Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals)

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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i know my border collie is smarter than i am :)

Aug 02, 2015 03:51 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'm all about my dogs, so my outlook on this totally biased.  I think a dog photo is more interesting than people pics.

Aug 02, 2015 02:51 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I highly recommend it to all of my local competition. 

Aug 02, 2015 12:12 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It shows that you are human, but I would not include them in my profile.  If I specialized in only working with a certain type of pet owner it would make sense.  If I was allergic to pet dander I would choose another professional.

Aug 02, 2015 11:17 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer not to, but some like them.

Feb 18, 2018 11:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Roy -- It's not my style but it's also not my profile so if someone wants to do it -- go ahead.   

Aug 03, 2015 01:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't think pets or children belong in pictures.  But that is just my preference.

Aug 02, 2015 10:02 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It may be useful for branding image for certain agents.  Some potential clients may decide contact you because of the pet.  Alternatively, you may lose potential clients who may decide not to contact you because of the pet.

Aug 02, 2015 05:36 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

on an online profile photo I think it's fine. I would never put it on a card or in a print ad

Aug 02, 2015 01:58 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have seen this marketing work, but I don't do it. It's just not something I'm into doing. 

Aug 02, 2015 01:47 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You're selling the house, not the pets.  If nothing else, it emphasizes the fact the the carpeting may smell like a dog or cat.  There is no place for animals in listings.

Aug 02, 2015 01:15 PM
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Roy,

It depends, if it's apart of your brand yes, by all means and especially if you have your pooch pal with you all the time. Our office is pet friendly and we provide pet friendly services. However, we choose not to have our pooch pals in our photos because we only occasionally have them at the office or out on the town, as the little darlings can demand attention at inopportune moments that would impede our professionalism. 

a hui hou,

Aug 02, 2015 12:23 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is not my thing but know agents that get business from doing this. To each his own.

Aug 02, 2015 10:50 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've never thought it was appropriate, but many seem to love showing their pets and I assume are going after the pet crazy public.

Aug 02, 2015 04:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It communicate where one's priorities lie.

It communicates a presumptuous person.

And attracts those of like mind and kindred spirit.

Hats and pets and kids and boats and motorcycles are 'self selection' mechanisms that can be used deliberately. However, if not deliberate, it is presumptuous

Aug 02, 2015 03:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as it promotes the person and the picture is current why not.

If it is from years ago or the dog is the most visible hell no.

Aug 02, 2015 03:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roy Kelley My personal opinion is including a pet down grades the professionalism of this industry. They should go along the path of the glamor photos a few years back.

Aug 02, 2015 03:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't think it's the most professional photo one could create....it's casual and opens eyes to a certain degree of  a "personal touch".....I might put that on a AR blog during football season, but that's where it ends...and the pet would have a football shirt on....or a football under his chin!!

Aug 02, 2015 03:04 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think not in the profile picture, if you want to show of your pets somewhere on your website that is fine. To each their own though, I love my pets.

Aug 02, 2015 03:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

We don't recommend it.  We once worked with an agent who had her prize winning Afghans with her photo.  When they died, she was constantly in tears when someone commented on the dogs...

However, if it makes them happy...A

Aug 02, 2015 02:50 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I prefer to see the person.

Oct 15, 2018 07:15 PM