS A LOT
 
Today is the last day in May. These tanks were on display where the Flower Mound Memorial celebration was held along with the Flower Mound Fire Engine that proudly displayed the American Flag. Freshly still on my mind is, tanks a lot! 
 
What can I say about these Military tanks, except they represent the following:
 
Freedom Security Envy  
Most people understand how important it is to have freedom and security. For this blog post, my emphasis is on envy. Meaning, there are many people from other countries envious of American freedom, security, power, material advantages, way of life, … (37 comments)

patricia feager: Pegasus Appliance Repair - Dallas, TX - 05/29/18 01:26 PM
by Patricia Feager, 5/29/2018
 
 
 
 
If you want great service, sometimes it pays to go directly to the horses mouth. This is a big shout out for Pegasus Appliance Repair Company. They serve the Dallas area. For more information or services follow the link to Pegasus Appliance Repair, www.pegasus.com, or call 1-800-816-1359. You can also follow them on FaceBook.
 
After a very stressful experience trying to go through an extended warranty company, I was finally directed to Pegasus. As soon as AJ picked up the phone, he focused on Customer Needs. He listened. Most important of all, I didn't have to repeat, get transferred, or … (19 comments)

patricia feager: Swiss Architecture - 05/22/18 10:44 PM
by Patricia Feager, 5/22/18
 
In awe, I marveled at the architecture in Switzerland. Below are a few samples for you to see, with description of what I observed.
 
 
This is Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland.  I looked at the architecture and wondered, how is it possible to keep standing erect without cracks and deterioration? This tower is built inside the Reuss River.
 
What makes the bricks stay in place and keeps the tower from leaning? It is such a mystery to me.
 
Creating is a gift. When you really stop to think about it, everything starts with a vision, a dream, and followed up … (4 comments)

patricia feager: Motivational Monday - Make It Rain - 05/20/18 11:20 PM
by Patricia Feager
 
 
 
 
 Make It Rain
 
Find your niche marketing
 
These boots are made for walking
 
You can walk, run, and jump in the rain
 
Or you can just stand still and get wet
 
Sidestep booby traps
 
Stay grounded
 
 
 
Make it Rain
 
 
The first steps are the hardest
 
Stay pointed in the right direction
 
You can get in touch with the rain
 
Or you can just dry up
 
No pain, no gain
 
Don't be afraid of the rain
 
 
 
 
Make it Rain
 
 
Keep your ducks in a row
 
Mind your manners
 
Pride of ownership
 
Life is priceless
 
Take inventory
 
Sink or Swim
 
 
 
I remember walking down the streets of Lucern in Switzerland, as if it was yesterday. The boots in the window got my … (32 comments)

patricia feager: How's the Market & Things to Think about When Moving - 05/20/18 03:06 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/20/18
 
The first time I came to Dallas was for a Job Interview. Before I even got back home in Northern, Illinois, I had a recorded message telling me I was hired and Relocation Papers would be delivered by FedX. Relocation was exciting but there were many things to do, i.e., get my house ready to go on the market, hire a Real Estate Agent, make arrangements with the Moving Company that my Company arranged for me to use, fly back to Dallas, and find a place to live. It took all of 13 days to fly to Dallas … (16 comments)

patricia feager: Using Advertising Words To Make Sense - 05/18/18 04:27 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/18/18
 
A Top Agent in my area created a Property Flyer. I noticed she had 24-bullet points on one side of the paper. For a pre-existing home, built more than 20 years ago, I just had to see what words she chose to market this property. Also, was it necessary to include 24-bullet points? As for advertising, what sets this listed agent apart from all other agents in the area? 
 
At first glace, the descriptions seemed routine, something I'd see on most listings; however, on further examination the whole list of words seemed rather absurd. Do agents really choose … (44 comments)

patricia feager: Thinking With Deep Gratitude - It's About Love & Light - 05/16/18 04:12 PM
by Patricia Feager, 5/16/2018
 
 
At times our own light goes out & is rekindled 
by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us... 
-- John F Kennedy
 
I don't know what is going on in your life today; however, let me say somebody out there is grateful for the love and light that shines through you. There is strength in light and peace in gratitude. 
 
