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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Christina,

If you have had an encounter with a Federal office, you would be surprised at how many people are doing the job of one person.  We once sat in an office watching 2 people deliver paper clips to those at desks.  One pushed a cart, and the other would pick up a box and drop it off...LOL A

Jan 23, 2017 10:29 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

About time... 

Jan 24, 2017 04:03 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'm all for it! If you've ever been in a government office there are way too many people doing the job of one person!! Just like Ron and Alexandra Seigel comment. It's ridiculous!

Jan 23, 2017 07:24 PM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

It's funny how an outsider can come in and do in a matter of minutes what the career political types have always said could not be done. Reminds me of the movie Dave with Kevin Kline, who was basically a body double that was brought in to temporarily replace the president who had become incapacitated. He wasn't supposed to do anything, but took it upon himself to balance the budget. He did a little "back of the napkin" math and did it in a few minutes at the big table and it was done. Here's the link to the scene: Click here

A freeze to new hiring and wage increases is a backdoor way to reduce headcount, since it will cause some Federal employees to leave.

Jan 23, 2017 02:50 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is about time

Jan 23, 2017 04:46 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 love the potential of it --- everyone has always said tax cuts would cost too much, and I've always argued if someone took the time to figure out where waste is coming from, and remove it, we would all benefit.  I think it's about time we find out.  I hope that the days of massive overspending are over.

Jan 23, 2017 12:21 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
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I am always confused when the Federal government threatens to shut down when a budget is not passed.  They only require "essential employees" to go to work.  WTH.  Why are they employed if they aren't "essential"?  Then, of course when the budget is passed they pay EVERYONE back pay, whether they worked or not.  Go figure.

Jan 23, 2017 11:10 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

If I became President I would do the same thing. Freeze everything until I know or learn what's going on, since I don't know this job. Time will tell, and I'm willing to see what changes are to come and more importantly, how it affects me. Sort of reminds me of when I submit a package to underwriting and the next day agents call me and ask "Are we cleared to close?" He's only been there one working day. Give him time.

Jan 23, 2017 01:10 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Didn't hear about it. I think they are trying to weed out the waste & people are being critical.

Jan 23, 2017 11:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Let's wait and see.

Jan 23, 2017 10:13 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

Nina Hollander  nailed this one!

Jan 24, 2017 05:14 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Nothing against individuals that work for the government, but we are bloated at every level! A hiring freeze is just the start. We need to start cutting positions and even removing certain agencies. Stop federal funding of ridiculous studies that have nothing to do with our national security. Stop subsidizing oil, farms, or anything! All businesses should stand on their own or go away. Stop sending money to foreign countries that goes to the terrorists and crooked politicians and instead let the private churches and organizations take care of people at the local level. 

Oh, if I were king for a day!

Jan 23, 2017 08:01 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WEll, in some areas of government it would be good to douwnsize,

Jan 23, 2017 06:35 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It could be good. Lets see what jobs are needed, what is not and let them adjust how a private company would do it

Jan 23, 2017 04:40 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

DORDWaiting for the elimination elimination of the Department of Redundancy Department.  

Jan 23, 2017 03:35 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The feds have too many employees already, including stack of culls that our new chief wants to hire that I would like to see frozen.

Jan 23, 2017 03:34 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

The outgoing administration in the last six weeks has been on a hiring binge (except the military) since the  November election, so actually  the federal government has GROWN since the election!

Unless President Trump does like Reagan and makes the hiring freeze RETROACTIVE to the November 8th election (which survived court challenges) the net impact is a hiring SURGE of federal employees.

Sleep tight tonight America; your bureaucracy has EXPANDED.

Jan 23, 2017 12:20 PM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Its a start but the tenured government employee who is awaiting the retirement eligibility is the greater problem - not a motivated new employee!

Jan 23, 2017 11:49 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is really needed.  Very happy!

Jan 23, 2017 11:07 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Barbara Todaro - no judgment.  Lets see what happens.  The concept of stopping the financial bleeding is a good one.  

Jan 23, 2017 10:15 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I understand what the new administration is trying to do, but I think it could do harm in some areas.

Jan 23, 2017 09:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lets see what happens....

Jan 23, 2017 09:52 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I support a massive government reduction of personnel and costs to taxpayers.

Jan 25, 2017 01:24 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There is so much waste on the local and federal government level. I think it's a good thing. 

Jan 24, 2017 07:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's about time!  Too much bloat there for too long.

Jan 24, 2017 12:35 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Anything that helps lower the national debt works for me

Jan 24, 2017 06:39 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A friend of mine went to work for the State and said that "everything you've heard is absolutely accurate, and then some"...  SO -- I'm supportive.

Jan 24, 2017 05:58 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

Probably a good thing.

Jan 24, 2017 05:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Shouldn't make any noticable difference.

Jan 24, 2017 05:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some employees will need to be reassigned to more productive roles.

Jan 24, 2017 04:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I think it's a good thing - of course, let's wait and see what happens.  Just like Ron and Alexandra Seigel said - some evaluating needs to be done to see if this many folks are REALLY needed.

Jan 23, 2017 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not seen anything in the news about a federal hiring freeze in our great nation.

Jan 23, 2017 08:45 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

I'm waiting to see the results of it; in this case they are trying to stop the bleeding but not sure the work load on those that are in won't become overwhelming and then quality suffers. Well, is there really quality government work?

Jan 23, 2017 07:03 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

We have had these before and as long as it is used to assess the situation and is not long term across the board I am okay with it. I know there is government waste and there needs some tightening up.

Jan 23, 2017 06:27 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Christina Hayes New President new rules.

Jan 23, 2017 04:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

 No idea.

Jan 23, 2017 03:40 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Time to get a handle on things!

Jan 23, 2017 12:50 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Federal hiring freeze and congressional grid lock are good things.

The other choice creates a bigger NSA and the passing of obomacare.

Jan 23, 2017 11:04 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Normal.

Jan 23, 2017 10:52 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Too early to tell.

Jan 23, 2017 10:52 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Time will tell.  

Jan 23, 2017 10:35 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Like the others we will see; hope they do not cut back on law enforcement.

Jan 23, 2017 10:31 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We'll see what happens. Too soon to tell. If it helps with spending could be a good thing

Jan 23, 2017 10:23 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To soon to tell what this will do for the Feds.

 

Jan 23, 2017 10:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm not placing judgment .... it's premature.... let's see what happens...

Jan 23, 2017 10:05 AM