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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

   You already have some good suggestions, but another I began using recently is Pablo by Buffer. You can choose quotes, create your own, edit, use one of their existing 30 pics, upload your own pics, overlay text or use no text, etc. Here is a sample below, and here is a list of 14 sites you can check out.    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238646Pablo

Dec 15, 2015 08:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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http://www.morguefile.com/

http://www.veezzle.com/

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4749529/free-photos-and-graphics-and-clip-art-oh-my-

 

Dec 15, 2015 08:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathryn Jones well, the answers to your questions have so many links, I'll start using them soon.

I stopped by here to let you know about FreeDigitalPhotos.Net  and I see many more here.

Great question.

Dec 16, 2015 02:30 PM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

I use 123rf.com and buy my pics. they aren't that expensive.

i'm NOT a good photographer, so using my own is out of the question. I prefer to just pay the $150/year for a clean searchable platform to find great pics for my website, blogs, etc. I find the free sites & google images too time consuming to search through.

plus married to an artist so I avoid questions from my other half about where i got something and whether the artist got paid

Dec 15, 2015 10:05 PM
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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 am a big fan of big stock photos they offer a 7 day free trial of 5 pictures a day so that will get you 35 pictures to use. After that it's $35/month for 5 pictures a day, well worth it if you do a lot of work online and it gives you legal right to use them.

Dec 15, 2015 01:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathryn,

We use dreamstime.com.  It is not free, but it is reasonable.  We also use our own photos.  Do not get caught in the FREE system, sooner or later an attorney will be sending you a letter...It is not worth it.  A

Dec 15, 2015 10:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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A lot images are generic cartoon not specific to anyone. You should ask permission to post anything.  I think it needs to be less 100 years old.

Dec 15, 2015 03:20 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No idea.

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great question and answers!

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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kathryn - Pictures are important to improving your readers interest, and helps to get them to read your posts. Looks like you have received a lot of options for finding pictures, but like others have said, your own would be best. 

Dec 17, 2015 11:08 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question Kathryn Jones  and lots of good answers.  I will be watching for more suggestions.

Dec 16, 2015 11:01 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the question. I learned from the answers.

Dec 15, 2015 08:29 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

So I can't just borrow from google?

Dec 15, 2015 07:10 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Looks like you have some great answers, Kathryn. But when in doubt snap one of your own, so it is never a questin of ownership..

Dec 15, 2015 06:26 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Catherine. I use my own. There are some sites that have pictures you can use typically for small fee.

Dec 15, 2015 05:36 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I bought a set of blog art way back when at the Apple Store, and I'm still using it.  You have to be really, really careful about anything you find on line. It can be "free" except for commercial use.  We are commercial use.

Dec 15, 2015 12:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Use your own photos and you will have no worries. I also subscribe to Clipart.com for an annual fee and can use thousands of photos and clip art. 

Dec 15, 2015 10:31 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a great camera and have taken thousands of photo's in the last year or so and use almost all my own photo's

Dec 15, 2015 09:42 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Great question to have asked and very good responses !

Dec 15, 2015 08:27 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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I would really try to shoot your own photos in your community and use those. 

Dec 15, 2015 07:11 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I take pictures where ever I go. That is the best way to be original.

Dec 15, 2015 04:02 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello,  I try to use my own.

Dec 15, 2015 04:00 AM
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Kathryn .
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

When using images from the internet you have to know that they are safe to use and safe to use commerically that is my concern. 

Dec 15, 2015 03:42 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 Bing.com 

Select 'IMAGES' upper left.

Dec 15, 2015 03:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Do a google images search and filter to free for use.  That's how I got mine.  Other alternative is to take your own pictures.

Dec 15, 2015 03:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good question and will follow for the answers.

Dec 15, 2015 03:17 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
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My suggestion is to use your own photographs. Take regular photowalks through your community and you will have a supply of photographs for blog topics.

Dec 15, 2015 03:09 AM