Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

An online friend, so someone you'll likely never see in person or ever meet?  Yeah, I'm not worried about it.  I have several friends who support killary, I laugh at them and point out the flaws in their logic.

May 08, 2016 04:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You do not have to agree on politics to be friends.

May 08, 2016 01:39 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't know why this election should be any different.  Are not all elections providing polar opposites for your choosing pleasure? 

We're not ever going to all agree; that's why it goes to a vote so what's the big deal? 

I hate what happened up here in Canada but know that we'll have another chance soon once the novelty of nice hair and weed wears off

May 08, 2016 01:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have lots of misinformed friends, at both ends of the spectrum and many inbetween.

I try not to irritate them with too much logic about their candidate.

Just enjoying the process and prepared for life with a new leader whoever it may be.

May 08, 2016 05:19 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

One of my very favorite bloggers here is my polar opposite when it comes to politics - and I will continue to like her and enjoy her posts no matter who she votes for.   I was amazed at some of the comments on a Q&A yesterday on both sides.  All I can say is that this is certainly the most interesting election cycle in my lifetime, and I don't plan to move to Canada no matter what happens.

May 08, 2016 04:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I had a friend, of over 35 years, actually state publically on FB that if any of her friends did not support her candidate she would not be friends with them any more ... not just FB friends ... but friends in life.  

Good Lord ... I thought ... has she lost her mind.  She is going to throw away a 35+ year friendship because someone does not support her candidate? 

I sit back and say nothing. Yet, now I wonder if that person is really a friend. Does it impact my relationship with them?  I feel that it might because of her stand on it all - not mine.

May 08, 2016 01:47 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I have lots of way-right and way-left, libertarians, anarchist and conspiranoic friends. I make fun of all of them and if they get offended, F em. They can choose to overlook. I do.

May 08, 2016 01:10 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm sorry.  

We're doomed.  

May 07, 2016 11:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's not going to affect our relationship....it's America....

May 08, 2016 04:04 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

If I limited my relationships with other agents to those whose political views I identify with, I wouldn't be here.

I've read many ignorant, intolerant and uneducated political views and economic predicitions (which never came true), expressed by real estate agents and mortgage brokers in their blogs.

May 07, 2016 10:58 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not at all.

Life is messy.

May 07, 2016 10:47 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It won't affect the relationship at all...differing opinions and the ability to have them is what makes our country great.  But Bob Crane may have summed it up best

May 08, 2016 07:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We don't all have to agree but to share so we know where each other stands and why allows us to know each other better. THINK: 31 flavors ice cream. Enjoy your choc chip with sprinkles while I eat Vanilla almond

May 07, 2016 11:33 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I ignore everyone's political opinions unless they start badgering me with them.

May 08, 2016 09:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Dick Greenberg - you do not need to comment - or even look at the thread....

May 08, 2016 04:10 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dick Greenberg Not at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to politics.

May 08, 2016 11:28 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

No change in the relationship.  Since they are not a close personal friend there are many things about them that I do not know and if I listen to their view I might learn something I did not know.  Maybe it will be that there are many others who have the same view or maybe, and I am saying just maybe, I need to revise my prospective. 

May 08, 2016 09:45 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I am pretty politically opinionated. I have been SO SHOCKED at this election cycle and the people who are rabid in one camp or the other. Elections are often the 'lesser of evils,' but there aren't any 'lessers' in this race, and I've decided that, for the first time, I have no opinion because I can't figure out how we got here, so I find I'm not reacting to anyone's online rants. 

Inmates have taken over the asylum

May 08, 2016 07:19 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

If this is going to affect your relationship, I think it wasn't a strong relationship to begin with.

May 08, 2016 06:37 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dick,

In my opinion, the relationship should not be affected.  We have seen near fights at a party during the last election, and in Larkspur young men threatening 3 little old Republican ladies who were registering people to vote.  They had to call the cops.

Sadly, many relationships end based on that, sort of like the Civil War, when brothers fought against each other,  So, we just stay out of the whole thing, these are the worst of times and the best of times...A

May 08, 2016 02:32 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Eh.  I don't befriend people because of political views, so I will not unfriend them for those views either.  

May 08, 2016 02:15 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I hope in this crazy election cycle we can remember what we have in common, not what could tear us apart.

May 07, 2016 11:15 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As it has been said many times: "as long as their are two people on Earth there will be a difference of opinion."

We all make mistakes and just know when to shut the pie hole!

May 07, 2016 10:58 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Entitled to their own opinions, even if you don't share them.

