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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

My heart is alive with the sound of music but not my office.  

Mar 14, 2017 12:48 AM
Rainmaker
979,596
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I wouldn't know because I never go to my office, although it is available to me. I prefer to work from home.

Mar 13, 2017 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,476,697
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I work out of my home so I would have to ask those who 'live in the office":))Endre

Mar 13, 2017 11:14 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

When I affiliated with an offer it was like a zoo of wild animals ... agents in cubicles having conversations on speaking phones, agents talking (yelling) across the room to each other rather than getting up and having a conversation ... (think conference room).... and why I could never work in the office environment.  TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS.   Yes, music was playing, fingernails were being painted, the list goes on and on.

Mar 14, 2017 08:28 AM
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1,624,653
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My office recently is my home and I do not play music when I work. 

Mar 13, 2017 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - not heard the background music in my office - yet. Though agents can play light music in their cubicles - with headphones on...lol

Mar 13, 2017 11:11 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have a private office and I play music when I need it.

Mar 14, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,784,266
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is like the temperature in the office subject. Too hot or too cold debates

Mar 14, 2017 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,241,629
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

TV news mostly. One can pay a fee and have a TV in his office. 

Mar 14, 2017 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,916
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

we have earphones

Mar 14, 2017 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
991,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I really haven't noticed since I work in my home office - allow? Can they stop me if I have a head set on?

What is this, communist US?

Mar 14, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,552,371
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No

Yes, but I don't often as I'm on the phone a lot.

Mar 14, 2017 04:46 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

No musac in office but I have a radio in my office.  

Mar 14, 2017 03:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, but sometimes we will have NPR or a motivational tape playing.

 

Mar 14, 2017 12:11 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I spend very little time in the brokers office...those that do tend to not be productive 

Feb 17, 2018 08:12 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

No.  Too distracting

Apr 12, 2017 01:01 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I only go and pick up my mail once a week, and have not noticed if there is music, will have to pay attention next time I am in.

Mar 16, 2017 09:15 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, we don't have background music playing.

Mar 14, 2017 09:11 PM
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3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No music in the small office

Mar 14, 2017 08:31 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes music is played very softly in the office. Agents don't play music separately. When at home I have it playing. 

Mar 14, 2017 08:22 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No we don't have music playing surround type (don't know many offices who do) but that doesn't prevent you from playing Pandora at your desk or in your private office..I just don't choose too.

Mar 14, 2017 06:52 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      None of the companies that I worked for back in the day allowed music in the office.  Too many cubicles, too many private rooms.  It would have been a cacophony.

Mar 14, 2017 06:33 PM
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3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We all have pretty much private offices and can play music. They have asked that we don't live stream music on the company connection as it uses up the bandwidth and slows our internet searches down.

Mar 14, 2017 05:19 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We always have background music.

Mar 14, 2017 01:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I work from home, I have music throughout the house if I want or just in my office.

Mar 14, 2017 12:15 PM
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409,203
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Real estate office?  What is this office of which you speak? LOL  I can listen to my music or pod casts Virtually Anywhere. 

Mar 14, 2017 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,899,224
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have no background music.  Most listen with earbuds.

Mar 14, 2017 11:48 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Our office does have background music. I wish it would be turned down a notch.

Mar 14, 2017 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,958,180
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No music in our office, come to think of it in 4 offices I work out of non had music.

Mar 14, 2017 10:58 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Paul our offices are in our home so at times one of us will have music on but nothing loud or jarring. Most of the time we're on the phone and it gets kind of noisy - especially Mr Banana - just kidding!

Mar 14, 2017 10:19 AM
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Andrew Miller
Re/Max Crossroads - Stow, OH
Residential Realtor serving Northeast Ohio

Our office does not play background music. However, they do allow agents to have music in their offices, though it's rare anyone takes advantage of that. If someone wants to listen to music, they usually just plug headphones into their phones.

Mar 14, 2017 10:10 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I play music in my office all the time. So long as I am not on the phone I find it motivational. 

Mar 14, 2017 08:21 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Good question. I would think ear phones are the way to go. What if everyone plays their own music, or does someone choose? The antique store under my office sometimes puts her BBC news on pretty loud and it comes up through the wall. But then, I have people sitting in the courtyard below having a good time, and it just becomes white noise. But to have someone come into my office and start playing music? Not big enough of a space.

Mar 14, 2017 07:48 AM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

I work from home and I play pandora all the time.

Mar 14, 2017 07:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

as long as the music in their office is only loud enough for them to hear.... I play music when I'm in my office....I have a small wireless speaker....

Mar 14, 2017 07:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I allowed music, at low volume, in private offices and earphones in cubicle spaces for those that desired!

Mar 14, 2017 06:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

No background music but, agents can play whatever music they want to play in their own office space!

Mar 14, 2017 06:48 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I am so distracted by background music - I'm so glad our office doesn't allow this!

Mar 14, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

There is one agent that plays his radio at the office if it is too loud the hearing aids come out!

At home, if the better half is here there is something on and as at the office the hearing aids come out! 

Mar 14, 2017 06:40 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No music is played in the office however I can play music or stream news or anything I want in my private office.  I don't however as it's a distraction for me.  

Mar 14, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
7,861,225
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Mar 14, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington No music in my office.

Mar 14, 2017 06:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not play any back ground music. I play a radio all day and keep at a level for me.

Mar 14, 2017 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,776
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think it should be like on airplanes, use headphones.

Mar 14, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I allow background music in my home office, though it's normally CNN.

Mar 14, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,972
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No  sir, we also have no rules against it.

Mar 14, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes we have RM elevator music or is that balloon music? We are also allowed to play music but it has to be low in our office. Every once in awhile someone decides to rock out.

Mar 14, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

My home office plays news in the background!!! 

Mar 14, 2017 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
151,633
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Rarely do I go to the office. I work from home and prefer quiet.

Mar 14, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,575
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We did not play background music, and nor did our agents.  A

Mar 14, 2017 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,190,803
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

only  individual music

Mar 14, 2017 04:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My office does not play music although some agents have music on in their offices, so yes to the second question.

Mar 14, 2017 03:58 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I walk into my office maybe once or twice a month and have never paid attention... but I don't think so. And I have no idea about what agents can or can't do in their private offices, as I don't keep one at my brokerage (we have no cubicles). Considering what they pay to have a private office, I would think they can do whatever they wish in them with respect to music.

Mar 14, 2017 03:37 AM