Hey, Get out of my Space

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Hey, Get out of my Space


officeSharing an office with my business partner, Belinda Spillman is always interesting.  Her desk is against one wall and mine is against the other so we work with our backs to each other. 


There are times when she says I am in her personal space.  It got so bad in our last office that she put blue tape down the middle and told me not to cross the tape line.  She wouldn’t give me an easement to the door to go out to the men’s room so this was a problem.


Our new office is set up pretty good, but when I go to her desk and look over her shoulder on her monitor she throws a bit of a fit. 


The good thing about this office though is that my work area is next to the door so she better watch it or she won’t get an easement and she goes to the ladies room a lot more that I go to the men’s room.



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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

This is just too funny!  Chris, as I was reading the post I had the same thought, but couldn't remember his name.  Thanks!

Aug 30, 2012 10:53 AM #5
Jim Patton
Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816 - Turlock, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.

Will -  I was thinking about Les Nessman too, Chris beat me too it.  You too should do a video. 

Aug 30, 2012 11:26 AM #6
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

You two are so funny! You must be a hoot when you do home tours together, lol! By the way, love the color of the office paint ;)

Aug 30, 2012 11:00 PM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Ok, I will give her a easement.  Les Nessman, really!

Aug 30, 2012 11:26 PM #8
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

My boyfriend and I share an office in our home but have never had any issues.........but then he isn't a Realtor either. Perhaps that helps.....................

Aug 30, 2012 11:45 PM #9
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I understand the problem. However, this is a real issue if tape needs to devide you. LOL

Aug 31, 2012 01:04 AM #10
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

To each his own... I prefer my private space...so when I talk to myself no one overhears my conversation!

Aug 31, 2012 01:10 AM #11
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Looks like you may have ruffled a few feathers Will................this is funny!

Aug 31, 2012 01:30 AM #12
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Craig and I pretend not to see each other, Will. We have our backs to each other too. I got the view though :)

Aug 31, 2012 10:13 PM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Will!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Sep 01, 2012 05:10 PM #14
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX
That is funny, Will. The blue tape would really start a conversation.
Sep 01, 2012 11:09 PM #15
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

I bet one of her rules for you is, No Mexican food before entering.

Sep 01, 2012 11:43 PM #16
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

That's very funny -- nice read on this Sunday morning. Glad Patricia featured this in her week's best.

Sep 02, 2012 12:44 AM #17
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

That is good. Perhaps a small room dividing screen might help as well. :)

Sep 02, 2012 02:15 AM #18
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Sounds to me like you need a little bigger of an office. I have a second desk in my office, but it's offset, kinda diagonal behind me.

Sep 02, 2012 07:04 AM #19
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Will - Sometimes it's just easier to work in the field ... like "they" say ... nothing "for sale" in the office!

Sep 02, 2012 10:01 AM #20
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Will, location, location. You now have the upper hand, holding the easements and easy exit path. I think she better get rid of the blue tape now.

Sep 03, 2012 03:47 AM #21
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Will, Pat's Favs brought me here.  That's pretty funny and reminds me of a Seinfeld comedy routine. 

Sep 03, 2012 03:55 AM #22
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

That is a very attractive office and seems big enough for two. No?

Sep 03, 2012 07:52 AM #23
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Will, I smile often when I think about your relationship with Ms Belinda.  Too funny about the territories.  I've got to side with Belinda...I hate when someone looks over my shoulder lol.

Sep 04, 2012 11:53 AM #24
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