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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the dog does not go in the house unless the dog is picked up and held during the entire showing.... not negotiable...

Jan 20, 2017 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Pick it up and carry it. Period.

Jan 20, 2017 07:18 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Susan Emo on this one.  Unless the seller has given express permission to carry the dog inside the home ... it does need to stay outside.

Jan 20, 2017 09:56 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

You never know who has allergies and their little feet do not need to touch the ground to have their dander in the air.  I love dogs more than people and even I make them stay outside, in the car or with their person.

Jan 20, 2017 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sellers decision. Don't assume you can bring pets into someone else's house without permission.

Jan 20, 2017 07:29 AM
Rainer
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Anyone who knows me knows that I love dogs. In fact in most cases I love dogs more than I would love their owners.   I have a dog and would never, ever take my dog to someones home that I was not invited to do so.  

Why do people think they can bring dogs to other peoples homes, open houses, grocery stores, the mall or anywhere else that do not have an open door policy to dogs?  

They cannot be left in cars in most situations, they should not be carried through someones home,  they cannot be tied up on the front porch while the owner goes through the house.  

Bad manners no matter how you look at it. 

Jan 20, 2017 03:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,424
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

At an open house I request they leave the dog outside or in the car. I had a dog poop in the middle of the front room and as I was cleaning that up he raised his leg on the wall as the owner of the dog was trying to get him out the front dog. I don't think this support dog was legit...

Jan 20, 2017 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
577,750
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Pick it up, or leave it in the car.  Period.. It does not come into someone else's home.

Jan 20, 2017 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,334
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If the dog can be picked up and carried I don't see a problem. Mine has gone on a lot of showings but they're usually buildings and she stays in the truck until/unless it's for sure cool. And never in a nice home. Having said that, I'd rather have most people's dogs than some people's children. LOL

Jan 20, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As it is not mine or theirs the dog goes to the car.

Jan 20, 2017 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Tell them the little darling must wait in the car.  I just had this happen at an estate sale that I was at.  Lady thought it was ok to bring them into someone else's house.

Jan 20, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,511
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If they are qualified to buy, pet that dog! If not, walk that dog....

Jan 20, 2017 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,973,088
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Susan Emo ..what clients shows up with a dog to enter someones home??

Jan 20, 2017 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The propert thing is for a buyer to have enough senses not to bring a dog to someone elses home. 

Jan 20, 2017 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,978
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Is that a pooch in your pocket or are you just happy to see the house?

Jan 20, 2017 10:42 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

The dog shouldn't enter the home. What if the dog does his thing and ruin  the carpet?

Jan 20, 2017 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Same reaction if they brought an unruly child, remind them this is someones home.

Jan 20, 2017 07:40 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Tie the leash to a tree or a bush, and leave Fido outside.

Jan 20, 2017 06:04 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Make sure the dog stays outside.

Jan 20, 2017 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One of the parties stays outside with the dog or put him in the car. No pets allowed!

Jan 20, 2017 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,898,962
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Would have to say that dog will have to stay in the car.

 

Jan 20, 2017 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
706,832
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Tell them they need to leave the dog outside or in a car or with someone. We cannot bring an animal into a listing without approval.

Jan 20, 2017 12:27 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Large dogs must be kept in the vehicle. A small dog could be carried or left in the vehicle.  I would never allow anyone to enter a property with an animal. 

Jan 20, 2017 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
897,818
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Should leave dog in car.

Jan 20, 2017 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,270
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

chain to a post outside while I watch the dog.....

Jan 20, 2017 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski Pets should stay home with the kids when viewing properties.

Jan 20, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I'll take the dog any day...I will even carry it myself.  The kids need to stay in the car. (If owner is there, I ask permission to bring the dog in).

I have never had a dog bark, bite, break anything, have a tantrum, or poop.

Eve

 

Jan 20, 2017 08:23 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Never had that happen in 30 years.  

Jan 20, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William 

I agree with Barbara Todaro 

Jan 20, 2017 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,529,579
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Take the dog through the house while the owner waits outside

I've had it happen for a tour, 1st stop, their house to drop off the dog (dog in their car me following).

I do not let dogs and sometimes kids in my listings. 

Jan 20, 2017 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I will say I did not get permission to bring the dog into the home. Would she like to reschedule or leave the dog in the car?

Jan 20, 2017 06:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Whenever a client with any size dog shows up I warn them to keep them close to them so that the wolves do not make a lunch of them.

Jan 20, 2017 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Leave the dog in the car while we tour the house. 

Jan 20, 2017 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Please carry your dog.

Or let your agent stand with your dog in the driveway.

But, this  one who may have embraced the entitlement mentality will point to the sweater on the creature and declare, "It a service critter that helps me stay calm. You can not forbid our entry!"

That's when you pull out the contract. Which states any fleas, pees or petunias will prove expensive.

Jan 20, 2017 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Ask them to leave it outside unless they can prove it's a certified service animal. Emotional support animals are not covered.

Jan 20, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Does not come in.  Leave it in the car.  And I love dogs.  My husband showed up to one of our rentals once and the property manager had given the prospective tenants the lockbox code to let themselves in (big problem #1!!) and they walked up to the door with their dog right behind them to come in with (big problem #2!).   Not ok.

Jan 25, 2017 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,848,389
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tie them up at the front porch.

Jan 23, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Barbara Todaro wrote

Jan 23, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
760,363
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Ask them to follow me.

Jan 22, 2017 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm a big animal lover, and even I will tell the buyers the dog has to stay outside. 

Jan 21, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainer
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

In my experience I tell the dog owner they can not bring the dog inside. 

Jan 21, 2017 03:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,148
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No pets allowed.  Too much "marking the territory" issues to worry about.

Jan 21, 2017 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't allow buyers to bring pets with them. Not into the house.  It's their decision, but they will get the message on the first showing.

Jan 21, 2017 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,054
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Pick it up and carry it or leave it in the vehicle.

Jan 21, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Depending on my sellers wishes, either ask them to leave the dog outside or allow them in.

Jan 21, 2017 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I would not be bringing a buyer to my listing - no dual agency

Jan 21, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Barbara has answered.

Jan 21, 2017 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I ask them to tether the dog outside the home or leave it in the car. In 25 years I've yet to have a client show up to a showing with their dog and I work with lots of dog lovers.

Jan 21, 2017 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - if the guidelines say, NO PETS, means no pets! Simple.

Jan 20, 2017 10:30 PM