As commented by akloftus, AP story noting Tisei saying that he is not active in showing houses, he instead spends him time on Beacon Hill. Tisei won the Eastern Middlesex Association Realtor of the Year in 2009.
I was able to track down his nomination form (.doc file)
Tisei’s own words:
I really enjoy being involved in the real estate profession. As a REALTOR® you have a unique perspective, expertise and knowledge to bring to the table to make our communities and state a better place to live.
There is no more rewarding job if you like to help people and make a difference. As REALTORS®, we are able to work with people who are making big decisions and who are at important crossroads in their lives.
Richard that doesn’t quite jibe with what you said.
While being interviewed by State House News Richard Tisei was asked about his role in his realty business if he were to become Lieutenant Governor. Surprisingly, Tisei said that he would maintain his role within the company. Via the Herald:
Tisei told the News Service Friday he intended to preserve his part-time role at Northrup Realtors, and that he envisioned few conflicts
One conflict, off the top of my head, is that pesky Lt. Governor full time job. That might get in the way of selling real estate. Crisis? Sorry I got a 2:00pm showing on Saturday and the house has been on the market for months.
Enter Tim Murray, it’s almost too easy, but since it was served up on a platter:
“Instead of focusing on getting people back to work, Richard Tisei wants to go out and show houses,” Murray told the News Service Tuesday.
Murray goes on to say:
I think it’s outrageous that Richard Tisei plans to continue working in his real estate business as a part-time lieutenant governor if elected,” Murray said. “I guess after 25 years on Beacon Hill he’s gotten used to the idea of working part-time while collecting a full-time salary and benefits from taxpayers.
As has been the case many times in the Baker campaign, the backpedaling begins. The PR staff falling all over themselves came up with this explanation. Apparently, the story is that he didn’t phase his intentions correctly and that he always intended to give up the realty business if elected. See, no problems he just misspoke.
Worst run campaign ever? I don’t know, but they are making the case every day.