A coastal elitist in California recently put her half-a-million-dollar home on the market with one stipulation for her realtor: the buyer could not have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
In fact, CBS Sacramento reports her “no Trump supporter” request was an absolute first for her in selling the home. “When you’re talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it’s very very deep,” the homeowner said per the report.
Weird, right? But, under California law, she could lawfully discriminate against selling the home to a Trump supporter because political affiliation is not protected by the Fair Housing Act.
So how much did her intolerance cost her? According to BizPac Review, nearly $130,000.
Liberal bigot pays the price for intolerance. https://t.co/HIucRY1Iam
— lawrence schertel (@larrysch12) August 25, 2018
From the report:
A coastal elitist who used her complaints about President Donald Trump’s alleged “deep” lack of morals to justify discriminating against his supporters just suffered a “deep” hit to her wallet.
The trouble for the unnamed California woman started when she put her Sacramento home for sale back in the spring. At the time the woman requested that her real estate agent not sell the home to anyone who supports the president.
Now fast forward to Friday, when word broke that the woman finally received an offer on her home for $495,000, a whopping $130,000 less than its original listing price.
Ouch, here’s more from Fox News:
In March the woman placed her Sacramento-area home on the market for $625,000 with one stipulation: The buyer must not be a Trump supporter. She later took the home off the market for reasons that were not clear.
But now the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is being sold for less than $500,000, leaving some to wonder if the significantly lower price is at all related to the no-Trump-supporters demand, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Is that the real price of intolerance or was there more at play?
According to BizPac Review, the house may have been initially overpriced – but had a Trump supporter been willing to buy it at the original price, she would have missed out anyway.
Ryan Lundquist, a local home appraiser, argued the price difference was likely due to the woman’s home originally being overpriced.
“Part of the problem was, it looks like it was priced like it was remodeled, when it really wasn’t,” he said to The Sacramento Bee, before conceding that discriminating against half the country had been a terrible idea nonetheless.
“Why would you want to isolate your audience of potential buyers?” he asked. “Politics can be so divisive today, and the truth is that most buyers don’t care about the political affiliations of the seller. I’ve never met a buyer that said, ‘I’m only gonna buy if the seller voted for Bernie (Sanders)’ … people just don’t say that.”
Not a good look to discriminate and lie to people when trying to sell a home.
— Patrick Perry (@PJPerryJr) August 25, 2018