Good & Healthy Competition

By
Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow starts Fall. These are the last of summer colors in Flower Mound Texas. I noticed the colors of Autumn began to emerge before the official date of Autumn on September 22, 2022, while fewer of the summer colors hung on and did not let go.

I also noticed a change in the real estate market but not much. I continue to plan for the future and serve now. I know exactly what to do because I learned long ago, I need a platform that continues to grow my business that attracts buyers and sellers needing to buy and sell, no matter what season we are in. 

 

The color pink hangs on and continues to bloom while hot dry weather shrivels and fades similar plants. Many have ceased and will not return until next summer. Fall comes quickly in Texas landscaping.

Summer real estate sales are dwindling. I see in my area many adjusted prices, no longer in competition as they were the past few years. It is the sign of times. Some sellers and buyers have given up, tempted by what the media says about inflation, the economy, jobs, and sends chills down spines in the hottest days of summer. Others will never give in to fear.

 

The blues close to the ground under the shady trees appear to be healthier while they continue to bloom. They stay abreast of changes without fear.  

I noticed in my market some agents are still selling strong. Prices are high, a few multiple offers, but not many. The numbers of successful agents and sales are stronger than ever. Yesterday there were two moving trucks in my neighborhood and the real estate signs disappeared. Buyers and sellers will continue to buy and sell and live their best life when they believe. 

 

The yellow shrubs are bursting with competition to come in last for the season. Summer doesn't seem to want to let go, and the weather is still in the high 90s. 

Year round there are agents who celebrate and enjoy a healthy competition and don't give up. They blossom and grow. 

 

The color orange temps us with Halloween and Autumn colors. Soon there will be pumpkins, Chrysanthemums, spectacular sunsets, and gourds, all playing a critical role in announcing the season of Fall. Orange attracts abundance. 

The current market may see many agents drop out of the market and others will start their careers. When it comes to inventory, serious buyers will buy. Sellers will sell. They won't be intimidated by interest rates because they know a home is still the biggest and best investment over stocks and bonds. With a healthy mind and knowing how to manage money, many will prosper. Agents who live as if every day was a gift will continue to serve the needs of buyers and sellers. People who believe in the American dream will buy and sell real estate. Many will thrive and grow their own business or work hard to pay their mortgage, taxes, insurance, and home maintenance.

Successful agents know it is all about honesty, ethics, loyalty, building relationships, marketing, tracking, education, referrals, and staying in touch while making connections. Those who attract love and abundance are in the best position to succeed.

 

by Patricia Feager, not to be copied. The main photo was used with permission from a Marketing Sales Agent. Photos are from my garden and around the Town of Flower Mound. 

 

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DFW FINE PROPERTIES

                                        3575 Lone Star Circle, Suite 315
                                        Fort Worth, TX 76117
                                        Office: 817-748-4800/FAX: 817--748-4900

                                         Patricia (Peace without Panic) Feager (Faith without Fear)
                                                        Cell: 469-951-4758

                                                        Email: patricia.feager@gmail.com

 

MBA (University of Dallas)
BA
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)

CERTIFICATIONS

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

 

 

  

Comments (26)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

There will always be sellers that need to sell and buyers that need to buy. There will be up and down markets but people do relocate and need to sell for different reasons. Some agents will continue to serve their clients with integrity and professionalism and there will be other agents who find another career. Living each day to the fullest is paramount. There are no guarantees there will be a tomorrow.

Sep 21, 2022 07:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - your critique makes me happy and satisfied. It is great to have you on ActiveRain and be a friendly and thoughtful colleague and peer. 

Thank  you. 

Sep 21, 2022 07:49 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® - I believe you! Many Midwest daughters like us have the same mindset. It's great to know you. You're doing a great job up there in Wisconsin.  

Sep 21, 2022 07:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Thanks for listening to what I write and thank you for reading posts like mine on 9/15, "Leadership From My Point of View on Real Estate," in reference to being paramount.

Sep 21, 2022 07:55 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Seasons come and go and healthy competition helps many folks grow if they learn from it.  Awesome blog as always.  Hope that you have a fabulous day!

Sep 21, 2022 08:07 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Norma J. Elkins - Your comments are always welcome. I enjoy reading your blog posts too! 

I wish you the best for success always. 

Sep 21, 2022 08:17 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Seems that summer fly's by.  Happy Hump Day, make it a productive Wednesday. Bill 

Sep 21, 2022 09:11 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Bill - summer sure flies by quickly! Happy Hump Day to you too

Sep 21, 2022 03:56 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I love all your photos Patricia!  Our backyard is bursting with color as we've had a lot of welcome rain. Yea! And the beat goes on, doesn't it!  After 35 years in RE nothing phases me and it goes on as designed. Markets go up and down and around and those of us who persist in doing the 'right' things move forward.  It's all good.  Enjoy your day :)

Sep 21, 2022 11:05 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia this is the slowest I have seen the housing market in 18 years in my area.  Buyers seem to be taking a little bit of a break, which is a mistake in my opinion. 

Sep 21, 2022 11:24 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Such a creative way to write your blog post today Patricia. You always have such a way with words and your photos tell the rest of the stories!

Sep 21, 2022 11:49 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - I don't get rattled anymore either. I've learned the Market doesn't make me a better agent, it's the people I serve who trust me to do the business for them and gives me repeat business is all that counts. When they are happy, I am too. Whether it is an up market or a down market, it is what's inside that causes clients to like you, hire you, rehire, or refer you to others. 

Sep 21, 2022 03:59 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - Welcome the rain! I love the smell of rain on plants and vegetation. A fresh sheet of rain does the earth good! Let there be flowers!!!

Sep 21, 2022 04:01 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

More rain today.....hopefully I'll get a chance tomorrow to snap a few photos and share with you.  So much color!!

Sep 21, 2022 10:01 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I'm sorry to hear the the market has been slow for you. I  hope things improve and people will be on the move again. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:02 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Your compliment makes me feel good all over. Thank you, so much!

Sep 21, 2022 04:03 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We are always having to adapt to the changes in the market just like the flowers around us are having to adjust to the weather.

Sep 22, 2022 05:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Patricia, for sharing some of your observations.

Have a productive autumn.

Sep 22, 2022 07:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - You are absolutely right!

Sep 22, 2022 03:32 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - Thank you for reading my blog post. May you have a great weekend. 

Sep 22, 2022 03:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia awesome photos now to the market well I like to compare it to Wineries there are some fantastic Wineries next to mediocre ones so it the Real Estate Market I have seen zip codes that are hurting and other zip codes that are prospering nearby. Endre

Sep 22, 2022 11:25 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - I am not a wine connoisseur. Good for you for your knowledge and expertise!

Sep 24, 2022 03:03 AM