Politics, Face book and your real estate business

Real Estate Agent with Realty Solution Advisors Phoenix, Arizona

I'm kind of surprised how many agent friends of mine express their political beliefs on Face book, Twitter and other social media.

I choose not to.

There is nothing wrong with letting the world know how you feel about the candidates, but I have made the decision to keep my views private and out of my business life. Am I wrong?

I must admit my decision is business driven. I don't want my private political views to influence how a prospective client sees me. After all few will ask about your political views because they are looking for input. Most who ask are looking for a verification of their own views or they will try to explain why you are wrong about what you think. In a business setting I just don't see the point in going there.

Only a sliver of the population has not made up their mind about who they are going to vote for and the few that are still trying to decide most likely will not be asking me for advice.

So what do you think? Is it a good business strategy for brokers and agents to telegraph their political leanings on social media or not?

Posted by

Rod Kjerstad
Broker / Owner
Realty Solution Advisors
4809 E Thistle Landing Dr
Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Direct 602-492-3301 

Comments (3)

Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Very timely post,, and I could not agree with you more.

I wrote a post a while back in a similar vein that some did not agree with...


Thanks for sharing!

Sep 08, 2012 02:25 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

My clients and Fb friends CLEARLY know my political views and my theory is that had MORE real estate agents shared their political views locally and nationally, maybe the public would be more educated on the pitfalls of regulation and unemployment issues that effect our industry.

Sep 08, 2012 02:25 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Rod,

When I started selling automobiles I was taught to never discuss politics and religion as it would end up in disagreements you might not get out of and lose a client.

It is why I have become active in Realtor's Political Action Committee for the issues we have in Reak Estate.

Make yourself a great weekend.

Sep 08, 2012 02:46 AM

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