[Easemakers Podcast E23] Being persistent and standing up to vendors (in a nice way)

Every estate manager has learned some lessons the hard way. In this episode of the Easemakers Podcast, Bobbie Halminiak shares what she's learned about working with vendors.

By Kristin Twiford

Bobbie Halminiak left her corporate job as an assistant when her boss asked if she would take over his household. She had all the organizational skills she needed, and it was a natural transition — but she had a lot to learn about managing homes, maintaining systems, and working with vendors.

She gained everything she needed to know on the job, and after 25 years as an estate manager, she says she’s still learning.

In this episode of the Easemakers Podcast, Bobbie shares the story of one the biggest challenges of her career, how she stayed persistent to find a solution, and what she learned about working with vendors along the way. 

Tune in to hear:

  • The story of how Bobbie learned to stand up to vendors (in a nice way)
  • How confidence and data helped her win the respect of the experts
  • Her tips for other estate managers on working with vendors

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The Easemakers Podcast is presented by Nines, household management software and services built for discerning households and the private service professionals who support them.

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