If the rose from my garden seems momentarily comforting, know it was meant to be seen by your eyes. And if it pleases you, acknowledge that others … (34 comments)

patricia feager: Moving to Highland Village, TX? Here's Something To Know - 05/14/18 06:29 PM
by Patricia Feager, 5/14/18
 
Highland Village located in a suburb of North Texas is surrounded by Lake Lewisville, Flower Mound, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, and the City of Lewisville.
 
LISTINGS
Effective 5/14/18 there are 45 (12 just listed within the past week) Active Listings and 3 "Coming Soon." 
 
List Prices range from $285,000 to $1,074,000.
Minimum sq / ft 1,938
Median sq / ft 3,515
Maximum sq / ft 5,278
With Pool - 16
Coming Soon - 3 are "Coming Soon." All three have 4 bedrooms, 2 with 3/1 baths, and 1  with 2/1 baths. 2 No pool; 1 with pool
 
Click on the word Schools for Public School information. 
There are many … (15 comments)

patricia feager: Some Music Is For Selling - 05/08/18 09:45 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/8/2018
 
Some homeowners and their Agents use music to market homes. While some music is for selling, some is not...
 
Why Should I Use Music?
Improve buyer's memory about houses under consideration Create a sense of inner peace for help in decision-making Bring a sense of cheerfulness Change the mood Calm the nerves of anxious buyers  
Why Shouldn't I Use Music?
The wrong music can be a turn-off If the music is too loud, buyers may be distracted Buyers may leave feeling more depressed instead of happy If the wrong music triggers the wrong memory, buyers may have no interest Music … (72 comments)

patricia feager: Know the Difference Between Dilemma and a Decision - 05/06/18 09:48 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/6/2018
 
The weekend news: 
Nour Malas from The Wall Street Journal reported on May 5, 2018, "Hawaii Officials Step Up Warnings as Kilauea Spews More Lava and Gases." In the article, a resident by the name of Gary Hoffeld told the reporter, "Many make calculated choices to stay home and monitor the situation because they feel they are safe for now."
 
As I dwell on the news and weave together my own thoughts, my focus remains on two important words in the English language that has many difference consequences. For that reason, my topic today is as follows:  Know the difference between … (18 comments)

patricia feager: Spring Is Severe Weather Preparedness Season - 05/04/18 08:30 AM
by Patricia Feager, 5/4/18
 
A fierce, dark storm blew through Flower Mound, TX yesterday morning. More rain today! The sound of wind, thunder, lightening, and Fire Engines reminded me that Spring is Severe Weather Preparedness Season. It's not enough for you to know what to do. Others need help too:
Children Seniors Disabled Physically & Mentally Challenged Anyone with Poor Eyesight & Motor Skills Anyone without Transportation Pregnant Women Pets Farm Animals  
In preparation for more bad weather, I put together a sample of a check list that may be helpful to you and others.
 
Home Owners
Family Emergency Plan Sign Up for … (14 comments)

patricia feager: Active --- Rain --- ActiveRain - 04/26/18 01:23 PM
by Patricia Feager, 4/26/18
 
 
 
ActiveRain
All around me memories
Of people who failed to bloom
Or bloomed too soon
then quit
 
Rainers contemplate
The winds of change
Sucked into a cloud of hope
Active nope
nothing changes
 
--- Patricia Feager
 
 
 
Until now a blog has been a lifestyle, a unique personality, creative style; others, including myself have shared the current and interesting industry news, local expertise, including personal life stories, hope, thoughts, and dreams. Carefully or carelessly, words are chosen in content, photos, and comments. Does anyone care? Do members matter at all? Is ActiveRain simply about the Real Estate business? Can the process of blogging become obsolete and outdated? Is Social Media dead … (26 comments)

patricia feager: Is RED the new Stainless Steel??? - 04/25/18 09:09 AM
by Patricia Feager, 4/25/18
 
While visiting Elite Appliance located at 4901 Alpha RD #300, in Dallas, TX, I confirmed the elegance of the color RED in kitchen appliances is just as beautiful in America as I saw in Switzerland and Italy in recent travels. For more information about Elite Appliance, click on the highlighed/underscored word Elite Appliance above and the link will follow directly to their Company website. 
 
