In the office not at home Day 2 Covid-19 lock down

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Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® MA# 9517963

In the office not at home Day 2 Covid-19 lock down. I always makes calls when I am in the car traveling, we agents spend a lot of time everyday in the car going places. Here in Massachusetts we are in lock down and are told to shelter in place (which means don't go out). This Corona virus is serious and is impacting businesses, families and countries.  The only way to protect yourself is to be away from people for a time so that we can flatten out the new infection curve.

I spoke with a client this morning who wondered where I was calling from. I said from my car and I am headed to my office.  A pregnant pause before he asked, "why are you going to your office?" I explained how our office has been clean and disinfected.  I have my own space that no one uses but me so I should be safe.  There was still hesitation and I felt I had to add more.

"I have a wonderful home office that I can do what I need to, but with the whole area shut down my wife is also home.  My home office is right off the Kitchen on the first floor of our center entrance Colonial. My wife, when she is home, will sit in the living room, the next room over. As agents know, we make a lot of calls every day.

I am willing to face infection and maybe even death to not have to answer my wife calling from another room when I finish a call, "Who was that? Are you going to list their house?  How much will that one sell for?" I am happy to defy the law of the land not to have to answer those questions today. I am headed to the office. In the office not at home Day 2 Covid-19 lock down

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Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer

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Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459

larry@yourstoriesrealty.com, 617-774-8292

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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The trick is in how you design your home and spaces. My husband's office and mine are on two different floors. Don't see him, don't hear him... and I can always shut my door. Enter at your own risk if my door is shut. :)

Mar 20, 2020 05:24 AM #5
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I had started working from home more and more - I think it will accelerate for all of us - spousal jokes not withstanding!

Mar 20, 2020 05:50 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Larry - fortunately I have enough space and my wife is occupied with other things.

Mar 20, 2020 05:54 AM #7
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Kat Palmiotti
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I'm blessed in my new home to have my own office, down the hall away from the kitchen/living area. I wouldn't do well with lots of questions either.

Mar 20, 2020 06:00 AM #8
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Larry Lawfer
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Nina Hollander with a little over 2100 sq feet in our 3 bed home there is not enough space to get away if we are on the same floor. You know I meant this as a joke. Kathy is not only my wife of 32 years she is also my best friend who knows everything.  I prefer to answer her questions in the eveing not as play by play.

Mar 20, 2020 06:37 AM #9
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Lise Howe I have always had a home office, always, and it seems now I like going into an office and being further away from the fridge.

Grant Schneider the different floors is a benefit.

 

Mar 20, 2020 06:38 AM #10
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Kat Palmiotti Sounds like you are loving and enjoying your new home, how wonderful. Thanks for the comment.

Mar 20, 2020 06:39 AM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Oh Larry - I'm laughing so hard at this!!!!   I would go batty if in real life I had to answer questions like that when I was working. 

Mar 20, 2020 07:36 PM #12
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Kathy Streib thank you, it was written to be funny in the way couples who love each other complain. Early in my career when I came home she would ask me if I closed a deal today.  I would say, "honey, where was I Sunday?" "Home," she would say. "If I am home and not at an open house, I do not have a closing." I got her to start asking me who and how many people I spoke to today.  So much better a question.  Our partners who love us just need some help from time to time on the best way to support us. I am fine with that.

Mar 21, 2020 06:33 AM #13
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Mar 21, 2020 06:53 PM #14
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Larry. This is pretty funny but I wonderfwhy you can'tjust use your car.

Mar 22, 2020 05:03 AM #15
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I like the humor. Humor will help us all find our way through this. Thank you.

Mar 22, 2020 11:20 AM #16
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hilarious!!! This is how we roll! I am with you on this 100%! 

Very much appreciate the good humor!

I saw this becase Kathy Streib featured you! Thank you and Thank Kathy

Mar 22, 2020 03:07 PM #17
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Larry:

That was pretty funny, but it certainly makes sense. You are lucky to have another office to hang out in, besides your car!

Jeff

Mar 22, 2020 03:20 PM #18
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Larry Lawfer
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Kathy Streib Thank you so much for your feature. I will have another edition coming up this week.

Sheila Anderson I don't use my car because it is uncomfortable. I have a process when I make calls that includes a variety of tools that don't sit well in my car.

 

Mar 22, 2020 05:03 PM #19
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 humor is what has allowed me to keep my wife for more than 31 years. Thanks for your comment.

Debra Leisek Thanks for seeing the humor. My adult son for years has said, "Dad, you're not as funny as you think." I disagree.

 

Mar 22, 2020 05:05 PM #20
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Larry Lawfer
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Jeff Dowler, CRS It is always a pleasure to see you comment. I you are safe and healthy.

Mar 22, 2020 05:05 PM #21
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I disagree with your son too! Tell him he needs to chill and let you be you!!

Mar 23, 2020 12:51 AM #22
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Larry Lawfer
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Debra Leisek my son has nothing but love for me. It is our humor, like all males who like and love each other, we make fun of each other. It's all good. Stay well.

 

Mar 23, 2020 02:05 AM #23
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Hey @Rose Mary, What?  Good luck with whatever you have going on in your life.

 

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