patricia feager: Giving Thanks Doesn't Have to End... Does it? - 11/26/17 08:30 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/26/2017
This post is written for the people who don't live with family members in multi-generational homes or in close proximity because a move or relocation changed the family dynamics. Holidays can be stressful only if you let it. Giving thanks doesn't have to end... does it?
In order to seek true happiness, we need to learn to
distinguish real happiness from imaginary kind --- John Lock
I am thankful for the holidays I had with long distance family members when it was possible. Giving thanks daily  for things right in front of me, or within my financial reach because it is … (26 comments)

patricia feager: 12 Days of Thanks Giving - Day 12 - 11/23/17 07:39 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/23/2017
For Debbie Reynolds AR Contest
Despite all the challenges, I am thankful for everything. Today, Thanksgiving Day 23 of the 11th month of 2017 is a day that celebrates by giving thanks. Whether or not you're lucky enough to be with family or friends, volunteering at a homeless shelter or alone, if you are or aren't a person of faith, let us be reminded of all the beauty and dignity of the creation of life here on earth.
2017 has been a year of gratitude. As we witnessed hardship, tragedy, sorrow, and so many unexpected events there was endless love and an … (23 comments)

patricia feager: 12 Days of Giving Thanks - Day 11 - 11/22/17 07:10 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/22/17
for Debbie Reynolds AR Contest
Today is the day before Thanksgiving Day. A situation I am thankful for when I am the recipient of services and what I hope to always give back to my community is exceptional Customer Service. What prompted this blog post was how I was treated yesterday when I called for a Heating and Cooling service request. Being in any type of business requires skills and competencies. Below are some ways exceptional Customer Services matters and how effective communication can result in exceptional customer satisfaction:
Promising what you advertise; then deliver customer satisfaction. Skill in oral, technological, … (23 comments)

patricia feager: 12 Days of Thanks Giving - Day 8 - 11/19/17 08:25 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/19/2017
for Debbie Reynolds AR Contest
Today I give thanks to ActiveRain, specifically to the people I've talked to over the years and who have inspired me. Reading other people's blog posts is nice but talking to them is even better. What I love about the people on ActiveRain is their diversity from many different places. Even as time goes by, I associate a state with a member I had communication with on ActiveRain. For example, in Montana the first person I thought of was Gerry Khatchiklan. Even though he hasn't posted since 12/24/12, I still think of him because he was … (27 comments)

patricia feager: 12 Days of Giving Thanks - Day 7 - 11/18/17 03:52 PM
by Patricia Feager, 11/18/2017
For Debbie Reynolds - AR Contest
Today I am thankful for Firefighters, smoke detectors, and Home Inspectors. The inspiration for this blog post is from a photo I took during my recent trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 
When I saw this fire escape on the side of an old hotel, it sent shivers down my spine. I was reminded of the Ramada Inn fire in Dolton, IL on the morning of October 17, 1976, where my husband and I were rescued. There were 168 of us who had to evacuate and I was five months pregnant at the time. Riding in an … (9 comments)

patricia feager: 12 Days of Giving Thanks - Day 6 - 11/17/17 02:37 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/17/2017
I am thankful we have a tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It's a wonderful holiday for America that occurs during autumn, a season that is a catalyst for change. When family and friends can get together to have a Thanksgiving dinner, huddle together to watch football, or just celebrate and give thanks, it's a beautiful occasion. Kinship with family is a gift.
I'm including a recent photo of my neighborhood park. I love taking walks in the morning. With colors still changing in Flower Mound, Texas, there's an awareness that transformation is a fact of life. The burnt orange needles … (37 comments)

patricia feager: Ready - Set - Still ==================== Radiance - 11/09/17 08:47 PM
©by Patricia Feager 11/9/2017
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen -
that stillness becomes a radiance. --- Morgan Freeman
I stumbled upon this insect in Eureka Springs, Arkansas a few weeks ago. My guess is it's a katydid; however, an entomologist I am not. Still and all, I kept the same pose. We were both still. Me with my camera - bug doing his thing. What we shared was the learned behavior of FOCUS. 
An insect lands on a piece of wood and goes to work. With a hungry eye it eats to live. By the same token, … (24 comments)

