It's Those Darn Ducks

It’s Those Darn Ducks

When I’m reading along and see a phrase that is an old expression, I always wonder where the phrase originated and why.  What did it really mean? Getting your ducks in a row is one of those phrases that gets my research juices flowing. So, of course, I head for Google to find the real scoop.

According to most of the explanations I found, the term comes from the sport of bowling. Bowling, yikes, I was expecting fluffy yellow things that go Quack.  It seems that many years ago, bowling pins were called ducks. Who knew?

It's Those Darn DucksAha,  It’s Those Darn Ducks after all. I found one article that did discuss the Mama Duck and her ducklings theory. Mama Duck always has the children follow in a row. If one strays, she will stop and line them all up again. Thus, getting her ducks in a row. That’s the one I like.

In the world of real estate, it is very important for the buyers to have all their ducks in a row before starting the process of searching for a home. It’s Those Darn Ducks again.

  • Get pre-qualified first.
  • Make sure you have the funds needed (your lender will discuss those with you).
  • Decide how many bedrooms/bathrooms/garages you can live with or without.
  • Decide which area is best for you: for schools, for commuting, for sociability.
  • Make sure you have all the tax records and bank statements needed and ready to hand.
  • This bears repeating: Get pre-qualified first. You don’t want to be disappointed by looking at homes higher-priced than you can actually afford.

Get those ducks in a row and things will go easier for the process.

Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518

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So now you know, It’s Those Darn Ducks

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