You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs...

Real Estate Agent with Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams

You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs, Before You Find Your Handsome Prince!

This is the popular moral of the fairy tale The Frog Prince by the Brothers Grimm.   The princess is encouraged to seek out true love, and yet in the process may have to endure some ugliness along the way.  There can be a moral here for home Buyers and Sellers of homes as well. 

From the Buyer’s perspective it may take viewing quite a few homes before “true love” is discovered.  Each time a Buyer views in a house, inside their mind they are putting it through a “kiss test”.  Could they fall in love with this house?  Would it meet the needs of their family in terms of price, location, floor plan and condition?  Could it become a home for them? 

Just as the princess evaluates consciously or unconsciously the attributes of a potential prince, the Buyer evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of a potential home.

From the Seller’s perspective it is like being the gentlemen in waiting.  Numerous Buyers view the home and conduct their own personal “kiss test”.  The gentlemen may feel rejected if the princess kisses him and then moves on to the next one.  Unfortunately the home Buyer may be viewing the Seller’s home like an unattractive frog and for whatever personal reasons has decided that that home isn’t the one for them.   Just as in love, rejection can hurt in the home selling process too.

This week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, remember how the home buying and selling experience is a lot like being in love.

Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy and their team of agents at HBC Group at Keller Williams would be delighted to help you navigate the process, whether selling or buying a home.  Our group of active and experienced Realtors® in the Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC market place consider it an honor to improve and impact lives. Please contact via the means most convenient for you:, 703-734-0192,

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Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
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Great post and so true.  I try to coach my sellers that they will not get any offers in the 1st month...then if they do I act surprised.  Good listings are hard to sell in our market.

Feb 13, 2019 12:16 PM #1
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Great strategy, thanks much for reading and commenting!!

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