Real Estate Sales Representative with Realty world Alliance



If anyone asks me, I know what I know and I know that I know it (usually I would add an emphatic "darn-it! in there too)!

Most of us are the same way.  We KNOW.  (yes, that is a period at the end of those two words for a reason)  Powerful sentence, isn't it? 

"WE KNOW."  It could be a Realtor marketing campaign (as long as it was said without



But let me ask: Do we KNOW what we know and know that we know it, really?  What color is the YIELD sign?

Before you scratch your head and determine that I have finally lost my marbles, let me explain.




Yesterday, if someone would have walked up to me and asked me what color a yield sign is, I would have told them without hesitation that they are YELLOW.  I would have known I was right and I would have gone on my way feeling completely confident that I helped someone with this burning question....

GUESS WHAT?  Yield signs have been RED since 1971!  virtually my whole life, yield signs have been red, but before last night, I KNEW I knew that they were yellow. 

That got me thinking; how much of what we think we know is not exactly accurate in today's real estate world?  Have we evolved with the times and adapted so gradually that we KNOW what we know?, or do we only THINK we know? 

If we aren't constantly learning, evolving, passing on relevant, hopefully useful information; If we aren't observing the signs.....


well then are we any better than the ill fated yellow yield sign?

Half of you are going to do a net search to check what color Yield signs really are.....it's ok... I did too.  They are red with a white middle.  Trust me, I looked it up.  when I saw one, I said "oh yeah!  That's right!"


Happy real-estating!



Comments (5)

Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Brenda, that's funny. It's called pre-conditioned thinking. It's like when you tell a kid no and they say yes and you say no and they say yes that you can flip it down the argument.  It's funny in non-real estate. Not so funny in real estate, down right upsetting.  Great blog topic. Thanks for sharing. Suggested.

Sep 08, 2011 10:10 AM
Brenda Noffert
Realty world Alliance - Wichita, KS

Thanks Cathy,  Rabbit season, Duck Season.  Rabbit season.  duck season!  Bugs bunny has nothing on me  :-)

Have a great evening.

Sep 08, 2011 10:51 AM
Mickey Hayward
Sunset Properties, Hayward Realty - Onley, VA
Farm - Land - Home Sales & Commercial Real Estate

Brenda - its' really hard to be wrong.  You're right.  Very good point about what we "think" we know.  I'll be more observant and (maybe) less hard-headed too now.

Sep 08, 2011 11:04 AM
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Brenda - I am a VERY UN-observant person!  So, don't ask ME what color ANY signs are! 

Sep 09, 2011 01:36 PM
Donald E Holsclaw

Mandela Effect, look it up.

Aug 27, 2018 09:28 PM