Relocate to Wisconsin : Celebrate International Women's Day....

Celebrate International Women's Day....

 I remember what seems like a thousand years ago, when I went on my first listing was an elderly lady....a friend of a friend of the family. I did everything I had been taught in real estate school...and got little more than an occasional nod from the Seller but felt confident I had done the best I could do.

  International Women's Day  A few days later the Lady met my parents ...and while she had not gotten back to me....or returned my call...she told them, "Girls really should not sell real estate, that's a man's job."     

    My Mother was one of three daughters....and people used to tell my Grandfather who lucky she was that he had daughters and didn't have to pay to educate them....All graduated from private Universities, my Mom a Marquette Alumnae. 

     Today is the day that every person.....can recognize and congratulate Women on their achievements socially, economically and culturally.  It is not a political stance I am is a recognition that in some realms is still lacking. We take for granted that women are treated equally...paid Be Bold for Changeequally...given the same opportunities...but this is INTERNATIONAL Women's Day and we know that is not the case everywhere....not even in our own country.

      Warm, heartfelt congratulations and recgnition to women who overcome discrimination...Who have triumphed over domestic violence....and continue to make a positive change in the world for themselves, set an example for others and encourage the changes that are necessary for gender equality.

           Amen....AND WOMEN

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 8 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • March 08 2017 04:17PM


Well said Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I do hope all see the constructive parts of celebrating women and rights worldwide.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally. What a story. Incredible. I'm glad things have changed but alas now I am afraid again.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

In our household, every day is Woman's day and I am the first to say 'Yes dear

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 1 year ago

Hi Sally, I'm all for recognizing the generations of women who made equality a fact of life today. I am not for this idiotic "day without women" today with women not going to work and shutting down schools. And I can relate to your experience, as I started in 1970 in corporate finance -- not a field know for women back then, unless they were bookkeepers.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago


Beautifully said axpressed.  My father was very upset that I took a typing course.  He told me he id not want me to become a secretary fetching coffee for mem!  No way, I replied.  My mother was a feisty food research librarian and head of the department.  At a meeting one of the visiting executives asked her to go get him a cup of coffee.  She looked at him and said,:  "Is their something wrong with your legs?"  He said, "No".  She replied, "I got my own coffee, why can't you?"  She was never asked to fetch coffee again.  And I agree with Nina Hollander .  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

Sally and David women are very deserving of having an International Woman's Day and to be celebrated.  It is ashamed that some women have decided to politicize this day.

Well said Nina Hollander 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Hi Sally --- I wonder what your Mother said to her friends....I'm sure it was quite a comeback.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David.  I hope that women continue to make gains and get the respect they are due.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago