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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't mind them in Social Media but I do tend to limit them in emails unless I need to smooth something that could be deemed as too harsh if read the wrong way!

May 04, 2016 04:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Cute and trendy like Pac-man. Ask yourself; What are we trying to do here?

May 04, 2016 07:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont use them, but I was reading about a new app that CAR has out with Realtor based emojis, then I went to the download site and read the reviews, apparently this program is a disaster and most are uninstalling the app.

May 04, 2016 06:24 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

Too 'cutesy' and 'personal' overall. Depending on the message, I'd probably say there might be a butt for that saddle, but use sparingly if at all.
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May 04, 2016 03:27 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Using them might not portray a level of professionalism to many viewers.

May 04, 2016 03:17 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I rarely use them.  

May 09, 2016 02:02 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't think that they are professional.  I do not like seeing them in marketing efforts and I tend to look down on companies that use them.

 

Once I'm doing business with the company and have a relationship with a person at the company, then that person can do emojis.  The only exception is if a company uses the "Live Long and Prosper" aka "Spock" emoji.  I overlook that one because of the Vulcan ideals it represents... and I've yet to see any non Star Trek company use it!

May 05, 2016 11:29 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I only use them with people I know well - wouldn't use them on marketing efforts

May 04, 2016 09:28 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I just read an article on Hootsuite that emojis are a great way to get attention and should be used on most social media platforms.  Just don't over-do it.

May 04, 2016 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't have any opinion on them.  However, not everyone understands the meaning of each emoji or the meaning of a particular emoji for different people may differ based on a variety of criteria.

May 04, 2016 08:05 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Overuse bothers me but an occasional use is okay. I prefer words. 

May 04, 2016 01:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Childish for professional marketing

May 04, 2016 11:57 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

on occasion, they're a quick response to a friend....not for business....

May 04, 2016 08:52 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Allied Real Estate Schools I think they are unprofessional in any type of marketing.

May 04, 2016 06:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

They are okay in casual use, but I think they are so yesterday!  There are not professional and do not inspire confidence in the brand.  A

May 04, 2016 05:14 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

I think for anything other than personal use, they're lazy and unprofessional. There are much better choices of graphic elements available.

May 04, 2016 03:59 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

They're good to use on occasion to emphasize an emotion, but shouldn't be overused.

May 04, 2016 03:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Social media, yes - other communication, not unless they're friends of mine or after the sale and I may text a nice message with a cute emoji.

May 25, 2017 08:48 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use them a lot in text messages.....probably more than I should... and in my Instagram posts and comments. 

May 11, 2016 03:57 AM