Blanche Way Sevy Caldwell Idaho

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Blanche Way Sevy Caldwell Idaho - SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW red and white outfits are...
SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW red and white outfits are the five women staffers at Classic Realty. In the front row are, left to right, Irene Way and Blanche Sevy. In the back are Carol Mappin, Altha Bish andMarionRost.The five operate an all woman realty agency in Caldwell, the only one type in the city. in Caidweii Graduates receive Women operate realty business The five persons employed at Classic Realty in Caldwell have something different going for them; they are an all woman operation. "It just happened -- on purpose," purpose," Altha Bish, the manager of the business, said. "I hired all women because I decided women could show houses better better than men." Since this decision was made in March, four women have joined joined her staff. According to the women, Marion Host was the first to join Mrs. Bish. Blanche Sevy and Irene Way were the next to be recruited and Carol Mappin joined the others inmid- July. "":'";- '· '·"".-' Mrs. Bish, who said she was the third woman to go into real estate work in Caldwell a few years ago, is the broker for the agency and the other women are saleswomen. To become licensed real estate agents, all had to take a course called Fundamental Real Estate and then pass the state board examination. The course is offered offered at Boise State College. To qualify to be a broker, Mrs. Bish had to be a licensed salesman for at least two years, and take a number of college tests. After this was completed, she took another final test for brokers. The five commented that they did not feel their business had been hurt by not having men in the office. "No one has conveyed that they minded dealingwith just women, women, anyway," one of the group said. They saidtheyare dealingwith both men and women in the selling. "The calls often times come from women," Mrs. Rost said, "because it is the women who are home and can make the calls. But both see the home and decide decide on whether to purchase ft or not." The walk-in business, those who come into .the office, is usually both the. man and the woman, the five 'went on to observe. observe. Mrs. Mappin said she felt it was a help to be woman showing showing a place to women, "because many women just feel more comfortable comfortable in the presence of a strange woman rather than a strange man." They all agreed that being women sales persons is a help "because women know what women women want and need," Mrs. Sevy said. They said many sells are made or lost because of the kitchen kitchen and this is what women are looking at. The men look more at the foundation and things like this. One of the problems working mothers often must work out is dealing with their families. Three of the women said they have children at home. "It isn't a problem with me because my kids want me to work," Mrs. Sevy said. "They say I am more interesting when I am working. Also, everyone shares the responsibilities at home, so that helps out." Mrs. Mappin observed that she does find there is one problem with her present work and her family. "During the day my children are at a nursery," she said. "I pick them up at 5:30 p.m. and if I have to show a place that evening, which is the only time when many persons can see something, I have to do something something with the children." Mrs. Rost commentedthatshe feels she is keeping up with when she is working and this makes her a better wife and mother. She said her children are "real trustworthy" so it isn't much of a problem. The four salespersons rotate the days they spend on office duty, working one day each week and splitting the on Saturday and one other At other times, they are on own to contact new listings help customers. the family Will the first day be treasured or By Reno Pederson DALLAS (UPI) -- The First Day at School should be a treasured treasured event, along the lines of First Bicycle, First Date, First Kiss. But if the child is not adequately adequately prepared, it can be his "It is very important for child to understand the consideration consideration of the rights and feelings of others; he will get along fewer problems," Pitts said. "For example, he should understand taking turns, respecting

Clipped from Idaho Free Press22 Aug 1972, TuePage 9

Idaho Free Press (Nampa, Idaho)22 Aug 1972, TuePage 9
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