Annapolis Md Homes and More: Please Excuse Me While I get Back In The Groove

Please Excuse Me While I get Back In The Groove

Please Excuse Me While I Get Back In The Groove


Getting back in the grooveGoodness, the last blog I did anything with was in October 2014. Not sure why it has been that long. I have always loved AR ever since Margaret Woda introduced me way back when. Yet one day lead to another day and bam!!! Days turned into months. The excuses in my head were many

  • Too busy
  • Hard to think of anything to write
  • Just plain tired
  • AR was always having glitches just when I was ready to start
  • Bored
  • Who is looking anyway


The list was endless..... The list of excuses that is


Then I heard that AR was changing once again. It was being bought by Ben Kinney and that Bob Stewart was coming back and when I heard that I thought..... well if Bob can find his way back to Active Rain then so can I.

So here I am. My first post in 8 months. Gosh I sure hope it does not take too long to get back into the swing of things but if it does


Please Excuse Me While I Get Back In The Groove






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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Comment balloon 12 commentsMartha Brown • June 21 2015 11:16AM


Hi Martha Brown I have a feeling that we'll be seeing many of the past members surfacing again....and I can understand why....this has been a roller coaster that has recently become almost "flat line".... needs to be re-energized....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 4 years ago

I am sure Barbara. Hopefully we will all re-energize it together!! Looking forward to being on AR once again.


Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 4 years ago

I agree! I really think the AR will be a better bright place to be now... I too have recently returned and am excited about the new positive change in ownership and leadership! 

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) almost 4 years ago

Martha, if there were ever a good reason to come back to blogging in the Rain ... Ben Kinney's purchase and Bob Stewart returning would be it.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago

Hello Martha, so glad to see you here in the rain, I have been missing also in the last couple of weeks but it is because of to much going on.  Have a good one.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 4 years ago

Martha, I haven't been commenting much and my blogging has been sporadic but with Bob's return, you'll see me around more.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 4 years ago

Welcome back!

I completely understand about the glitches.  I got the Intermission "curtains" for so long that I just quit trying to log on for a while.  

Posted by Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, Chicago, IL (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL) almost 4 years ago

Welcome back. Your wonderful writing was greatly missed! Let's talk soon.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

I fall out, and for many a reason as well. I do keep a spread sheet and it helps me keep track, or at least give me a place to glance at and see when I last posted. I also use it to cross reference when I posted on my main site, then copied over to AR for additional Google Power! And of course, you can always looka at your blogging list right here on AR and see when you last posted!

Glad to see you back in the thick of things!


Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 4 years ago

As they used to say on the Extreme Home Makeover Home Addition - Welcome Home!

Posted by Alan Gross, Loan Consultant (PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender) almost 4 years ago

Debra- I think so too. I have been wanting to come back but nothing was hitting that switch to do so. Until now. :)

Kathleen I totally agree!!

Will you have been way more faithful than me.

Yay Tammie. Me too.

Karen that was me. Everytime I said ok I am going to post and then a glitch would set me back. Errrr. I am sure there will be more glitches but with the right people at the helm I feel more confident that I am where I need to be.

Thank you Margaret and yes lets talk soon. Even lunch or coffee would be a delight.

Thom- I had a spread sheet going too. It really helped with my market reports. I am glad to be back.

Thanks Alan.


Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 4 years ago

Well, if the new ownership brought you back to AR, I am all in favor of the new ownership.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 4 years ago