patricia feager: This Girl's Heart Is On Fire - 11/08/17 03:28 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/8/2017
Entry for Jim Cheney - Thankfulness An AR Contest
Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light.
Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky.
Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not,
and what beyond is in Eternity.
--- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whether or not it is recorded that the actual first Thanksgiving occured in November doesn't really matter. However, it is fitting that our country celebrates Thanksgiving Day during the seasonal change during autumn, just before winter. As temperatures cool down after 2017 western wildfires, water receeds after hurricanes Harvey, Marie, … (32 comments)

patricia feager: American Institute of Architectural Design Award - 11/05/17 05:26 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/5/2017
One of the criteria for buyers when moving is often schools and churches. It's an important factor for some homeowners when selecting a new location. In recent travel excursions in 2017, I noticed I also gravitated towards those church steeples pointing towards the sky and found some interesting ones that peaked my interest. This one is the Thorncrown Chapel located one mile west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas on Highway 62 West. Sunday Services are offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
This little church in the woods (two photos) is the winner of the American Institute of Architecture's … (28 comments)

patricia feager: The Reflections of Time Change - 11/04/17 09:47 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/4/2017
©The Reflections of Time Change
Someone is sitting in the shade today
because someone planted a tree
long ago --- Warren Buffett
Today is a reminder that Daylight Saving time ends November 5th. Remember, clocks move back 1 hour. While in Eureka Springs, I was reminded about good use of time. It was here on this trail I started out with one primary objective - hike to the Crescent Hotel to get a good breakfast. But when the light stream cut through the trees, I suddenly felt different. In other words, my thoughts, the sights, and the smells that occurred changed my … (41 comments)

patricia feager: Branding, Marketing & Taking Responsibility - 11/02/17 08:46 AM
by Patricia Feager, 11/2/2017
Throwback Thursday
For Throwback Thursday I wanted to share my photograph taken at a quaint Coca Cola Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I framed it in this postage stamp frame in red and green to remind all of us how important Coca Cola was for the holidays and parties. The beverage was served inside people's homes, restaurants, schools, entertainment places, events, and even hospitals. Plus, it wasn't just local to these United States, it is known world-wide and offered in possibly all countries, including prisons. And it was served to prestigious people, e.g., politicians, Prime Ministers, … (19 comments)

patricia feager: Autumn Flowers in Flower Mound - 11/01/17 12:39 PM
by Patricia Feager, 11/1/2017
As temperatures change between warm and cool, there's still time to see beautiful Autumn colors in Flower Mound and North Dallas. In addition, it's a great time to plant annuals like pansies and kale. Don't forget to plant spring bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils; then mulch to retain moisture and insulate roots against cooler temperatures. Lucky for me, my Chrysanthemums are already blooming and I haven't had to plant new ones for several years. The red ones on the top left are very vivid and they are putting on a show! I planted purple pansies, and purple/golden … (20 comments)

patricia feager: Save Not to Buy When Time is Right - Save Time to Live - 11/01/17 05:54 AM
By Patricia Feager, 11/1/2017
The longer it takes for you to think about it, or say to yourself, I need to accumulate more money, the greater the risk you'll have to have what you need to invest when the time comes. The stock market is unpredictable, so is the housing market. When you're in a Buyer's Market, there is low inventory. Generally speaking, properties are listed for more because of supply and demand. When you're in a Seller's Market, you have a greater probability to sell quicker for more money; however, will you have enough … (18 comments)

patricia feager: Distinctly Flower Mound - Armadillo - 10/14/17 06:06 PM
by Patricia Feager, 10/14/2017
Entry for Dick Greenberg - Real Life Animals (Distinctly Flower Mound Armadillo)
Something distinctly different in Flower Mound that many people don't get in other cities are armadillos. Unfortunately, most people don't see them, until it's road kill. Although, I have seen them crawling around early, early morning and late at night, I never saw one during day time. They are very unusual creatures and harmless too. They look prehistoric and odd.
My daughter has a great sense of humor. She decided to bake an Armadillo Cake and she sent me the photograph. Long distance is always a problem but we make light of … (19 comments)

