Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I spent thirty-five years working in Symphony orchestras. I don't add music to real estate videos. Vivaldi and Bach have suffered enough.

Apr 24, 2016 02:17 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It has been said to never add music; our taste may not be theirs.

Apr 24, 2016 01:16 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm okay with music as long as it's not too loud or distorted. It's easy to click the mute button. What I do hate with a pink passion is AGENTS TALKING with distortion or lousy form . . . I don't really want to see the agent at all. Just show the property. And no tinniness or feedback.

Apr 24, 2016 01:38 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I dislike any music being played.  It is always distracting especially at 3am when you're scrambling to hit the mute button!!

Apr 24, 2016 01:16 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I will if it's annoying.  Sometimes if the video looks interesting, I'll just mute the volume. 

Apr 24, 2016 08:24 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

Yes, if I can't access the volume.  Many are annoying and I may have others in the office that don't nee to hear the music.

Apr 24, 2016 05:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not only in that, but in some movies too. Scoring, music, tempo and accenting a scene or point is an art form. some do it better than others

Apr 24, 2016 04:37 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Too loud.

Apr 24, 2016 01:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

I hate it, unless it is light and appropriate to the market place.  A

Apr 24, 2016 08:06 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, or I muted it. The music was awful and a annoying distraction. Other reasons are: too much zooming in and out, panning too fast, or some annoying agent doing what they call a walking tour. They have some person who doesn't know how to shoot a video follow them through the house filming all the ignorant comments being made by the agent. " This is the kitchen with grantite counter tops... look at those 9' ceilins and ceiling fans.... look at that view out the window- the lot is 1/2 acre but that view makes it feel like you own 10 acres.... blah, blah.

Apr 24, 2016 07:41 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes, if it was hard rock I clicked off immediately.

I have had buyers say they hate all the music on videos BTW. 

Apr 24, 2016 03:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not sure I did, but I have put the tour on silent if I wanted to see the rest of the house.

Apr 24, 2016 02:17 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, Many times!!

I dont know why so many buy into this "requirement" to include background music, I would prefer silence or a descriptive narrative as we tour the property.

Apr 24, 2016 09:13 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Music is okay, but I have stopped watching if tooooo longggggg.

Apr 24, 2016 09:04 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I usually don't turn my speakers on.  Hate narrration and most people's choice in music.  If you want me to listen, put Metallica in the background!

Apr 24, 2016 06:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have and do most often when it is annoying or the person speaking is not clear or says umm alot

Apr 24, 2016 05:19 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have!  But it's not just the music.  There is one company that pans each shot really badly and they take way too long to load and show each one.  It it's just the music, you can turn it off.  But if it's crappy video as well, I go to the stock photo tour our MRIS provides.

Apr 24, 2016 05:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that can certainly happen.... 

Apr 24, 2016 05:10 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No I would just turn down the volume on my computer.

Apr 24, 2016 05:00 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I don't watch preview movies

Apr 24, 2016 04:26 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, there was this delightful tour of a home with a Corgi. The dog was cute but the video went over 5 minutes repeating fingernails on a chalkboard music.

Apr 24, 2016 04:10 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I just mute it info don't like the music, same goes for commercials that pop up out of nowhere.

Apr 24, 2016 04:01 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

The mute button is a friend in some instances. I can even understand calm and 'background,' but the harsh, discordant, loud has never made sense to me.

Apr 24, 2016 03:14 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I think home videos should have peaceful elevator music, if at all and not detract from the homes on the videos. Yes, I have closed a video that had irritating music and many do.

Apr 24, 2016 03:08 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The slide show sound track brings nothing to the table. Just noise pollution. As a result my browsing occurs with 'sound' off at the computer.

If the video description reveals a narrative is present suggesting the agent made a minimal effort, I will enable the sound. As soon as the agent's narrative goes stupid such as "this 3 bedroom two bath..." (I already know that) or even worse, "Here is the kitchen..." I deem this is NOT AN IMPROVEMENT ON SILENCE and mute the sound.

Apr 24, 2016 01:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not watch many videos.

Apr 24, 2016 10:34 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, if the music annoys me!

Apr 24, 2016 10:26 PM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Yes, I have and will again I'm sure. Happily, my default volume state on my computer and other devices is muted so I can avoid being assaulted. :P

Apr 24, 2016 08:57 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I mute and keep watching.

Apr 24, 2016 08:13 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Carol. That just doesn't seem very smart, I might have done the same thing.

Apr 24, 2016 06:51 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Nope. 

Apr 24, 2016 04:53 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - I rarely watch these videos.... 

Apr 24, 2016 03:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just mute every time I do not care about the sound, no issues in there. 

Apr 24, 2016 02:18 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes.  Now I turn the volume down before viewing.  Once I made a remark to my photographer about the music.  He was quick to inform me HE WROTE & PLAYED the tune!  LOL.. My bad! 

Apr 24, 2016 01:44 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I usually fast forward to the movie because of time. I don't ever remember hearing music I found unpleasant.

Apr 24, 2016 01:35 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I do not like the music videos- I am checking out listings while my husband is asleep so the music on the vidoes is a real problem! 

Apr 24, 2016 12:38 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I am not afraid to use a mute button.    Mark

Apr 24, 2016 12:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Watched one recently... they were playing rap music.  I hit the back button.

Apr 24, 2016 11:07 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, if the music was annoying I would just mute the sound.

Apr 24, 2016 10:46 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.  Any music needs to be ever so soft and subtle not blasting ones brains and causing teeth to clatter. 

Apr 24, 2016 10:45 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I simply turn off the sound.  No different than any other video with unwanted sound.

Apr 24, 2016 10:31 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I mute if it's too loud and crazy!

Apr 24, 2016 09:56 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, if it was too irritating and inappropriate, but it's easy just to turn down the volume or mute it.

Apr 24, 2016 09:09 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If the music is to loud, YES!

Apr 27, 2016 10:02 AM
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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

Sometimes I think no music is better.   If potential buyers are looking at them at work, they don't want that music to be heard.  

Apr 27, 2016 12:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  It was set to a Nickelback song.

Apr 24, 2016 11:39 PM