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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 don't preach but am not afraid to express my views on a subject. I have my beliefs on my profile and if it turns off a buyer or seller so be it. I am me and my faith is not something I am ashamed of.

Feb 26, 2015 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Russ -- it's not my style but it's your blog and you can do whatever you like. You may alienate some and find like-minded people - again, it's just not my style.   

Feb 26, 2015 10:49 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Be who you are.

Jul 06, 2018 10:55 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Nothing wrong in it.

Feb 20, 2018 08:27 PM
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Hi Russ,

It's your blog, so you can post whatever you want. 

Payton Manning doesn't sell real estate, but I greatly admire how he talks about his faith and his career.  Notice where he ranks football.

 

He said of his faith, “At age 13, I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been most important to me ever since….For me generally it had always been the big four: faith, family, friends, and football. As important as football is to me, it can never be higher than fourth. My faith has been number one since I was thirteen years old.”

He said further, “Some players get more vocal about their faith, and some point to Heaven after scoring a touchdown and praise God after games. I have no problem with that. But I don’t do it, and I don’t think it makes me any less a Christian. I just want my actions to speak louder, and I don’t want to be more of a target for criticism…My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven, and provides me the assurance I once looked for. I’ve been blessed—having so little go wrong in my life, and being given so much. I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don’t talk about it or brag about it because that’s between God and me, and I’m no better than anybody else in God’s sight. But I consider myself fortunate to be able to go to Him for guidance, and I hope (and pray) I don’t do too many things that displease Him. I believe, too, that life is much better and freer when you’re committed to God in that way.”

 

https://gospellightminute.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/peyton-manning-my-faith-in-christ-has-been-1-in-my-life-since-i-was-13-years-old-gospel-light-minute-134/

 

Feb 27, 2015 12:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

What you include in your blogs is a personal decision. Personally, I am turned off by blogs and marketing materials with religious themes. I also avoid blogs that are political rants.

Feb 26, 2015 08:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't. My religious beliefs are not the public's business. I don't push my political beliefs on anyone either.

Feb 26, 2015 07:45 PM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

It is said that there are exceptions to every rule. Normally, IMO politics and religion should be avoided when it comes to real estate work. However, if a prospect makes it known that they want to live close to a house of worship and I know there is one to their liking in their area of interest, I inform them.

Feb 26, 2015 02:45 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Russ, I do not discuss religious issues, unless it is religious holidays Christmas time.

Feb 26, 2015 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If you do you will loose at least half of your opportunities for clients. Real estate blogs are not the place for religious or political opinions. You are trying to sell property.

If you say these belief's in a blog your will most defiantly turn off a great deal of the people reading this post and they will not call you.

Feb 26, 2015 01:13 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Russ, I really think that it is almost never appropriate to get into religion, unless it's something that is humorous about how neurotic growing up Catholic can make you. 

Feb 26, 2015 12:29 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Russ,

Whatever our religion or belief may be, we are here to sell a home, not to sell our religion or beliefs, and that goes for politics too.  A

Feb 26, 2015 11:51 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't do it.  My personal beliefs have nothing to do with someone else purchasing a home.

Feb 26, 2015 11:32 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Personally, I think it's a private matter and although no secret, I prefer not to discuss it online.

Feb 26, 2015 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

My personal belief is that as Realtors we should not touch religion or politics.

Feb 26, 2015 10:02 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I respect those who have beliefs that they are willing to stand behind.

Nov 14, 2019 11:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

As long as it is not overdone and no negativity, it is okay, Russ.

Jul 07, 2018 10:21 PM
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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

Not for me.

May 09, 2018 05:42 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

Jacobs nailed this one!

Jun 29, 2017 06:09 AM
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Jason Potrzeba
Home Loan Investment Bank - Warwick, RI
Senior Account Executive

It's your business and your blog. Do as you see fit. Even though you will alienate part of the potential client pool, you may at the same time enjoy working more exclusively with like minded people.

Birds of a feather flock together...

Feb 28, 2015 12:25 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't discuss religion or politics in blogs or on any social media, and I am not interested in hearing either from anyone else.

Feb 27, 2015 01:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have had people ask my religious status.  As long as you are not Pushing religion, it isn't all bad.  Some wil not work with you because they don't believe and other will work with you because YOU do believe.

Feb 27, 2015 12:37 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

It has no bearing on anything so I don't mention it. I deal with people of all religious backgrounds and I'll be honest, it's never come up once.

Feb 27, 2015 12:36 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I don't think it's good thing. 

Feb 26, 2015 09:20 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

EVERYONE is repulsed by the word religion.

However, EVERYONE wants to know the FABRIC of which you are made. The secret is 'Don't reveal first."

Feb 26, 2015 08:26 PM
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Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Religion and politics are off the table in my business environment.

 

Feb 26, 2015 07:53 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't do it. When I'm a customer I don't appreciate religion mixed with any sales experience. Those exchanges can happen naturally in the social conversations, like discovering you both went to religious schools and share some common background.

Feb 26, 2015 05:32 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I think mentioning religion is different than promoting religious beliefs -I think the latter may alienate those with different beliefs.  Unless you only want to do business with those with the same beliefs, I'd personally avoid it.  Mentioning religion, or relating it to real estate is a different matter, in my opinion.

Feb 26, 2015 02:35 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think there is a place for everything.  Each to their own blogging place.

Feb 26, 2015 12:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't do it. I keep a lot of my opinions to myself. 

Feb 26, 2015 12:10 PM
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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 believe religious beliefs are a personal view, and should be separate from real estate.

Feb 26, 2015 11:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I sell myself for re skills and knowledge and keep it to myself.

Feb 26, 2015 10:59 AM