If Austin's Alex Morris is right, Politics and Real Estate Don't Mix. Homes for sale shouldn't have political signs, he reasons. Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander isn't it?
Should the REALTORS PAC be spending a more than $300,000 on TV advertising promoting the re election of Congressman John Adler from New Jersey's 3rd District (my District). I don't have any problems with any candidate they chose to support. It doesn't affect my vote in November.
But that's not the point. Disclosure laws require all political ads to divulge who paid the bill...so that means at the end of Adler's political TV ads we get a 10 second disclaimer stating it was paid for by the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).
We take our politics seriously here in New Jersey. So with Adler in a close race with Republican Jon Runyan, who is the RPAC support helping? I don't think it's New Jersey REALTORS®! Back to the premise, real estate and politics don't mix.
Don't get me wrong, I like politics. Believe it or not, I like direct mail...I've received several pieces from RPAC, extolling the virtues of the selected candidate. But when you go on TV, and announce to the world "REALTORS" support a particular candidate, you paint us all with the same brush and mix real estate with politics.
Rich Quigley, of Huntley,IL also has concerns about political endorsements, but for different reasons.