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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Start taking 20 photos with your phone daily. Get great at taking clear images. Delete the crummy ones and try to recall what you were doing. After you have a couple thousand labelled with titles you will have plenty to provide your own. 

Oct 31, 2018 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
77,638
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Here are a few:

https://pixabay.com/
https://www.reshot.com/
https://www.pexels.com/
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
https://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos
https://unsplash.com/

Oct 31, 2018 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,529,443
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I use images to make the blogs fun and to reinforce what is being said. I do use my own photos, but two of my favorite sites that provide images are toonclipart.com and presentermedia.com. Both have great images and Presenter Media is customizable. 

Oct 31, 2018 12:32 PM
Ambassador
2,345,039
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Oct 31, 2018 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
5,269,937
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer to use my own photographs.

Oct 31, 2018 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,026,482
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I use my own photos.

Oct 31, 2018 06:23 PM
Rainer
152,774
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I don't.  My wife uses her own clip art she's had for 30 years since she was a graphic artist in a prior career plus her own photos

Oct 31, 2018 02:25 PM
Ambassador
2,665,843
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

There are no free getty images:) In fact, they hire commissioned bounty hunters to scan the internet for those using their images and then charge a hefty license fee. They make bank doing this. 

We use pixabay to get images and we take many of our own images. I have a paid membership to video blocks, audio blocks, and image blocks. 

We then edit all the images with text overlays, watermarks, added elements. 

To do those we use the following depending on the social platform, how fast I need the graphic etc: 

My mac's keynote 

Visme.co

Spark.Adobe 

Get Stencil 

We no longer use Canva because it is way too slow. 

A graphic speaks a thousand words! and more!!! 

Oct 31, 2018 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
527,450
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

I try to.  Usually my own pictures however.

Oct 31, 2018 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,459
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I prefer to take my own, but Google has a wide assortment of royalty free images.

Oct 31, 2018 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,876,060
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Pixabay is Free.... Katerina brought it to my attention.... I love it....

Oct 31, 2018 03:42 PM
Ambassador
1,614,399
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have purchased in bulk from 123rf.com and used some of my own pictures.

Oct 31, 2018 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,135,184
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Many options. It looks like you have many suggestions. 

Oct 31, 2018 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,246,391
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lots of options including your own.  Choose wisely. 

Oct 31, 2018 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,566,765
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do a lot of my own but I also have tons of royalty free pictures from antique software I've collected Nick Krehnke 425-202-5655 . That being said I do get some on line if I'm sure it is not copyrighted.

Oct 31, 2018 12:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never trust getty.

I generally just use something from my photo collection.

Nov 01, 2018 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,489
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

When possible I use my own photos.  I do not trust sites that offer "free" images ... so I purchase images. 

Oct 31, 2018 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,321,024
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NICK,

We take a lot of photos for our blogs.  I am also not adverse to buying photos, we have a subscription to dreamstime.com.  We have used for several years now, and they are good for quirky stuff and concepts that we write about.  I have never seen anything free from Getty...they are the first to sue if you help yourself to one of their images.  A

Oct 31, 2018 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
383,457
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We use our own photos or those we purchased or those available from free links.

Oct 31, 2018 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,981,409
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It varies. Lots of options out there.

Oct 31, 2018 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,024,107
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually try to use my own, purchase some, and will check out the other options mentioned.

Nov 04, 2018 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
653,318
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Thanks for all the great suggestions, Fellow Rainers.

Nov 03, 2018 05:51 PM
Rainmaker
143,956
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

If I don't use one of my own photos, I'll purchase photos at DepositPhotos.com. 

Nov 02, 2018 07:52 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

my camera.  Not going to be sued for copyright issues that way.

Nov 01, 2018 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It varies a lot.

Nov 01, 2018 07:39 AM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I use my own photos or Clipart.com where I purchase the rights to use. I don't trust the so-called free image sites.

Nov 01, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Morgan Taylor
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

it has been suggested more than once here, but pixabay is great :) If you have time to take up a hobby, you can design your own graphics, as well.

Nov 01, 2018 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,944,624
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I take my own, no way i want to meet up with Getty images in a dark alley

Nov 01, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,818,056
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

you've got some good answers

Nov 01, 2018 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not use many.

Nov 01, 2018 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,406,085
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

There are some great answers here! I will be checking out a few of the sites myself. Good question.

Nov 01, 2018 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most of pictures are mine, those that are not have links to the source( usually mls)

Oct 31, 2018 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,457,993
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, Nick, most of us use agree - it is our pictures to use for blog.

Oct 31, 2018 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,036,387
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I am with all answers. 

Most of our pictures were taken by photographer for listings.

Oct 31, 2018 08:12 PM
Ambassador
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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

Primarily my own photos or those from my hired photographer but, Pixabay has good 'filler' images. 

Oct 31, 2018 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,426,359
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like the picture emphasis too unless it becomes tedious or a chore

Oct 31, 2018 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When I use images, they are mine! Good luck with advice from others

Oct 31, 2018 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Pictures  use all my own

Nov 02, 2018 07:37 PM
Rainer
213,175
Nick Krehnke 425-202-5655
All Square Mortgage INC. - Seattle, WA
"Your Trusted Friend in the Home Loan Biz" :)

Thank You all for your help! :) xoxo

I do use lots of my own photos alreqady, but I was mostly inquiring about other sources, of which you have provided many.

Thanks so much

Nov 02, 2018 03:50 PM
Rainer
6,244
Harris Brown
HFB Advertising - West Islip, NY

Hey,

Try this  librestock.com

Nov 13, 2018 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,073,645
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Most with my camera

Nov 05, 2018 04:36 PM