Do Your Clients Look For Signs of Good Fortune In Order To Buy A House?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

While out yesterday taking pictures of my new listing at Hidden Point, I caught this Bluebird sitting on the deck rail. 

My first thought was that it was the Bluebird of happiness.

If I were a client touring this home,  I might think it was a sign that I was supposed to buy this house.  

Sometimes, when showing homes to clients there is one thing at the listing that reminds them of home or is a good omen. Then they make a quick decision to buy.  

For example: One of my clients saw the welcome mat at the front door and it was exactly like the one at her home so she immediately wrote an offer.  She knew it was a sign that this listing was special. It took the fear away of making an offer. 

Another agent once told me about a listing he had that had ducks everywhere in the house. The seller just loved duck decor! He was wondering how to gently tell her that the buyers might not be into the ducks and they needed to go. Instead, he didn't tell her because it might hurt her feelings. Wouldn't you know it? A buyer came in that absolutely adored ducks! She thought it was a sign! SOLD! You just never know what is someone's idea of bliss.

I did the same thing when I bought my car. The mileage was 17203 and I knew 203 were my lucky numbers. A few of my previous cars even had 203 in the license number. Those numbers were on my childhood home where I had spent a lot of my life. Those numbers immediately make me feel safe. Like it is meant for me. I didn't hesitate buying the car. I still love driving it too.

Our clients make these decisions all the time. Many times they tell us when something just hits them and gives them the warm fuzzies about the house. I know it's not by accident...it is like a waking dream to calm their fears and know everything is in order to move forward with a decision. These are my dream clients and they are lucky people most all the time. They usually become my good friends along the way.

That Kentucky Bluebird of happiness lives at my new listing. He stays with the house.

It won't last long...

Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Broker of Lizette Realty in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor®  on Activerain.com and Localism.com. Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Lizette Realty, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on Lizette.us.

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky real estate experience.

 

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Steven Nickens
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Who knows what it's going to take to motivate a buyer. Some times it might just be a blue bird signing on the railing for the lights to go on for a buyer.

Jun 19, 2008 02:46 PM #1
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C Tann-Starr
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Awesome post Lizette! These "signs" always hold the potential to be considered either good or bad for buyers and sellers, depending upon the interpretation of each individual and their different cultural influences. It is always nice when they motivate people positively like your "bluebird of happiness." :) Wishing you the very best on your listing. With warmest regards, C.

Jun 19, 2008 03:09 PM #2
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Charles Buell
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Lizette, I would be willing to bet that in all most every sale there is some kind of "sign" that sways the buyer----we are a superstitious lot:)

Jun 19, 2008 04:42 PM #3
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Robert Huntsinger
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There is always some signs that run good or bad one just needs to be open to seeing them.

Take care!

RJH

Jun 19, 2008 04:43 PM #4
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Cristal Drake
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It is so nice to take the time to notice thos amazing things.  I love the good signs... not the bad ones :o)

Jun 19, 2008 05:20 PM #5
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Susie Blackmon
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May the blue bird of happiness and success stay with you Lizette. 

Jun 19, 2008 06:03 PM #6
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Laura Cerrano
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Lizette, My clients look for signs anywhere!  I have heard many of them tell me why they bought their home and it's sometines because of a sign they saw.

Jun 19, 2008 09:53 PM #7
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C Tann-Starr
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I was thinking about this again and I realized I do it too in a number of ways that surprised me. :)

 

Jun 19, 2008 11:35 PM #8
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Steven - We can only guess when showing homes what might work for a client. I love the lucky signs that make decisions easier.

Carolyn - You too are my Bluebird of Happiness. It's always nice when you pop into my blog. Funny about that bird. I can't even remember when I have seen one in Kentucky...that's why I thought it was strange to see it sitting there.

Charles- I would think so too. Some people might not tell us.

RJH- You are so right. I can usually pick up on the vibe going on with my client.

Cristal- Me too! At least the bad signs keep our clients from purchasing property that might not be good for them.

Susie - We can share him! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Carole- I can believe it. You and I work alike in many ways. It's nice to be in tune with clients to understand this.

Carolyn - I have a friend that sort of trained me on this very thing back in the 90's. She says all day there are signs to guide us...we just have to open our eyes to them. Look a little closer as you go through your day. It's fun to figure them out.

Jun 20, 2008 01:03 AM #9
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C Tann-Starr
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Thank you Lizette!

Jun 20, 2008 01:15 AM #10
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Robert Rauf
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Lizette, I guess you are right, there is always the sign... But one person's sign could be another's turn off.  Dont you wish we could be mind readers?

 

Jun 20, 2008 02:59 AM #11
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Robert - Yes, I do! I'd be rich by now!

Jun 20, 2008 04:52 AM #12
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Connie King
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It probably won't last long cause you are AA,   Awesome Agent!  Hug the Diva for me.

Jun 20, 2008 09:59 AM #13
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Connie - I was just talking about you today with Nancy! I was discussing another road trip. She thinks I am fearless! Chanel will be going with me again. Thanks for my AA award! We think you're fabulous!

Jun 20, 2008 12:49 PM #14
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Debbie Summers
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A buyer who liked dragonflies saw it as a sign when a home had them everywhere...

Jun 20, 2008 01:51 PM #15
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Debbie - Didn't you just love that? It's really something that we all do.

Jun 20, 2008 02:07 PM #16
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Gita Bantwal
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I look for good signs when showing homes. I have also noticed that there are obstacles when a good thing is about to happen.

Jun 20, 2008 10:42 PM #17
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Gita - There sure are plenty of good signs around if you keep an eye out for them.

Jun 22, 2008 04:23 AM #18
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Maria "Antoinette" Scognamiglio, GRI, ASP
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Great entry!  I agree with the positive signs influencing buyers.  It happens to me in my own daily life.  Then there was the buyer who almost stepped on a snake in the yard of a house he was considering buying...that deal DIED! 

Jun 23, 2008 02:42 PM #19
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