Looking for Baby Dinosaurs in Phoenix!

Another Activerainer blogger, Sonja Patterson wrote a post today about a dinosaur event in her area - and that brought up a recent encounter I had regarding dinosaurs. Naturally I had to share it with all of you as it's such a cute story!


Most of you know I'm a avid hiker in the mountains behind our home. I also volunteer at the visitor center so I'm often helping folks navigate the trails and what to look for on their hike. And I also help many hikers with that 'confused look' on their face when I'm out hiking. I show them the way and reassure them if they get lost, somebody else will come along.


The other day I ran into a Grandma with 3 grand-kids from Canada. She had that 'confused look' so I showed her the way - and let her know I would see them on the other side as I was headed out the back trail and we'd meet again.


 Looking for Baby Dinosaurs in Phoenix!


Sure enough we did meet ( which means she took the right trail) and the little girl didn't look happy one tiny bit!! I thought she was tired so I asked her. The Grandma says no she's not tired she's very afraid of snakes.  Well that's easy I said - there are no snakes out yet because it's way too cold for snakes, so no more worries, ok? But then I added......but you do need to be on the look out for baby dinosaurs!!! Of course the kids looked at me like I was crazy and their eyes got REAL BIG.  I told them about the caves just down the path....but that they didn't need to worry because it was baby dinosaurs only! I then asked the little girl if she believed me. NO!!! By then she was smiling! The little boy was quickly off on his way to find the caves and dinosaurs, of course, what little boy wouldn't.  Grandma says - Thank you SOOO much! And off they went to find baby dinosaurs & explore the little caves!


Moral of the story?  My dinosaur story is exactly what we do as real estate agents. We help our clients navigate the trails of buying a home, ease their fears and concerns and help them enjoy the process! Doesn't get much better than this, does it!


 Looking for Baby Dinosaurs in Phoenix!


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Anna I love your positive attitude, and little kid mind set

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Hey, even I would gladly walk a trail to look for baby dinosaurs.  But, not in summer, because I am also afraid of snakes.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Now wouldn't you have been in for a surprise if they'd found one!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 1 year ago

You are absolutely right.. a great analogy.  We even sometimes have a chuckle as a calming influence when we see those concerned looks on their faces... the baby dinosaurs of real estate.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 1 year ago

What a great analogy, Anna.  You do know how to help people navigate their fears!  Good job. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 1 year ago

As long as they are only baby dinosaurs ... that's okay. What a cute story. Good to know about the temps and snakes too. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 1 year ago

Anna- what a cute story!!! As long as there are no snakes, then I'd gladly welcome the mini-dinosaurs.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Oh my gosh, what a CUTE story and a wonderful analogy too, Anna Banana! Funny but, my landscaper killed a copperhead last year in my yard after we found the one in our house and he was back last week to remove debris in the wooded area behind us. I told him at least he didn't have to worry about snakes right now! (Him or me!!)

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

Good morning Anna. What a great story. By the way, which way to those caves? Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

I love your story Anna and your ability to make their hike more FUN and carefree! :) Your analogy is spot on.  We truly assist our clients in accomplishing their real estate goals and helping them to enjoy the process!

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 1 year ago

Good morning Anna. What a wonderful story. I really enjoyed reading it and your analogy is apt. 

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

It's always good when you can make someone smile and lend a helping hand. My children went through a dinosaur phase and have moved on for now, but I don't think my little people could resist a cave full of them.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 1 year ago

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, what a cute story. As long as they're baby dinosaurs, it's OK. If someone says the word snake, I'm already a mile down the road. Unfortunately, I see a lot of them in FL. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 1 year ago

You have such an enthusiasm about you.  You made their day!

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

I like this statement....   ".... ease their fears and concerns and help them enjoy the process!" So very true. 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 1 year ago

Keeping kids interested hiking can be a challenge that only a skilled guide can capture Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker (well done)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 1 year ago

You are awesome, Anna, in the true sense of the word.Love your baby dinosaur story - and the moral for real estate. So true. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

That is a great analogy Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker and how i would love to explore them too.  

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

Hello Anna -  this certainly has an eye-catching title and the rest of the stony (I didn't see the original post). Funny but point well-taken.


Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago


I hope this doesn't make us a bunch of old fossils. :-)) just a tiny bit of off beat Saturday morning punyism, cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 1 year ago

Anna, I love your Dinasour story, how cute and it is so true we need to help our clients navigate through all these trails! Have a great week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 1 year ago

I LOVE this!  I know if I suggest "taking a walk" with the grandbabies they are probably not going to be interested so I always suggest going on a Hobgoblin hunt. They love it and have never refused the offer. We have so much fun. Even though it's just a regular walk, their imaginations take hold and it's an adventure.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

Anna I agree unfortunately I keep running into "old Dinosaurs" negotiating with two of them as we speak and oh boy my  alcohol consumption is up thanks to these Dinosaurs:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

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