ASK AN AMBASSADOR: They Say Don't Discuss Religion

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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  They Say Don't Discuss Religion

You've probably heard it said, in real estate don't discuss sex, politics or religion.

While sex in the title is almost guaranteed to get you clicks on your blog post, it's not something I'm going to discuss with clients and this paragraph is about all you'll see about it on our blog.

Politics?  Our county is about 80% one party, so as long as you belong to that same party, you could probably freely wear the appropriate colored tie and not risk alienating TOO many people in our local market.  But for me personally, I'm still looking for the first rationale political discussion on Facebook that doesn't turn into a massive bashing contest populated with the Gospel of the Left or the Gospel of the Right as people choose.

Religion?  There I disagree about not discussing.  It's an integral part of who we are.  Our clients know Sunday mornings we don't show houses.  That time is already reserved.  Promoting our church's activities in our blog?  I've got no problem with that either.  Our Build The Walls event where we partner with Habitat for Humanity is a fantastic event and most years will probably rate at least three posts (one to announce, another to beg for more volunteers and a last one to tell you what a fantastic job everyone did building the walls for six homes).

Invite you to our Easter service?  Sure!  We'll blog about that so those in the area that might be looking for an Easter service home will have an option.  Other activities make it here and there as we choose.  Our beliefs are not always front and center in our blog posts, but they're always part of who we are. 

Do we write these posts to gain more business?  No.  But it is part of letting people know a bit more about who we are.  If that makes buyers and sellers uncomfortable and they choose another agent, we're okay with that.  And if it gives them a reason to place their trust in us, well you can bet we're okay with that too. And yes, we've had both happen.

It's a personal choice for each blogger.  You can set the boundaries as you choose.  And of course, we help buyers and sellers of all beliefs and are happy to do so.

Questions?  Just Ask An Ambassador!

Liz and Bill aka BLiz 

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The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Like you I feel like God being in my life and part of who I am as a person and a broker is just part of me.  I mention my faith, my belief system in blogs from time to time, but I don't every try to be pushy about it.

Apr 28, 2015 12:44 PM #1
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Tammy, Same here.  I'm not going to push it, but I'm not going to shy away from it either.  Who knows where a blog post will lead?

Apr 28, 2015 12:46 PM #2
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, BLiz.

     "I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in His only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary".... and I believe in the rest of the Apostles' Creed.

      Not only will I stand upon that, I will never retreat from my ultra-conservative political beliefs (moral, governmental, fiscal) that are rooted in my Christian faith.  That will either gain me clients, or perhaps lose potential clients... but I am not backing down.

Apr 28, 2015 02:22 PM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Liz and Bill -- it's your blog and you control the content.   


Apr 28, 2015 06:00 PM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning BLIZ. I consider myself to be an equal opportunity offender. I talk about religion, politics, and all the other taboos. It's all in a days work! – LOL

Apr 28, 2015 06:52 PM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

As Michael Jacobs said "it's your blog and you control the content." I don't discuss any of these subjects in public forums like my blog, Facebook, etc. Mostly, I just don't think it's anyone's business where I stand on certain issues/topics.

Apr 28, 2015 09:21 PM #6
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Fred, We each get to decide how far (or how little) we want to go with what we want others to know.  And from a bigger picture, if that costs us clients, I can live with that with no disruption to my nightly nap.

Michael, And for me, I'm not particularly fond of kicking the beehive, so I tend away from most controversial topics.

Michael T., and it can be fun!

Nina, Certain things I don't mind people knowing, other things definitely fall into the "nunya bizness" category.

Apr 29, 2015 03:13 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning BLIZ,

Good post! As Michael Jacobs and Nina Hollander both commented "it's your blog and you control the content." You have the right to let people know as much about who you are and what you stand for...good for you for taking a stand and let the chips fall where they may!

Apr 29, 2015 09:55 PM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Dorie, The same happens in our monthly snail mail newsletters.  Once in awhile someone will say Unsubscribe, but not too often does that occur.

Apr 30, 2015 01:44 AM #9
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When handled properly, just about any subject can be discussed.....and you know how to do it too.

Apr 30, 2015 08:56 AM #10
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Roger, They can, but politics is the one topic I think most people seem to just absolutely lose their minds and frankly I've got way too much to do to pig wrestle in that arena.

Apr 30, 2015 11:38 AM #11
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Bill.  They say you should never talk about religion or politics. I have never been politcally correct.

Apr 30, 2015 09:26 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BLiz- for me politics is a touchier subject than sex or religion.  Of the 3 religion is one that, like you say, allows people to get a feel for who you are.  I also agree that if someone chooses not to work with me because of my beliefs, that's quite all right with me. 

May 02, 2015 01:34 PM #13
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