The Beauty & the Flaw in Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

by Patricia Feager 6/10/18

 

 

 

Problems are to the mind

 

what exercise is to the muscles,

 

they toughen and make strong

 

- Norman Vincent Pearl -

 

 

 

An optimist is the human

 

personification of spring

 

- Susan J. Bissonette -

 

 

One spring morning a magnolia bloomed on a tree at the Dallas Arboretum. I saw it in plain sight but it's leaves were not perfect; yet it courted beauty, and so I took its photograph because I saw something aesthetically pleasing.  

 

The blossoming magnolia flower graced the tree and made me smile and I forgot all about the damaged leaves that at first glace caught my attention. 

 

So I took my camera home and looked at the photographs, a hundred, perhaps or more. But it was this photo of the magnolia that stole my heart and so I began to see if I could reveal something else, perhaps a creative way to mix and match without changing the blossom at all.  

 

This led me to believe all people edit what they don't want to see and change the results to fit to their liking. As a real estate agent I see it all the time. While some focus on the beauty, others are distracted by the flaw, a defect, something that doesn't make it just quite perfect. But who are we to decide what is really perfect? What if, the only perfect thing in the world wasn't perfect at all? 

 

 

 

Photo journal of a woman who is passionate about selling real estate both beauties and flaws.

 

Patricia Feager

 

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Rainmaker
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Claude Labbe - A flaw is a pathway to learning! I believe that with my whole heart and my whole soul!

It's great to hear from you! I hope everything is going well for you!

Jun 11, 2018 12:27 AM #34
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Kat Palmiotti - What you say is so true! Obviously, I focused on the beauty of the magnolia bloom when I took that photograph. I didn't notice the leaves until after I could see them on my computer screen. I was fussing about it and I didn't know if I should post it because the flawed leaves were glaring back at me. That's when I started getting creative and drew that conclusion which inspired me to write this post. I think sometimes we are our own worst critic.

Have a great day!

Jun 11, 2018 12:31 AM #35
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Kathleen Daniels - If I helped in just a small way to help you deal with an issue it gives me confirmation that even though I can't be a published author, at least in some small way I am helping others to understanding that things aren't always as we think they are and that others see things differently. 

You are such a good AR friend and I treasure the qualities that you possess. Don't ever forget it.

Jun 11, 2018 12:35 AM #36
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - I remember reaching out to you in the beginning of my participation here on ActiveRain. You were so wise, helpful, and it was enjoyable to have conversations with you. To know that I've been instrumental in providing inspiration to you today lets me know I did something nice for you in return. Life really is, a give and take even when the timing is off.

Thank you!

Jun 11, 2018 12:38 AM #37
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Sham Reddy - Thank you for quoting me for what resonnated with you.

Have a great day!

Jun 11, 2018 12:39 AM #38
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Roy Kelley - Thanks for the beautiful photo of the Magnolia blossom from the Kentlands. It sure is beautiful!!! 

May you and Dolores always walk in beauty.  

Jun 11, 2018 12:41 AM #39
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Dorie Dillard - You always make me believe that everything you say is exactly how you feel, and not just what I hope to hear. I take pride in writing and always do my best to make an impact. Thank you for noticing.

Have a wonderful day!

Jun 11, 2018 12:43 AM #40
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Michael Jacobs - Thank you! I pour my heart out when I write and when I receive feedback, such as something I wrote sent a message back such as "your post is power," it gives me the incentive to never stop writing. Without a Ph.D., I couldn't be published. To be a self-publisher is something I could never afford. But to know I have something within me that readers like is definitely the next best thing.

Thank you, for helping me to continue to keep writing.  

Jun 11, 2018 12:47 AM #41
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Shirley Coomer - When I took the photo, I didn't notice it either. It wasn't until I saw the picture on my computer at my office. It's like photos in the MLS, sometimes I don't notice the trash can or a mop until I'm done taking the photos. But I also notice that with buyers, especially couples. One sees the perfect kitchen, the other sees there is not place to put the garbage can or appliances they use on a regular basis, or a flaw between the counter-tops and the back-splash. The eyes are tricky!

Jun 11, 2018 12:51 AM #42
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Perfection is just a matter of perception! Have a great day!

Jun 11, 2018 12:52 AM #43
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I like the quote you mentioned:

Problems are to the mind

 

what exercise is to the muscles,

 

they toughen and make strong

 

- Norman Vincent Pearl 

 

Jun 11, 2018 05:00 AM #44
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Patricia, I didn't see the damaged leaf until you pointed it out. Such a beautiful flower. You're an incredible writer and always create the best analogies. A well-deserved feature!

Jun 11, 2018 05:38 AM #45
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Fred Dorsey -Norman Vincent Pearl was an inspirational man and taught the world how to live with an attitude of inspiration and motivation to get through the hard times. 

Jun 11, 2018 08:10 AM #46
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Amanda S. Davidson - Thank you, so much. It means a lot to know what others think of me and my writing. It's just a way with words I have that causes me to surrender thoughts that can be informative, educational, or inspirational. My goal is always to make a positive impact.

Have a wonderful day!

Jun 11, 2018 08:16 AM #47
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WOW Patricia Feager what a deep post. I had to scroll back to see the flawed leaves. If we concentrate on the negative, we will miss so much in this life. In every aspect of life, we were trained to edit to please others. Well deserved feature.

Jun 11, 2018 06:54 PM #48
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Patricia, well done, well done!!

We each have the ability to choose what we will focus on and our choice will affect our sense of being.

I was reminded of a quote by Dale Carnegie: 

"Two men looked out from prison bars, One saw the mud, the other saw stars."

Thanks for the thought provoking post.

Jun 12, 2018 06:15 AM #49
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How creative you are, Patricia. I like how you allow your mind to guide you and then let it flow into your blog posts. I don't find myself with much quiet time these days and miss it terribly.

Jun 12, 2018 07:09 PM #50
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Hi Patricia

I love the photos and the analogy you shared. We all have different lenses through which we perceive our world and what's going on around us, don't we?

Jeff

Jun 12, 2018 08:43 PM #51
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Patricia, you have my heart with this sweet and pensive post! And I LOVED not only your photos, and creativity but the quote about optimism. My dear longtime friend and I JUST spoke about this yesterday as we spent the day together. She chooses to be around optimists, as she is of the same ilk. We glory in seeing the positive in EVERYTHING and it makes for a much more pleasant life! 

 

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Great Post Patricia!

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