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.