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It Started With An American Dream

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My last blog post shared an experience about picking tulips at Pilot Point Tulip Farm in Texas. To learn more about what I wrote the title and link is called It's Tulip Picking Time in Denton County Texas.

Now it's time to tell the background story:

How one Texas Real Estate Agent Helped Fulfill an American Dream

The dream began "nearly 30 years ago." Pieter and Petra Korman and their two children from The Netherlands came to America. They moved to Pilot Point where they started their dream in America by doing what they knew best from their European country. They were tulip farmers, with a long family tradition of planting tulip bulbs. 

Making their dream a reality was not easy. It took planning and finding the right real estate agent. With no experience about Texas soil, climate, or relationships in the United States, the Korman family had to put their trust into what they believed. The Agent who worked with them had no experience with planting tulips on a farm. The Korman's believed in themselves and what they knew best and what they wanted to achieve. Their objective was to make successful farmland into a profitable home-based business that never existed in North Texas before. 


By leap of faith, they "came across a guy by the name of "Kelly Peace." Their communication began with telephone calls "discussing their plans and expectations in great detail." Nothing happened by phone. One unexpected day, Pieter and Petra came to Dallas-Fort Worth. From there, they made several trips, taking many months in between to come back in search of their American dream. 

Both parties, the Korman's and their real estate agent had to trust themselves and each other. The Agent was instrumental in finding the right resources, including a lawyer for the immigration process." 

Not only did fiduciary, trust, and integrity matter, due diligence came into play for the buyers who did "a lot of investigation," on their own to take the necessary soil feasibility studies in many different areas before deciding on Pilot Point. The Farmers knew exactly what they needed, and it started with the land. 



I first learned about the Tulip Farm in Pilot Point from a friend on Facebook. Year after year, my friend shared pictures and the location for the tulip farm. One day, I went. And then I was hooked. I posted my story once, many years ago on ActiveRain. This is now my third post on AR, and I put it on FaceBook too. It is true what they say, if you plant it, they will come. You don't have to spend a lot of money advertising. Word of mouth spreads via instagram, FaceBook, other social media sources, and by way of personal conversations. 



I hope you were inspired. Everyone has a dream. We were created to believe in our dreams and help one another. Agents and prospective buyers can find others who can be instrumental in helping make dreams come true. 


Written by Patricia Feager, active REALTOR® in DFW. Here is the link for the source about the history of the Tulip Farm in Pilot Point. 

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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I'm glad they were able to find the right location and the right people to help them realize their dream!

Feb 24, 2024 10:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Liz and Bill Spear - I often wondered; does the right location make a difference in success? It really does take finding not only the right location, but the right people who can be instrumental to help bring things to fruition, and of course belief in oneself. 

Feb 24, 2024 10:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I enjoyed this follow up blog about the beginnings and history of Tulip Farm in Pilot Point.

Feb 24, 2024 12:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - thank your for reading the backstory to my previous blog post and letting me know you enjoyed it. I think it exemplifies what our roles in the real estate industry can do to promote goodness to the greater good, beyond the buyers of property, 

Feb 24, 2024 03:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - real estate, especially a career of any length, can provide endless opportunities for storytelling.  Sharing them as well as listening to them.  They often plant seeds in our imagination.  

This is another of those moments.  

Feb 25, 2024 03:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - Undiluted life experiences relayed by storytelling can be awe inspiring to others. The reality is, never give up on dreams. The imagination is endless, and life is worth living. 

Feb 25, 2024 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Having a plan, and wrapping that up with determination and grit, can result in a beautiful present. (and future, but present fit the sentence better!) :-)

Feb 25, 2024 05:05 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - either way, your message is clear. It is so important for people to have a well thought out plan, often, far out into the future. How can we imagine ourselves in the future if we don't imagine ourselves days, weeks, months, or years ahead? 

Feb 25, 2024 05:20 AM