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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Many years ago, I heard Carson speak at an awards dinner for people making a difference with at-risk youth in the DC area, and he was amazing.  This room full of teenagers who could go either way was mesmerized.  

It was sometime in the early 1990's.  He had just completed a very complicated operation at Howard University Hospital where he had successfully separated conjoined twins - the first time ever this particular type of surgery had worked.  And was a local hero.   Carson had the whole room, myself included, ready to vote for him for President.  

I might have made him Surgeon General or Health and Human Services. HUD would not have occurred to me.

Dec 08, 2016 10:22 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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 I am more than willing to give him a chance ...

Dec 08, 2016 03:00 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

He is a brilliant man and certainly not a politican. I have high hopes for change and not business as usual which is poor at best

Dec 08, 2016 01:01 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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What Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC said is the reality.  I am a Carson fan, so I'm hopeful.

Dec 08, 2016 08:24 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!

He's sensible and smart - and I think driven to do a good job, regardless of his post.  I'm certainly willing to support him in that post.

Dec 08, 2016 09:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

He is a brilliant man and not coming with an agenda. Maybe that is what we need, someone who will listen to what needs to be done and open to new ideas.

Dec 08, 2016 08:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I would prefer to see Carson in the oval office.

Dec 08, 2016 06:50 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Fred Griffin Hopefully, he will use life experience and do well at HUD.

Dec 08, 2016 05:58 PM
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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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He is smart and sensible. HUD can use both.

Dec 08, 2016 04:21 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I think Ben Carson is so smart he will be amazing at any post. 

Dec 08, 2016 02:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

he's far from being qualified for that position... and I see it as Trump balancing the cabinet and covering the race issue.... 

Dec 08, 2016 01:17 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Fred Griffin His demeanor and common sense will prevail.

Dec 08, 2016 01:09 PM
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John Meussner
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Much of HUDs policy over the past few years has been "use homebuyers" as a cash cow for other programs.  I don't see Carson continuing that mindset, so in that regard he'll be good. 

Not sure what, if any, experience he has w/housing though

Dec 08, 2016 12:03 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I think that Carson cannot do any worse.  One of the problems that I see in Gov is that no one has common sense.  I think Carson will do well.

Eve

Dec 08, 2016 09:21 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I am hopeful but his success will be dependent on his underlings as that is how bureaucracy functions. 

Dec 08, 2016 07:55 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Do not know.

Dec 11, 2016 04:56 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I will gladly support him ..he is smart and has common sense... he will do his due diligence!

Dec 10, 2016 04:58 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Fred Griffin I do not believe it is a good fit for Dr. Carson.  

He is used to dealing with individuals who have BRAINS !!!!

Dec 09, 2016 12:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Give Ben a chance and you may be surprised at the results!

Dec 09, 2016 08:39 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I don't think he could do worse LOL

Dec 09, 2016 06:09 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I have absolutely no idea if he'll be good for HUD but wish him the best and suspect that his intellectual capabilities will serve him well in any position.

Dec 09, 2016 04:42 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Out of my pay grade to make that decision.

Dec 09, 2016 04:27 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

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington nailed this one!

Dec 09, 2016 02:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Just was talking about him this evening with a guy at the airport as we were waiting to board our flight to Santa Barbara.  He was reading his book, and loving it.  So now I have to read it, and his impression that he would be a good man for the job.  A

Dec 08, 2016 08:23 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I really don't see how he is qualified to head up the HUD.  Health, yes.  Housing, no.

Dec 08, 2016 04:26 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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No, I don't think so.

Dec 08, 2016 03:34 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Fred Griffin let's hear from Industry expert...

Ben Carson is good but....

Dec 08, 2016 02:55 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Kind of an odd choice, since he has no experience. But we will see, as with all the other nominees he has made.

Dec 08, 2016 02:48 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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I am still questioning why he was given that position. 

Dec 08, 2016 02:46 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

He lie already so not sure.

 

Dec 08, 2016 02:29 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think he'll be a good person for the job. 

Dec 08, 2016 12:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, I hope he brings some new thoughts that will help things along.

Dec 08, 2016 12:18 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Why not.  I could not even tell you he will be replacing.

Dec 08, 2016 10:08 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Can't really say since i don't know much about him.

Dec 08, 2016 09:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Time will tell.  For Dr Carson and for us as well.   

Dec 08, 2016 09:07 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Only time will tell Fred Griffin - I remain hopeful for a better, brighter tomorrow.  No matter how good it is ... it can always be better. 

Dec 08, 2016 08:58 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Yes I do. Ben Carson is a very smart guy with an intersting vision of what can be. 

Dec 08, 2016 08:26 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 have no clue.

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

See what happens

Dec 08, 2016 08:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am not sure but he has a demeanor that may make him succeed. After all, attitude is everything

Dec 08, 2016 07:54 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I have heard him speak in person and his ideas will not be good for us. I respect him as a surgeon but not for this.

Dec 08, 2016 07:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Dec 08, 2016 07:39 AM