An Inconvenient Convenience

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

An Inconvenient Convenience

Inconvenient Convenience

This may sound like a total oxymoron title and it is. What on earth am I talking about? We all know that being inconvenienced is typically something we like to avoid. Those little things that pop up in life that can turn our day from what we thought what would happen to something completely different.


A convenience on the other hand is something that makes like better, easier, or even less stressful. So how do these two terms go together? Let me explain.


Have you ever been delayed in leaving to go somewhere and were totally frustrated because you didn't leave when you planned to only to find out that a terrible wreck occurred just moments before you arrived. You thought, "Hmm, had I left at the proper time, I might have been involved in that wreck!"


Or, you visited your doctor for shoulder pain only to discover something more serious in the x-ray that might have been overlooked had you waited too long. This really did happen to me and actually ended up saving my life. It was one of those moments in life where you were completely blown away by a different outcome.


I write this today as we all encounter things that might seem completely off, inconvenient, or frustrating. Often, if we just give it a bit of time, we can see the big picture and perhaps understand that what we thought was inconvenient was actually a good thing. Time, patience, and perseverance are often the very best things to help us see past the right here and now which might appear to be quite bleak.


Real estate can be this same way. A problem can arise at the 11th hour. When cool heads prevail and all parties are seeking to find a win-win, most often a potential deal-killer can and will be avoided. Everyone walks away happy and you look like a hero.


If you are in an inconvenient or difficult situation this very moment, stop and assess the situation, seek alternative routes or solutions, and never give up. You might very well find out that a huge wreck was avoided and what seemed difficult is now a clear path to safety. Life is funny this way.


Now get out there and take on your day! Live it fully and seek the big picture. You might just find that inconvenience to be quite convenient!



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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Great message!  We have experienced a lot of hurdles in our careers.  Cool heads and positive thinking always prevails.  

Jan 25, 2018 05:05 PM #10
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I say this all the time - things have a way of working out the way they are supposed to, not necessarily the way we intended.  It is sort of like praying for a specific outcome but then thinking we did not have our prayers answered.  Sometimes we are praying for the wrong thing.

Jan 25, 2018 06:00 PM #11
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Paula, this is a very timely post for me! Thank you! This line really spoke to me: "You might very well find out that a huge wreck was avoided and what seemed difficult is now a clear path to safety."

Jan 25, 2018 07:06 PM #12
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Paula,

Wow! Very poignant. I had to wait a couple hours behind a life flight once.

Jan 25, 2018 08:00 PM #13
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

Been there, seen that.  Congratulations on the feature.  I take it all is going well.

Jan 26, 2018 01:55 AM #14
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Paula thanks for your solid featured post. Life happens...every moment. And real estate is often filled with "inconveniences" as you described. What I do is look for the gift in the "inconvenience" or adversity. In my experience, there is always a gift. 

Jan 26, 2018 04:04 AM #15
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

We have to believe that the inconveniences that delay us, are there to protect us from harm or decisions.

Jan 26, 2018 04:38 AM #16
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Coach Paula....

Jan 26, 2018 07:19 AM #17
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Paula!

Everything happens for a reason.


Jan 26, 2018 07:43 AM #18
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Paula. I never thought of this and it is certainly worthy of thought.

Jan 26, 2018 08:11 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

LOVE this!!!

I say it all the time when something is delaying us or frustrating us...."we are right where we are supposed to be".  My husband is still trying to get this. I have to remind him. LOL

Jan 26, 2018 10:07 AM #20
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Excellent topic & you always wonder later 'why' things turned out the way that they did. Congrats on the feature.

Jan 26, 2018 10:16 AM #21
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I agree with this completely. There is a reason, we may not discover it for a bit, but we have to trust. Glad to see the star...

Jan 26, 2018 12:47 PM #22
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Paula, what a great post.

I have long held that delays and changes are often for my protection. I get less frustrated when I remind myself that I have a Great Guide over my life.


Jan 26, 2018 02:26 PM #23
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Thanks to  Emily Medvec CRS CNE RSPS  I found your well deserved featured post. 

Jan 26, 2018 09:19 PM #24
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have had clients who had a deal which did not work out and then they found a much better home which made them very happy the first didn't work.

I do think with any inconvenience, we need to take a deep breath, figure out how to move forward, and go!

Jan 27, 2018 03:28 AM #25
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

Paul, Congratulations on your well deserved featured post. We have to trust that there are reasons for delays, relax and let go 

Jan 27, 2018 05:56 AM #26
Theresa Akin

Almost 30 years ago, had my husband not switched seats on a boat, I wouldn't be married to him. He and a couple other crew would've gone down in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jan 27, 2018 01:41 PM #27
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Paula, I am glad this blog was featured. I always enjoy your posts.

Jan 27, 2018 04:08 PM #28
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post Paula!  I know you have of all people now look at the big picture with a closer lense after your health experiences.  Great advice for anyone!

Jan 30, 2018 07:13 AM #29
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