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Rainmaker
629,063
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

If you look good, why not? I do!

Feb 15, 2018 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
356,175
Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I do not, as that would appear that I am advertising for myself, and not to sell their house

Feb 21, 2015 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
359,138
Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

Yep, It is just a bigger business card in front of a house for sale - it would be great if the neighbors were looking to sell too!  Debbie

Feb 20, 2015 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,972,834
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have put my picture on my signs for what seems like forever. It gets me a lot of brand/face recognition around town. People come up to me in public places and introduce themselves because they feel like they know me from my signs in their neighborhoods.

Feb 20, 2015 09:02 PM
Rainer
367,602
Raoul Loustaunau
REALTY ONE GROUP - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

good question Gary Branscombe, i dont have my on my signs , i know a few top guys here in phoenix that dont,so i dont know ;have a great month

Feb 20, 2015 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't see a need for a picture on listing signs, especially for women agents.  It may invite unwanted persons.

Feb 20, 2015 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,655,894
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I would think this would be helpful so more people could identify you, and it would create more synergy w/ your other mktg elements (e.g. direct mail, website, etc).

Feb 20, 2015 12:38 PM
Rainer
279,248
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Depends.

Jun 29, 2018 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's your call.

Feb 12, 2018 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,506
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What I really don't like about pictures: some realtors use the same picture for decades.

Sometimes meeting face to face is really awkward....

Feb 21, 2015 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,311,756
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

My first answer is no!  The sign to sell the house is what counts, not your photo. A

Feb 21, 2015 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 

Gary -- I don't even a photo here, so I don't have one on my signs.  I know many who do.   Whatever works best for you and your personality -- go for it.

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2015 10:02 AM
Rainer
19,778
Cindy Dudley
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

I don't.  But I don't have anything against it either.  One of my fellow agents in a different brokerage who is very productive and beautiful has her picture on her sign...and I understand why.  But her signs are often artistically altered with sharpies.  She has been given blackened teeth, goatees, various styles of moustaches.  She takes it in stride, but it does ruin the signs.

Feb 21, 2015 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,019,878
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know we sort of are advertising ourselves, but I prefer not to have a photo.  Would prefer the focus to be on the home for sale. 

Feb 21, 2015 07:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't think it matters. They just want the information if they call and it doesn't matter who tells them. If it is an ugly phot it could hurt 

Feb 21, 2015 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I prefer signs without agent pictures. My name is what I want recognized in business, and the property is what I am advertising.

Feb 21, 2015 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,506
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always had my pictures on all my marketing materials. Now I moved to a new company and designed everything without my head-shot.

Feb 21, 2015 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
565,078
Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner
Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268 - Iowa City, IA
Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices

I agree with Bill Dandridge I don't do it as my goal is to market the house and not myself. Of course potential buyers need my contact details and where they can find info on the house, (my website), but I'm failing to see how my picture will help with the sale of the house. 

I do accept that the picture might help with branding, although I wonder how often you have to change out the signs for that to work. I can't imagine outdated photos help.  

Feb 21, 2015 04:09 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gary Branscombe as long as picture is current, it's a good idea... 

I don't have my picture on signs though.

Feb 21, 2015 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
938,315
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

I don't think a photo is necessary on the sign.  The contact name and info should suffice.

Feb 20, 2015 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have pictures on my signs. I like Larry's comments.

Feb 20, 2015 10:33 PM
Rainer
403,699
Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
Looking out for the client's interest and not my p

I tend to say no, I think that contact information is more important.

Feb 20, 2015 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
743,252
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If your image is an asset, then plaster your face where ever you can.

However, be prepared to reap the benefit and consequences simultaneusly. There are some bad folks out there and it allows others to practice discrimination without detection.

Feb 20, 2015 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
725,230
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Could help with branding especially if it's photogenic. 

Feb 20, 2015 08:45 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think that's a personal choice. I don't have mine on my signs. My broker provides the signs and I'm happy with that. 

Feb 20, 2015 12:46 PM