Just Put It Down

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

In a stress management class, the instructor held up a glass of water in front of a group and asked ..How much does this glass weigh?

 

 

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The answer:

Does not matter. The real weight is not a true measure. It is the length of time you hold onto that glass.

A few minutes, there no problem you don't notice the weight. After an hour it gets heavy and uncomfortable. And holding it much longer can be painful and impossible. The glass did not get heavier, but the longer you hold it, the heavier it seems.

 

Think about this glass of water as a real estate challenge. Challenges need to be dealt with right away. Then move on to the next situation.

By continuing to hold on, delaying action, and doing nothing will almost always cause problems.  And in real estate, some challenges can quickly turn into problems. 

 

There are so many obstacles in our real estate world.  Starting from financing to buyer's remorse, to miscommunications, and mistakes in general.

Evaluate, make a plan,  come up with a  solution. Don't just hold onto that glass. Don't just hold onto that problem. Don't just hold onto that anger and emotion. 

Make a decision! Do something!

Drink it! Pour it out! Put it down!

The quicker you deal with a tough situation,

the quicker you can get to the final closing.

 

Have a real estate problem?

Have a question about a home?

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

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Dana Basiliere
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Margaret,  I think we have all held on to challenges until they got too heavy to carry.  Probably still do. You gave us a good reminder! Thank you. 

Jun 22, 2019 04:45 AM #57
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You always post great messages Margaret!

Make a decision! Do something!

Drink it! Pour it out! Put it down!

The quicker you deal with a tough situation, the quicker you can get to the final closing.

Jun 22, 2019 05:39 AM #58
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Fantastic message Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland. Make a decision! Do something!... aka no flat squirrels. 

Jun 22, 2019 06:12 AM #59
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Hi Margaret:

This was a terrific analogy and such an important message. And not making those decisions can often impact others, too!

Jeff

Jun 22, 2019 07:53 AM #60
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Marte Cliff The longer you hold on...the heavier it gets.

Jun 22, 2019 09:55 AM #61
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Kimo Jarrett And the more you wait...the more stressful and repeat.

Jun 22, 2019 09:57 AM #62
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Dana Basiliere I think we all have done that. Good to see you.

Jun 22, 2019 09:58 AM #63
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Sham Reddy CRS And it is always a pleasure to hear from you, my friend.

Jun 22, 2019 09:58 AM #64
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Chris Lima aka no flat squirrels!

Jun 22, 2019 09:59 AM #65
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Jeff Dowler, CRS NOT making decisions can be a bad decision for others.

Jun 22, 2019 10:00 AM #66
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Good afternoon Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

You are so right..make a decision and attack the problem head on. The quicker you do the quicker there is a resolution!

Jun 22, 2019 12:30 PM #67
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Excellent, Margaret- Unfortunately, many times we hold onto problems, or whatever when we would have been better off if we'd acted on it and let it go. 

Jun 22, 2019 03:30 PM #68
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Yes for sure..."The quicker you do the quicker there is a resolution!"

Jun 22, 2019 05:51 PM #69
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Kathy Streib So true. Go ahead, act on it and then let it go.

Jun 22, 2019 05:52 PM #70
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Great analogy. I think we often delay action with a unconscious belief that the problem will go away or resolve itself. I fret over problems and I agree that contemplating and then making a decision sure does relieve a lot of stress.

Jun 24, 2019 06:56 AM #71
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What a great post - reminds me of the old days of paper in-boxes and letting them pile up.    Just do it and move on!

Jun 24, 2019 08:20 AM #72
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Anne Corbin Deal with the problems...they never go away by themselves.

Good to see you.

Jun 24, 2019 09:18 AM #73
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M.C. Dwyer Just do it and move on, would have been a good title.

Jun 24, 2019 09:19 AM #74
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Perfect analogy Margaret!

Jul 07, 2019 05:11 PM #75
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Thanks and good to see you Ricardo Mello 

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