And Then The Dog Quacked. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

And Then The Dog Quacked. . . 

 

 




 

 

It happened the other day.  I saw a dog and owner coming my way while walking in the neighborhood.  At the same time, I saw another dog also accompanied by its human companion.  

 

Nothing too unusual.  I turned the corner.  Then I heard it.  Quacking rather than barking.  Quite distinctive.  Could that be one of the dogs?   I wondered.  

 

Either way, first impressions matter.  Don’t they?  I wonder.  Reality. Illusion.  Delusion.  I wondered again and then went on with my day.

 

We don’t know 

where our first impressions come from 

or precisely what they mean.

so we don’t always 

appreciate their frailty.  

                                                             Malcolm Gladwell





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Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (35)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi and Happy Saturday, Michael - first impressions and others are what they are...impressions...based on our reality and our perspectives. 

Sep 19, 2020 11:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - those "toss-up" moments can be memorable as well.

Kathy Streib - there are many factors that go into the decision process.  

Sep 19, 2020 11:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Michael Jacobs - things are not always as they appear to be ... or how they sound.  The mind frequently plays tricks on us - and we pause and ponder. 

Sep 19, 2020 12:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I am a believer in pondering.  Perspective too.  Pie, as well, at times.  

Sep 19, 2020 01:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

A humorous way to illustrate the power of first impressions..and remind us they are sometimes incorrect or misleading.

Jeff

Sep 19, 2020 02:43 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - it's the lasting impressions that matter.  

Sep 19, 2020 02:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have had to many clients refuse to look at homes because of first impressions 

Happy Saturday Michael Jacobs 

Sep 19, 2020 03:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - they have an idea in their mind that the home isn't the "one".  

Sep 19, 2020 06:05 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

I've had many first impressions not go as I had thought they would.  They went better than expected.  You just never know....

Sep 20, 2020 12:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I enjoyed your blog post. You are really good at short stories and I find them to always be enjoyable. 

Have a nice day!

Sep 20, 2020 03:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael, wow does that really happen in your area.  Must of been someone playing a joke on you.

 

Sep 20, 2020 07:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - to me, first impressions are important but lasting impressions really matter.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for the comment and the kind words.  

Will Hamm - it really happened as I "thought" I heard it.  Was it reality?  That's another story?  Interpretation and Impressions. Not so distant.  

Sep 20, 2020 07:38 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael honest it was not me in the bushes:))) or should I ask were you drinking?:)) seriously all kidding aside loved the title and the message. We always have to be cognizant of the first impression, since your post proves it can be lasting and the word gets out...that Realtor only 'Quacks"....Endre

Sep 20, 2020 04:05 PM
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

I wonder if "When Dogs Quack"...

will become the new...

"When Pigs Fly"?

Sep 20, 2020 04:15 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

As Kathy pointed out...perception is key.

Of course that is what you would expect a stager to say. 

 

Sep 20, 2020 07:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - nope.  

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - well, it has been the kind of year, where unusual things have happened.  

Sharon Tara - definitely expected.

Sep 20, 2020 07:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael now that settles it on a side note did you hear about Sur Le Tabe?? I am devastated, Endre

Sep 20, 2020 09:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - Yes, I did hear the announcement of the Sur Le Table closings.  It made me think of one door closes and another opens.  Opportunity but still sad for many.  

Sep 21, 2020 01:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, had some new buyers last week, 5 days after surgery, and had a few more blonde moments than usual.  Had to tell them, probably should not be working quite yet.   Glad that wasn't the end of our relationship, as those first impressions could have gone the other direction.

Oct 17, 2020 06:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - when it comes to first impressions, I definitely have experience in being wrong that I remember.  It is not enough for me to discount "gut instinct".  

Oct 17, 2020 07:05 AM