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

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

My heart is alive with the sound of music but not my office.  

Mar 14, 2017 12:48 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I wouldn't know because I never go to my office, although it is available to me. I prefer to work from home.

Mar 13, 2017 11:50 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I work out of my home so I would have to ask those who 'live in the office":))Endre

Mar 13, 2017 11:14 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When I affiliated with an offer it was like a zoo of wild animals ... agents in cubicles having conversations on speaking phones, agents talking (yelling) across the room to each other rather than getting up and having a conversation ... (think conference room).... and why I could never work in the office environment.  TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS.   Yes, music was playing, fingernails were being painted, the list goes on and on.

Mar 14, 2017 08:28 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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My office recently is my home and I do not play music when I work. 

Mar 13, 2017 11:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - not heard the background music in my office - yet. Though agents can play light music in their cubicles - with headphones on...lol

Mar 13, 2017 11:11 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have a private office and I play music when I need it.

Mar 14, 2017 07:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is like the temperature in the office subject. Too hot or too cold debates

Mar 14, 2017 07:30 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

TV news mostly. One can pay a fee and have a TV in his office. 

Mar 14, 2017 07:11 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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we have earphones

Mar 14, 2017 07:08 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I really haven't noticed since I work in my home office - allow? Can they stop me if I have a head set on?

What is this, communist US?

Mar 14, 2017 06:13 AM
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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

No

Yes, but I don't often as I'm on the phone a lot.

Mar 14, 2017 04:46 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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No musac in office but I have a radio in my office.  

Mar 14, 2017 03:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No, but sometimes we will have NPR or a motivational tape playing.

 

Mar 14, 2017 12:11 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I spend very little time in the brokers office...those that do tend to not be productive 

Feb 17, 2018 08:12 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

No.  Too distracting

Apr 12, 2017 01:01 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 only go and pick up my mail once a week, and have not noticed if there is music, will have to pay attention next time I am in.

Mar 16, 2017 09:15 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, we don't have background music playing.

Mar 14, 2017 09:11 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No music in the small office

Mar 14, 2017 08:31 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes music is played very softly in the office. Agents don't play music separately. When at home I have it playing. 

Mar 14, 2017 08:22 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No we don't have music playing surround type (don't know many offices who do) but that doesn't prevent you from playing Pandora at your desk or in your private office..I just don't choose too.

Mar 14, 2017 06:52 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      None of the companies that I worked for back in the day allowed music in the office.  Too many cubicles, too many private rooms.  It would have been a cacophony.

Mar 14, 2017 06:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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We all have pretty much private offices and can play music. They have asked that we don't live stream music on the company connection as it uses up the bandwidth and slows our internet searches down.

Mar 14, 2017 05:19 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We always have background music.

Mar 14, 2017 01:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I work from home, I have music throughout the house if I want or just in my office.

Mar 14, 2017 12:15 PM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Real estate office?  What is this office of which you speak? LOL  I can listen to my music or pod casts Virtually Anywhere. 

Mar 14, 2017 11:50 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have no background music.  Most listen with earbuds.

Mar 14, 2017 11:48 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Our office does have background music. I wish it would be turned down a notch.

Mar 14, 2017 11:25 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No music in our office, come to think of it in 4 offices I work out of non had music.

Mar 14, 2017 10:58 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Paul our offices are in our home so at times one of us will have music on but nothing loud or jarring. Most of the time we're on the phone and it gets kind of noisy - especially Mr Banana - just kidding!

Mar 14, 2017 10:19 AM
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Andrew Miller
Re/Max Crossroads - Stow, OH
Residential Realtor serving Northeast Ohio

Our office does not play background music. However, they do allow agents to have music in their offices, though it's rare anyone takes advantage of that. If someone wants to listen to music, they usually just plug headphones into their phones.

Mar 14, 2017 10:10 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I play music in my office all the time. So long as I am not on the phone I find it motivational. 

Mar 14, 2017 08:21 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Good question. I would think ear phones are the way to go. What if everyone plays their own music, or does someone choose? The antique store under my office sometimes puts her BBC news on pretty loud and it comes up through the wall. But then, I have people sitting in the courtyard below having a good time, and it just becomes white noise. But to have someone come into my office and start playing music? Not big enough of a space.

Mar 14, 2017 07:48 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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I work from home and I play pandora all the time.

Mar 14, 2017 07:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

as long as the music in their office is only loud enough for them to hear.... I play music when I'm in my office....I have a small wireless speaker....

Mar 14, 2017 07:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I allowed music, at low volume, in private offices and earphones in cubicle spaces for those that desired!

Mar 14, 2017 06:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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No background music but, agents can play whatever music they want to play in their own office space!

Mar 14, 2017 06:48 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I am so distracted by background music - I'm so glad our office doesn't allow this!

Mar 14, 2017 06:47 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There is one agent that plays his radio at the office if it is too loud the hearing aids come out!

At home, if the better half is here there is something on and as at the office the hearing aids come out! 

Mar 14, 2017 06:40 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No music is played in the office however I can play music or stream news or anything I want in my private office.  I don't however as it's a distraction for me.  

Mar 14, 2017 06:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Mar 14, 2017 06:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington No music in my office.

Mar 14, 2017 06:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not play any back ground music. I play a radio all day and keep at a level for me.

Mar 14, 2017 05:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think it should be like on airplanes, use headphones.

Mar 14, 2017 05:45 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

I allow background music in my home office, though it's normally CNN.

Mar 14, 2017 05:43 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No  sir, we also have no rules against it.

Mar 14, 2017 05:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes we have RM elevator music or is that balloon music? We are also allowed to play music but it has to be low in our office. Every once in awhile someone decides to rock out.

Mar 14, 2017 05:16 AM
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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

My home office plays news in the background!!! 

Mar 14, 2017 05:03 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Rarely do I go to the office. I work from home and prefer quiet.

Mar 14, 2017 04:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We did not play background music, and nor did our agents.  A

Mar 14, 2017 04:23 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

only  individual music

Mar 14, 2017 04:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

My office does not play music although some agents have music on in their offices, so yes to the second question.

Mar 14, 2017 03:58 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I walk into my office maybe once or twice a month and have never paid attention... but I don't think so. And I have no idea about what agents can or can't do in their private offices, as I don't keep one at my brokerage (we have no cubicles). Considering what they pay to have a private office, I would think they can do whatever they wish in them with respect to music.

Mar 14, 2017 03:37 AM