For Better Not Worse Love is Great & Real Estate

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Author: Patricia Feager, 2/2/2018

For AR Contest Love Is In the Air - Lisa Von Domek 


There are real estate transactions you remember, ones you forget, and rare ones that you can never forget. This is the story of love and how my business relationship evolved with one couple.


In the Beginning


It all began with a listing before TEXT messaging. An Agent called wanting to show but wasn't familiar with Flower Mound. She asked me if I would show my listing to her clients. I agreed; however, the problem is it was one of those spring thunderstorms that would make most people hide indoors. The prospective buyer didn't want to cancel the showing and the sellers agreed. Ms. Buyer arrived on time in the pouring rain but she couldn't make contact with her Finance. She was worried. As soon as she saw the house, she knew this wasn't the house for them. She asked if there were others to see. I was prepared and had other listings to show. 


Lightening Bolts, Thunder, Wind, & Rain


I took the  buyer to look at other houses. There was one more to show when her Fiance called to say he was in the neighborhood. We went to the last house and they both fell in love. I could see it in their eyes. Relief - he was okay. They both loved the house and were talking about where their furniture would go. The couple told me about their upcoming wedding plans, they wanted to start a family soon, and adopt two children. This house was perfect. They wanted to make an offer. They bought the house, got married, and left for their honeymoon after the closing. I was invited to the wedding and met their family and friends. They had a child; I was invited to see their newborn son. There goal was to have 2 children. While they were busy making plans and traveling to another country for an adoption. Within 24 hours there were multiple offers and they found a new home, big enough to accommodate their additional children. I represented them in the sale of their home and the sale of their new home. Soon afterwords, there adoption for one child was approved and they are now living happily ever after. 


I Love when Love is Real


I am happy when couples have a dream,, they can fulfill their dream, accept what they can't change, and change what they can. I began to look at other transactions differently. You have to work on love and be in agreement. Be prepared for setbacks, but keep the passion burning.




Agents have to give a little, appreciate, and acknowledge what they can and can't do. Honesty is always the best policy. Referral Fees have to be earned. It doesn't have to be an expectation based on a piece of paper/Referral form. Putting the client needs first is the epitome of best practices. According to the canons of ethics in real estate, "A fiduciary duty is the highest standard of care. The person to whom owes the duty to the principle or the beneficiary. If an individual breaches the fiduciary duties, he or she would need to account for the ill-gotten profit." 


The moral of the story is love is not motivated by greed. Love is always doing the right thing.




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Comments (23)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Feb 02, 2018 07:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patricia, Great story and thanks for sharing with us here in he rain.  You are so good!


Feb 02, 2018 08:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely happily ever after story.  How wonderful that you were invited to their wedding also.  A

Feb 02, 2018 08:50 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Bless you for braving a thunderstorm to show homes to this engaged couple. They sound like a wonderful family with lots of love and open hearts to fill the home they purchased.

Feb 02, 2018 09:56 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, what a wonderful story. There is truly nothing better than becoming a part of our clients lives. My favorite real estate stories are when it starts as business and evolves into friendship.

Feb 02, 2018 10:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia you are a trooper agreeing to show them homes in those weather conditions.

Feb 02, 2018 04:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia

That's a wonderful story of hopes and dreams being fulfilled, and you clearly played a meaniful role in so many ways!


Feb 02, 2018 10:12 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A good plan always helps sustain trust between people, whether that is a couple, or friendship, or whatever it may be

Feb 02, 2018 11:35 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jeff Dowler I feel like when we can really show kindness to people and give them essentials like a home, it’s magic almost! Feels pretty great! :)

Feb 02, 2018 11:37 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for sharing your experience with a love story.


Feb 03, 2018 03:40 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Patricia Feager 
So many wonderful results - you certainly were part of their love and life story! All the best to you my Flower Mound AR friend - Lynn

Feb 03, 2018 05:58 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Well isn't this just the perfect post for this month's challenge! Such a wonderful story of love!

Feb 03, 2018 09:23 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Patricia, you really were more than just this couple's agent, you were like family receiving an invite to their wedding and to see their newborn son. Watching the family grow and selling their home and finding them another one. A great story with a happppppyyyyy ending.

Feb 03, 2018 02:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - I had the stamps and the red scarf, I just used some creativity in creating that photo. Thank you for the compliment for my photo and content too! 

Feb 04, 2018 05:08 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Another wonderful story. It makes our work so worthwhile when you look at it like this, thank you.

Feb 05, 2018 12:32 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Patricia,

Our job is to improve people's lives & financial situation. It is awesome, when it works out as well as it did for you.

Feb 05, 2018 02:17 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Great Post!!!  Thank You.  Fits with the following:

The Serenity Prayer --Real Estate Version

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the listings I can sell;

The Courage to refuse the listings I cannot;

And the Wisdom to know the difference.

                                                                     --Author Unknown


Feb 05, 2018 04:39 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

It's so fun to help those young couples buying their first home. You can feel love in the air!

Feb 06, 2018 05:14 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Patricia Feager Thank you for sharing this wonderful love story. 

Feb 07, 2018 12:06 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It's always about doing the right thing Patricia Feager and you always do!

Feb 07, 2018 04:05 PM