Recently I heard a news story about some woman in some state that has her home for sale and has made it very clear that she will not sell it to anyone that supports Donald Trump. I did not get all of the details and the details are not necessary. But it really got me thinking. As a Realtor, I would wonder why would anyone limit who could buy their home? I am NOT going to reveal which side I am on when it comes to politics, (that’s a topic for another time and place) but I will tell you that as a seller, you should try to expand your buyer pool, not limit it. That goes for all walks of life. Discrimination is not acceptable, obviously it is wrong to discriminate based on race, creed, religion, sex, and on and on. But there is no mention, as far as I know, that you cannot discriminate based on political views. But it is one of those “Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should…” types of deals.
I hear it more than you can imagine from sellers that they want their home to bought by …fill in whatever type you can imagine here… or they just aren’t selling! It happens more than you think in this business, (that is also another topic for another time.) My point here is that, why does it matter who buys your home? You are moving out of it, right? I mean, I guess if you were staying in the home you just sold and that new buyer is moving in with you you may want to consider this sort of thing. But I have been selling homes now for 26 years and I haven’t had that scenario play out with any of my sellers or buyers. Sellers move out and buyers move in and after that, never the tween shall meet again! So, hey some lady in some state, lighten up, and open up your buyer pool. You’ll thank your Realtor for suggesting so.
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