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Ken Jones, SRES, ASA, SCGREA
Focus Buyer's Broker - Neptune, NJ
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Sue Ginter If true, it's pretty interesting for 2 reasons:

1. realtor.com is owned by the same company that owns Foxnews on which Hannity's show appears; and

2. Apparently, the operator(s) of realtor.com would rather make a political statement than to be seen by the largest cable audience in that time slot.

Business is business and politics is politics and the 2 should never meet unless you want to alienate large numbers of potential customers.

Nov 14, 2017 04:51 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I wish they would pull ALL their advertising from ALL media as their ads are sophomoric and just plain embarrassing to REALTORS everywhere!  As for them getting political with it, just plain stupid.  Which explains their stupid advertising, I suppose.

 

Nov 14, 2017 05:22 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, Sue! I posted the screenshot of the tweet here in Q&A, which has since been removed and they have also since, backpaddled on the issue, saying they didn't mean the tweet. 

UNbelievable!

Nov 14, 2017 05:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I heard that and I'm appalled... there is no room for political advocating by organizations such as realtor.com, if you ask me. Besides, it's very odd, as they are owned by Rupert Murdoch who also owns Fox network.

Nov 14, 2017 04:16 AM
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Sue Ginter
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Agent serving the beautiful Jupiter, FL area

A comment he made while interviewing Roy Moore the Alabama Senate candidate who has been accused in the Washington Post of sexual harrassing teenage girls.

Nov 14, 2017 04:17 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Nov 14, 2017 05:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good.....

Nov 14, 2017 04:38 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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Apparently REALTOR.COM is now back peddling on its Tweet

Nov 14, 2017 04:21 AM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

No did not see that article. Did they give a reason?

Nov 14, 2017 03:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Debe Maxwell, CRS brought that up.  All these self righteous types, forget that  the dollars pulled out means that people may loose their jobs.  At a recent film festival, they pulled a Harvey Weinstein film and applauded themselves for their morals, and we said what about the residuals that the actors and others lost because of the film being pulled...very few people understand critical thinking.  A

Nov 14, 2017 07:21 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Probably redirecting those funds to the Clinton Foundation

Nov 14, 2017 06:03 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sue Ginter I heard about it.

Nov 14, 2017 04:45 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Glad to hear that news!

Nov 14, 2017 04:31 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
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I have not read that....I have read many sponsors have over the last few days...

Nov 14, 2017 04:06 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I did hear about it.

Nov 16, 2017 03:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I would have pulled mine too.

Nov 15, 2017 12:27 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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More fake news - gotta stop reading those fake news articles LOL

Nov 14, 2017 03:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 14, 2017 02:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sue, they weren't advertising there in the first place.  Yes, I not only read it but I called them out on it.  They're "pulling" their (non-existant) advertising because Hannity said "Let's give him the benefit of the doubt" and "Innocent until proven guilty."

 

You should look at the twitter responses, lots of agents ripping them a new one and pulling THEIR advertising dollars over to Zillow.

Nov 14, 2017 02:30 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Yes, then they back tracked claiming that they don't participate in boycotts.

Nov 14, 2017 10:56 AM
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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I am not sure why this is described as a "political stance". Pulling your advertising from a show where the host defends the actions of a child molester is just common decency. 

Nov 14, 2017 10:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Yes, I read it here on ActiveRain.

Nov 14, 2017 10:11 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Yes. I read this yesterday.  I will also become a Thompson Broker in 2018. I will officially be cutting my ties. 

Nov 14, 2017 07:43 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

Yes, I saw this.

Nov 14, 2017 07:27 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     Yes.  Realtor.com deleted their Tweet after it received over 1000 negative comments. 

    The problem is, the Public equates realtor.com with all Realtors.  Many of the comments were, "I will never use a Realtor again; I will sell by owner."  

 Realtor dot com

 

Nov 14, 2017 07:25 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This reminds me in history where one day we are at war with a country or two and the next day we are pals again? This is human nature conduct

Nov 14, 2017 06:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for sharing this information.

Nov 14, 2017 06:23 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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I've heard other agents talking about it but haven't read it myself to verify.

Nov 14, 2017 06:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

No, did not hear that. Not surprised!

Nov 14, 2017 05:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I never listened to that show, so no.

Nov 14, 2017 05:41 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There is no room for politics in marketing. The public looks at Realtor.com as it is an arm of all of us and does not know the Realtor association sold us out and sold it. 

Nov 14, 2017 05:29 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yes, saw it. We discussed it a few days ago. I don't like it they are taking a political stance.

Nov 14, 2017 05:23 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Yes as other compnaies did also.

Nov 14, 2017 05:21 AM