Lunchtime Habits

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Just before noon that little rumble in the stomach reminds us all that lunchtime is fast approaching.  Real Estate professionals keep some of the craziest hours between running appointments, showings and last minute scrambles to get the job done.

Do you order a #1 and eat in the car en route to your next gig?  Do you bring last nights leftovers with you to the office and heat them up in the crusty microwave?  Lean Cuisine anyone?  Or do you skip it all together?

Where do you eat lunch?

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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I usually stop at a local restaurant  - ususally a pizza place.  I guess I'm helping the local economy, too.

Nov 15, 2011 09:44 AM
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Left over is usually on my lunch menu unless I am on the go. Then it would be anything that is fast and don't have to wait.

Nov 15, 2011 10:01 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I try not to skip. . . supposed to eat something small every 3 hours. . . that's almost impossible, but I carry protien bars and eat at least those!

Nov 15, 2011 10:04 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I pretty much eat when I can. Leftovers are always good. I also try to meet with someone for lunch when possible.

Nov 15, 2011 10:36 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I know that I've done all of these, sometimes even a combination of them. I don't like skipping it altogether though.

Nov 15, 2011 10:56 AM
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

Lein Cuisines, Chicken Pot Pies and Ramen Noodles are always great... I do leftovers to... I don't eat a lot of fast food..

Nov 15, 2011 01:10 PM
Peggy Yee
NoVa House and Home - Vienna, VA
Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia

I do a combo of leftovers with a backup stash of frozen dinners.  Trader Joe's has a great selection, so I'm never bored!

Nov 15, 2011 01:47 PM
Eva Aliaga
Partnership Realty Inc - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

I usually skip it, if I'm at the office, then go home. Not good thou 

Nov 15, 2011 03:05 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

I try not to eat fast food.  Sometimes I succumb.  Mostly I have lunch at home, salad or soup.  Occasionally,  I go to lunch with my husband or friends.

Nov 15, 2011 03:35 PM
Nancy Timberlake
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portland, ME
REALTOR - Southern Maine

I rarely cook so I try to plan a relaxing place for lunch although it can be any time of day from 10 to 5!

I tried bringing a sandwich but i usually ate it immediately and still needed to go out later.

Nov 15, 2011 04:05 PM
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

I do a variation of all of the above. What I should do is eat with a SOI person like they recommend in the book "Never Eat Alone."

Nov 15, 2011 04:19 PM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Could be almost anything while other times it's absolutely nothing.  Not a very healthy approach to lunch which is why I try to eat a pretty nourishing breakfast.


Nov 15, 2011 05:29 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I live close to the office and work from home most of the time so I eat at home. However if I have appointments during lunch time I get a milk shake at McDonalds and have it for lunch.

Nov 15, 2011 10:16 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will eat anything that some one brings me!  Unless I've lost the bet, than I go out and pick something up.  :-)

Nov 16, 2011 12:28 AM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

It varies. . 

Depends what other agents brought in and left  inside  the refrigerator. . . .sometimes, I can't be so choosy and just grab a brown bag quickly. . .other times I take my time and eat a little from each bag. .I guess that depends if I'm in a diet or not. . 

Nov 16, 2011 12:29 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

I am hypoglycemic - can't skip!  Yesterday lunch was in the car.  Many times I make appointments around lunch.  Usually left overs or something frozen if no leftovers - like lean cuisine, LOL!

Nov 16, 2011 01:12 AM
Scott Fogleman
Richmond, VA

I often do one of the first two but am getting a fridge for our new office soon so frozen lunchs may be an option. When I am running around, I order something very basic so I don't end up with 1/2 of it on my shirt or in my car.....

Nov 16, 2011 01:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have this under control quite nicely right now but it took years...However, prior to that, I used to drive and eat and I loved it. It got to the point where all I wanted to do was eat inside my car (a form of my office) which smelled like french fries after a while (with ketchup). To me, it was a good thing. To my wife, that's a 3-part post

Nov 16, 2011 02:50 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

I love lunch, hate breakfast. chickfila, Jasons deli, tunafish thingy's

Nov 16, 2011 03:03 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

I have the BEST Mexican Restaraunt in Tracy right next door.  If I go and sit, they bring me my drink of choice with the chips.  When I'm really in a hurry I run next door and bring it back to my desk.  FAR TOO CLOSE

Nov 22, 2011 05:59 PM