Buffalo - Know Your Risks!

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Musings by Patricia Feager, 5/21/2017

 

Buffalo

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

Something you don't see everyday is buffalo. I shot this photo on Friday evening, May 19, 2017. I just left my clients who were driving their own car from a property we saw in Justin, Texas. One of her final words to me before we went our separate ways was this feels like home...

 

FEELINGS ARE NEVER ENOUGH

As I was driving down the country road, alone with my thoughts, I saw a buffalo and a car pulled over along the side of the road. My immediate concern was were they okay? Torn between wanting to stop the car to take a photograph or ask if everyone in the car was okay, I chose to drive along side the car and stopped to ask if they were alright. I didn't recognize the car; however I knew immediately it was the family I left a few minutes ago. Thankfully, they were okay and she was doing the same thing I wanted to do - take photos of the buffalo! After realizing they were alright, I got my shot and waved goodbye.

 

OH GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

While looking in the rear view mirror, the car was still there. It didn't move. They were savoring the moment. I knew they weren't interested in buying the house we saw. It's not that it wasn't the right one, it just wasn't the right location because the Seller's Disclosure noted the property is in a floodway. Their daughter, former military who was also experienced, working at the US Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District was able to explain the difference and why it wouldn't be a smart investment. Knowing your risks is something everyone must take responsibility for before making any major purchase.

 

 

 

Patricia Feager's Tip of the Day:

©Location will trump feelings any day - know your risks!

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Belinda Spillman
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We have a herd of buffalo up in Genessee which is just outside of Evergreen.  People flock there to witness those big beautiful animals. 

May 21, 2017 07:40 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Patricia  Feager,  I have seen some people get to close to Buffalo up in Yellowstone and I have seen one put his head in to a fender of a truck of people that were trying to touch him thru the window.  dumb.

 

May 21, 2017 07:44 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Patricia Feager ,

Love your shot and glad your clients were able to stop and savor the moment too!! You'll find them the right spot..you always do.

May 21, 2017 08:01 AM #4
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® - Thank you for READING my blog posts! I always appreciate what you have to say.

May 21, 2017 08:02 AM #5
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Hi Patricia

What a clever way to introduce the subject of risk, something any prudent buyer must consider, whether it involves buffalo or not.

Great shot!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Jeff

May 21, 2017 08:03 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Patricia,

There is a beautiful Buffalo farm on our way to visit one of the prettiest wineries, and they are beautiful creatures.   Your point about knowing your risk is excellent and is what everyone should do when making a large purchase.  Happy ?Sunday.  ?A

May 21, 2017 08:03 AM #7
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Belinda Spillman - To think they once roamed the earth freely without houses and fences...  Yes! The strongest of the fittest survive. It's really something to think about.

May 21, 2017 08:04 AM #8
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Will Hamm - What are people thinking? You have to wonder and worry about people too! 

May 21, 2017 08:06 AM #9
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Awe, thanks Dorie Dillard! Understanding people's needs, knowing the risks of purchasing properties, and getting information from the experts puts everyone in a better position to negotiate for all the right reasons. 

I'm glad you liked my photograh and my special effects!

May 21, 2017 08:08 AM #10
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Jeff Dowler - Every single day we can learn something new. Enlightenment comes from the most unlikely places. We just have to stop and think; obtain information, analyze; then re-evaluate. 

Thank you for flattering me with that wonderful comment!

May 21, 2017 08:11 AM #11
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Patricia Feager
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I do my best to learn and share my findings. Getting the facts and knowing the risks first before spending the money will be more valuable than the idea of wanting something just because you want a home. 

Thank you.

May 21, 2017 08:14 AM #12
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Thank you very much for sharing this story and your photograph.

May 21, 2017 09:05 AM #13
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Good morning, Patricia -- whenever possible, a second visit and the opportunity to think over a decision to buy is best in my opinion.  

May 21, 2017 09:24 AM #14
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More than one tourist has attempted to "pose" a buffalo for a shot, including one hapless soul (I believe it may have been in Yellowstone) who actually kicked a snoozing buffalo to get him to stand up.  Score Buffalo: 1,  Touron: 0.  No, he didn't survive the buffalo's response. Talk about not understanding risk assessment! 

May 21, 2017 10:40 AM #15
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There's something about Buffalo as well as all nature that resonates within each of us

May 21, 2017 10:49 AM #16
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Sounds like they know the area that they want to be in, even if the home they saw wasn't the right home!

May 21, 2017 11:53 AM #17
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Hi Patricia - Buffalo have become very common around here - it's great to see them making a comeback. But we also have regular problems with tourists who don't respect the power and unpredictability of these magnificent animals.

May 21, 2017 02:26 PM #18
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Hi Patricia!  Well, it sounds like they know where they want to be but, just need to find the perfect spot that's not in a flood zone! Their daughter working with the US Army Corp of Engineers really did open their eyes to what they DON'T want - made them more aware of their risks, for sure!

Best of luck with these buyers and keep taking those buffalo photos - lucky you to be able to see them; we don't see them at all here!  Have a fantastic week!

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Patrica

Everyone needs a pet buffalo . . . .Except in a condo.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2017 07:38 PM #20
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I live near Yellowstone and every year there are stories of tourists trying to pet Buffalo (Bison, actually) or get close enough for a "selfie" with one. They end up gored, trampled, or tossed into a tree. People think they are just big cows.

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