The color red was bold and beautiful. I was wowed immediately by a complete set up in the showcase floor room. There was just enough stainless steel to give me that "gourmet" feel so often … (25 comments)

patricia feager: The Psychology of Luxury in Marketing & Branding - 04/19/18 08:53 AM
by Patricia Feager, 4/19/18
(Revised on 6/7/18)
 
 
 
Silver or Gold

"Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration,
since we are more fully persuaded when we 
consider a thing to have been demonstrated"
--- Aristotle
 
 
While window shopping in Lucerne, Switzerland, I couldn't help but notice the silver and gold shoes in the window. My eyes shifted to barefoot mannequins who more closely expressed comfort my feet enjoy most of all. I'm 100% certain, the goal of the entrepreneur who designed them was to sell silver or gold shoes and still my mind drifted as to how effective persuasive marketing is to consumers. 
 
Luxurious thoughts swirled in my head. What a statement … (20 comments)

patricia feager: Flowers From Around the World in Switzerland - 04/18/18 04:02 PM
by Patricia Feager
 
 
Flowers are the friendly gift we discover
in the silent walks of life
--- Patricia Feager
 
 
 
The flowers in the collages I created above and below are Spring flowers from Switzerland. For me, they are like ancestors from an ancient world, the custodians of the earth for butterflies, bees and other useful insects. Plus, they are intimate when it comes to human connections. Through my eyes, spring flowers exalt awareness that winter is about to end and spring is in transition.  
 
 
Swiss flowers grew through stone masonry, in the forest, on trees in the middle of farm land, and were seen … (12 comments)

patricia feager: How is the Housing Market in Flower Mound? - 04/18/18 05:17 AM
 
Flower Mound, Texas is located 3 miles north of DFW International Airport,  28 miles northwest of Dallas and 25 miles northeast of Fort Worth. Flower Mound is bounded north by the cities of Argyle, Bartonville, Lantana, Double Oak, Copper Canyon, and Highland Village. To the east is Lewisville. South - Grapevine Lake, Coppell, Trophy Club, Roanoke, and to the west Justin. Nearly the entire city of Flower Mound is in Denton County with a small portion in Tarrant County. 
 
What attracts people to Flower Mound is close proximity to DFW International Airport and Lewisville Independent Schools. Property values have increased in values.
 
Compared … (11 comments)

patricia feager: Scenic Views & Unforgettable Moments - 04/17/18 01:22 PM
by Patricia Feager, 4/17/2018
 
Scenic views are glorious fleeting moments that can last in memory and better yet with great photographs. How you see the world through your eyes versus a camera makes a big difference. When it comes to landscape and/or action photography, I have learned that you may only have one shot, and if you have to think about it first, you may miss an extraordinary opportunity. Assuming you can do it later, at a more convenient time rarely gets the same results. For more discussion, see a few of my favorite photographs captured on my recent vacation to Switzerland … (20 comments)

patricia feager: Spring at the Dallas Arboretum - Guest Martha Stewart - 04/16/18 07:30 PM
4/16/2018
 
Spring at the Dallas Arboretum is a wonderful treat. The birds are happy. Flowers are blooming. Buds have burst into blossoms and bright leaves. As of Sunday, 4/15/18, it was lush green with tulips still blooming, new azaleas, a spectacular rose garden, and there is an array of vivid colors and gorgeous flowers. The scent of the gardens are simply heavenly. A harpist played her harp to familiar tunes, such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
 
 
With late spring I was surprised to see all the Red Maple Trees which usually don't bloom until later in summer. Spring is truly filled with surprises! The Arboretum was … (11 comments)

 
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Selling Homes Changing Lives

Southlake, TX

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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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