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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

My office partner is my kitty cat - I've never heard her gossip or discuss politics, she's the purrrfect office buddy! 

Feb 16, 2017 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,385,921
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Anita Clark ..I stay away from office political talk..serves no purpose but to give me a better insight into colleagues.

Feb 16, 2017 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,425,836
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I avoid the office gossip. It was the first (and best) advice my mentor gave me when I first started in this industry.

Feb 16, 2017 04:00 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I work at home so no issues, or watercooler, unless I look online at the news.

Feb 16, 2017 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,490,321
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I work from home, I hear no cooler or hallway talk. And the very few times I'm in the office, I pay no attention to any talk politics or otherwise. In fact the biggest reason I stay out of the brokerage offices is to avoid cooler and hallway talk. It does nothing to promote my business or my bottom line.

Feb 17, 2017 05:01 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not hearing as much as before. I think people are tired of it and beginning to move on.

Feb 16, 2017 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul

We stay away from all political talk.  I have no idea what the hot gossip is about.  We are not interested, there is so much more out there that is fruitful and fills our souls, and gossip is not one of them.

Feb 16, 2017 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The 4 of us in my office are all like minded so if it's politics we are all enjoying it Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Feb 16, 2017 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I prefer to talk about personal development, marketing, personal matters. I'm very careful in discussing politics since it can become too messy and negative and that might affect my relationship with a person, why to risk? 

Feb 16, 2017 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm with you Paul. It is like the end of innocence.

Feb 16, 2017 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
751,347
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Knowing where people stand often provides us valuable insight.

Feb 16, 2017 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh I much prefer politics . . . some of the gossip I hear around town I want Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind erasing!

Feb 16, 2017 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,263,679
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm happy to walk away from the gossip.  

Feb 17, 2017 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No water cooler talk for me. Every point of view is reasonable to the one who has it

Feb 17, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No

Feb 17, 2017 06:31 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

I don't have a water cooler in my home office.  And, I get to depressed when I talk politics, so I avoid it.

Feb 17, 2017 05:33 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I focus on my business

Feb 17, 2017 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Anyone that spent time speaking on politics prior to or post election day wasted their time if they were not a candidate, candidates staff nor a reporter-as they were the only ones being paid or at least expected to.

I'm a Realtor, beyond my vote, which is a right I exercise, my politics are no ones business or concern (or interest), my skills as a Realtor are. So, I focus on improving the economy of my family and clients, I do not focus on politics as I'm not paid to do so.

Feb 17, 2017 01:40 AM
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

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Feb 17, 2017 01:04 AM
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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 - that's one reason I carry my water bottle with me....lol!

In fact, many of us have moved on....

Feb 16, 2017 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,850
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Get busy selling homes or go work to build the wall.

Feb 16, 2017 09:52 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm mostly working from home, you don't want to hear my chit chat!

Feb 16, 2017 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

This Q&A section is my water cooler.-Kasey

Feb 16, 2017 07:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not much time for gossip, but I do enjoy politics.

Feb 16, 2017 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No office so I don't get into the water cooler cahts.

Feb 16, 2017 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I avoid office gossip.  Our hallway or water cooler talk is about being more productive, lead generation, and encouraging one another to keep doing our best to serve our clients and getting more referrals.

Feb 16, 2017 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,384,339
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The majority of talk I hear is about the press. WHERE were they asking any hard question the last 8 years? No where , they were administation cheer leaders. Now they want to ask hard questions with their bias.  For me, i have a job to do and want the politcial junkies to leave me alone so i can do it

Feb 16, 2017 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I still hear it and try my best to avoid it even if dying of thirst.

Feb 16, 2017 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is on the internet and cable news stations.

Feb 16, 2017 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Not for me I avoid spending time in the coffee room or gossip stations

Dec 08, 2017 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
5,323,059
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I avoid all that like the plague!   

Feb 19, 2017 10:13 AM
Rainer
504,792
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

No not for me 

Feb 19, 2017 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Feb 18, 2017 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
7,033,883
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Not for me.

Feb 18, 2017 04:06 AM
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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!

I prefer lighter topics (no gossip, no drama and NO politics), Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington!

Feb 17, 2017 09:10 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Work from home... no water cooler to hang around, no copier to lean on.  So, that leaves Twitter!

Feb 17, 2017 07:43 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Ugh.  It's still political talk, which is why I'm steering clear of the office.  

Feb 17, 2017 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,333,471
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still seems to be a everyday thing yet.

 

Feb 17, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,221
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I work from home, so if there's any hallway talk that's a bad sign...

Feb 17, 2017 09:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not participate in any of it.  It is one reason why I have always worked from home.  

Feb 17, 2017 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Politics is still a relevant subject that many mishandle via emotions and lack of facts...Who can you really beleive today? Results dont lie holds....

Feb 17, 2017 08:11 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, I try to ignore it all and very rarely talk politics, so I have not noticed it as a daily topic.

Feb 17, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that White House is filled with chaos.... I think most a fed up with listening to it.... I know I am....no CNN for me for awhile....

Feb 17, 2017 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
846,375
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I don't go into the office and would avoid that topic as it makes my blood boil.

Feb 17, 2017 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
945,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It is with my husband and I LOL - "Go DONALD, MR. PRESIDENT"!!!!

Feb 17, 2017 05:21 AM