Built-in Defense Systems

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Built-in Defense Systems

 

Admire with the eyes rather than touch this flowering cactus or become impaled by the spiky points prominently displayed, along with the blooms. Most cactus plants have built-in protective, defense systems.

 

They serve to safeguard against hungry animals, prevent unwanted visitors into a garden and help the cactus to conserve moisture. Animals instinctively know how to escape the barbs, humans not so much!

 

The desire to touch something pretty overcomes safety at times. This is a touch-me-not type of plant and I will gladly comply. 

 

The Real Estate Purchase Contract is a document that also has built-in defense systems to prevent damages caused by those who may attempt to perpetuate fraud or deviate from agreed upon details.

 

Once signed and accepted by all parties, I gladly comply with that too.

 

Happy Saturday to you all!

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Comments (16)

Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I bet only on Active Rain can you find a real estate purchase agreement compared to a cactus.  Have you ever needed to share this analogy to overcome objections? :)

Creative and a first.  Isn't it amazing the analogies we find in real estate.

May 14, 2022 08:57 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

We were out walking last year and I saw a part of a cactus that I like a lot laying on the ground.  I picked it up and planted it at my house.  It did grow.  I learned a very important lesson that day.  That little cactus paddle had all kinds of thorns that were so small I could not see them.  I was picking them out of may hands for a few days.  The contract can help protect you from so many big and little issues, much like the thorns protect the cactus.  You are so creative!

May 14, 2022 10:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Living out here in the Desert, have come across many a cactus.  Most of the time, the Cacti wins. 

May 14, 2022 12:48 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank you for the educational post comparing cactus to real estate contract with build in defense system. 

May 14, 2022 01:05 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Nature is often a driving force behind the analogies that come to me like a reflex, Kris Collis, Associate Broker. Have not used it to overcome objections but recently reminded someone that the 4-corners of the REPC must be followed and adhered to or face the consequences. Thank you for stopping by today!

May 14, 2022 01:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Ouch, Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, cacti are always on the ready, no preparation necessary to defend themselves. Glad you enjoyed the post!

May 14, 2022 01:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, we also live in the high desert Bill Salvatore - East Valley. They are to be admired from a distance!

May 14, 2022 01:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Nature can teach us many things and when I took that photo, John Pusa, that thought came to mind and knew it would tie-in well!

May 14, 2022 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- another wonderfully illustrated analogy. Mother Nature is wiser than we ever could be. It wasn't a cactus, but I remember grabbing a sugar cane my grandmother brought home from the farmer's market. I had all sorts of prickly things in my hand. 

May 14, 2022 03:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Your grandmother probably didn't realize you would grab it Kathy Streib, owie! A friend makes Prickly Pear Cactus jelly and she said the barbs are very difficult to remove and can cause a lot of damage if not extremely careful. Pliers and puncture resistant gloves are her tools of the trade!

May 14, 2022 04:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Wanda.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 15, 2022 04:35 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The blooms that come from cactus are amazing!  What appears to be a dull-looking plant blossoms into something so beautiful.

May 15, 2022 06:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Fantastic analogy. Thank you for sharing!

May 15, 2022 06:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Happy Sunday to you Roy, wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

May 15, 2022 07:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

This cactus was in a planter box at a strip mall and I had to stop and take a photo Brian England because it really was that beautiful!

May 15, 2022 08:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post Kat Palmiotti. Happy Sunday!

May 15, 2022 08:02 AM