Special thanks to a "real estate" Dad

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Benrud Realty

The average realtor in my area is 55 and male. 

I do not fit that demographic.  I am 39 years old and have two small children; ages 18 months and 5 years.  I am a full-time realtor that currently serves on our PR committee and board of directors.  The position on the board of directors was a fill-in position that happened when a member left.  I have been asked to officially run for one of the two open spots coming up this July and if elected, will serve for a 3 year term.  This involves many early morning meetings, after hours special events, and conventions.  This added responsibility on top of an already booked work schedule could make it hard for my kids to feel stable.

Enter my husband who is truely "Super Dad".  He is constantly re-arranging his work schedule to fit around mine.  We are very, very lucky that he has a job that comes with a day hours, no weekends, health insurance, dental insurance, and a fairly reliable schedule.  If I have someone that wants to look at houses with a day notice (happens quite often lately), he tells me quite simply "no problem, I'll figure it out and get the kids picked up".  He gets them from our baby sitter, feeds them supper, plays with them, gives them a bath, reads to them and gets them to bed.

As my time as a realtor gets longer, I find myself busier and busier with year round business.  My husbands role in our household has gotten bigger and bigger and he has risen to the occasion this past year especially.

Hats off to all the "real estate" dads who make their wives careers easier to handle so that we can keep bringing home the bacon!

Happy Fathers Day to all!

Comments (17)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Tina, it sounds like you have an incredible husband............. which says a lot for you.  You must be an incredible wife and mother.

Much success to you in real estate.

Jun 19, 2010 07:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

And, that is precisely why my dates cannot live with my schedule!     Hats off to your husband!    We DO help on the home front!

Jun 19, 2010 08:04 AM
Kent Dills
Broker, Dills Real Estate - Bellingham, WA
Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington

Tina,

Your husband sounds like an awesome guy, husband, and father.   Lucky you!

And you sound like such an appreciative wife!  Lucky him!

Hope you and your whole family have a Happy Father's Day!

Your friend in Fort Worth,

Kent

Jun 20, 2010 02:59 AM
Tom Thornton
Realty Austin - Austin, TX
Broker Associate, MBA, ABR, CRS, GREEN, GRI, SRES

As a Realtor with two toddlers and a wife who runs a small business, I empathize with your crazy schedules. We all do the best we can! Thanks for the positive note on Father's Day!

Jun 20, 2010 03:13 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Tina -  applause applause to both you and your husband.  You are a team and you've figured out how to make life work.  There is no such thing as 'pink' work or 'blue' work any longer and I also feel your husband's parents need to share in your applause.  They raised a good son who naturally became a good husband. They must have led by example!

Jun 20, 2010 03:32 AM
Anonymous
David
As they say....behind every successful woman is a good man....lol
Jun 20, 2010 03:38 AM
#6
Anonymous
Dan Littlefield

Tina-

Hats off to your husband, in todays world, our roles as husbands and Dads seem to get more and more mixed in contrast to our parent's when we were kids. 

It's critical to be a "team" at home and that will surely help to allow you to flourish as a professional in your real estate career.

Good Luck and I hope it continues to be a successful partnership for you both.

Jun 20, 2010 03:43 AM
#7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

hey Tina.......

 

  Good to see u ....Happy Father's Day....to your husband from us...18 months old...how did THAT happen ?

Jun 20, 2010 03:55 AM
Tina Gleisner
Home Tips for Women - Portsmouth, NH
Home Tips for Women

Tina, You are very lucky and by showng your appreciation, you should continue getting all the suppport you need.

Jun 20, 2010 04:52 AM
Kathy Opatka
RE/MAX CROSSROADS - Ocean City, MD
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches

Tina,

What a nice tribute to your husband!  You are a very fortunate woman!

Jun 20, 2010 04:57 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

We live in a culture that is devaluing dads.  I am glad you appreciate your husbands role as a Dad.

Jun 20, 2010 05:21 AM
Anonymous
Carol Tunis

Well, kudos to you!  So often we take for granted what our loved ones do for us.  Good for you, for honoring your husband in a beautiful blog! 

Jun 20, 2010 09:18 AM
#12
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Times like these make you want to be grateful for what you have.  And it sounds like you are doing just that.  Congrats on your personal life successes and good luck in your real estate career!  Happy Father's Day to all!

Jun 20, 2010 12:00 PM
Sonya Loose
Modern Realty - Beaverton, MI
Helping Buyers & Sellers of Waterfront Property

Are you married to Jason Loose?  JK....my husband is very much like yours, incredibly supportive and helpful and really just simply amazing!  Great post!!

Jun 20, 2010 12:57 PM
Charles Greco
Select-A-Home / Island South - Merrick, NY

I am kind of a new-bee to this world of Real Estate and I can say that my life is very busy too.  I tell my wife that this is a retail business without the store front and I need to run when a client calls.  There is a need for a balance and I will not always just drop everything but when I am committed to working I do work.  My wife runs a business from the home and has a defined schedule with confirmed appointments so my work does have to revolve around hers.

The benefit is I have more time with my children than most fathers but the downside is not always being around on weekends.  My goal is to make the time I have with my children be quality.  I say goal because I am not always able to make it so but I am working on it.

Jun 21, 2010 07:44 AM
Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL
www.professionalinvestorsguild.com

I know I'm getting to this post late, but thanks for recognizing your husband and his sacrifice.  My wife is also a wonderful help mate to me in my business, and without her I would not be nearly as successful as I am today.  It's great to have a supportive spouse!

Apr 20, 2011 06:04 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Tina Bann

WHAT A GREAT HUSBAND YOU HAVE. i LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT DADS THAT ARE JUST AMAZING LIKE YOUR HUSBAND

Feb 12, 2015 08:45 AM