Object of Real Estate and Baseball the Same: GO HOME!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR632450000

Baseball and Real Estate...Have you noticed that the object of both is to "GO HOME"! As the dog days of Summer wind on through August, it may be time to head out to a Diamondbacks game for some fun, relaxation and some real estate wisdom. The wisdom of going home!


Owning a home is good for us and for America. Baseball tradition, hot dogs, apple pie & going "Home".

Baseball is an American Tradition  & as the comedian George Carlin would say it is all about going HOME! In John Fogerty's famous song "Centerfield" the lyrics say, "there is new grass on the field...he is rounding third, heading for home, a brown eyed handsome man (Jackie Robinson)...anyone can understand the way I feel..."

 

Even us as REALTORS® listening to the wisdom of past New York Yankee® baseball great and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra can learn something about our profession and the sayings of baseball. After all in both cases we are trying to GO HOME!  There are philosphers with all types of impressive sounding theories on wisdom for life. But keeping it simple like Yogi did for baseball works better for me with his pearls of wisdom that also help, me in Real Esatate. After all we are "Going Home" in both cases.

 

                                                         When Yogi Berra Spoke People Listened

Yogi Berra Wisdom

                                                 Baseball and Real Estate "Philosopher" Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra as a hall of fame catcher spent a lot of time at Home Plate so he knew the importance of GOING HOME in Baseball as well as Real Estate. Here are some of his mystical sayings with a Baseball meaning and a hidden Real Estate meaning in parenthesis for each:

  • It ain't over till it's over (Pending homes can come back on the market) The game is not over until the last out has been recorded. A team could come back with a late rally.
  • It gets late early out there... Referring to the adverse sun conditions in left field at Yankee Stadium. (If the client wants to see one more home as the sun is setting, do it. It may be the one!)
  • Little things are big. (Paying attention to the clients "must haves" if you find the house that has that one thing...may clinch the transaction) Running out a grounder is important if the infielder bobbles a routine chance. Getting on base or not getting on base can affect the ability to "Go Home" and score the winning run in a close game.
  • Pair up in threes. (Try to get everyone go through the house together, rather than have husband and wife split up when showing a home. This way they hear each others comments and so do we as their REALTOR®) Using organization to get through a Spring Training session.
  • Thank you for making this day necessary. (Thank you for choosing me as your REALTOR®)
    • Note: This was said on Yogi Berra day in 1947 in St. Louis. By his account, he asked a teammate to write a speech, and he misspoke, saying "necessary" instead of "possible."
  • We made too many of the wrong mistakes. (Be careful, not to go to low with multiple LOW BALL offers that are obviously lower than other sold homes in the neighborhood as you could insult the Seller where they do not want to take any more offers from a Buyer. A Buyer can lose a unique home of their dreams)....Per Yogi, On why the Yankees failed to win a 5th consecutive American League pennant in 1959.
  • You can observe a lot by watching. (Watching, listening to clients more and talking less can lead to BIG results) Watching if a pitcher is "tipping" his pitches or if there is an infield shift...hit it to the opposite field.
  • [What time is it?] You mean now? (Understand hidden meanings when it seems obvious in conversing with your clients) Only Yogi, knew what this one meant
  • When you come to a Fork in the Road...Take it!. (Sometimes inaction on our part is the worst thing. Make a decision and go with it strong. This could be related to marketing choices, recommending or choosing a home, or other decisions before us) Do something! If you are unable to hit a pitcher, maybe it is time to not get out of the way and get hit by a pitch. Get on base! Start a rally. Go Home!

 

Well there you have it with my Real Estate analysis of the Master of Baseball and life Yogi Berra. I hope this helps.

 

The object of Real Estate and Baseball is to GO HOME!

Go Home

Baseball and Real Estate number one objective is to GO HOME!

 

Want to "Go Home" to a Scottsdale or Arizona Home?

 

Are you thinking of going home by moving to Scottsdale or the great desert southwest? If so, check out homes for sale in Scottsdale

 

Meet Jeff Masich, REALTOR® in Scottsdale Arizona + Baseball and Real Estate Fan

For a free MLS search and more Scottsdale homes or Arizona Homes and Land for sale just ask Jeff Masich

 

If you are looking to move to Arizona or Scottsdale and looking to buy a home in Arizona or sell a home in Arizona, contact Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker and Realtor. As a specialty, I am the KING of HOMES FOR SALE with RV GARAGE or RV GATE. I would be pleased to help you and look out for your best interests while finding you the right home at the right price!

