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Rainmaker
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Margaret Kapranos
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Novato, CA
San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070

  No, I reckon that I will age faster than I can keep up with taking photographs of myself.  I find it annoying to do this.  So, I solved the problem by not taking any.  Clients aren't asking for this and if you look at the cards of all other professions, most don't put a picture on their cards.

Apr 10, 2015 05:14 AM
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Ask your past clients, see what they think.

The only reason I have mine was because my past clients said, that since they spend so much money on their house, they want to know how their agents look like.

But like @Tammie White, I dont promote myself more than my company name. Yes, it's part of the succession plan - not necessarily "selling" it for me, but for the company to continue long after I am done with the business. 

Apr 08, 2015 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
191,333
Billie Hillier
http://702IsHome.com - North Las Vegas, NV
Savvy Home Realty Solutions

Never have and never will. 

Apr 08, 2015 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
869,251
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

'A picture?" Yes I do!

Does it suggest I sell beach sunsets?

Apr 06, 2015 04:45 AM
Rainer
42,406
Peter Lake
Harborside Sothebys International Realty - Marblehead, MA
Associate Broker

Picture of me on the back, photos of the town on the front.

From MOO.com

Apr 06, 2015 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Yes.

Aug 28, 2018 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes, of course. I am handsome hunk.

Apr 02, 2018 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
84,298
Ernest Villafranca
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Oakland, CA
3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443

Yes, I do. People and agents recognize me. They say I look better in person  

Aug 19, 2017 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
513,281
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Yes I do! 

May 13, 2015 01:16 AM
Rainmaker
90,443
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Yes, I do have a picture. I can see from the comments that there are pros and cons to having or not having a photo on your card. I deal with my local community and I think it's a benefit, so that when I mail or give out cards, and the community sees my face, it's for recognition purposes. I think it is a personal preference and it depends on who you are marketing to.

Apr 13, 2015 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Yes - the same one you see here. Not sure if we will have one for our next ones.

Apr 12, 2015 11:41 AM
Rainer
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Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

No picture for me, but I love seeing the "glamour shot" photos complete with a feather boa!! LOL

 

Apr 12, 2015 07:56 AM
Rainer
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James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

Never on my business cards but always on my postcards and other farming pieces.

Apr 12, 2015 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
605,070
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

We work a lot of international clients...they think pictures on business cards are the agents ego talking.

When we started 23 years ago, we did the big picture thing like everyone else.

For the last 12 years we have no pictures on our cards.  It will stay that way.

Eve

Apr 10, 2015 02:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,530,657
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet always have but that could change tomorrow.  If you do mail outs it's good to enclose your card so people can see who they may be dealing with...

Apr 09, 2015 09:27 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No I do not as I think it is out of style.  

Apr 09, 2015 01:33 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

No photo, just our logo. I own an independent brokerage so I want the brand recognition for my company. My signs don't have my name on them either. Once again, everything is directed to my company. I'm trying to create a sellable asset. If it's all about me, not many agents will be interested in buying the business when I get ready to sell.

Apr 08, 2015 03:19 PM
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Cynthia (CJ) Sleppy
Cynthia J Sleppy Real Estate - Medford, OR

Currently, I do not.  One reason is that they cannot prejudge me based on my looks. Second reason is that if they are curious about what I look like, they can go to my website listed on the card or call me - which is what I want them to do anyway. 

Apr 08, 2015 02:14 PM
Rainer
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Sandra Scott
DPR Realty - Payson, AZ
REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ

Yes, a very nice, professional picture on my card,  my brochures, car signs  and anything else I can can imprint on.  And it is paying off.  Now when I go anywhere in my town,  people look at me and say,  "Gee, you look so familiar, where do I know you from?"  So then I can say, you have probably seen my face on real estate signs around town.  I've been representing buyers and sellers in our market for many years. Who do you know who is considering buying or selling?  Great advertising.  And NO, I DO NOT TAKE MYSELF SO SERIOUSLY...my face is my brand.

Apr 08, 2015 12:43 PM
Rainer
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Arthur Hillman
RE/MAX Real Estate Center - North Attleboro, MA

I think your picture is an important part of your marketing. I have a professional picture on my cards, my website, my marketing handouts and mailers. Not that I'm a good looking dude, but people come up to me at the super market, downtown, church, etc and say "you're the real estate guy, I see your picture everywhere." For me that's priceless.

Apr 08, 2015 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Nope, no picture of me on my cards. 

Apr 08, 2015 08:01 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

I just ordered a new set of business cards...without a picture for the first time.

Apr 07, 2015 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
131,097
David John Medendorp
Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon - Norton Shores, MI
CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon

I have cards both ways. I thing a profesional photo is good.

Apr 07, 2015 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Diane Collier
Keller Williams Northern Colorado - Winter Park, CO

getting new cards, trying to make a decision.  I currently have my picture on my card.

Apr 07, 2015 10:20 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I do and like it when I receive a card from someone in business that has a photo. It helps to remmber who they are and put a name with a face.

