Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I listen.  That is all. 

Nov 23, 2016 07:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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We will not talk about politics tomorrow even though everyone attending shares the same viewpoints. We need a break and need to talk about family and friends.

Nov 23, 2016 08:40 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I'll be celebrating at my sister's, and I called to make sure everyone was on the same page with the election. What a relief!

There's always the recount!

Nov 23, 2016 08:37 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I listen but change the subject as soon as I can. 

Nov 23, 2016 07:30 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I talk about the weather....

Nov 23, 2016 08:05 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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See no evil. 

Speak no evil.

Hear no evil.  

Being oblivious can have its advantages.   

Nov 24, 2016 05:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Lise Howe - who will pay for your mortgage, Mr. Seller?

Nov 23, 2016 09:38 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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We are enjoying a nice escape away with our Golden Retriever.  We are only talking about things that matter.  Dog beach, poop bags, food, water, fun, greeting strangers, sleeping...repeat daily.  Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016 08:56 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I listen politely and offer very little if nothing in the way of opinion. Then try to steer the conversation back to real estate.

Nov 24, 2016 06:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I am in listen only mode.

Nov 24, 2016 05:35 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good golly, I can not think of  a worse subject to talk over during Thanksgiving.  Enjoy a moment from the daily.  Mark

Nov 24, 2016 05:21 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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Zip my lips!

Nov 24, 2016 05:18 AM
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Carol Williams
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I did see that report.  Hopefull one of the other 47% won't be sitting across from me.  LOL    Most of the people I hang out with, though, are of the same mind so probably not a problem.  

As for clients, I do have some that are way on the other side of the fence... and we respectfully agree to disagree, so avoid discussing it.  

Nov 24, 2016 05:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Believe it or not, I have had no clients bring up politics and the election this year. I wouldn't comment. I'd probably smile and change the subject. 

Nov 24, 2016 03:33 AM
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Bob Crane
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I have no problem with pointing out the truth.

Nov 23, 2016 09:26 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lise,

Mention how well the stock market s doing.  A

Nov 23, 2016 09:21 PM
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 CNN makes me lose my appetite.  Yuk!

Nov 23, 2016 09:10 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Tbankfully it has not come up at all - I was dreading it. I prefer to keep those discussions to personal family

Nov 23, 2016 08:55 PM
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Will Hamm
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We made it a rule this year, all cell phones collected doing dinner and no talking about politics, first one that does will get have to do the dishes for 9 people.

Nov 25, 2016 08:47 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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As a notary, I must be neutral and impartial, and serve everyone, so I don't talk politics or religion.

I recently went to the home of a homebound senior citizen to notarize a power of attorney, and visiting family members were there that had opposing political views and were arguing.

Set politics aside when caring for family that needs your help.

Nov 25, 2016 07:42 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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My family talked politics during our dinner - it was a great conversation - then again we don't have any millenials so we have very educated and mature conversations!

I let them have their say and move on to showing them the properties

Nov 25, 2016 04:04 AM
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William Feela
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I have no problem talking about politics, I just state the facts and I have a lot of them

Nov 24, 2016 09:27 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Lise Howe Generally, I avoid discussing politics with clients, just listen. Nowadays, people talk about election more than before.

Nov 24, 2016 08:09 PM
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It depends on the client.

Nov 24, 2016 07:32 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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I try my best to be diplomatic.

Nov 24, 2016 07:28 PM
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Shahar Hillel
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A question like that was asked on a local radio chanel here in L.A.. I think I would  say: "Let's leave politics at the door and just enjoy the holiday."

Same with clients. We can talk about anything other than politics.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2016 02:42 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Just don't say anything.

Nov 24, 2016 11:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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If they're on my side of the spectrum, I have a great conversation.  If they're on the other side, I keep my mouth shut and listen to them.  They usually think I'm a staunch supporter of their cause by the end, even though I never agreed with anything.

Nov 24, 2016 10:25 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I listen - but don't say much about my personal thoughts.  I have said repeatedly that the results are "shocking" - which they are regardless of where you come down on how you voted.

Nov 24, 2016 09:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Stuart Florida Real Estate

I let them talk.  

Nov 24, 2016 08:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I saw it . I am glad no one discussed with me.

Nov 24, 2016 08:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Unless you are a plant, animal or insect, you must learn how to engage

Nov 24, 2016 07:49 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is nothing left to say, it is time for the media to let go and bring people together instead of continuing to drive a wedge between us all. True family respects each others beliefs and will leave well enough alone. 

Nov 24, 2016 07:48 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Two subjects I try to avoid, politics and religion!

Nov 24, 2016 07:42 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Since I will be with my parents who are more conservative than me, I am surprised Donald and Melania will not be invited. It will be a 'Love Fest'!

Nov 24, 2016 06:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe Patiently listen and wait to change the subject.

Nov 24, 2016 06:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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I say it's over....and now it's onward and upward....that ends the  discussion!!

Nov 24, 2016 06:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
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What election? I was the silent majority!

Nov 24, 2016 06:21 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I listen and change the subject..we need to be discussing family and friends ..so done with the political comments. Time to move on. Hate and disrespect have no place on Thanksgiving Day (and really any other day).

Nov 24, 2016 05:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I do not dread this thought.

Nov 24, 2016 05:33 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

depends who they support! 

Nov 24, 2016 05:22 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Oh yes, I've been hearing about this over the last week or two on the radio while I'm waking up.

I basically avoiding talking politics w/ customers until the election.  Now, after the election, most people are openly discussing, but broaching very carefully.  It's often obvious based on education/religious background who people voted for, so now people are feeling more comfortable bringing up w/ some people.

Nov 24, 2016 04:00 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Yes, I saw that on a tweet on Twitter. 

Nov 24, 2016 02:26 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Those must have been the 53% whose candidate didn't win the election!  Just kidding! 

Seriousy, I had one catting it up about the election on Monday; she was from Florida and was so proud of how her, (now) former state voted.  She said she was relieved that she was moving to another 'Trump' state!  (We were also a swing state that did go his way.) 

The only thing I said - Jokingly, I reminded her that she is now living in a county that did NOT support her candidate! LOL  She did everything she could to get out of me, who I voted for - it was hysterical!  I don't mind them talking about it - I just don't express my viewpoints to my clients!  

Nov 24, 2016 01:39 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

A year ago or more, someone answered a similar question on ActiveRain.  He said his response (approximately) was, "My political opinions---and they're long---are worth $1000/hr.  Would you rather pay me to go into this with you, or discuss (the houses you want to look at)?"

I thought it instructive, lol.

Nov 23, 2016 09:17 PM