patricia feager: Distinctly Flower Mound - Farmer's Market - 10/14/17 10:10 AM
by Patricia Feager, 10/2017
Growing together as a community to promote good health is one of the many distinct reasons why Buyer's choose Flower Mound, Texas. What sets the Flower Mound Farmer's Market located in Parker's Square apart from other Farmer's Markets in North Dallas is that it's not just about the people choosing plants, vegetables, and fruit. This morning I got to see this beautiful dog sniffing out the barbecue sauces. As soon as he was done, he mozzied on over to another friendly dog for communication.
Flower Mound is known for being a family community where students are included in gathering places. Here … (10 comments)

patricia feager: Distinctly Flower Mound - Quality Education Child Care - 10/13/17 04:40 PM
by Patricia Feager, 10/13/2017
Flower Mound, TX has many pre-schools. One of my favorites is Primrose School of Northeast Flower Mound, providing quality educational childcare for infants through Kindergarten, after school, and summer camp. The kids are getting reading for Trunk or Treat on October 27th. 
Whenever I drive by the Primrose Pre-School in Flower Mound, I'm reminded of those little darlings who are just starting to learn. Teachers have to get very creative to keep their attention, stay focused, and make education fun. Kids say and do the silliest things. Discovering who is going to lead and who will follow is always … (8 comments)

patricia feager: Distinctly Flower Mound - New Construction - 10/11/17 06:33 AM
by Patricia Feager, 2017
As the trend of low inventory and choice selections of older homes continues in Flower Mound, buyers may want to consider new construction. Buying new is a completely different process than buying pre-existing homes. There are advantages and disadvantages. Some things to consider include:
It takes time to build. Builders need lots, permits, planning and zoning, contractors, e.g., engineers, electricians, roofers, glass and window, plumber, and foundation people, just to name a few. They also need materials, and Buyers. The erection of a building takes time and money. Weather and unexpected delays is a factor.

The … (26 comments)

patricia feager: The Beauty of Fall & the Quiet of Nature - 10/09/17 09:55 PM
by Patricia Feager, 10/9/2017
I captured the beauty of a blue dragonfly in Dallas on Sunday afternoon, 10/8/2017. His head looks like a marble, don't you think? They say a dragonfly has the eyes of a predator with 30,000 lenses. A dragonfly can see in every direction simultaneously. They are focused on watching prey as it flies in their scope of vision. Even more incredible, it eats food equal to its own body weight in about a half hour. It's prey rarely, if ever escapes. Once trapped, it is eaten.  
Fall flowers that come up every fall. I planted them in … (26 comments)

patricia feager: Fire Safety Week Doesn't Have to Be Only In October - 10/08/17 05:26 PM
by Patricia Feager, 10/8/2017
(revised on 6/7/18)
Fire Prevention week started in 1922 when the commemoration for the Great Chicago Fire began long after the devastation from the Great Chicago Fire on 10/8 through 10/10 in 1871. It was followed by President Calvin Coolidge's proclamation for the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4-10, 1925. At the time of the Chicago Fire, it was a City built of wood, from the houses, to the sidewalks, fences, and roofs were not like they are today. Surrounded by trees, Chicago was houses built from wood, open fields, brush and trees, and businesses. They were … (5 comments)

patricia feager: Wizard of Oz - Dallas Arboretum - 10/07/17 08:45 AM
by Patricia Feager
The theme for Halloween at the Dallas Arboretum is The Wizard of Oz. Membership for the Arboretum is a worthwhile investment for people of all ages and guests (limited numbers) are included. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz can be enjoyed in the Pumpkin Village (no additional fee) via the Yellow Brick Road and it's quite an adventure with incredible color and creative Oz displays! 
If there was ever a time to consider membership, now is the time! Celebrate the season at the Arboretum. National Pumpkin Day is Thursday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum will be offering pumpkin flavored foods. … (18 comments)

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

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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