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Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not really, we left California after 30+ years because of some politics and issues we were not in favor of

Oct 05, 2016 12:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,105
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; this has not been as issue and of course, we only sell and work with clients who think the same way as we do!

Oct 05, 2016 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No I've never heard that.

Oct 04, 2016 09:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, I also know some nuts who are planning to go to Canada this year.

Oct 04, 2016 03:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not really though there are some states that are so far the other way from my viewpoints it would be hard to willingly move there.

Oct 04, 2016 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am sure there is all sorts of reasons for people to live somewhere.

Oct 21, 2016 11:59 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Of course, it happens all of the time, often when people are looking to move in a border (state) area ---- they may not express it as "this state is too liberal/progressive" or "too conservative", but you'll hear an awful lot about tax discrepencies and public services, which we know really comes down to politics.

Oct 11, 2016 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm sure it happens all the time, why else would a certain are lean right or left?

Oct 07, 2016 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, that would be a first for me....never heard of any other agent dealing with that either....

Oct 05, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!!!!

I know several people and companies who have LEFT California because of it's politics and laws.  If my life wasn't here and the weather wasn't so darn nice, I'd leave too.  California, where the second ammendment "does not apply"

Oct 05, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I had one client that did that.

Oct 05, 2016 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I hear people want to move to Canada

 

Oct 05, 2016 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,764,005
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Leanne,

Not really, when Colorado passed their marijuana law, so folks decided NOT to relocate there.  A

Oct 05, 2016 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
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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.  I've known quite a few.

Oct 05, 2016 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No I don't know anyone who thinks like that.

Oct 05, 2016 03:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No one who has expressed that to me. 

Oct 05, 2016 02:12 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

No I do not

Oct 05, 2016 01:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It shouldn't matter, but it might if you would feel like an outsider. Even college kids feel that way when going to school in a completely different region of the country.

Oct 05, 2016 12:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Everyone says they do. But another winter in Buffalo and they decide 'Stand Your Ground' is not so bad after all.

Oct 05, 2016 12:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There can always be a reason.

I always remember this:

Real buyers buy.  And real sellers sell.

 

 

 

Oct 05, 2016 12:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never asked, never cared!

Oct 05, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I'm sure it enters in to people's minds - it may well be best captured in the area's tax policies.  I do not bring it up of course but as I watch people pour out of my state, I imagine they may be giving it some thought.

Oct 04, 2016 11:43 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I don't go there.

Oct 04, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Yes, there are many that would consider that when thinking of moving to a new area. Political leanings can affect the way taxes are used and the policies of the local government.

Oct 04, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
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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

not that have shared

Oct 04, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 04, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many people who take this into consideration.

Oct 04, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
6,854,963
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a definite consideration for some.

Oct 04, 2016 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

you bet, I'm one of them

Oct 04, 2016 08:46 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes. I would consider the type of environment I was moving into, and that would include all sorts of things including the prevalent political leanings.

It doesn't mean I wouldn't move into a place that checked all the other boxes of what I was looking for, but it does mean it would be a factor.

Oct 04, 2016 08:43 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL I am sure there are some people looking forward to special agents like  that....

Oct 04, 2016 04:34 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have never heard of that S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, though I suppose 'anything is possible'!  To me personally, I would move to a state for many varied reasons, though politics would not be one of them. 

Oct 04, 2016 01:48 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never heard of that being the case.

Oct 04, 2016 01:15 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Personally, not anyone I have heard who is working with the agents in our brokerage.

Oct 04, 2016 12:55 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

None that I know of!

Oct 04, 2016 12:29 PM