As Thanksgiving in Oklahoma approaches. The Face Book poles, to me, indicate a split in our country's ideas about what Christmas should be about. But the Oklahoma Network seems to agree that Christmas in Oklahoma is about Christmas Trees and Merry Christmas, not Holiday trees and Happy Holidays. Being a Realtor, and the spouse of an Oklahoma Realtor, I catch myself holding back my thoughts about our country and the changes that I see. A lot of people indicate they will settle for a country being less than what its potential could be. They seem to have forgotten who formed our nation and the principals that made it possible to be super nation under God.
The Oklahoma housing market has held up very well. The holidays doesn't make life any slower for my spouse. In fact, with business days limited with the holidays coming up, it can give a little extra time to those looking for a home, and inspire some to want to upgrade to help accommodate holiday company. It also means that Oklahoma title companies, appraisers, and lenders will have less time to play their role.
Anyway, back to being the spouse of Realtor. I wonder if it's anything like being the spouse of a Politician? Do Politician's spouses have to hold back their opinions on delicate issues. I would think they would. It must be really tough if they don't agree with their spouse. It would apply to the spouse of a business owner as well. Everyone has threshold with boundaries of speech. I'm still learning mine. I don't know what politically correct is.
I'm very thankful that for Nancy, and the effort she puts into putting up with me and taking care of her clients. There are many times when I miss her because she is working late with clients, inspectors, and appraisers. There are times when I am glad to help her with Real Estate just because I enjoy being with her, and I also enjoy seeing the new home owners smile, and hearing about the dreams coming true. I also bear witness to the unfortunate situations in Real Estate, when a house falls through on an inspection, or a client has a credit issue. Some clients need coaching and reminding of their obligations to ownership through the entire process up until they are handed the keys. Some listing Realtors can be a little behind the times and not operate professionally as expected. The same can be said for some of the lenders. There are many kinds of mistakes that can be make through the selling and buying process. A Realtor is the lubricant that keeps the wheels turning until everyone involved is satisfied. All the players work as a team on some transactions, and not as well on others. It's a tough act to follow.
After all she goes through, Nancy still has the strength to be a loving wife. She fixes food, does laundry, goes shopping, and everything else a man could ask for. That's what it's like for this spouse of an Oklahoma Realtor. I am very thankful for the title.
I encourage any comments from spouses that can relate.