Just another day in real estate? I would say not

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Just another day in real estate? I would say not

Yesterday, I mentioned I came home early from vacation because of hurricane Earl and immediately had an appointment set.

Well, I took these potential buyers out today to look at a unique home which they ended up really liking.  The tour took about an hour and because of the beautiful landscape we got around to talking about plants and herbs.

There were several butterfly bushes on the property so there were many butterflies around.  This made me think of a creature I had noticed around my own butterfly bushes, something that looked like a cross between a bee and a hummingbird.  To our delight as we went by one of the butterfly bushes we saw one of those creatures which I discovered, after a Google search, is actually called a Sphinx Moth.  My search term was rather funny,  "looks like a hummingbird bee". I discovered there were many who were as confused about this creature as I was.

And that was not all, the potential buyers also rescued a bee caught in a spider web on said butterfly bush.

So, showing houses can have little perks which help you get to know your clients better in a very natural and spontaneous way.

So, now I will follow up with the buyers by sending the video of the Sphinx moth and the information I found on-line.

Just another day in real estate? I would say not.

 

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Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
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I have never seen that little guy before, Thanks for the video.

Sep 03, 2010 02:41 PM #1
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Pam Crawford
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Wow.  It is great seeing nature as you are showing houses.  This one is very interesting.

Sep 03, 2010 02:50 PM #2
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Michael the first time I saw it I was so puzzled. I knew it was not a hummingbird or bee just an odd creature, now I know.
Sep 03, 2010 02:58 PM #3
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Pam I like to make things fun and I am very observant, so I pick up on these little things that might not seem very significant.  I am hoping I can get a longer video before the flowers are gone from the butterfly bushes.

Sep 03, 2010 03:01 PM #4
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Ray Saenz
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Jennifer,
Awesome video, hey don't complain about it at least you did not take two hours or more :) sometimes I take a lot haha ! :) take care and hope to see more from you !

 

Sep 03, 2010 03:14 PM #8
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Ray I provided then a head of time a virtual tour with lots of pictures so thay had a good idea what the property was like.

Thanks for always checking in on me.  Have a great weekend.

Sep 03, 2010 03:23 PM #9
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Mitchell J Hall
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Jennifer, Excellent video. The buyers will really appreciate you sending it to them.  You are fortunate to have all that beautiful landscaping to show. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Sep 03, 2010 04:21 PM #10
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
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Wow, it really looked like a strange beetle, bee, flying thing. I have never heard of it before. How interesting.
Sep 03, 2010 05:35 PM #11
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Debbie Gartner
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Wow.  Interesting.  So great that you got a video.  I've never seen any of these.  Of course, now I'll be on the look out for them, so you never know.

Sep 04, 2010 12:31 AM #12
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Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
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Jennifer - I have several butterfly bushes on my property as well but I've never seen those little guys before... I learn something new everyday here... thanks for sharing that video...

Sep 04, 2010 08:21 AM #13
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
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Jennifer I had no idea there was such a thing!  Neat video!

Sep 04, 2010 12:12 PM #14
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Sphinx Moth. That's interesting. It's funny how Real Estate start some conversations on things that you never thought about talking about. Thanks for sharing the video Jennifer. Have a great Labor Day Weekend. Great post.

Sep 04, 2010 02:57 PM #15
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Mary Douglas
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One of the best things about a day in Real Estate is that they are all different and we always get to learn new things -- for instance: The Sphinx Moth!
Sep 04, 2010 05:03 PM #16
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Jennifer... this is a new one for me!  I do love days that include discoveries like this one... they break up the usual routine and expand our worlds!

Sep 05, 2010 06:47 AM #17
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