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Realtor® Couples Working Together Tags: Specialty

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we spoke with some of our Realtor® couple teams about what it’s like working with your significant other. 

Siobhan and Derwin George

What is the best thing about working with your significant other?

We love that we can lean on each other in so many ways. We help each other with showings and also run tricky situations past each other to get another point of view to find a solution. With both having different professional backgrounds, it is great to have two minds coming together to solve a problem and get creative!

What advice do you have for others considering working with their partner?

Keep communication open! Having so much together time can be tricky (esp. after a pandemic!), so keeping that line of communication open an honest will really help!

Is there a funny moment you’ve shared while working together?

One time Siobhan locked her phone in a house and needed it to re-enter the home. Thankfully she was wearing her apple watch and could call Derwin to help look up the house code. Teamwork makes the dream work!

In one word, describe what it’s like to work with your significant other.

Supportive

 

Patty Zuzek and Dave Pope

What is the best thing about working with your significant other?

The ability to throw ideas and thoughts off one another.

What advice do you have for others considering working with their partner?

Know that if you are working together that communication it is of the utmost importance because you cannot assume the other knows what you are thinking or meaning.  Just because you know what one another means or thinks in everyday life, you cannot assume in business this is the same.

Is there a funny moment you’ve shared while working together?

Yes, with different last names people don’t always know we are married, and they will call each of us within minutes trying to get information not knowing we might be sitting right next to each other.  So, for us it is funny ?

In one word, describe what it’s like to work with your significant other.

Enjoyable

 

Jennifer and Shannon Plourde

What is the best thing about working with your significant other?

Jen’s weaknesses are Shannon’s strengths and vice versa!

What advice do you have for others considering working with their partner?

Determine clear roles and expectations for each person. Set goals and encourage one another to grow.

Is there a funny moment you’ve shared while working together?

When we remind each other, “honey, you can’t call me honey at work!”

In one word, describe what it’s like to work with your significant other.

FUN

 

Cheryllyne Vaz and Andy Harwood

What is the best thing about working with your significant other?

We’ve always had each other to rely on, even before we had employees. We’ve always had two heads to help our clients better and navigate real estate and business issues. Both of us have things we’re good at / lass good at, so that helped us out and saved us money early on too.

What advice do you have for others considering working with their partner?

Be honest with yourself if this will work for you. Even at best, it will probably challenge your marriage. There’s little separation of work/home, and that can be a source of tension. It just never shuts off. You also want a business partner with complementary skills, but that may mean that you clash on some things.

Is there a funny moment you’ve shared while working together?

So many… on listing appointments we’ve had problems talking over each other, and both of us had to learn when to talk and when to shut up!

In one word, describe what it’s like to work with your significant other.

Insanity