May 07, 2016 10:52 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I keep scrolling Dick. Life is too short to get caught up on someone elses lack of tact or be the receiver of venomous remarks online because of my own opinion!

 

A friend of mine was asked to leave a party given by another friend when she expressed a differing opinion about the current POTUS. Too bad that some just cannot control themselves. We can all respectfully disagree is my opinion....er...I guess some can't!

May 09, 2016 03:35 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Dick, I personally just ignore all the political posts, we're all free to support whomever we wish, someone else's opinion on a candidate is not going to affect my feelings about them.

May 09, 2016 12:12 AM
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Dick, we were doomed a long time ago, its amazing we made it this far, considering.

May 08, 2016 06:30 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Probably not at all.  I have real friends that may not agree with my opinion or candidate choice.

May 08, 2016 12:44 PM
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Jiro Wiseman
LifestyledListings.com - Santa Cruz, CA
Nationwide home search based on Lifestyle
That's a tough one! This primary race has brought to the surface very polarizing viewpoints in numbers I never imagined existed. Now that the cat is out of the bag politically and amongst friends, you have to figure out how to handle the repercussions. Many recommend ignoring(or un-friending) those with opposing views, but I think it's really important not to. Ignorant viewpoints are made in environments that don't challenge the way you think. Don't expect to change anyones mind but maybe your occasional fb posts can remind them that there are other sources of information and ways of thinking. Just don't get sucked into arguing in the comment sections, it's never worth it!
May 08, 2016 12:10 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I believe in 'live and let live', so I would continue with my on-line friend, and not discuss politics Dick Greenberg.  I certainly would not 'drop' a friend because of their political views or religious beliefs, etc., etc.  To me, a friend is a friend, and we don't have to think the same in all areas to still enjoy our on-line time together. 

May 08, 2016 11:20 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

#1 It might if you found this online friend on Ashley Madison.

#2 Some like black, others like red. Some like to lick, others like to suck. Life would be boring if we where all the same.

May 08, 2016 10:59 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 do not hold their political opinions against them. Especially in times like this it is hard to embrace any of the candidates. 

May 08, 2016 09:28 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I try to ignore it even if I feel they are idiotic for their preference (LOL); fortunately, if it's on FB, you can hide posts until after Election Day.  This, too, shall pass.

May 08, 2016 09:03 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think Joe Pryor is on to something "I hope in this crazy election cycle we can remember what we have in common, not what could tear us apart."

May 08, 2016 07:33 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I can't spend my time worrying about others opinions online about politics. There are always differences. And if it's a friend that likely would not change things. Like Pat, I am not moving to Canada

May 08, 2016 06:50 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It won't unless you let it.

May 08, 2016 12:34 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It will not. Everyone has an opinion.

May 07, 2016 11:37 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's personal preference isn't it - I don't get into politcal or religious discussions with people

May 08, 2016 09:41 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

not at all. Politics do not mix well with social media and friendships.

I do not intend to ask you your political views Dick Greenberg 

May 08, 2016 01:42 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Keep my opinions to myself and encourage others to do the same

May 08, 2016 01:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is their decision and when it doens't work out I point it out to them

May 08, 2016 12:53 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Not at all. I have my personal political views, but I keep them off social media. I have friends on the fringes of both sides as well as more central, I just chalk it up to who they are and stay out of politics online. 

I'll discuss anything with anyone in person, but online just leads to assumptions, accusations and messes. 

May 08, 2016 07:23 AM
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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 won't, because online is not a place for politics, sex, nor religion. Besides, devil's advocate says: it's only your opinion, you may well be the one supporting the idiot. There's no sense getting in online fights over these topics; some topics are best discussed in person with facts over opinions.

May 08, 2016 02:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

You can turn off those notifications from that friend til the election is over.

I don't think you really had a friendship.

May 08, 2016 02:03 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

It won't affect my relationship with them beyond now having some insight on what buttons to push if I'm in the mood for some banter.

May 08, 2016 12:38 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

My best friend in this business is on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to religion and politics.  You just can't fix those people.  Roll with it, they'll get the message come November...

May 08, 2016 12:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't get involved in others religion or politics.

May 07, 2016 11:50 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      If it is that witch Hillary Clinton, they are blocked and ignored until after the Election.

     How can you communicate with someone - online or anywhere else - who would vote for such a liar / murderer?  

May 08, 2016 01:13 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

If that person is only an on-line friend then I'd probably let it pass.  I try like heck to be open-minded and try to make any judgements I do make after I have a chance to speak and/or meet with them. 

