This is to all of the spouses and sweeties of real estate agents out there.
Once upon a time, I had a very nice ex-husband who greeted me at the end of each day as I walked in the door, totally pooped from a hard day on the streets, with a great big smile and a, "Did you sell a house today?????" He was up and excited and there was no other answer I wanted to give than "Yes!"
But when you're in real estate, there tend to be more days when you don't than when you do. It's the height of your week when a transaction falls together! And when it works, you run in the door to greet your sweetie, your hyper-active-Labradoodle or the cats with a "Guess what!!!!! I sold a house today!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!"
My second husband did the same thing, and with some difficulty I managed to retrain him. I started to think that maybe everyone who lives with a real estate agent just does that! That enthusiastic wish to be supportive? Well, it just isn't.
Sometimes it can even be a little dangerous to simply ask, "How was your day?" In this business, you could really get an earful!