Throwback Thursday - Stop & Think

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by Patricia Feager, 6/29/2017

 

Throwback Thursday 6 29 17

 

While sitting behind a Pick-Up Truck at the stop sign waiting for the truck to move the other day, I couldn't help but notice the advertising for My Appliance but it was really the woman that caught my eye in that teased up hairdo flip, big earrings and poka dotted dress.

 

STOP - I thought to myself, how important is it today for women to follow the fashion trends whether that is in her kitchen or appearance? Gone are the days when you'd probably see a person like the one on the back of the truck but is appearance in general that important?

 

Get Rich Quick - With so many Investors and advertising gimmicks on late night T.V. about flipping houses and making people rich, are buyers "Overlooking structural problems because the cosmetics of a remodel were so pretty," asks members of the TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®?

 

Buyers Beware! Offering more for cosmetic improvements without a Home Inspection Report by a licensed or Certified Inspector, Agent representation, settling to pay more for fear of multiple offers or making a bold move to compete with multiple offers more than you can realistically afford can result in costly mistakes. 

 

Life Happens - Kids grow up. Some kids move out; some move back in. Education is costly. Jobs are never permanent. The weather is too hot or much too cold. Spouses no longer love each other. Unexpected medical bills. People of all ages get into trouble and families could face legal battles. Is offering more than a property worth today really worth it if the home you paid over value for today has to be sold and owner owes more today than the home is worth? 

 

Texas Realtor

"Working with a Texas REALTOR®

Now that's a smart move."

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

 

ME

Patricia's Tip for the Day:

©Pretty today; gone tomorrow.

 

 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Patricia

That signage really does make you think a bit, doesn't it. Certainly from a marketing perspective - print, TV commercials, etc. - appearance, and so often youth, really has become the focus in the advertising we see everywhere.

Jeff

Jun 29, 2017 08:09 AM #1
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Jeff Dowler - I don't believe it was an accident for me to pull up beind the truck. The red and white Stop Sign was glaring at me. It put a halt to how quickly I could get to my destination, and all the while, I kept thinking about that photograph! 

We simply can't be drawn into model advertising or remodeled homes without considering the whole picture of what it means to us realistically. 

Thanks for your comment! May you have a wonderful day. 

Jun 29, 2017 08:20 AM #2
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Harry F. D'Elia
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It does make one think more-thanks for the blog post today

Jun 29, 2017 08:27 AM #3
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Harry F. D'Elia - Not only did I stop because of the Stop Sign, it made me stop and think for days!

Have a great day!

Jun 29, 2017 08:39 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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We see so many people buying large homes, but the homes are empty, as they are tapped out and cannot afford to furnish them. Much better to focus on what really makes you happy, family, friends and appreciating what you have and what is around you. We can be attracted by flashy brand name cars and clothes or we can have the top of the range less flashy brand name car or clothes.

Jun 29, 2017 10:17 AM #5
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Money, material goods, and even houses are only temporary. Excellent summation of true value and where the focus should be in life.

Jun 29, 2017 11:35 AM #6
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This reminds me of the old commercials we used to see with the wife all dressed up while cooking in the kitchen.

Jun 29, 2017 11:43 AM #7
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Belinda Spillman - At first I thought it was a joke, but it's a legimate business! Aren't you glad women don't get all dressed up like that anymore or poof up their hair, spray it on thick, and adorn the ears with earrings just to use the kitchen! Whose idea was that anyways?????????????????

Jun 29, 2017 11:45 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your experience, your thoughts and your photograph.

I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Jun 29, 2017 11:46 AM #9
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Roy Kelley 

Thank you! 

May your week be filled with opportunties for happiness and new discoveries. 

Jun 29, 2017 11:58 AM #10
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Kathleen Daniels
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Patricia,  I like the retro-photo of the 50's "housewife" photo on the back of the appliance truck. In my mind, it conjures a much different time than what we live in today ... simpler times with hard-working small business owners focused on customer service. 

Jun 29, 2017 12:27 PM #11
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Patricia I remember all too well what happened when the housing prices took a dive 10 years ago.  Many homeowers were underwater on their properties.  Anyone offering more than a property is worth needs to be very careful.

Jun 29, 2017 01:05 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The signage catapults the mind back to the 1950s.  Housewives, starched aprons, dinner at 5:00 pm.

Jun 29, 2017 02:01 PM #13
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Patricia that lady probably had pink appliances!!  I actually saw a 50's house awhile back that was in it's original condition pink appliances and all!  Smoking hot! LOL

Jun 29, 2017 03:59 PM #14
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Patrica

The photo on the back of the truck is a reminder f the way back . . . . and of a difference time.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludiwg

Jun 29, 2017 07:25 PM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello Patrica, Always interesting what is on on some cars for advertising.  Have a good one. 

Jun 29, 2017 07:47 PM #16
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Glad you captured this photo, and how ironic today I saw two TBT posts and loved both of them, Endre

Jun 29, 2017 11:34 PM #17
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Patricia... I am always amazed and impressed where your mind goes and how you articulate your thoughts.  I somehow move through life much more oblivious.

Jun 30, 2017 03:55 AM #18
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Nina Hollander - Awe, thank you! I'm a thinker and photo taker too. As a kid, I'd sit in the back seat of my father's car driving down the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago watching bill boards and making up stories. I knew how to get around the city because of the billboards and usual things I'd see along the way. That was my road map and inspiration! Plus,  it was entertaining. My favorite sign was Dad's Root Beer!

Jun 30, 2017 04:09 AM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr. - It's nice to you got to see and read two TBT posts. Thank you for visiting and commenting too!

Jun 30, 2017 04:10 AM #20
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