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Showing houses in the rain yesterday proved to be fun for my Buyer and me. Typically, I don't chauffeur people around in my car, but yesterday sounded like a good idea. I asked my client if he wanted to leave his car at the first house where we met and ride with me. 


You can learn a lot about people when you show houses. A house has it's own style and personality. Buyers will either be attracted to the property or not. Whether the house is contemporary, traditional, or a custom home that an owner decided to add on to the property without an architect or a builder is quite obvious. But people have style and personality too. Driving around Carrollton with my client, I discovered he has his own style and personality and I got to know him better. Could it be because we weren't focused on looking, but rather listening? 


While driving back to Flower Mound, the rain had stopped. The sky was a deeper shade of blue with a streak of pink at the bottom of a violet sky. Was this the beginning of a rainbow or just the setting of the sun, across the globe? I didn't know for sure, so I started chasing rainbows. I ended up in a neighborhood and pulled over behind the red car. I couldn't help but think, I found the heartbeat of Texas.  




My Cell Phone didn't capture the vivid color of violet or the deep pink streak that was so obvious to my naked eye but to me, it was real and I continued to chase the rainbow. 


Is this the same for people buying houses? Do they get excited about MLS photos and do too many photos lie? Is it just an illusion? Or is the beauty of home in the eye of the beholder?

©Photo and story by Patricia Feager, June 25, 2014.





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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Patricia, there is absolutely no substitue for the buyer seeing the property and watching their reaction!  I have seen some who absolutely loved the home more and said it was beyond measure better than the great photos in the MLS.  On the other hand I have seen buyers very disappointed once they stepped inside the home and state that the house did not come close to the condition the pictures showed it to be in the MLS!  So yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it seems being there in person makes all the difference in the world.  Amazing photo and more so the thoughts behind the photo in your post, Patricia!

Jun 25, 2014 09:16 AM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Patricia...I think it's a great picture. I'm glad to hear you guys are getting rain in Texas. Send some my way. 

Good luck with your client. It sounds like you really had a chance to bond. I know you will find him that perfect place to call home. 

Jun 25, 2014 09:18 AM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Perfect tie in to real estate and mls pics turning out to be disappointing because they misrepresent.  Love the picture....even if it was better in person.  You never can quite capture the moment like you wish you could.

Jun 25, 2014 09:20 AM #3
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

There's always light at the end of the tunnel.  Beautiful even if not in person.

Jun 25, 2014 10:03 AM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Patricia. Nice photo. I can relate to the process of being able to bond and form a relationship with the folks you are working with.

Jun 25, 2014 10:09 AM #5
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I have fond memories of chasing a double rainbow to get the perfect photo years ago.  It was worth it.  

Jun 25, 2014 10:15 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia it is amazing what we can learn about people when we take the time to listen to what they really have to say.

Jun 25, 2014 10:22 AM #7
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Patricia, I think it's often the opposite way around.  Just like your photo did t truly capture the mood and colors of the scenery, many listing photos don't capture the essence of a home.  A buyer has to step I side to experience that.  

Jun 25, 2014 10:40 AM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is in the eye of the beholder. I learned that in my first couple of years in real estate. Beautiful skies are a gift from above.

Jun 25, 2014 01:02 PM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia -- that's why, in my opinion, people will always need to get away from the computer screen and see homes in person.  There's something magical we discover each day --- when we just get out and experience it.   Whether it be a rainbow or a new home.  

Jun 25, 2014 05:15 PM #10
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