Apr 07, 2015 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
161,804
Tom Day
Waterfront Homes, Oceanside Condos,Investment Properties, Probate, REO. Covering Broward County - Pompano Beach, FL
RE/MAX in Motion Pompano Beach & Greater Ft Lauder

If you make enough of an impression on a prospect when you meet them, they won't need a picture to remember you. I took my picture off my cards years ago. I think it looks more professional. In a field where everybody is doing the same thing, you actually stand out more by not having a photo on your card.

Apr 07, 2015 12:16 AM
Rainer
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

My photo in my profile is a few years old but I haven't changed much. It is on my business card. I saw an agent the other day who looked nothing like her business card and I've seen male agents who look nothing like their business card photos. Some still use their old "Glamour Shots" photos. Come on that was how many decades ago. There is one broker who still has some business cards and signs from when the brokerage was opened 25 years ago.

Apr 06, 2015 11:50 PM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Yes I believe you should have your picture on all of your advertising

Apr 06, 2015 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Alma Fitzgerald
Long & Foster Real Estate - Cambridge, MD
"Agent A"

I think a picture has it pros & cons. When you give your card to someone, they put it away either in a pocket or purse. It may be several days later or even weeks before they find it again or see it. Looking at the card & seeing a picture may jog them memory & conversation they had with you and then they may input your info in their contact system or their card file. Also, I have read people are less apt to throw a card with a picture on it a way. The con portion of this point is some people keep an outdated picture on their card, therefore they may not remember you bc you don't look like the person on the card. A younger glam shot doesn't work if many years have gone by & you've changed your hair... and aged. The key is to update you card every 2 years & keep a current picture & up to date contact info.

Apr 06, 2015 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
437,508
James Guido
REMM Realty brokered by eXp Realty - San Clemente, CA
REALTOR, Broker Associate, South Orange County CA

I do have a photo on my business cards now but when I reorder more I will remove my photo. I don't belive photos are necessary today and in the future.

Apr 06, 2015 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,050
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think it is necessary to have your picture on a business card.

Apr 06, 2015 01:39 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do have my picture on my card, and I really like the way it looks. A creative person redesigned it for me two years ago, and it really stand out in an attractive way. 

Apr 06, 2015 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always had till now. My last business card designed to have only the most important information. It is simple and elegant.

Apr 06, 2015 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I view that as a waste of space that could be better utilized.

Apr 06, 2015 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
513,940
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Yes, I do. 

Apr 06, 2015 03:21 AM
Rainer
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John Manuwal
Keller Williams Northwest Montana - Kalispell, MT
Kalispell Montana Agent and Photographer

I have one card with my photo and one without. I have not noticed a difference over the last ten years on what one is better.

Apr 06, 2015 03:20 AM
Rainmaker
330,178
Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

I have on my current cards left, but not on my new ones..   Will stop using my pics on biz cards now.

Apr 06, 2015 03:07 AM
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Barb Merrill
Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC - Tempe, AZ
GRI, Associate Broker

Yes, I do.  My picture is on the front so people can put a name with a face.  On the back I have a picture of my 1972 vintage VW Super Beetle restored with my advertsing for branding purposes.  I want them to see me around town.

Apr 06, 2015 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely!

Apr 06, 2015 02:50 AM
Rainer
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
Your Trusted Advisor in Oakville Real Estate

Yes indeed. I have a photo on my business cards, but not on my lawn signs. That way if a prospect has a few cards after interviewing several agents they will remember which one I am :)  In my market, I would estimate that 97% of all agents have photos on their cards (judging unscientfically by the piles of cards I see in homes during showings).

Apr 06, 2015 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
418,408
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Yes, I do, Camara.

Apr 06, 2015 02:39 AM
Rainer
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Debra R Parisi
Signature Premier Properties - Syosset, NY
GRI,CBR EcoBroker,e-Pro,SRES,SFR

Yes! Picture on card, email and return address on sticker!  

Apr 06, 2015 02:32 AM
Rainmaker
175,464
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Yes, I use the same picture for all my profiles and busienss cards.  I consider it part of my brand.

 

Spirit

Apr 06, 2015 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,445,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Camara Company No, not anymore!

Apr 06, 2015 02:22 AM
Rainmaker
851,129
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sonatta, we do. 

Apr 06, 2015 02:13 AM
Rainer
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Lynda Long
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Columbus, OH
Lynda Long,Coldwell Banker,Columbus OH

No, nor do my CPA, attorney, doc or dentist

Apr 06, 2015 02:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,959,309
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I do not.  

Apr 06, 2015 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
6,372,924
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I think is is very important for real estate professionals to include a photograph on business cards. You want people to recognize you at the grocery store. 

And, wear that name tag every day as well!

Apr 06, 2015 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
587,091
Dena Stevens Coriz
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

Yes! I know this is an ongoing discussion but I do it. I live in a county of approx 40K people  and 130 agents. If people reconize me it's all good! 

Apr 06, 2015 01:25 AM