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Rainmaker
1,563,565
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I just use them to set the mood so my answer isn't taken out of context.

 

 happy or pleased

 sense of humor when you read this

 ah geeez

 confused or REALLY?!?

 Bustin balls or just teasin'

 smart ass comment not meant to offend

Feb 11, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

Personally, we are not fond of them in business communications.  Neither one of us really spends time on FB.  

Feb 11, 2017 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
722,844
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I use emojis on personal posts, but never on business posts on Facebook..

Feb 11, 2017 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,070,180
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Interesting study by researchers in the UK showed positive emojis tend to be more popular or influential on Twitter. The main gist is don't overdo it and know from the onset how your client wants to communicate . Often it's a fun way to add emotional, demonstrative context to things but not a substitute. Once an offer is accepted a smiley emoji an appropriate sign for good news but not when it's been declined. Know your emojis and know your customer!

Feb 11, 2017 08:52 AM
Ambassador
3,356,689
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not believe so.  Overuse may bring the wrong kind of attention.

Feb 11, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

None, I do not pay attention.

Feb 11, 2017 08:20 AM
Ambassador
5,292,456
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

NO!  In fact, I read something the other day that said that respondents thought that the writer who uses more than one in any given article or comment is thought to be 'immature.'  

They don't bother me but, when they do use several in one post, I wonder why they don't just use their words!

Feb 11, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

Feb 12, 2017 04:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think they are way overdone and and actually get on my nerves a little.

Feb 11, 2017 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
599,784
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

UGH!  I find emoticons distracting! 

Feb 11, 2017 09:54 PM
Ambassador
2,685,060
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Tweets with emojis (and photos or videos) have a better chance of getting Liked or RT'd.  

      And don't forget those birthday balloons on Twitter...  I use them during my "good morning" Tweets; it gets attention. 

Feb 11, 2017 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,273,107
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I have talked to many people and they say they just do it for fun not recognition ...

Feb 11, 2017 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no... but they're fun.... I use weighlifting ones!!! 

Feb 11, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
151,633
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I agree with what Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS had to share in his post. I like using them to help set the tone. 

As far as bringing you more attention, it's a fact that posts on social media that include an image or video instead of just plain text get more attention. An emoticon/emoji are a type of image. So, yes, to your question!!!   

Feb 11, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've don't use them, except on rare occasions.

Feb 11, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,064,611
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Just like big words, less is more in publishing.. You can drop one or two in there for emphasis but too many looks unprofessional. Also you have to take into consideration that not everybody's on the same kind of phone and so half of them are going to look like Xs.

Feb 11, 2017 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Only use them with friends mostly!

Feb 11, 2017 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
7,909,387
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not use them.

Feb 12, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Dorie Dillard - never paid attention to that.

Maybe, yes - now that I read this question.

Feb 11, 2017 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, I rarely used them.

Feb 11, 2017 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,976
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do not use them

Feb 11, 2017 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Feb 11, 2017 04:14 PM
Ambassador
6,461,192
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably not.

Feb 11, 2017 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is rare i use them, so if i did. It would bring attention Dorie Dillard 

Feb 11, 2017 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dorie Dillard I've only used them a few times. Until I read Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS 's response I didn't really know they each meant something.

Feb 11, 2017 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
917,818
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Haven't used any yet. The attention they bring might be negative attention.

Feb 11, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,997,918
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I guess it does for some reason.

Feb 11, 2017 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Feb 11, 2017 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I think they have a place to make sure the tone is set properly. Words alone sometimes can be miscontrued but a simple smiley can fix it. Bring more attention? I doubt it.

Feb 11, 2017 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,414,303
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I use them just to help express my thoughts Dorie Dillard , not for any other attention.

Feb 11, 2017 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,851,801
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS 

Feb 11, 2017 08:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Sometimes but I think maybe that is because I use them with certain types of posts so its hard to say for certain

Feb 07, 2018 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,894,641
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not sure if they bring more attention, but adds to a comment.   Only certain comments would be appropriate.

Feb 13, 2017 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't think so, but there are times I like using them. It depends on the person I'm communicating with. 

Feb 12, 2017 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,511,053
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't believe in emojis in business writing.  Reaction emoticons are the purview of the reader and out of my control.

Feb 12, 2017 03:01 PM
Ambassador
4,760,119
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not seen that it does, but I don't really get much business from those things.  I do react now to posts, rather than just like, haha.

Feb 12, 2017 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't think so and they jump up annoyingly.

Feb 12, 2017 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 11, 2017 04:10 PM