 

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Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting

HomeSmart

Scottsdale, Arizona

JeffMasich@ArizonaHomesLand.com

http://ArizonaHomesLand.com

480-242-6500

 

 

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Lise Howe
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Congratulations on a well deserved feature and I am bookmarking this one to include with my baseball magnets next year! 

Aug 14, 2019 04:50 AM #5
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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anything with baseball is on point. It has so many life lessons we can learn from.

Aug 14, 2019 06:01 AM #6
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This was so much fun and informational to read! Loved it!

Aug 14, 2019 06:14 AM #7
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John Henry
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Great observations on how the game is played.  Thanks for the insight!  Plus, never heard this CCR song, thanks!  

Aug 14, 2019 07:07 AM #8
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Margaret Goss
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Indeed - all the bases are important but everyone wants to get home!

Aug 14, 2019 09:16 AM #9
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Roger that (not Roger Maris) Margaret Goss base by base like the closing checklist with ultimate goal of going home! Jeff  

Aug 14, 2019 01:15 PM #10
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Yes John Henry John Fogerty's Centerfield song is a great one. "Put me in coach, I just wanna play centerfield" Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 01:16 PM #11
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Thank you for the comments faye schubert I am here to serve and have fun at the same time. Play Ball! Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 01:17 PM #12
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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I am with you on that Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector so many baseball sayings fit for all aspects of life including real estate. Hey a "Double Play" can be when a Realtor lists a clients house and also helps them with the purchase of a new one. Jeff

Aug 14, 2019 01:20 PM #13
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Great Lise Howe and I assume the baseball magnets are on the refrigerator to keep place in the standings? I hope your team is in 1st place. Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 01:21 PM #14
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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I agree Gene Cooper and those old images bring back memories of yourth and sticking those baseball cards on the old bicyle spokes with a clothes pin to make the sound of a motorcycle (we thought). Wish I had some of those cards back from the futue hall of famers. The cards are rarer from that time frame. Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 01:23 PM #15
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Hi Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI love your entry for the Dog Days of Summer Contest!  You are so clever!! The point truly is - GO HOME!!!

Aug 14, 2019 01:54 PM #16
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 those Diamondbacks are hanging around during the dog days as we soak up some baseball/Real Estate analogy wisdom. Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 04:31 PM #17
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John Juarez
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My favorite Yogi-ism has always been "When you come to a fork in the road, take it"

Yes! Make a decision! Don't let the enormity of the decision keep you from moving forward with your life.

Aug 14, 2019 04:50 PM #18
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Right on with that John Juarez or another way of saying it is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going! At Yogi's fork in the road, take one (it) and get going. If one ponders too long the opportunity may pass. Jeff 

Aug 14, 2019 04:55 PM #19
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - BRAVO! This is a well-deserved FEATURE! I was born to love and play baseball! I had 4 sisters and no brothers. Everything I needed to learn about life my dad taught by teaching us how to play baseball. Every summer, just about every weekend we went to the parks to play baseball. Those were the good old days. Hot dogs, baseball, family, picnics, and of course home sweet home!

Aug 15, 2019 03:04 PM #20
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and your Dad was a smart man. Thank you for your compliment.  I used to listen on my little transistor radio at night as a kid to the out of state baseball games fade in and out  to hear the other teams play by play announcers. There were so many good stories to hear....like big Don Drysdale the Dodger pitcher who was ornery. Manager Tommy Lasorda comes out to the mound in a difficult situation and tells Drysdale to intentionally walk the next batter. On the next pitch Drysdale drills the hitter in the backside with a fast ball. Lasorda asks him later why? Drysdale says, why waste four pitches when one will do! Message there is either "be efficient" or "let them see you mean business", not sure which? Jeff 

Aug 15, 2019 06:17 PM #21
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - I lived with my transistor radio next to my ear. Those baseball stories were a step up from Fairytales and Nursery Rhymes. It made me feel like an adult and I loved the excitement of the games. We lived during some great times, didn't we? This was a great post! I look forward to reading more!

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Hi Jeff,
I'm a big baseball fan and love your analogy to real estate.

"It ain't over till it's over" is one of my favorite quotes. 

It is so true in baseball and life! 

Aug 16, 2019 05:58 AM #23
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Right on that Carol Williams, never give up until the last out is recorded. Baseball gamses and real estate transactions can and do come back at the last second! Jeff 

Aug 17, 2019 10:22 AM #24
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