We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!We have all heard the expression: “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!”

The phrase is often used to forgo something unpleasant that could be addressed at the present time, but instead is left to run its own due course in hopes that the matter will take care of itself.

It all depends on whether you choose to be proactive or reactive. In many cases, procrastination nudges us towards the latter attribute. Many of us enjoy flying by the “seat of our pants.” There is an adrenaline rush and accompanying thrill that comes from averting a crisis.

But often, a little precaution could have prevented the problem from fomenting in the first place.

It may make life dull, but it can be a lot less stressful!


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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Richard,

I prefer the less stressful way of life and like to be proactive in warding off being blindsided! It doean't always work but 95% of the time :).

Jul 25, 2012 09:15 PM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Have never been a procrastinator Richard, I usually take care of things as they come along, works best for me.

Jul 25, 2012 09:16 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Richard.... it never pays to ignore the inevitable.... deal with it up front and make history of it....

Jul 25, 2012 09:19 PM #3
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Richard, just like the old expression says " An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure" or something like that, and it rings true in all that we do.  Better prepared is definitely less stressful.

Jul 25, 2012 09:21 PM #4
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale

Of course not every situation warrants the same behavior, some things are better left until they actually can be thought of as a problem rather than creating a big problem from a little one. Using common sense can usually help us make good decisions on this.

Jul 25, 2012 09:25 PM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Richard. I agree with the others: just do it and get it over with. Better to make it better sooner rather than later.

Jul 25, 2012 09:26 PM #6
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Good Morning Richard...straying from the subject but love the bridge!  I do agree with everyone but in particular, Janis.  It pays to be ever vigilant about what's going on in business and often that is enough to be at the ready if some extraordinary action is required.  The way things are going now though you want to cross the bridge immediately and find out what the underwriter wants sooner rather than later.

Jul 25, 2012 09:51 PM #7
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Sometimes it pays to let things work themselves out, but I like to stay on top of potential problems too! THX.


It can also keep a lot of things from popping up at the most inopportune times! Thanks so much.


Of course without the drama, the clients never know about it. And that's a GOOD thing! Thanks my friend.


Lol... I almost used that line in the post, but that was one cliche too many! Thanks so much and have a great Thursday.


Jul 25, 2012 10:16 PM #8
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Richard -

Personally I had rather cross the bridge at hand and get the situation behind me.  I don't need  or want unnecessary stress or anxiety..... just get it over with and move on.

Hope you enjoy a great day.


Jul 25, 2012 10:38 PM #9
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Richard, I get enough stress in life with just normal activities, so if we can head something off early with a little proactive action, let's git 'r done!

Jul 26, 2012 12:53 AM #10
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The only time that I have liked that phrase is when talking about a circumstance that is about as likely as a pig flying and there is someone completely in knots over it.

Jul 26, 2012 03:01 AM #11
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I like to have a bit of information and an idea of a plan when I get to the briodge.

Jul 26, 2012 04:25 AM #12
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

I would love to have a dull day in real estate! Lol...not going to happen.

Jul 26, 2012 07:46 AM #13
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