Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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

I've had it happen and when I told them the dog needed to remain outside, they were furious.  One toured the home while the other babysat the dog outside and then they switched.   It was fortunate that the Seller returned early and jumped out of his car demanding to know if the dog had been in his house: his granddaughter was deathly allergic!!!   They did buy the home so it was a Win/Win for everyone.

Aug 01, 2015 09:00 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No I do not think it is appropriate and would suggest one or the other stay outside with the pet. I do not have buyers bring pets along for showings and expect to take them in.

Aug 01, 2015 10:13 AM
Danuta Fedycki
Century21 - Folsom, CA

Unacceptable. I am a dog lover but in this case I would not show the house. It's a distraction when showing and create too much liability for everyone.

Aug 01, 2015 07:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. They are asked to leave the pets at home. If they have a pet during a showing, the agent needs to tell them that pets are not allowed inside.

Some will be upset but the risk is too great to allow pets inside of the property.

Aug 01, 2015 06:52 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, absolutely not.

Aug 01, 2015 12:56 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only service dogs.

Aug 01, 2015 12:44 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. It's not appropriate.  It would not matter if it were a $300K home.

Aug 01, 2015 11:11 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely not!!!

The sellers could be highly allergic...lawsuit in the wings.

Aug 01, 2015 10:40 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think if our manhattan agents weigh in, and beverly hills folks, we may get a differing opinion than regular folks lol

Aug 01, 2015 10:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mentioning "high end" changed my mindset from no to hey, what a nice dog

Aug 01, 2015 09:54 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

No, no and no. The liabilty alone. As Susan had mentioned allergies as well.

Aug 01, 2015 09:06 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

absolutely not.... OMG...if I were the homeowner, I'd shoot someone!!

Aug 01, 2015 08:33 AM
Tabitha Rector-Richardson
Premier Homes Realty - Owings Mills, MD
Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215

I had a buyer client that wanted to bring her dog who was like her child with her and I told her she could not.  Once we found a house she was seriously considering, she needed to bring her dog to make sure he would like the place too.  The Sellers were okay with it. 

Aug 01, 2015 08:02 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

MIKE ROCK No, pets should stay home with the children.

Aug 02, 2015 12:14 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I might consider it with the homeowner's permission, but even then I'd be hesitant.

Aug 01, 2015 10:45 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty


Aug 01, 2015 09:31 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mike. I would not allow a dog in a home that I would be showing, unless it was small enough to be carried.

Aug 01, 2015 08:23 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Mike. I have heard of this happening and I'm totally against it. I think the dog needs to be left either home or in the car.  My feelings are the prospective buyers are a guest in the house and they must act accordingly.

Aug 01, 2015 07:00 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

MIke - I also had a buyer client like Tabitha Rector-Richardson. I had shown them a couple homes and didn't even know they had their dog with them in their car. At the last home of the night, they liked it enough to let their dog out and see if it liked the property as well. The home was vacant, and the dog never went inside, but I felt a little odd about it (not knowing and all).

I think most often I would have to say no to having a buyer bring their dog, but think it is more common with luxury homes and muffy being carried in a LV bag. I mean, who would tell Jennifer Aniston she can't carry her dog into a showing of a $3 million dollar home.

Aug 01, 2015 04:41 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

I love animals, but I do not allow them in my home.  Leave the dog outside when you go into another family's home.  I, or any homeowner have the right to not permit alcohol, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, firearms, loud noise, profanity, pets, and anything else I chose to stop at my door.  Another homeowner, if they wish, has a right to permit any or all.


I too, have grandchildren with allergies.  I want my home to be a place they enjoy and feel welcomed.  I gave up a cherished tradition of having a live Christmas every year when one of my daughters made me aware that my son-in-law was affected by the trees.  He is a keeper of a son-in-law, so the tradition ended.

Aug 01, 2015 03:12 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dogs and horses only, no I am joking, best not to allow any animals in the home.


Aug 01, 2015 02:23 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Dogs no, horses maybe.

Oct 13, 2018 06:46 AM