May 08, 2016 09:15 AM
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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 will have lost some respect for this "friend", though, I would try to ignore the politics and religion.  

Though, typically those that continue to post about either of these subjects are not the ones I would consider my friends.

May 08, 2016 08:03 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It is an on-line friend...not your carbon copy. Just think of the heated discussions you can look forward to.

May 08, 2016 07:43 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I don't care as long as they don't try to stick it up my nose.  I don't talk about politics or religion on my social media.  I consider myself a raging moderate.  If someone I like chooses to back the candidate most likely to blow the world up, there is nothing I can do about it.

May 08, 2016 07:26 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Differences makes things interesting and entertaining as it would the relationship.

May 08, 2016 05:05 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I ignore it. Everyone makes decisions we don't agree with. I never post, comment on, or like any posts on facebook if they fall under the following topics. (1) Birthdays (2) Politics ( 3) Religion (4) Sex

May 07, 2016 11:49 PM
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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

What Raymond E. Camp said...

May 07, 2016 11:24 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 - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

It wouldn't.  You never know what someone's beliefs truly are or WHY they're voting for someone.  This election cycle, for example, many people are voting for the person they think will be most disruptive to a political system that has failed us.  It has nothign to do with whether they like the candidate. 

May 13, 2016 05:36 AM
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Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Not at all. I would agree to disagree and respect their opinion.

May 11, 2016 12:12 PM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Unless part of the strength of their online posting included posting stuff about it to my "wall" or tagging me in their post, then it would have absolutely no impact. I'm happy we're all allowed to have our own opinions, live would be darned dull otherwise. 

May 09, 2016 04:17 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

In all honesty, I can't say it doesn't give me pause, Dick Greenberg.  

But ... does it motivate me to "un-friend" them?  Or not do business?  No ... I try to keep the personal out of my online presence ... and certainly my business judgement and decisions ...

Gene

May 09, 2016 02:11 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

First, the process is not over (others might come forward) and the choices are so limited that it should shed a bit of sympathy on the situation; it might be a choice of desparation. I might be more concerned if your friend were leaning more toward some of the candidates that dropped out.

May 08, 2016 11:57 PM
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Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

To each their own.  I have learned that the political battle is not one I choose to engage in with an "online friend". Recently, I was in a bit of a "pissin"(pun intended) contest over the possible restroom changes and realized that it was a waste of energy to have this disagreement online.

May 08, 2016 11:24 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ha, ha,, ha.... I enjoy reading reading the comments in this one, because in the answers many would agree or disagree which is the subject of the post. Lets make America great again.... ooooppppss....

May 08, 2016 10:52 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

amazing online stories

May 12, 2017 05:47 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

It wouldn't really. I would likely just stay away from discussing politics with them. 

May 18, 2016 04:59 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

It does not affect my relationships. I am very outspoken about political views and I also do a lot of research so when I make a statement I will say it is my opinion or I will state the facts behind it. I have a very very good friend who was never interested in politics became interested in politics this year and he is feeling the bern. I will still do business with him although for the life of me can not undertand why an entrepreneur would ever vote that way. We have some lively respectful discussions. I love politics but I love the freedom of discussion and speech even more. So I welcome all on my Facebook page, my blog, etc to take part in the debates and discussions. I have not experienced the same from others, unfortunately. 

May 13, 2016 12:53 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Dick,

"Do not worry, be happy you have a friend"

May 12, 2016 10:50 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You do not have to agree on politics or your favorite football team to be friends.

May 12, 2016 09:32 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Once upon a time, Mike and I each voted for different candidates...we have been married for 47 years.  We each have a mind of our own.

Regarding TRUMP:

"Never under estimate someone who over estimates themselves"

Eve

May 12, 2016 01:57 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

We used to be able to agree to disagree... used to be if you had a friend they could have their own opinion and still be a friend. Its really a sorry world where people feel their opinion  means more than anyone else. Tolerance and discussion are thrown out the window for my way or the highway control with no friendly debate....Kinda pitiful.

May 10, 2016 04:29 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 have a few that are rooting for one or the other, and just pass over their comments.

May 10, 2016 05:37 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It shouldn't affect it as long as you don't talk politics. I find politics and religion are 2 subjects one should avoid with friends and clients.

May 09, 2016 11:29 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It's hard to talk politcs. So typically I find it best to just bite my tongue. Oh, and I pray their candidate doesn't get elected...but with politics these days, it's just the lesser of two pathetic excuses for the best possible person we can find to elect in this country (IMHO).

May 09, 2016 04:23 AM