Courage - A Projection of Peoples' Dreams

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©Patricia Feager, 2/22/17


As a follow-up to Results are a Vision - Happiness is Contagious! today's post is about Courage - A Projection of People's Dreams. Twenty years ago I was filled with hope, courage, determination, excitement, and encouragement when my employer, Abbott Laboratories offered to relocate me to Dallas, Texas. It was here at Williams Square in Los Colinas where the Relocation Company had me meet my Real Estate Agent. She made a good first impression. As we walked around the Mustangs I felt confident that all my dreams would be fulfilled. This morning, around 8:00 a.m., I returned to this spot to reflect on where I was then, and what have I learned about myself since leaving the Company and becoming a Real Estate Agent 14 years ago.


A Mustang is a lot like a Real Estate Agent, buyer and/or a seller. All must have courage. When a client has confidence in the Agent they are working with, they project their dreams about what they want, where they want to live, how much they are willing to pay, why they are moving, when they are ready to make a decision, and they ask a lot of questions expecting the right answers. Loyalty has to be earned.  


Courage A Projection


A Real Estate Agent who is serious about helping his or her client achieve their projected dream must be as swift as the rolling thunder underneath the feet of the wild mustang. It is essential the Agent remains calm, is gentle when a client speaks confidentially and be willing to listen when a client divulges their hopes, fears, and concerns. Trust is mandatory. If a client is fearful that an Agent doesn't know what they are doing, they will back off, just like a wild mustang. Some will become angry if the Agent takes them down the wrong trail. Sometimes, an Agent just has to slow down, speed up, or get knocked off their horse. But if there is trust, the client will stay, only if the Agent is trustworthy. Trust is achieved when there is mutual respect. If a client isn't truthful, the Agent has a right to disengage. Being self-employed is the hardest thing any business owner has to do to make a living.  



Williams Square 

It all begins with listening, really, really listening. A successful agent "Wins With Character,"

"A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character." --- Tesio


Mustang Courage


When it comes to money, Financial Analysts and Lenders will say, "Don't put all your Eggs in One Basket." For that reason, it takes courage for a buyer to make a projection about what they need to live on and what they can afford to buy, or if they are a seller, how much they can afford to spend on home improvements, repairs, and how much can they reasonably expect to net from the sale of their property. An Agent may have several clients they are working with and they have to be fair to all or get assistance from their team or another licensed agent. When it comes to Real Estate there are many risks to take from all parties but a well trained, experienced Agent will manage to succeed because their client's needs were met.


Williams Square in Los Colinas and Mustangs have always been an inspiration to me. Pam Brown said it best - "A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence." I believe trust is the foundation from which all inspirations and dreams begin. 


Patricia Feager


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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Patricia, the line  Courage - "A Projection of People's Dreams" is powerful. It makes me think about how great our work truly is for people. I love your writing style.

Feb 22, 2017 09:47 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Noah Seidenberg - I'm glad you liked it. Thank you! 

Feb 22, 2017 09:53 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia loved your post and the illustrations to your writing was spot on, so with that said if we just implement a 10th of what you said will be a huge improvement in client relations, Endre

Feb 22, 2017 11:12 PM #3
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Beatiful pictures and interesting thoughts about  us and horses.  We used to be very connected to horses until recent years when the automobile came around.

Feb 22, 2017 11:45 PM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia Feager ,

I love the message in your post and your illustrations weaved perfectly! The line  Courage "A Projection of People's Dreams" is powerful which I intend to remember. I've always believed trust is the foundation from which all inspirations and dreams begin. Another very thoughtful post..thank you.

Feb 23, 2017 04:39 AM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Patricia, thank you for the inspirational post. I love the photos. 

Feb 23, 2017 04:54 AM #6
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, your photos and words are so beautifully weaved together. I agree with you, there has to be trust to then open the doors to dreams and confidence. I love your post.

Feb 23, 2017 05:21 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are amazing scenes, Patricia, and I especially like your words that accompany them!

Feb 23, 2017 05:23 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Feb 23, 2017 05:24 AM #9
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Patricia Feager , this was a nice article and a great use of the local attraction. I love how the water appears to splash up under their hooves. Well done!

Feb 23, 2017 06:04 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. This is engaging and true. I love the statues. Where did you relocate from?

Feb 23, 2017 06:37 AM #11
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yes, Relationships are based on Trust and is such an important instrument in our business. Nicely written Patricia!

Feb 23, 2017 07:15 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia -- once again you weave a wonderful tapestry with your words.  We are fortunate to be able to be wrapped(and rapt too) in your creativity.  

Feb 23, 2017 07:18 AM #13
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Patricia you weave words like a beautiful tapestry!  Interesting comparison to 20 years ago to now....very moving!

Feb 23, 2017 08:06 AM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I like your conclusion at the end of the blog, and your comparison to mustangs.

Feb 23, 2017 04:48 PM #15
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You had an outstanding real estate professional help you with your move to Dallas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 23, 2017 07:18 PM #16
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia, I loved this post and the comparisons to mustangs and the wonderful photos.

Feb 23, 2017 09:11 PM #17
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Patricia Feager - I have always enjoyed your writing style.  From the titles to the imaginative and sensitive style and expression of sentence structure just draws me in like a magnet. Mustangs roam our land because they are hardy and intelligent. To me, horses in general, are a natural healer for humankind. There is a special connection they have to the universe. Those pictures of the Mustang sculptures are wonderful. The bubbling water around the galloping feet bring the sculpture to life.

Feb 24, 2017 07:32 AM #18
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