Interesting... We All Seem To Always Be Waiting For Something

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 DRE# 319853

Today I emailed a past client just to touch base, fill her in on my life and asking about hers. In her response back she made the comment that 'we all seem to always be waiting for something' and it struck me as such a profound statement.


Waiting for the coffee to stop brewing

Waiting for the shower water to get warm

Waiting for the computer to boot up

waitingWaiting for the elevator

Waiting for that contract an agent says is coming

Waiting for an agent to respond to my Buyers contract offer

Waiting at the check out line

Waiting for the gas tank to fill up

Waiting for the call, the appointment, the its approved

Waiting..... Waiting..... Waiting....



I find this to be so perplexing as I have always thought of myself as a pro-active sort of person. You know, the person that does not wait for others to make my life what I want it to be but instead jumps in and makes it happen. Yet here I am looking back over my day and find that I indeed have spent it waiting. Not a do nothing kind of waiting but waiting just the same

From the mundane of ordinary things to the complexities of the not so ordinary I have indeed, unknowingly, been waiting on something.

Funny how one word can send you in a direction that you never expected and make you wonder....

What is next on what has now become the endless list of waiting?

Oh yes, I invited this client out for coffee but of course we have to wait until after I get back from the real estate convention to do so.

Gee.... maybe I should just wait and see what other profound statement comes my way before I fret any deeper into this word 'waiting'.  

About the Author- Martha Brown is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. Her goal is to help her clients understand the real estate market and to then be able to make sound real estate decisions. Martha is a 3rd generation Annapolitan who writes about her experiences in and out of the real estate market. Her passion has carried over to her granddaughter, Nichole, who is her partner in business. Between the two of them they offer a wide and full range of real estate services that cover 4 counties bordering Annapolis MD. Martha has been in the real estate business for 17 years of which all have been associated with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., the largest independently owned real estate company in the Mid Atlantic.

Martha can be reached  at 410-2602800 or

To search for homes for sale in the Annapolis Md area or to see Martha's listings visit:


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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I've been waiting on our network at the office today. For some reason the internet access is S-L-O-W. So bad, in fact, that I got out my air card.

Sep 10, 2009 09:59 AM #27
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I seem to wait on my children a lot! Today I was sitting in my car waiting for my son after school, he was one of the last kids out! That one took a lot of patience! I almost went looking for him, but my daughter said he would be mortified if I did!

Sep 10, 2009 11:37 AM #28
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Martha...Down my way life is really lived at a slower pace.  I often have to wait for clients to arrive when they're traveling here along I-95.  Doesn't bother me a bit.  I'm accustomed to it and relax.  I might catch up on some e-mails, talk with one of my children or a friend by phone or do some reading.  I like not having to be rushing from one task or appointment to another.

Remember...stop and smell the roses. 


Sep 10, 2009 03:10 PM #29
Heather Adkinson
Windermere K-2 Realty LLC - Moses Lake, WA
Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake

I'm not good at waiting for anything!

Sep 10, 2009 04:45 PM #30
Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

I hate waiting.  Let's ban waiting. 

Sep 10, 2009 05:13 PM #31
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Martha: Isn't that perplexing sometimes... We're so programmed with technology and gadgets that are implied to save us time, and yet we do spend so much of our time waiting. What's with that? "But wait, there's more!"

Sep 10, 2009 05:36 PM #32
James Lyon
Vista Pacific Realty - Sacramento, CA

Life does seem to involve a lot of waiting and you can have very different emotions depending on why you are waiting.

Sep 10, 2009 05:42 PM #33
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

  I was hoping to add something witty to this string of comments. Something like.... Wait for it..... wait for it....      

Love the graphic~ 


Sep 10, 2009 09:32 PM #34
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida and Washington

Hi Martha. As long as the wait is not toooo long. Cute post :-)

Sep 11, 2009 11:48 AM #35
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Martha - We really do seem to spend a great deal of time waiting.  More than ever before! But then when things do happen, they often happen so quickly!

Sep 12, 2009 12:16 AM #36
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Martha, boy this is so RIGHT ON!    And, patience is so not on the top of my virtue list!

Jul 07, 2014 05:08 AM #37
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Living in an area that has lots of tourists waiting is just a fact of life for locals during the summer season. That is what keeps the wheel spinning

Jul 07, 2014 05:53 AM #38
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is such an interesting post.  I remember when computer first came out, we thought the were so fast.  And then came a new generation of faster computers and we complained how long we had to wait on the older version.. .and things keep getting faster and faster and faster.... so maybe it is all a matter of perspective.  Perhaps it is time to step back and smell the roses and enjoy a slower pace.

Jul 07, 2014 12:16 PM #39
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Today I phoned in a prescription so I wouldn't have to wait in line at the pharmacy.  Naturally, I spent a few minutes waiting while I listened to the music, then waited through the long message about how the menu has changed etc. before I could punch in the numbers and complete the order.   However, it was still much faster than driving to the drugstore.

Jul 07, 2014 12:55 PM #40
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Martha ~ 

Hurry up and Wait!

A wait can be considered a rest period, an anticipation of something, a lingering moment to meditate, a quiet pause ....

Make the wait a pleasant one 

Jul 08, 2014 12:12 AM #41
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I find "wait" times are great times to get quick little tasks out of the way;  while waiting for my eye appt yesterday, I sent 2 quick emails.  While waiting in line at the checkout at the grocery store, I reviewed my mental to do list for the's what we do with the wait time that counts!

Jul 08, 2014 10:52 PM #42
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lets wait and see?

I like to multi task so my waits are more like monitoring instead of waiting

Jul 08, 2014 11:43 PM #43
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Waiting is not my strong all.  

Jul 09, 2014 01:13 AM #44
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Great and Excellent Post Martha - When you really think about it, Earth is really our waiting room - Once we're born into this world, we are now in the waiting room of life.  Because what if there's an after life - as I heard the preacher state, "this is a temporary pit stop, once you close your eyes to this world - where will you open your eyes into the next?"

Waiting is ok, as long as you have the right attitude - Patience is the ability to wait with a right attitude.

I enjoyed reading the comments - Now, I can't wait to read some more!!! 

Jul 09, 2014 03:20 AM #45
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Martha~ Now that you bring up the subject, we do spend a LOT of time waiting for one thing or another. Many times it's waiting for the traffic light to change, or someone to call back, or respond to an email or text. Right now I'm waiting for the washer to be done!

Great post! Very thoughtful.

Jul 12, 2014 02:33 AM #46
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