Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction - You Decide!

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Oh what fun it is to participate in an ActiveRain Challenge! This month Anna and Carol put their heads together inviting members to write a story about a transaction. As a reminder, they said, "Truth is stranger than fiction." Here's my story - now you decide "True" or "Fake!" 


A crazy thing happened to me about two years ago when I was out on a limb without my cell phone. 


I found myself wandering in a very precarious position in West Texas during Thanksgiving weekend, 2017. It was after sunset. The roads were dark and narrow and there was snow on the ground! I was feeling hot and stuffy, so I rolled down the window. Then I heard it, psithurism, the sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves. Naturally, I thought of Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and suddenly, it was as if John Muir was whispering in my ear!


"Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"


At that time, I was doing a lot of running around, feeling like I was covering "a million miles a day." Since I rationalized, I couldn't be lost, I had nowhere to go, I pulled over. Carefully, I put the car in park, making sure it wasn't in reverse and parked the car. I felt drawn to the trees. Something was pulling me into the forest! There must have been at least 199 species of trees I never saw before! They were whispering loudly! I wasn't the slightest bit afraid.... alright, maybe just a little. Suddenly....


Bob Crane appeared out of nowhere! There was a calmness in his voice. He said, "There are living things in the forest and it's a community of peace. Do not be afraid." And just like that, he disappeared! A gust of wind came out of nowhere. A scattering of yellow, orange, and red maple leaves gathered around my feet. Squirrels were making a lot of noise gathering nuts when then I couldn't believe my eyes because Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS and Carol Williams were standing there laughing! They were having fun hiking in the snow. Anna turned her head and said, "A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish!" They gave me a wink and turned down a winding fork up the road. 


I recalled people said this to mean that an ambitious person is more successful than a person not trying to achieve anything. Next, an odd couple came walking towards me. Hey you! They said, "you're just in time!" We love when a realtor is on time and doesn't keep us waiting. I must have been talking to them in my sleep because they knew everything about me and the houses we were expecting to see the next day. 


"Why, yes, I am Patricia Feager from Flower Mound!" Do you have your pre-approval letter, I asked? "Of course, they said.  Send me the list of houses you want to see in the morning and I'll be there after making sure they are still available. They handed me their pre-approval letter and contact information, telling me they were so happy to start their journey. There was a lot of Yada Yada Yada... showing houses, dinners together, different forms of communication, and finally, it was on the last Friday in December, 2017 we closed on their beautiful home. It was a successful and happy transaction! 


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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh Patricia, I love your story. And, I know for sure it's true because I remember that day hiking in the forest with Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS . We even caught a glimpse of Bob Crane as he vanished into the forest like a ghost.

Dec 02, 2019 11:17 AM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - Yes! Yes! And I remember your eyelashes were covered in snowflakes! You were so busy laughing and having so much fun together but I didn't have my cell phone to take a photo of the two of you! The next time you're wandering around TX in the forest deep in the snow and I'm there, I'll be SURE to have my cell phone to take photos!!!

Dec 02, 2019 11:23 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Love your story, and while I wish it was true, because it sounds so fun I think there is more dream than reality here.

Dec 02, 2019 11:50 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia - I like the story.  Imaginative?  We can count on that from you.  Fact or Fiction?  My vote is fake - faux - false...

Dec 02, 2019 02:59 PM #4
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Is is the voice of Christmas past, present, future or all of those!

Dec 02, 2019 04:15 PM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, MRP - I was mesmerized!  There is no better storyteller.  I could see it all so clear in my mind's eye.

Dec 02, 2019 06:19 PM #6
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Patricia,  Thanks for sharing this encounter.  I am so glad I could be there to help calm your anxiety while walking through the forest.  Congratulations on your successful transaction.

Dec 02, 2019 08:08 PM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Patricia, for sharing this story.

You should write a book!

Dec 03, 2019 05:39 AM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Haha, that's a unique story! Good thing that odd couple thought to bring a pre-approval along with them. Hahaha.

Dec 03, 2019 06:13 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You sure do know how to tell a story and I always enjoy reading or listening to them!

Dec 03, 2019 06:15 AM #10
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I kept waiting for the final line to say, "Then the dog started barking and I awoke from my dream." My vote is fake, but a wonderful story none the less. 

Dec 03, 2019 10:33 AM #11
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

LOVE IT!  You made my day - this is so creative and funny!  Many kudos to you!

Dec 03, 2019 02:00 PM #12
Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

I had fun reading about the snow in Texas. We got a foot of snow in Maine today! This was a very enjoyable fable. Now Patricia Feager, you can make your own decision if fables are true or fake!

Dec 03, 2019 07:23 PM #13
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Wow, how did you get so lucky? Was there a secret ActiveRain meetup in that forest? ;-)

Dec 04, 2019 12:14 AM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OH my gosh, what a cute story, Patricia. Very creative and I love how you were even dreaming of AR peeps too! 

Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge!

Dec 08, 2019 08:35 PM #15
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sure sounds like the perfect AR MeetUp of six special members and ending with a successful closing. BTW...Did the commission check clear?

Love your 'heart' in the forest picture. Great imagination. 

Dec 11, 2019 12:44 PM #16
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