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Real estate agents for Romney?

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis  October 16, 2012 06:47 AM

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Mitt Romney's support in the state that gave launch to his political career - yes, Massachusetts - is comically low. Romney is polling at 36 percent in his home state - and I use that word loosely - in Real Clear Politics average of several polls of Massachusetts voters.

Yet not among Bay State real estate agents, who have taken a clear shine to the Mittster.

With tonight's second presidential debate looming, Romney and his heal thyself approach to the real estate market has a reliable cheering section among those who sell homes for a living, according to a recent national survey by HomeGain.

The survey includes some anonymous comments from real estate agents - some quite enlightening like this one.

“If Romney is in, home values will increase. With Obama in home values will decrease.”


In fact, Massachusetts is No. 5 on HomeGain's top ten list of states where real estate agents are the most disillusioned with President Obama, earning a 72 percent disapproval rating.

It's an interesting list, with only Georgia (89 percent), Arizona (78 percent), North Carolina (75 percent) and Texas (73 percent) having more anti-Obama real estate agents.

That's compared to a 67 percent disapproval rating nationally among real estate agents.
The one caveat is that HomeGain's poll dates to September. That said it matches a long-standing pattern here in Massachusetts and across the country.

To be fair, Obama's track record on housing has been pretty abysmal - lots of weak, half-baked attempts to keep a bad situation from boiling over. In fact some economists have argued that
Obama's failure to tackle the housing crisis head on has been a factor in sluggish growth we have seen.

So are Massachusetts real estate agents onto something here? Do they see something the rest of the state's voters are missing - or are they just out to lunch?

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Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance writer who specializes in real estate and business issues.

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