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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You can find free graphics via Google - just be sure they ARE free and you can use them. Oothers may have some specific sites to check. Your own photos are best in my opinion. Take lots!!

Sep 04, 2016 10:06 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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There are webinars in AR's library that provide information about all sorts of places to obtain photos, graphics, etc. both for free and paid.

Sep 04, 2016 09:21 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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You can get access to graphs thru kids'zone and free photos at pixabay.com. I am sure there are many many more sites too.

Sep 04, 2016 11:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Most images taken from one's camera are oversized. Need to keep it around 100K for device level viewing. You need an utility based software of  to crop, resize or change contrast. Photoshop is the ideal software wanting it for free there are all kinds of free shareware out there.

Sep 04, 2016 10:20 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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The photos I sue are ones that I take myself.  I have a bunch of discs I bought at the Apple Store that have photos and graphics.  

Sep 04, 2016 10:04 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Search "Free images or free pictures" or "free clipart"

Be careful though - also when using photos I highly recommend you use only those you take yourself

Sep 05, 2016 02:11 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I thought that the basic Clipart provided by Word (and other Microsoft programs) was free, provided I don't ask it to get more images from the internet.  If anyone knows differently, I'd appreciate you speaking up.

Sep 05, 2016 12:33 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I wonder also, now I know

 

Sep 04, 2016 11:45 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Jeff Dowler is right on the money with this one. Be sure to clear the licensing on your G search before using the photos

Sep 04, 2016 11:42 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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Many times I take pictures throughout the week to use on my blog posts.

Sep 04, 2016 11:29 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I use my own photo's, which is the best. Otherwise, try freedigitalphotos.net, with attrubutions.

Sep 04, 2016 11:27 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

The best photos are the ones you take since you know they are yours.   There are many services available and as Nina Hollander suggested this topic has been addressed many times and the answers can be found through an ActiveRain search.    Good luck.  

Sep 04, 2016 11:11 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my graphics often come from my microsoft publisher software....  if I'm using charts and graphs, those I create with powerpoint....

Sep 04, 2016 11:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Great question. Don't use many! Here for the answers!

Sep 04, 2016 10:52 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I think you can create your own graphics on sites like Canva?

Sep 04, 2016 10:52 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
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A variety of sources to suit your needs but do Invest in a good camera as well

Sep 04, 2016 10:38 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There are many in creative commons but there are a few different services that are minimum investments per pic. 

There are many posts on free graphics.

Sep 04, 2016 10:02 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

MLS services provide many of the graphics. Take your own photographs to use in blogs.

Sep 04, 2016 08:17 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I use my own photos and graphs!

Sep 04, 2016 04:57 PM
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Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

Shutterstock.  It is kinda expensive but you can choose the size and brand your photos. 

Sep 04, 2016 02:26 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I actually have only used my own photos to-date, though there are great suggestions below, for free graphics Dee Spraker.  I will have to check them out! 

Sep 04, 2016 12:22 PM
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Bob Crane
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Be careful with photos and graphics, many would just love to catch you using theirs.

Best to use your own, or use from a free site like morgue file where generous people share theirs.

Let me know if you need any help getting them into your posts.

Sep 04, 2016 12:03 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

You got some great answers, I'm so glad you asked this question.

Sep 04, 2016 11:52 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You have received some excellent tips. As Roy Kelley says..keep your camera in hand!!

Sep 04, 2016 11:46 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Goggle "free images". This usually gets you images that are okay to use without paying fees.

Sep 04, 2016 11:43 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

My phone or camera.

Sep 04, 2016 11:28 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use y own photos

Sep 04, 2016 11:22 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Dee, I take or create my own OR pay the membership (which I do believe they even have a free service) with iClipart.com.  You can search exactly what you're looking for -- they're cataloged well there.  Good luck!

Sep 04, 2016 11:11 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Dee Spraker Take lots of photos, use free graphics or purchase graphics that you can use.

Sep 04, 2016 11:08 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Great resources listed here.

Sep 02, 2017 09:43 PM
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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

I subscribe to iclipart, but also take lots of photos.

Sep 12, 2016 10:57 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

You can make them with on-line sources.  Google Drive being one.

Sep 10, 2016 11:41 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    Look on the Internet for photos that are in the public domain.  Wikimedia is one good source.

Sep 09, 2016 10:37 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If you can not create graphics or make pictures, you have to find free images or hire someone to do it for you. 

Sep 05, 2016 04:27 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dee Spraker - there are some posts about it. Though I have subscribed to couple of services - about $50/year  for PresenterMedia.com.

Sep 05, 2016 03:58 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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I use my own photos and make my own graphics. For me it takes less time to make one than to find one. I am sure I have blogged about this before. 

Sep 05, 2016 02:36 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think that some people hire - there are some pretty cheap companies

Sep 05, 2016 02:03 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 do a yearly subscription at clipart.com and have tens of thousands available to use for a very small yearly fee. Freedigitalphotos.net lets you use photos with attribution.

Sep 05, 2016 11:44 AM
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Chris Locke
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Canva.com - this is a free site that makes it very easy to create custom graphics for your blog. Trust me...this is the answer you're looking for. No cost to quickly create graphics to use for your site.

Sep 05, 2016 11:44 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dee - In addition to my own photos, I use iClipArt.com - they have a huge number of photos and clip art files and the cost is very reasonable.

Sep 05, 2016 05:51 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I create most of my clip art using Publisher and saving whatever clip art I have in that program, which I paid for, as a JPEG.

Sep 05, 2016 04:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use Google Images and sort by free for reuse.  There are other sites where you can buy stock photos or clipart too.

Sep 05, 2016 02:31 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Is MS Paint for graphics as well as Paint.net which is free and much more powerful!

Sep 05, 2016 02:29 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
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I have wondered the same also.  My default site is Google.  

Sep 04, 2016 10:43 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Shutterstock.com

Sep 04, 2016 10:03 PM