CAUTION: Do not use babycrawlers when prospecting...

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CAUTION: Do not use babycrawlers when prospecting...

 

CAUTION: Do not use babycrawlers when prospecting...

 

Unless you're looking for less than average results!

 

While at the store buying last minute items for an afternoon fishing trip at Panguitch Lake, my husband inadvertently grabbed a container of Babycrawlers rather than the usual large, beefy earthworms. We get to the lake, settle in and cast our lines. Immediately, my husband snags a trout and as he begins to reel in, he notices the fish is not putting up much of a fight.

 

To his surprise, a 5 inch fish is on the other end of the line! He cuts the line and throws it back, rebaits, casts again, immediately catching another small rainbow trout. Back in the drink it goes! Finally, I see a tug on my pole and wallah! another pint-size young-un has taken the bait.

 

So, after this experience, I suggest that if you want to catch baby fish, use babycrawlers, if you wish to catch the big ones, use adult earthworms. Proper bait nets appropriate results when prospecting! 

 

That's my fishing story and I'm sticking to it...

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Lot of application here for our business as well.  In our business sometimes finding out what the babycrawlers are is the challenge.  AR is not one though!

Aug 14, 2013 11:49 PM #1
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Gary, Glad you got that from this post. Prospecting is fishing and you must use the right bait to gain desired results!

Aug 14, 2013 11:54 PM #2
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

And I'm learning a lot about fishing in the Rain thanks to good fishermen like you guys Wanda.

Aug 15, 2013 12:32 AM #3
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Now Wanda, are you sure that you haven't just caught all the big fish already? If I was a fish and hungry, I wouldn't care if the worms were big, or little! Great story trying to make your poor, innocent husband the scapegoat!

Aug 15, 2013 12:36 AM #4
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To me, fishing and prospecting are closely related Teral! Results depend on what is put forth!

Norman, I am so glad that my husband is a good sport!

Aug 15, 2013 12:43 AM #5
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Belinda Spillman
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Wanda,  That is funny.  Maybe he needs to double up on his bait.  Would that work?

Aug 15, 2013 01:31 AM #6
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Belinda, I suggested tying two together...haha!

Aug 15, 2013 01:39 AM #7
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wanda,  after hearing this, I think I would take a shovel along next time and dig some new ones up.  You are right it is like prospecting, it takes a great amount to get a big return.

Aug 15, 2013 01:44 AM #8
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Sharon Lee
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Wnada-Makes sense but would have never given it a thought but then again I haven't fished in a long time.

Aug 15, 2013 01:59 AM #9
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Good advise.  I also market to the sort of people you want to work with.  Thanks for the post.

Aug 15, 2013 03:11 AM #10
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Than Maynard
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The size of the lure/bait influences the size of the catch? Who would have thought? ;-)

Aug 15, 2013 03:58 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Wanda,

Love this story, and great analogy to our business.  You are a very smart and creative individual, and I admire you. A

Aug 15, 2013 04:58 AM #12
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William Feela
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You get what you try for. 

Fishing or business...it all works about the same.

Aug 15, 2013 07:49 AM #13
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Will, Consistency and staying the course works well! p.s. And a little patience helps.

Sharon, I thought it was appropriate, especially after the 'small fry' we caught!

Gene, Knowing your target market is crucial!

Haha! Than, it's true!

Thank you Alexandra for the kind words! How sweet you are and I feel the same about you.

Bill, I do agree 100% with you!

Aug 15, 2013 08:26 AM #14
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Hi Wanda,

That is a great fishing story and so appropriate for real estate too. Thanks for sharing and hope he finally got some bigger fish and the total day wasn't wasted.

Aug 15, 2013 11:25 AM #15
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Wanda, if using big worms, trying to catch big fish, use big hooks as well.

Aug 15, 2013 12:04 PM #16
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Kristin, It applies for play and work! Thanks for stopping by!

Ed, You just need to be good at getting the worm hooked!

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Wanda, Makes sense. If we want bigger results we need to use a bigger effort. Did you take any fish home on that trip?

Aug 16, 2013 12:11 AM #18
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Debbie, My husband finally caught a good-size cut-throat trout on power bait but it was within the restricted size at 16 inches...sigh...! No take home.

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