Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

If someone is allergic, removing the cat or dog from the picture will not change the fact that they will itch upon entering the home. A

Feb 03, 2018 12:42 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no pets in photos unless it's a farm...or a fish pond.... or chickens !!

Feb 03, 2018 11:45 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No pets, no people, no dirty dishes, no trash, this is not rocket science.
And no taxidermy. I'm not anti hunting but keep the stuffed critter heads out of there.

Feb 03, 2018 02:19 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

There is whole bunch more going on in this picture besides the dog/cat that also shouldn't be there. 

Feb 03, 2018 12:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm a huge fur-baby lover but, don't think they belong in real estate photos. Sellers are selling the HOUSE/PROPERTY, not the pets!

You're right, I do believe horses are another story though.

Feb 03, 2018 06:29 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Farm animals would be okay but skip the birds, cats, dogs, etc.

Feb 03, 2018 03:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I will watch for the animals in your photographs.

Feb 03, 2018 12:22 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm going with it's best not to have animals, even dead ones on the wall, in your posting pictures. There have been a few times where I could not get rid of one without upsetting the owner so I am not totally "sin free" in this department Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Feb 03, 2018 01:15 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Love my pets & other peoples but we ask them to stay out of the property photos. We look to keep the focus on the property. 

Feb 03, 2018 12:49 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Suggestions to seller is not to have anything that looks like a pet laying around. Get rid of that giant dog bed that looks like a trampoline.

I was in a house 2 weeks ago & the dog bed was 5' x 5'.  It had it's own giant corner in the master.

Feb 03, 2018 03:00 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This house has more issues than a picture of a cat or about the head of a dead animal? Noneo f that shoud be in professional photos.

Feb 04, 2018 04:43 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I remove all pets from real estate photos. I am selling the house not the pets.

Feb 03, 2018 02:59 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Animal heads on the wall are a pet peeve of mine.

Feb 03, 2018 02:24 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Does that include the Deer mount? Could someone be allergic to that?  Curious!

Feb 03, 2018 02:24 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Hamster running on a wheel is a distraction.  Go with something more relaxing, like a goldfish in a bowl.

Feb 03, 2018 01:50 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think its like putting up a religious , or political sign. better left off

Feb 03, 2018 01:33 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Photos which show lifestyle are wonderful when they contain animals. But animals in the house on the sofa may be a big turn off for some.

Feb 03, 2018 12:29 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Cats bother my wife's alergies, but those in the photos seldom bother her.

Good that you included the deer in your Maine photo, those are important for showing the quality of the ground for growing wildlife.

Feb 03, 2018 09:31 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I go by no pets in photos, i can see if it is a farm, but not for any other home. 

Feb 03, 2018 03:44 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is much to do and consider to all agents 

Feb 03, 2018 03:11 PM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

That would be a major red flag for the buyer!

Feb 03, 2018 01:28 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Feb 04, 2018 07:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That is an interesting question and/or thought Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Feb 03, 2018 10:33 PM
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

To answer your question... top producer in my office and the pet lovers remember me. But in photos of the home, no.

Feb 03, 2018 08:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think for houses having animals in the photos, and on the walls, is il-advised. But it might make sense if you are selling a farm.

Feb 03, 2018 07:15 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No pets in photos

Feb 03, 2018 06:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Always let buyers agents konw about the animals that are in the house

Feb 03, 2018 05:51 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Sellers need to realize that allergies aside, many people will find dead animals mounted or otherwise to be a big turn off.   As for the live pets, seller disclosures indicate if animals reside in the home.  Should they be in the photos?   Not my photos!

Feb 04, 2018 10:00 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Even pet lovers don't like to see dogs and cats in listing photos.

Feb 04, 2018 05:59 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - no 'living item' in any of the listing pictures. Period!

Feb 03, 2018 10:56 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent


Animals love to be in the pictures. 

Jan 06, 2019 04:17 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

For a farm listing, you are right, farm animals may be good.  I have had deer photos for rural listings, but no dogs/cats/birds.....

Feb 06, 2018 01:04 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not just clients, agents are often allergic too. We do not disclosure small pets, unless they are not friendly. But I would assume that most households have some kind of pet living there. 

Feb 05, 2018 12:44 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

 No pets in photos, unless it's an equestrian photo or something similar - chicken farm?  Otherwise, no.

Feb 04, 2018 04:25 PM
Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

I really try to not have the pets in the photos, but have had them just be there... tried to shoo away a large cat, and almost lost a my hand... and come to think about it, I had an elderly client one time who wanted to pose in each room (reading a book in den, pretending to wash dishes in kitchen, and even held the shower door open like she was getting ready for shower)... I just did not have the heart to not take the photos for her..took the ones for the listing as she "prepared" for the next room and her pose

Feb 04, 2018 03:17 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

This photo was taken from the dock of one of my listings.  The buyers of that house love nature and called because they wanted to know if the photo was from the property. They were trilled when I told them I fed those ducks right from the dock.

I've also taken photos of dogs running across the yard wet with water splashing off them right out of the lake.  We have an abundance of pet owners and it's just never bothered me to see pets in photos. It wouldn't stop me from buying or wanting to see a house.

Feb 04, 2018 12:05 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have included horses when possible. I don't usually include any animals that aren't pertinent to the property.

Feb 04, 2018 11:30 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

In California, we have a commonly used disclosure form that the seller completes. This disclosure contains several questions about the presence of pets on the property. Buyers need to know what they are getting into with the house where pets have lived or they need to find another property. 

Feb 04, 2018 09:41 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do dig the deer head...

Feb 04, 2018 08:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A horse farm listing can include photos of horses, but the rest should not be included!

Feb 04, 2018 06:31 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 I can see where photos of farm animals would be beneficial to marketing; however, don't take photos of them in the house.

Feb 04, 2018 06:31 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Folks SHOULD announce their distortions by including pets, critter and fetishes and hobbies in the professional and marketing photos.

Be sure to include the kids and causes also.

It is a GOOD and preferred way to attract like minded people.

What if my buyer is allergic? I'll will suggest, "New construction is booming here. You'll need to bump up your purchase limit." Otherwise, they know what they must do rehabilitate a house AND be ready to act when the ONE that is sterile is found.

When that 1963 constructed house shows up on the list and you ask, "Havs there ever been pets?" what value can you place on the agents response of "No."  

Including Gary the Great Dane in the family room picture should pre-empt silly questions that can only be answered, "who knows?"

Feb 04, 2018 05:50 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ron and Alexandra Seigel nailed this one!

Feb 04, 2018 05:09 AM