Peter Spain (Cancasa)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I don't know. Maybe there's some fear involved, especially after two Americans were stabbed in Amsterdam. That being said, I do remember a time many years ago travelling on business in Europe when the dollar was so strong, Americans were flocking there in droves. I was in Paris with my mother for a few days and saw so much "ugly American" behavior I told my mother that I didn't want her to speak with me in English in public. Fortunately, we had a choice of two other languages in which to converse. But in my entire life, that was the only time I didn't want people to know I might be American.... and I've travelled to and lived overseas extensively.

Sep 03, 2018 01:37 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I have Canadian friends who have not lived there in 25 years. They are US citizens. They still say they are Canadian - that is their 'native' country. 

If I were in Spain, I would proudly say I'm from the US. 

Sep 03, 2018 03:25 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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No idea.

Sep 03, 2018 02:25 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have a few snappy comebacks but they would all get me in trouble Peter Spain .

Sep 03, 2018 01:47 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Maybe, Peter. The anti-American sentiment is high on the Continent

Sep 03, 2018 01:19 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have no clue Peter.

Sep 03, 2018 04:23 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Huh? This makes no sense. I have no clue. -K

Sep 03, 2018 01:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Everyone has an opinion and in their opinion they are correct!

Sep 03, 2018 01:33 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I have no clue as to why people do or don't do things ... or why they say what they say. 

Sep 03, 2018 01:05 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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 I wish I could offer an answer that made sense, but I can't.

Sep 03, 2018 04:58 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I suppose the level of discomfort may be a reason, but other than that I have no clue.

Sep 03, 2018 04:40 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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       Not me.

Sep 03, 2018 04:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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Ignorant but have money - that's the way most Americans are viewed. Who cares why they are saying that?

Sep 03, 2018 04:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Peter,

I am amazed that they do given their twist on freedom of speech!

Sep 03, 2018 04:09 PM
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Bob Crane
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Ask them, you never know what their motives are until you ask.

Sep 03, 2018 02:30 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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well people all around the world do hate Americans.

Sep 03, 2018 02:24 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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I have an opinion on that, and I'll keep it to myself....

Sep 03, 2018 01:59 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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...not only in Spain

Sep 03, 2018 03:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Personal safety concerns.

Sep 03, 2018 03:31 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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Well I had over a week where I was unable to log in at all.. tech support apparently finally figured it out but took a while

Sep 09, 2018 05:31 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I want to comment, but better said I agree with Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Sep 03, 2018 06:20 PM
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Valeria Mola
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I am with Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Sep 03, 2018 06:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have no idea. Why does anybody lie? A hidden agenda?

Sep 03, 2018 05:09 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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That's an interesting point to raise. Do we disclose we are Jewish or Catholic, like or dont like certain foods or subjects if it interferes with an agenda and our desired outcome?

Sep 03, 2018 03:20 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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The question is not rooted in reality. 

Sep 03, 2018 12:59 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Probably for the same reason Iranians during the 80's said they were Canadians - for safety sake!

Sep 03, 2018 05:18 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Because the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.

Sep 03, 2018 07:30 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Proud Irish/Italian Californian-American. I can't explain why some people are cowards, I just know I saddle up.

Sep 03, 2018 06:04 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Oh, Peter Spain.  

All I can think of when you ask a question is the vacation my wife and I spent in Barcelona in 2017.

Sigh…

We are planning to return.

Sep 03, 2018 06:00 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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That is a good question!

Sep 07, 2018 07:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I wold consder yself a US citizen if I lived in another country

Sep 04, 2018 02:20 PM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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It is most likely a heritage thing they hold on to

Sep 04, 2018 02:18 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I think US Citizens might feel very much "targetted" these days... so trying to keep a lower profile.

Unfortunatly, as you probably know, those on the continent have a very easy time discerning the difference betwixt a USCitizen and a Canadian.

Sep 04, 2018 09:31 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
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Peter ~ Not sure about that couple, but I just got back from two weeks in Italy and never got the slightest hint of anti-American sentiment.

Sep 04, 2018 08:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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It's a possibility.

Sep 04, 2018 06:35 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Many people abroad do not treat Amercians very nice. I travel alot and for me, I will not go to many countries any more. Many people dont feel safe. All the people of the USA should not be labeled by the politics of the day. Not just now, the last 8 years and many years before that. Different presidents, different complaints but also some of the same complaints abroad. Recently on a cruise, i met many from over seas where one commented "they did not know how nice Americans realy are." It made for learning on both our parts as they spoke about their country and i spoke of mine. We shared stories and pictures learning from each other. 

Sep 04, 2018 06:26 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No idea.

Sep 04, 2018 05:58 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Intimidation?

I used to see Latino diplomats in NYC told everybody they are from Madrid, Spain.

Sep 04, 2018 05:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I wish we knew.

Sep 04, 2018 04:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Peter Spain I am sure something is 'bothering' them... lol!

Sep 03, 2018 09:13 PM