Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Fully!  Thankfully, there are more ups than downs and he gets to be proud of me more than he has to "listen" to me

Dec 22, 2015 09:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Absolutely. My wife was licensed and provided support for my businesses for over 50 years.

Dec 22, 2015 08:40 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Absolutely, my husband has had his broker's license for 30 years, and while pursuing another career still kept it active in order to support my career.  He is my sounding board and then backs up his suggestions with his knowledge of the industry.

Dec 22, 2015 09:03 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

We are spouses selling houses.

Dec 22, 2015 08:23 PM
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

Yes, he actually would like to learn more and is eager to help me build my business.  No, he hears the good and the bad and when I'm frustrated he always lends me positive advice.

Dec 22, 2015 08:13 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Dec 22, 2015 08:10 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes and no

Dec 22, 2015 07:27 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir I don't mix family and business.  My wife, unless she asks hardly ever hears about how many sales (or the lack of them) the office is doing.  I can separate the two.

Dec 22, 2015 07:18 PM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

All I can say is that my husband has the patience of a Saint and is very supportive. He goes with the flow:)

Dec 22, 2015 07:06 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No spouse but I think it must be difficult to truly understand any business you are not directly involved.   

Dec 22, 2015 06:36 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Paul. No! Like a lot of folks they offer suggestions and solutions to situations they have no understanding about

Dec 22, 2015 05:19 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Ron started first in commercial real estate.  I wanted to hear everything about his day, as he did of mine.  By the time I joined him a few years later, I was pretty seasoned as a result in that I understood what was going on.  I love listening to him and his viewpoints as he does me...We are two peads in a pod...perfect for each other. A

Dec 23, 2015 12:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My wife is a loan officer, so understands the business!

Dec 22, 2015 11:06 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington Lucky for me, my Wife was also an agent. She knows what is involved in doing this business.

Dec 22, 2015 11:03 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Amanda and I have been doing this full time for 8 years now.  She gets it.  :)

Dec 22, 2015 10:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My spouse totally understands as he has been a very successful agent previously. He does tend to be my sounding board for all the things that go wrong. There is no judgement there just a listening ear.

Dec 22, 2015 10:25 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"understand the real estate business?"  No.

See the opportunity and potential? YES.

Hear my frustrations? No.

Turn towards and ask so i can get it off my chest? Yes.

A keeper? You bet.

Dec 22, 2015 10:06 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

My husband still holds a license but is not active listing or selling anymore. He understand completely the business and supports me 100%!

Dec 22, 2015 09:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, my spouse understands. I made him get a license and send him out on "assignments" from time to time. He has a whole other appreciation for what I know, do, and deal with each day now.

Dec 22, 2015 09:11 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. Gail actually grew up in the business, she has lived it her entire life, all of it is pretty normal.

Dec 22, 2015 05:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think she does, and I share more of my dreams and ambitions than frustrations.

Mar 03, 2019 11:17 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I'm lucky Paul. I work with my husband! He completely understands. He gets the good, the bad and the ugly!

Sep 06, 2016 04:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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after hearing about it for 18 years and now being licensed for 2 he gets it.  He does not work in the industry, but got licensed to be available to help me when needed.

Dec 28, 2015 12:35 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have been single almost my whole career, and my dates have always hated that I work too much, and don't want to hear about real estate. 

Dec 23, 2015 10:21 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My significant other does get it, both the highs and the lows. 

Dec 23, 2015 06:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - well, she does understand the frustrations of Real Estate business.

What she does not understand is why I keep awake till so late and 'work' on ActiveRain....lol!

Dec 23, 2015 03:14 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Paul.

     My wife got her real estate license and worked with me for 2 years at Century 21.  She is no longer "active"...  but she is the greatest assistant in the world, because she understands the Business!

Dec 23, 2015 12:56 PM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Yes she is licenced and has been licenced for just over ten years.  I seldom hvoice my frustrations.  Very little gets to me.

Dec 23, 2015 11:10 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My boyfriend has a job that can call him away with almost no notice. He drives a pilot car. We both have to be understanding. I think he's a bit more understanding than I am, though. At least my job doesn't take me into the next state and beyond. 

Dec 23, 2015 10:04 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

She know enough to be dangerous

Dec 23, 2015 08:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my entire family learned quickly what the real estate business is all about....and now my daughter is working in the profession.... she says it's in her DNA....and she's right.....

Dec 23, 2015 07:36 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
We both office from home (she is a professor) so she over hears my business and understands it. She appreciates the flexibility it offers.

Dec 23, 2015 05:43 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Mine just got his licences.  He can now see how much work is behind the scene. 

Dec 23, 2015 04:14 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

No, I don't think so. I think you really need to be a Realtor to understand the bumps and hills we have to endure sometimes or the frusterations to get a home to close..

Dec 23, 2015 04:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not really.  Though, I try not to take out my frustrations on her.

Dec 23, 2015 03:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is nice to have a person who understands and is willing to listen to you. I'm still looking for such:)

Dec 23, 2015 03:52 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

She is learning a great deal about real estate by supporting me in my business.  She is also a great encourager when things are not going quite  as well as I would like.

Dec 23, 2015 03:20 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

My boyfriend hates my phone...  what he needs to realize is that I have the power over my phone...  I answer it if I can- it is not my clients making me answer the phone!

Dec 23, 2015 03:11 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

My husband understands real estate, though he is frustrated by its demands. I like that he will give me solutions to issues that come up.

Dec 23, 2015 01:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say, she thinks she understands it but I do not think she knows the pressure we are under sometimes, but does anyone.

Dec 23, 2015 12:58 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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My spouse probably understands more about real estate than the lower 1/3 of agents in the area. He's pretty good at providing non-RE insights to help me recalibrate when I am overwhelmed, too.

Dec 22, 2015 11:28 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

She understands.  She use to be licensed.

Dec 22, 2015 11:04 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I only explain what I think she needs to know. After all, it is my profession

Dec 22, 2015 10:48 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

My spouse thinks I work for about $6 an hour sometimes, but he usually understands the business and he gives me ideas on marketing give aways and marketing ideas.

Dec 22, 2015 10:00 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, which is why she thinks I'm crazy.

Ailina was my executive assistant for 4 years, she knows it all too well, that's why she quit and spends 50% of her month far away from it working as an ITL on Virgin America planes .

Dec 22, 2015 09:43 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Since she works the California Market for our company; we exchange the complaints.

Dec 22, 2015 09:34 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Some days she seems to understand and the next HOLY MOLY!

Dec 22, 2015 09:17 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

David has no choice...we understand each others !

Dec 22, 2015 09:11 PM