In My Pajamas Surrounded By My Dogs

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Real Estate Agent with Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto DRE #01485322

In My Pajamas Surrounded By My Dogs 

 

Escrow was just opened on a property in Coto de Caza where I'm representing the buyer.  I called the escrow officer to introduce myself and provide my information, the buyer contact information, etc.

 

The nice escrow officer asked: "How do you like to work?"

 

 Me:  "In my pajamas surrounded by my dogs." 

 

The escrow officer: [laughing]

 

Me:  "That wasn't the answer you were looking for?"  

 

We had a good laugh and I think we set the tone for a nice, fun transaction.  It's pretty neat when you can keep things light!  You can do a great job at doing serious work without being so serious.

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Comments (23)

Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Honesty is the best policy.  I feel most comfortable working from home as well where I can control the distractions.

Jul 23, 2015 12:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I like the office Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA because when I'm home I'm in "family" mode. When at the office I give my all to work and when I'm home I give my all to my family. Now maybe I might want to try bringing my pajamas and dog to work and give that a try.

Jul 23, 2015 12:31 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Have you ever tried to be funny like this and it backfired because the other person took their job way too seriously? Awkward! 

Jul 23, 2015 02:36 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There's only one small difference with me. . .It's not dogs, it's cats!

Jul 23, 2015 02:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's absolutely is.  I find humor and light in setting the tone always works out better than those without it.

Jul 23, 2015 01:22 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I love it and it was the perfect answer. I can relate totally. Being able to do work at any hour from the comfort of our homes is the best thing that the internet has done.

Jul 23, 2015 10:33 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Actually Jill, that sounds like the perfect title for a country song.... I can hear the music..... "In my pajamas surrounded by my dogs"...

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA 

Jul 23, 2015 10:45 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I enjoyed this post as I sit at the computer with my toy poodle on my lap and my standard on her bed behind me. Don't ever change, I like the way you work!

Jul 23, 2015 11:03 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Debbie Gartner - I like to make things fun when I can.  😜

Brenda Mayette - Your preferred work uniform and environment sound just perfect!  

Tom White - Pajamas and a keep it light attitude are a pretty nice combo.

Chris and Dick Dovorany - Yep!

Bob "RealMan" Timm - You'll have to let us know how Bring your dog and pajamas to work day goes.  There may be no going back.

 

Jul 24, 2015 09:17 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert - Oh yes.  I've run across hyper serious types who are not fans of my fabulously witty 😜 sense of humor.  I can make the jump to serious grown up when I have to; I just hope I don't have to too often.

Myrl Jeffcoat - I like it!  

Tammy Lankford - Humor goes a long way and just makes things fun.

Jul 24, 2015 09:29 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I would say you were probably right Jill, they weren't expecting that answer! Good one though...

Jul 24, 2015 11:45 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Exactly Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA .....that's when we do our best work!

Have a great week!

Jul 26, 2015 10:12 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA 

LOL. Well said one of the perks of working from home. Have a great week. 

Jul 27, 2015 01:12 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Debbie Reynolds - I acted like I was joking, but it was a real answer.  Should I admit that?  Working from the comfort of home is the best.

Richard Bazinet /MBA - If it's not a country song already, maybe it should be!

Joe Pryor - Brilliant!  That's the way it should be.  I like the way you work, too!

Jul 27, 2015 03:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So now they know to expect dogs and pajamas when you show up, I am sure it will be a fun transaction Jill.

Jul 28, 2015 01:10 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Evelyn Johnston - The escrow officer did seem surprised.  

Rob Thomas - Totally!  Just ask your property trackers.

Alan Kirkpatrick - It's a huge perk.

Bob Crane - I've only brought one of my dogs to an escrow office once that I remember.  Both of our permanent dogs are a handful and with our 95 lb. foster dog, it would be impossible.  I'm not opposed to showing up in pajamas, though.

Jul 28, 2015 02:39 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA ,  It helps to not be so serious all the time, not just for use, but for those around us.  Have a great Day.

Aug 02, 2015 12:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jill, bet that was NOT the answer they were expecting, but so cute.  I agree, that is the best way to work! 

Aug 03, 2015 12:15 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Evelyn Johnston - Just trying to keep it light.

Rob Thomas - Dogs, pajamas and work are a winning combination,

Alan Kirkpatrick - A total perk!

Bob Crane - I've been known to show up at an escrow office with a dog in tow.  I haven't shown up in pajamas yet, but definitely yoga pants.

Aug 14, 2015 05:08 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Being serious is such a bore Larry Johnston.  So much more fun to be fun.

She totally didn't expect that answer Joan Cox.  Hanging out in my jammies with my dogs is the best way to work.  I was really lucky that the escrow officer is really nice, too.

Aug 14, 2015 05:08 PM

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