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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

My clients are all on the same page as far as election. So it's usually a very fun and enjoyable discussion.

Nov 07, 2016 09:18 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 listen and add very little to the conversation. It usually comes to an end pretty quickly.

Nov 07, 2016 10:36 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If they talk about it, I will usually commiserate about the agony of it without giving an opinion...unless I know they are for the same candidate.

Nov 07, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like what others have to say and why...

Nov 07, 2016 09:29 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I sold a house to some Bernie supporters last spring.  We got along famously, in spite of our differences.

     But Hillary supporters?  They are too difficult to work with.  Find another Broker. 

Nov 07, 2016 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I listen and add nothing to the conversation.

Nov 07, 2016 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I change the subject.

 

Nov 07, 2016 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I just listen and try to steer the conversation back to real estate.

Nov 07, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

That hasn't happened to me...guess they want to forget about it for a while.

 

Nov 07, 2016 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
645,288
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

My favorite subject, discuss, discuss, discuss

Nov 07, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Ahhh . . .  this one is easy Will Hamm!  I just smile and say, ''It's a 'secret ballot', just sayin' . . . " and that usually stops the conversation, and then I change the topic of conversation to something real estate-related!  

Nov 07, 2016 10:00 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

Lots of agents talk about the election. Depends if you agree with your clients. If not, change the subject.

Nov 07, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

leave well enough alone

Nov 07, 2016 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have not had that issue..a good thing!

Nov 07, 2016 09:08 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thankfully I haven't had that happen. 

Nov 07, 2016 09:03 AM
Rainer
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I have never had a problem with it.

Nov 07, 2016 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I talk to everyone. 9 out of 10 seem to be on the same page. The one thing about NH where politics rises above most other areas, is we can have a civil talk without the name calling, bashing you see with 1 party

Nov 07, 2016 09:35 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'll listen and stay so vague with my contribution that they leave still wondering which way I'm voting.

Nov 07, 2016 09:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Use it as a test, I learn a lot about people during these contests.

Nov 07, 2016 11:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I let them talk, and I offer no opinion.  All people want is to be listened to.  A

Nov 07, 2016 10:35 AM
Rainer
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Someone once said a very useful line to me, and it has come in very handy a few times:  Right now I'm more interested in _________ e.g., what this buyer was trying to do when....

Nov 07, 2016 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Candice A. Donofrio, my clients are all on the same page with the election and the propositions out here.  One of the benefits of farming your sphere. 

Nov 08, 2016 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

See no evil.

Hear no evil.

Speak no evil.  

Nov 07, 2016 09:49 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You just listen.

That's not so hard.....unless the listener has an agent also.

Nov 07, 2016 09:48 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

Call Sam!

Nov 07, 2016 09:18 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I listen humbly and change topics

Nov 07, 2016 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Let them talk.

Nov 07, 2016 08:47 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Glad we do not have to talk about it for next 4 years.

Nov 07, 2016 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Tell em you can't wait til it's all over

Nov 07, 2016 07:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do as i always do: I listen to them without any arguing. 

Nov 07, 2016 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

They can talk about it.  I don't provide opinions.

Nov 07, 2016 04:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm - let's wait and watch the results of the elections - and yes, that old one --- 

'May the best candidate win'!

Nov 07, 2016 03:02 PM
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Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

I ask them if they vote by mail or go to the polls. Still talking politics but not picking a side. Then I tell them about the time I volunteered to be a poll worker. That usually makes them change the subject!

Nov 07, 2016 02:29 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Um, I listen.  

Nov 07, 2016 01:18 PM
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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

It has not happened, but I keep the focus on the goal: their house not White House. 

Nov 07, 2016 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I listen and don't say much of anything.

Nov 07, 2016 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I agree. Yes yes...

Nov 07, 2016 12:22 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!

Listen and learn!

Nov 07, 2016 11:37 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't participate

Nov 07, 2016 11:37 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Interestingly it's not come up. But if it did I would try to refocus on real estate

Nov 07, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Say nope & also say no religion.

Nov 07, 2016 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will and have talked about it.  I keep my voice calm and have a good discussion.  I larned much about some candidtes

Nov 08, 2016 02:07 PM
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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, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I listen --- with regard to the election, many people's opinions are formed by their personal values and what they hold important.  I won't allow things to get out of hand, but you can learn a lot about someone by listening to their political views.

Nov 08, 2016 05:46 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Talk away! If the politics is going to change our relationship let it! I guess my don't give a damn attitude is not shared by many others here.

Nov 08, 2016 03:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I listen however I will not divulge my opinions. 

Nov 08, 2016 01:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Fortunately all my customers were in agreement with me and I with them - so it was really quite nice

Nov 07, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Will Hamm "I keep my political preference and discussions to myself."

Nov 07, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I make sure they voted Trump first, if no indication, "My, it's a beautiful day!"

Nov 07, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Listen and nod my head

Nov 07, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do what the candidates do and avoid the question!

Nov 07, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just listen.... and answer with general answers....

Nov 07, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Play it by ear, but I usually avoid dicussing politics and religion with anyone.

Nov 07, 2016 07:01 PM