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993,452
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My husband and I are a team - what works for us is I have skills that he doesn't and vice versa - so we each focus on what we do best and fortunnately it works very well for us as the skill sets we each employ are significantly different than the others.

 

Jul 12, 2016 12:31 AM
Rainmaker
916,698
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Seperate offices?

Jul 12, 2016 01:32 AM
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3,355,349
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No help here.  No experience. I've often thought it would be great to work with a husband in real estate.  I would need a husband in order to see how that would work out.

Jul 12, 2016 01:04 AM
Ambassador
1,463,369
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

LOL  I just asked my husband (who does not and will not have a license) what he thought.  His response . . .    DON'T !

Jul 12, 2016 12:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,244,389
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Wife made sure her license expires so she can be a granny. It is more rewarding than: "Do you know anyone buying or selling?"

Jul 12, 2016 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no personal experience with this and it would be hard to be in business with my wife.

Jul 12, 2016 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Maintaining private time together.

Jul 12, 2016 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Understand and continue to walk in the direction of the GREATER GOAL.

2. Understand 'How can anyone hurt the one they love?" This means in action, words and nurture. If you hurt someone, you DON"T love them. Make it right.

3. Know your genius and how genius operates as complimentary forces.

4. If your business is your life, organize, delegate, plan.

5. IF your life has a purpose and your business is recognized as simply the vessel, continue in the manner of insuring each has the five essential opportunities:

mental growth

social growth

spiritualgrowth

physical growth (exercise)

New experience

From proper action will emerge the emotion that accompanies a well balanced, healthy relationship.

Jul 12, 2016 12:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My wife did not want to participate, so I can't answer personally. Have managed some husband/wife teams and they all did very well. They all approached relational balance differently! Some did everything together and others not so much! Find what is best for you! 

Jul 12, 2016 12:29 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've managed many husband and wife teams....they each do their own business.... but they also help each other.... 

Jul 12, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,991,060
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry, I would not recommend it.

Jul 12, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Do what you're told!! 

Jul 12, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
7,900,904
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The wife is always right.

Jul 12, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Steve Siegwalt - two rules! 

1. Wife is always right.

2. When in doubt, look at rule#1.

(Even in life, this is true...)

Jul 12, 2016 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I guess it would depend on each couple. Everyone is different in how they handle things. 

Jul 12, 2016 02:19 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There are some great teams in my area, and they seem to be the ones wtih complimentary skills - where each is good at different things.

Jul 12, 2016 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
5,062,317
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It can work well if your both on the same page!!

Jul 12, 2016 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,255
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We have the same goals. It works for us.

Jul 12, 2016 11:34 AM
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6,453,054
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My wife has been helping with the business for 30 years, but is always glad to have her real job to go to for about 50 hours each week.

Jul 12, 2016 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Planning time alone and an understanding spouse

Jul 12, 2016 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jul 12, 2016 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,790,027
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Strike first?   LOL

Jul 12, 2016 09:50 AM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

My wife got licensed and worked with me for a couple of years.  She understands the business, she is such a help.

Jul 12, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,810,354
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Steve - After 18 years together, keeping each other updated is the most important. And always having each other's back.

Jul 12, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Communication and forgiveness.

Jul 12, 2016 06:20 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Work at separate brokerage firms?

Jul 12, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,143
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My parents are a team.

If you work together, there is never a concern over schedule issues and you can avoid the question "how was your day" all together!    If you work for different agencies and compete against each other, I can see that putting a strain on the relationship, especially if you are both up for the same listing!

Jul 12, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Steve Siegwalt My wife got her real estate license first. The best tip I can give is don't take the day home with you at night.

Jul 12, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The words "Yes Dear" works wonders!

Jul 12, 2016 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
290,969
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Hmmm . . .  I'll let you know when I figure this out - HA! - Steve Siegwalt.   Seriously, I think to always be open to listen to the other's comments, because you can learn from them, and because a different point-of-view may be stated that you did not yet consider. 

Jul 12, 2016 01:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Steve,

Keep laughing, and remember that there is nothing in the world that is bigger than the two of you.  We have loved working together in every business we had, and one of them was teaching courses on relationships nation wide that was accredited by both UC Berkeley, and the University of San Francisco...above all we are a team.  A

Jul 12, 2016 01:05 AM