Selling is About Attitude and Accessories

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BY PATRICIA FEAGER, 12/8/17

REALTOR® with DFW FINE PROPERTIES

 

ATTITUDE

Selling a home is really more about "attitude", as so many things in life are. It all begins with cleanliness, functionality, and making your home comfortable enough so others see themselves having what you have now.

 

ACCESSORIES

Accessories has always been able to make people feel good about that terrific look. Think about the old black and white movies and settings from the 1940’s, a time many buyer or agents weren’t even born. For movie actors back then, it was the Fedora hat, a brimmed hat with pinched crown that effortlessly elevated the height of every man’s head that seemed to stand out, above the crowd, regardless of the individual’s size. That slight elevation got another person’s attention. Whether it was a hat, sunglasses, cufflinks, or a something else, it was the "positive attitude," or personality that came through and caused others to react.

 

ACTUALLY

How does this compare to Real Estate Sales? In one of my recent sales, my clients wanted something at least nearly double the size they owned and they wanted to live within their budget. When a smaller house than theirs went on the market, Mrs. Buyer was willing to make a generous offer. Even her spouse was surprised. When asked, what makes this house so special, she mentioned all the unique characteristics this house had, that hers didn’t, and if she owned it, she’d be happier. With further analysis, it was determined that the smaller home actually had attitude, personality, and style that made her feel comfortable. As it turned out, the house was already under contract, so we kept looking until she realized, attitude is about the people and not the basic structure of the home. Attitude, like accessories, goes away when people move.

 

ANSWERS 

My philosophy has always been that you can make that terrific look and be comfortable in whatever designs and accessories you decide are right for you. Living within your means is all it takes, along with the right attitude. There’s something soothing about finding the right accessories to dress up any home, and all it takes is the right attitude to have that perfect place called home.

 

IN SUM 

If you’re moving to the DFW area in Texas, once you have the chance to spend a few minutes consulting with me, I am confident that you will be confident...you will know for sure that I have your best interest at heart and will get the job done to your highest standards of expertise. If you're interested in exploring possibilities to buy or sell a home, I want to help you get the process started as easy as possible.

Patricia Feager

 

 

 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, don't you LOVE those clients, Patricia?! It's so nice when you visit and know that at any moment in time, they would be 100% READY to sell! In my experience, that's a rarity - a cherished rarity too!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Dec 09, 2017 07:57 AM #41
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Patricia, you have such a great way of making valuable points.

Buyers often seem adamant about what they want yet turn around a buy something quite outside their stated criteria.

You have well identified a key element: Attitude.

Dec 09, 2017 09:03 AM #42
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I do love clients like that! And I love them when they stay in touch and ask me over to show me the improvements they made. I always enjoy their company and the trust we built over the years.

Thanks for wishing me a happy weekend. Coincidentally, I was invited over to a former client from several ago. She wants to show me the updates they made over the years. I'm looking forward to it too!

May you be blessed with a wonderful weekend too!

Dec 09, 2017 09:09 AM #43
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John Wiley - Receiving feedback like what you provided makes me feel like I have something worthwhile to contribute. Thank you for noticing. You have a gift for understand people and I admire that in you too.

May you be blessed. 

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Great thoughts Patricia. Have an incredible weekend!

Dec 09, 2017 09:47 AM #45
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Thanks! Paul McFadden - may you have an incredible weekend too!

Dec 09, 2017 10:08 AM #46
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Hi Patricia

It’s clear from start to finish in your post that you would have any client’s best interests at heart from the beginning, and would understand the unique wants, needs and personal situation each would bring to the purchase process and to any home they buy, regardless of what’s there when they are looking. They would be in excellent hands with your gui!!

Jeff

Dec 09, 2017 03:02 PM #47
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Jeff Dowler - I appreciate your reading to understand and kind comments too. It's not about conquest or domination of listings, it is about providing the best quality services to the people we serve on an individual basis. Each one deserves the very best and are in need of proper guidance.

You're truly Mr. Wonderful in a very good way. 

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I completely agree. Attitude and the accessories that are offered have a huge impact on whether the buyer wants the house or not. Thank you for sharing!

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Patricia Feager 
So true --- Living within your means is all it takes  --- 
Combined with the right perspective or "attitude" as you say!
All the best - Lynn

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We go through stages in our lives and the character of homes speak to us. I love my home but could be persuaded to do consider something new and exciting.

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While attitude is essential, it's not permanent, is it? Our attitude is somewhat like the weather, isn't it, and changes quite often? So, people places and things must learn to adapt or evolve with an optimistic attitude, filled with gratitude and enthusiasm to either seize or achieve their goals and objectives.  

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Lynn B. Friedman - Some of the happinest people I ever knew lived within their budget. To them, family was everything! As I get older, I realize that it's not those who had more than me that I think about these days, but those who had less and lived full lives. 

Dec 10, 2017 08:59 AM #53
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Corey Martin - Your comments meant a lot to me. Thank you!

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Debbie Reynolds - I know exactly what you mean! Like an old pair of shoes, we can stay comfortable or kick them off and try something new. I'm at a point where I'm ready for something completely different. We should talk someday!

Dec 10, 2017 09:02 AM #55
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Kimo Jarrett - Is anything really permanent? I don't think so...

Living a life a gratitude and making the world a better place by simple pleasures makes a whole lot more sense to me. I'm of the opinion too much T.V. and temptations is not healthy and can be confusing.

It's absolutely wonderful to hear from you today! Thank you!

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Congratulations on your feature recognition. Families moving to the area will be in very good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

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You are so right Patricia. In one of my farm areas there are two homes with identical layouts. Both were built at the same time. I've been in both of them.

One home is in need of minor repairs, has poor lighting, possesses hideous colors and is full of clutter. The other home has superior curb appeal much beyond what the builder offered, architectural accents like a beautiful medallion in the inside entryway, coffered ceilings in the MBR and dining room, rounded sheetrock corners, granite kitchen counters, knockout kitchen splashbacks, top-end appliances and attractive lighting fixtures. Plus the accessories match those found in top-end model homes and every hanging article of clothing in the two MBR walk-in closests is spaced two inches apart. Finally, the balance between too little and too much furniture is just right. Every nook and cranny in this house is a show-stopper, elicits a positive conversation and yields kudos to the owners. The attractiveness of the home speaks for itself. Best if the agent says very little or nothing at all.

The home is currently not for sale but the owners know that I very much want to list it if and when the day comes.     

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Thanks Patricia!

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Great read. Thanks for taking time to share a very insightful perspective on ATTITUDE.

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