Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty (SIB REALTY)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I seen it too but it's not my personal style.  

Jul 18, 2018 11:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Only if it's a service animal or if the buyer gave you the dog - was the breeder or you adopted it from them (hopefully the latter)!

Jul 18, 2018 11:40 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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We don't have settlement table closings.
Having said that, Luna has gone with me to pick up packages and the escrow companies love her.
Would I take her to a business meeting? No.
Might a client have their dog? Possible.
Luna doesn't know she's a dog and doesn't like other dogs. That's a good reason not to right there.

Jul 18, 2018 12:04 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
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I would say it depends on the size and temperament of the dog, Valeria Mola. The smaller and more docile (and better groomed), the more appropriate - in my opinion. - Tim

EDITED: I agree with Debe Maxwell, CRS and others - if it is a service dog, then yes. Otherwise, might not be the best idea.

Jul 18, 2018 11:02 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My dog says it is!

 

Jul 18, 2018 03:07 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Absolutely not. 

Jul 18, 2018 12:58 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realty, Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
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Seems like absolutely NOT is the consensus here. But, I will go a step further. Some places - even offices ARE pet-friendly. Maybe asking first would be appropriate. But regardless of whether it's ok or not; pets can be a distraction. 

Jul 18, 2018 11:55 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No it's not. I was at a seminar once & the lady next to me popped her pocket pooch out of her purse to sit on her lap during the event. NOT.

Jul 18, 2018 11:02 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I would say "NO" 

And here so many great answers!

Jul 18, 2018 07:57 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Only if he is the enforcer!

Jul 18, 2018 01:23 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 Maybe if you sold them a pet shop.  Or a Veterinary Clinic. 

Jul 18, 2018 01:04 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Ideally no, I love my dog but I don't want her at my closings. 

Jul 18, 2018 12:59 PM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
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Nope. But my 85 year old client brought her poodle to a July closing a few years ago because the power had been shut off on her old house and we couldn't leave the dog in the car.  Title company was more than happy to accomodate.  But my Bogey the Wonder Dog does not do real estate. 

Jul 18, 2018 12:45 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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NO!!!!!!!!

Jul 18, 2018 12:24 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

'Proper' is a word that lends itself to a variety of interpretations... 
My opinion is - unless it's a service animal, then no.

Jul 18, 2018 12:21 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I won't bring my pet at closing.  The client can bring her pet at closing if she wants to.  I prefer not, but had a one time the pet just showed up with her.

Jul 18, 2018 12:19 PM
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Bob Crane
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Depends on the dog and the other people at the closing.

Jul 18, 2018 12:18 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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OMG no!

That tells me that the "princess" agent is full of herself...

Eve

Jul 18, 2018 11:43 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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If it's a service dog and you have the appropriate paperwork, sure. But other than that specific situation, pets are not appropriate in most business situations.

Jul 18, 2018 11:27 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

In ANY business situation, is it appropriate to bring your dog at a meeting?

Really... some people...

Jul 18, 2018 11:24 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Absolutely not, unless it is a "true" service animal. 

Jul 18, 2018 11:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Unless it's a service animal, no. But we don't have closings around a table here so it's a non-issue.

Jul 18, 2018 06:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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what?? who would even think of doing that????

Jul 18, 2018 03:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Valeria,

We would not do that.  A

Jul 18, 2018 01:04 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I don't think it is proper and I don't think it is proper for buyers to bring their dog when they are looking at houses.

Jul 18, 2018 11:26 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. It's rude and a distraction. Many people are afraid of dogs and others are allergic.

Jul 18, 2018 11:20 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I am smart enough not to answer this question.

Jul 18, 2018 11:15 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Valeria Mola no, but it depends on the dog, and the client.

Jul 18, 2018 04:59 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Hmmmm, well I don't have a dog, but do have a parakeet (who does speak English), though I still wouldn't bring him to my customer's closing...  

If I had a dog, for the most part I'd have to say no I wouldn't bring it to the customer's closing.  That's just my personal choice.  

Jul 18, 2018 01:49 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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If it is my dog, yes.

Jul 18, 2018 12:34 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
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No

Jul 18, 2018 11:16 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say it is not,  a closing is very important and having a animal there could take off the focus on the closing.

 

Jul 18, 2018 11:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Jul 18, 2018 11:15 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not my style... unless it's a service animal. Then again, I recently had a closing with two legally blind clients... and they didn't bring their seeing-eye dog to closing. I picked them up and delivered them back to their home.

Jul 19, 2018 05:27 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

An agent knows their clients and would act accordingly.

Jul 18, 2018 11:15 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

Is it proper? Not so much.

If the client was so enamored with one or both of my dogs (or a foster dog) that they had to meet them in person, I'd bring them along. 

 

 

Jul 18, 2018 11:13 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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IMHO it's not appropriate to bring your arse licking hound anywhere other than your own property or a desinated park. 

Oh, and nobody wants to see your mutt in a place of business and if they act like they do, then believe me when I say it, they are pretending. In fact, they are calling you a wacko as soon as you walk out the door.  LMAO

Jul 18, 2018 06:44 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the dog did all the work then they should be recognized.

Otherwise, it is a arrogant agent thing.

Jul 18, 2018 01:51 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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If you go to enough closings you will likely see everything!  Why just last week this happened LOL

Alien should you bring a pet to a real estate settlement ComeHomeVirginia.com Dave Martin Realtor Northern Virginia

Jul 23, 2018 05:59 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Valeria Mola - Never seen it.

Jul 18, 2018 10:20 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

I do not feel it is appropriate unless it is a service animal 

Jul 18, 2018 09:27 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I would say that’s the great thing about being your own boss. You can do what you want and that your clients are alright with you doing.

Jul 18, 2018 07:30 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Is it an *ahem* Emotional Support dog?

Gosh that just sticks in my throat even when I write it  :(

Jul 18, 2018 07:07 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

An ESA ?

Jul 18, 2018 01:06 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Bring whoever you want however others have opinons on this. That's the issue. What are we doing & why? If it is for the client...keep that focus

Jul 18, 2018 12:31 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Agreee with everybody. 

Keep your pet home or ask permission to bring it over.

Sep 16, 2018 09:54 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO!

Jul 21, 2018 07:16 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think this is a professional appointment, no, leave the dog at home.

Jul 21, 2018 06:38 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not at all.

Jul 20, 2018 06:11 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I don't think it's professional but have had clients bring theirs with permission.

Jul 19, 2018 11:02 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I would never sense the need to do that.

Jul 19, 2018 01:39 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No way on God's Green Earth would I ever do that.  

Jul 19, 2018 09:00 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

If it's a service dog...

Jul 19, 2018 07:28 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

Not my idea of proper.

Jul 19, 2018 06:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a chance it is acceptable

Jul 19, 2018 06:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NEVER just like it is not ok to bring an agents young children to closing. Your client should be asked, ok with and not made to feel uncomefortable in anything an agent does

Jul 19, 2018 05:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 19, 2018 03:56 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I'm a dog person, so if it's well behaved I wouldn't mind, but if my client was not, it would be a problem. 

Jul 18, 2018 11:55 PM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Sure, bring your dog along, your pot bellied pig, your minature horse, pet lizzard, he says sarcastically.

A closing is typically a professional setting.  Treat it as such.

Cheers!

Aug 17, 2018 06:48 AM