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I don’t know. Just seems wrong to me.


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Jay is the Broker / Owner of Thompson's Realty in Phoenix, Arizona. A self-professed "Man with a blogging problem" he can be found across the Interweb, including at the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog where he opines on all things real estate and tosses out random musings.



  1. Annie Maloney

    April 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

    You’ve got to be kidding. Please tell me you photo-shopped that! Pretty corny. I guess it is no different than flying the big #3 for Dale Earndhardt under the American Flag. Your title says it right though….just seems wrong.

  2. Jay Thompson

    April 15, 2008 at 8:50 am

    It’s real. About a half a mile from my house.

  3. Matthew Rathbun

    April 15, 2008 at 9:10 am

    I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the National…. I am not really sure why one would need a Realtor flag. But I guess someone found a purpose. Grab a (franchise color of your choice) jacket and salute, boys and girls. All agents are created equal and swear to one nation under the Commission…

    Sorry for non-sense rambling. It was just my first thoughts when I saw the flag 🙂

  4. Hi! I'm Rudy from Trulia. Nice find Jay...

    April 15, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Hmmmmm? I kinda dig it in a weird way Jay 🙂 But then again, I love offline marketing and branding more than most people do.

  5. Eric W. Gage

    April 15, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Terrible…terrible and very poor taste in my opinion!

  6. Andy Kaufman

    April 15, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I would totally do it, but then I wouldn’t have room for a Packer flag (in season of course) 😉

    & I wonder what kind of car magnets they have on their car?

  7. Jay Thompson

    April 15, 2008 at 10:26 am

    @Andy – you would 😉 Is there really an off-season for a true Packer’s fan?

    @all – curious if anyone has *ever* seen a flag flying for ANY other profession? I don’t recall ever seeing one…

  8. Shailesh Ghimire

    April 15, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    First time for me Jay.

    When I lived in Wisconsin I saw plenty of Packer flags next to the US flag – don’t recall seeing it like it is there.

    I guess the agent is a die hard professional!

  9. Benn Rosales

    April 15, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    lol Why do I hear Lee Greenwood playing in the background when I see that picture? It’s not a bad thing, every builder in Texas has something like that with their logo/American Flag. Oh well.

  10. Jay Thompson

    April 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    A builder I can see, or even at a real estate office. But this is on a home in suburbia. I think it’s weird.

  11. JeffX

    April 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Please update with a picture when the home is ‘egged’ or toilet papered…

  12. Benn Rosales

    April 15, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    lol to funny

  13. Kris Berg

    April 16, 2008 at 6:07 am

    I think I would be worried about being victim to hate crimes. Oops – Now I see XBroker beat me to the punch.

    Yes, Jay, I agree. This is somewhat disturbing.

  14. ines

    April 16, 2008 at 9:09 am

    It could be worse, there could be a confederate flag next to it! LOL!
    (they also forgot to include the agent’s picture on the flag)

  15. @mikeneumann

    April 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I’m glad that this seems “wrong” to someone on the ‘inside’ in RealEstate(R). It leaves me (a civilian) with a sour taste in my mouth for Realtor(R)s.

  16. Jay Thompson

    April 17, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Thanks @mikeneumann for adding your thoughts.

    THAT should be a very telling comment for agents out there……

  17. Wade Young

    April 17, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    When the British were coming during the war of 1812 Mary Pickersgill and half a dozen other women sewed all night — night after night — to make the Star Spangled Banner. I think she would find this distasteful.

  18. Toby Boyce

    April 18, 2008 at 7:09 am

    My first response would be why?

    have I ever seen one for other professions? Well there is an actuary down the street from me and he hangs and abacus under his flag.

    Honestly, I just think it crosses a line of class vs. marketing.

  19. Maureen Francis

    April 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm


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