Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I don't share or push a party or candidate but I do post a reminder blog on Election Day so folks won't forget to do their civic duty.   

Feb 26, 2016 07:17 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

An agent with a Bernie for prez button???

 

Can't have any aspiration to become a "top producer" anytime soon. A top earner could end with a 54.2% Fed tax rate. He wants to remove the cap on self-employment tax at 15.3%--throw in state income tax (12.3% here in CA) and you get an ass whipping to the tune of 81.8%....Sounds like a plan to me....For an idiot.

 

Only those that don't contribute to our society and don't earn a decent paycheck could possibly support this nutjob...Vermont must be loaded with them.

 

There, that's why you don't mix business and politics...

 

 

Feb 26, 2016 07:13 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

YES, 

I have always been told, keep politics & religion out of topic of converations in public and business.

Feb 26, 2016 07:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

It is none of their business not is it mine.  So I would not wear a political button.  When we had our commercial real estate firm, I worked with a political fund raiser and found him great office space.  He worked for either party.  His job was to raise $$$.  In real estate our job is to find what they need, no one is paying us to preach, reform, or convert.  A

Feb 26, 2016 06:02 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No and no

Feb 26, 2016 10:14 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Unless the agent know that his client is a big supporter of that candidate..simple NLP:) 

Feb 26, 2016 04:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This is DC, so some of them do.  I try to be coy about mine.

Feb 26, 2016 01:23 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

some do.  It would certainly alienate most of my clients.

Feb 26, 2016 10:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had a cable problem and while waiting on the phone with the rep, I asked her: so anyone catch your attention on who to vote for? Her response? We are not allowed to discuss that. Perhaps there is a time and a place?

Feb 26, 2016 10:04 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Some days I do not care about my political opinions!

Politics and religion are not topics discussed with clients or casual acquaintances.

Feb 26, 2016 09:17 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If they are selling Real Estate and wearing a Bernie pin, they both should take a basic economics class and then perhaps visit Cuba, Venezuela or head to North Korea and ask the residents how socialism is working out for them.

Feb 26, 2016 09:14 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Your business is your business and your politics your politics. Keep them totally separate!

Feb 26, 2016 08:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not discuss politics.

Feb 26, 2016 08:44 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Politics is not part of our real estate discussion....don't know if they do or do not...guessing there are some of both and why risk annoying them for something that does not have anything to do with your level of service ?

Feb 26, 2016 07:42 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I try to keep that information to myself.  I have had clients with different political views than myself in the past.  If I hear their views, it helps me understand them more-& sometimes I practice the opportunity to be quiet.

Feb 26, 2016 05:45 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some do.  Others don't.

Feb 26, 2016 04:36 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Some do but I steer clear of hot topics like religion or politics in my business relationships.

Feb 26, 2016 04:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I rarely talk about the politics with my clients. And even when they have difference of opinion, I just let them know - I am more focused on my duties as a real estate professional and not in politics.

Feb 26, 2016 03:38 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I'll listen but I won't talk politics myself. I definitely wouldn't advertise my views with a button.

Feb 26, 2016 01:31 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

 

Who I vote for is not seen or heard by my clients. 

Feb 26, 2016 01:02 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't share religion or politics with a client or social media.  I think the conversation could cause issues. 

Feb 26, 2016 01:00 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I never discuss anything political with clients so I don't know.

Feb 26, 2016 11:25 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I stay away from expressing anything political or religious. I've never had clients push me to find out more about my beliefs. Although I'm working with one now that just might. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:07 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Even if they care what I think, or how I lean, its off limits in my business model. Not part of our "relationship", there are far too many other funner and more educated things for us to discuss.

Feb 26, 2016 09:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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It isn't my style so they don't have to worry. I do not discuss my poiltics with my clients. If they bring it up I remain quiet.

Feb 26, 2016 09:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, some certainly will care.

Feb 26, 2016 08:45 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I probably would not wear a button like that when meeting with a client or prospect.

Feb 26, 2016 08:10 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I agree totally with Ron and Alexandra Seigel!

Feb 26, 2016 08:03 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yes, and that's why politics are not in my arsenal of topcs around election time.

Feb 26, 2016 08:03 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Not one bit and I don't want to know theirs either.

Feb 26, 2016 07:59 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

No, they don't care.  And, yes I think that's stupid to wear.

Feb 26, 2016 07:46 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Ah, yes, you're in WA State. My stepson is in Tacoma and pretty sure he is a Bot. I wouldn't wear that goof's swag, for fear of being tarred and feathered in my town. Mohave County AZ is very conservative and has a huge T-party contingent. Always an adventure!
Oh, your question: My clients are virtually all conservative, so if they saw me wear that button, they'd think it was a joke.

Feb 26, 2016 07:22 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

In thirty years I have never discussed politics with clients.  If they bring it up I listen but do not take position one way or the other.

Feb 26, 2016 07:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only the insane fanstics

Feb 26, 2016 06:50 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I will never know, because I never discuss politics. I sure wouldn't wear any politcal buttons in public.

Feb 26, 2016 06:01 AM
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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 have a few that are entrenched in the Republican party, so I try to stay FAR away from conversations on politics around them.   

Feb 28, 2016 12:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Most would care, and I would not wear one of those buttons there or anywhere else.

Feb 27, 2016 02:17 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think some do, yes, but they would not be "exposed" to it as I would not wear my political views on my sleeve or on my button.

Feb 27, 2016 09:01 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
My clients don’t ask and I don’t offer. I don’t make my final decision until right before the election so I can honestly say I’m still listening to all sides.

Feb 27, 2016 06:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!  I keep my mouth shut on politics with clients UNLESS they're my friends.  My friends already know my views, so that isn't a problem.  Strangers, no.  Don't give anyone a reason to want to NOT work with you.  A Bernie for Prez button though tells me I'd better be ready for a fight on the commission!

Feb 27, 2016 03:40 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't know if they care as I don't discuss my political thoughts.

Feb 26, 2016 11:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I have always avoid talking politics with clients. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:49 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't know as I don't discuss politics with my clients and don't feel it appropriate to do so.

Feb 26, 2016 10:35 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

People like like minded people so perhaps she already knew they liked Bernie for Prez.

Feb 26, 2016 11:54 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not really

Feb 26, 2016 09:06 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

No it wouldn't. If the agent perform on his/her promises, that is all that really comes down to. 

Feb 26, 2016 06:24 AM