It was the evening after closing. A beautiful sunset was forming but there were still some dark clouds hovering from above. The closing went well but the day before closing things seemed cloudy.
Emotions are like weather forecast predictors, such as, you may get warnings from the weather channel, or maybe the Town Mayor issues an all-out severe weather warning, take shelter, but nothing happens other than the sun comes up, dark clouds go away, and blue sky with white puffy clouds emerge out of the darkness of cloudy weather. Perhaps it has nothing to do with the weather, but in the real estate world, agents have to always be prepared for the unexpected. For example, some well-meaning acquaintance or news reporter casts doubt on the buyer or seller's mind and things get cloudy.
The truth about stress, published by well-known Ph.D.'s in many articles, is that "Burnout is a state of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion." A well-known fact by REALTORS®, like myself, is this: Both buyers and sellers are doing the same thing, but to a different capacity. For example, one may have professional movers (but professional to the highest standards, they were not). Another one is the do-it-yourself to save money type (but soon realize they do not possess superpowers). One or both may be calm, energetic, but then a well-meaning friend or foe (real or artificial) casts doubts in the human mind.
When things get cloudy, it is a lot like being in that alarm stage, such as the false fire alarm goes off and panic follows. When a person is already stressed, anything or anyone can cast doubt often leading to a catastrophic event that NEVER happens!
Well, the Feager truth is, the photo I took for this blog post was taken at 7:14 PM on 9/21/23. The sky really did look exactly as you see it in the photograph. The Town of Flower Mound really did broadcast a severe warning but not a drop of rain fell:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL DENTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
Truth: The severe thunderstorm warning was issued long after the closing.
Examples used in this blog post in paragraphs one and two, are just examples. They did not occur for my closing on 9/21.
Truth: When it comes to moving, fatigue, insomnia, stress is a natural occurrence. However, buyers and sellers can avert a shadow of a doubt. For example, having Professionals to guide you (REALTOR®, Lender, Title Company Escrow Officer (or Attorney), reputable moving companies, etc., can push those dark clouds away and closing on a property can be a great and beautiful experience.
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