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John Meussner
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I think it's a niche like anything else, but not one that I would participate in or recommend.  I personally don't like the political segregation that's taken hold of the country.  Some of my favorite clients and business partners are on the opposite end of the universe from me politically, but I wouldn't want to miss out on the chance to know them and work with them.

 

Jun 07, 2017 11:06 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Fred Griffin Politics should be kept out of business. Since when are politicians a protected class? I would not consider this.

Jun 07, 2017 01:05 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Well . . . I'm VERY conservative and truly, most of my clients are too. I do not like Chabot as their poster child, though. There's a reason he's no longer in CA politics!

Jun 07, 2017 09:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I think the REAL question is, "Should a real estate agent be transparent, genuine and acknowledge what they stand for; to articulate their 'WHY"?"

The classic smiley face would say,,,,"Oh me, it might cause someone to go someplace else."

The contemporary agent may realize trust, commitment and loyalty are based on conveying one's WHY.

 

As the results of the Conservative Move expression, those who have self-selected and are predisposed to choosing those with an aligned why are doing what resonates with them.

Those whose marketing contains critters, pink, children, motocycles, boats and tats are doing EXACTLY them same thing, just a bit more meekly.

Jun 07, 2017 09:11 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I agree with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA that someone has stumbled on a niche and it works as conservatism is not a protected class and free game to exploit.

Jun 07, 2017 07:19 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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You beat me to it, Fred Griffin ! I was just going to link the same article. I think his campaign will garner him some business but I doubt it will have much impact on where people move. 

It's a good idea. There are certain states that are outright hostile to business owners, enterprenuers, certain religions, investors, etc. I've seen millionaires increase their annual income by 10% or more just by moving out of a liberal state. Why not market to them?

It's just a matter of time before certain states implode due to mass regulation, high taxes, and liberal social programs for the shucksters. These states take from the producers and give to the takers, creating a dependent voter base but some day the producers will pack up and move. Of course, the fed will probably bail them out at that point...

Jun 07, 2017 01:22 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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For me the message sounds: relocate from California. Leave! ( or better: Run!)

 

Jun 07, 2017 10:52 AM
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Carol Williams
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Not something I would do but that's just me.  

Jun 07, 2017 09:49 AM
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Bob Crane
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Kind of a cultural exchange like when Pakistan split off of India and one religion was sent to one side and the other to the other.

Jun 07, 2017 09:38 AM
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Pete Xavier
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Fair housing does not cover political beliefs, prospect away is what I would say to this group.

One more thing...(10 a.m.)

This would not be far off from having a big time conservative promoting a real estate brokerage, which has been done with success.

Jun 07, 2017 09:32 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

God Bless Texas!

Jun 07, 2017 09:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I would not participate in this kind of marketing.

Jun 07, 2017 09:25 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Interesting

Jun 07, 2017 08:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it's a slippery slope, especially in the present political environment.... 

Jun 07, 2017 07:19 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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Well I heard it joked about that if CA, DC and NY plus Chicago created their own country then the rest of the country could go about their business in peace. 

Jun 07, 2017 05:53 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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I have to agree with John Meussner and Ken Jones  on this question.

Jun 07, 2017 05:09 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I do not discuss politics.

Jun 07, 2017 03:44 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Fred,
No, this is not who we are. We were rejected on a consulting job. The folks loved our work, and did not like that we were not converts to their religion. We are dedicated to doing our best and we have not discriminated based on politics or anythin else. A

Jun 07, 2017 02:06 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
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Paul is not licensed in California or Texas. LLC opened this month 

Feels wrong

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Jun 07, 2017 01:29 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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It sounds like a new and unique way of meeting the needs of a certain demographic.  As long as no law is violated, this is a business decision which can result in a good return.

Jun 07, 2017 12:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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This is learning curve marketing that may or may not work depending on results. However, CA is expensive. Investigating alternatives is wise

Jun 07, 2017 09:36 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I personally would not market to any political group. 

Jun 08, 2017 03:17 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
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I'd market an area, not a polictal camp.  If you don't bring it up, they won't wonder...  

Jun 07, 2017 10:22 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Let Texas have'em. 

We need to dump our rubbish somewhere. Sorry to my many friends in Texas, it's after dinner and the wine is working.

Jun 07, 2017 09:53 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
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No politics in my real estate. However, if someone is a loud mouth jerk on either end of the spectrum I tell them they have the wrong agent. Here in dark blue Sonoma County conservatives are an endangered spiecies! The number 1 radio station in the Bay area is the public broadcasting station.

Jun 07, 2017 09:06 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I wouldn't be the one to go that route - in either direction (left or right) - but, it certainly does have 'niche' written all over it. Do you plan to do this, Fred Griffin?

Jun 07, 2017 08:49 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Fred, Texas is red enough.  

Better they go to Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State so those states will no longer be singing the Blues . . . .

Jun 07, 2017 07:40 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have tons of Californians moving here to Boise Idaho for the same reasons.  We don't market specifically to them, but we do a lot of relocation, clients generated from our website and they are NOT quiet about why they are leaving California - none of them.  -Kasey

Jun 07, 2017 07:19 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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No

Jun 07, 2017 06:43 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Unless someone becomes hateful my job is to take care of clients regardless of political affiliation.

Jun 07, 2017 06:02 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not sure what i can or cant say about it. I do think it is good that people can move away from these high tax states though to areas that are better for ones pocket book. Here in NH we have no sales tax and no income tax, we have a huge amout of relocations from MA, CT and NY. 

Jun 07, 2017 05:59 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I agree with the others that said this is a niche.  Sad thing is in Texas the big cities are starting to go the way of California...

 

I just see this as the real estate version of Christian Mingle or JDate

Jun 07, 2017 03:41 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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This individual is not a licensed agent in Texas. I wonder if he plans to expand his services to other states.

Jun 07, 2017 10:42 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I think it's fine for him if that's his thing, but it's not for me.

Jun 08, 2017 01:34 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Interesting,  Will have to see what otheres have to say about this.

 

Jun 08, 2017 11:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Not a spin I see myself making on my business. 

Jun 08, 2017 08:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Ken Jones  nailed this one!

Jun 08, 2017 08:46 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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not at this time

Jun 08, 2017 07:51 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Seems like inverse gerrymandering. I do not think it will be successful.

Jun 08, 2017 06:48 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

Nothing that interests me.

Jun 08, 2017 05:56 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It's a form of niche marketing that's not quite my style... I have my own political, religious, personal opinions, but I don't publicize them in any way from a business development standpoint. As far as I'm concerned, I can help most anyone buy or sell a home whether I agree with their positions or not. I may also be a better fit than someone who is a clone in their beliefs. And in fact, I find this kind of niche marketing something that leads to more divisiveness in our society which I am against.

Jun 08, 2017 04:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Fred Griffin - nothing wrong with the 'right' niche!

Jun 07, 2017 10:05 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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HMMM, need more info

Jun 07, 2017 08:44 PM