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Rainmaker
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

It does, for sure.

Dec 01, 2019 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great idea. 

 

Dec 01, 2019 09:13 AM
Ambassador
1,446,169
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I wouldn't be too concerned about what other Realtors think . . .  ask the public in your market their opinion.   I know when I'm out with Buyers or just with civilians in general, they tend to badmouth the signs with pictures.   I'm often shocked at how negative some of the comments can be.  I watch and learn.

Feb 18, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I put my picture on my signs about 12 years ago.... I believe it does help as I'm always running into people who recognize me from my signs and/or who think they've met me before when they haven't. I get a lot of "oh yes I see you on signs all over the area." It's hard to quantify but I believe the face recognition along with name recognition is important. When I had signs without my picture, I did not get as much recognition.

Feb 18, 2016 08:34 PM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Personal preference I don't find necessary for myself 

Feb 18, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

If you keep the picture up to date it will work; but down the road you do not want to walk into the listing and have someone ask who you are!

Feb 18, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not; no one cares what you look like and you need a sign that can be read at a glance by drivers.

Feb 18, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not my choice because I believe it waste space.

Feb 18, 2016 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's a Personal preference 

Feb 18, 2016 08:58 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Desmond, in my market you see a lot of photos, people remember faces better than names I think or it is easier to associate a name with a photo. It always worked for me and you have a great face so use it to your advantage!

Feb 18, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I used to have both options, I did not notice any difference. 

Good luck! 

Feb 18, 2016 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some people have their photo on the signs while others do not.  It is personal preference.

Feb 18, 2016 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Desmond Neoh I'd say, it's okay to have your picture on your sign, Just make sure it changes every few years...

Feb 18, 2016 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'm not a fan of the photo on the yard sign.  After enough time in real estate, you won't look like your photo anymore anyway. 

Feb 18, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't have a photo on mine. Logo, name and number

Feb 18, 2016 01:22 PM
Ambassador
3,159,779
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm anti photo on sign, but I guess it depends on the market.  But the sign is about selling the house, not about me the agent.

Feb 18, 2016 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
678,768
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I think it depends no your area.  In our area, agents do not typically put their picture on the sign, but they put their name on the sign.  If you want recognition fast, spend money on a billboard with your picture on it.  That will get you more recognition quickly than a For Sale Sign that many people just drive by.  

Feb 18, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It could help get people to recognize you. There are two schools of thought with that Desmond. One is my answer, the other is that some people prejudge folks by their looks and that means some people will not like us just by our looks. As crazy as it sounds, I have read this many times.

Feb 18, 2016 12:26 PM
Ambassador
6,352,310
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would not, but many find this to be effective.

Feb 19, 2016 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Desmond - That choice is up to you, but I don't use my picture on my yard signs.

Feb 19, 2016 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,424
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't recommend them but to each his own.

Feb 19, 2016 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do not, as I would prefer to market the home.  I see Nina's point too.

Feb 19, 2016 05:09 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

I think it will help get you recognized around town.

Feb 19, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,138
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say no.  Just like business cards, you need to update that photo every 5-10 years.  I prefer to keep my cards and signs usable until the die or I find a better sign, so no photo.  Just my name, number and company.

Feb 19, 2016 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
7,787,954
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your picture will help you become recognized in the community.

Feb 19, 2016 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Desmond Neoh I would think it is a personal preference for the same reason you may have your picture on your business card and web site.

Feb 19, 2016 01:29 AM
Rainer
43,981
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

We don't put our photo on signs but we do put our name riders on them. Our market does better with name recognition rather than photos.

Feb 18, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It can help build a brand but the sign needs to be bold and easy to read by someone driving by. Nothing worse than a cluttered sign 

Feb 18, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,775,511
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My point of view is the property and the client matter above all.

Feb 18, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Entirely up to you.  I don't have one on mine.  Selling a house is not all about me, it's about the home.  Come to think of it, I don't see pictures on signs in my market.

Feb 18, 2016 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

100% YES.  It's called branding and it will definitely help you.  Best of luck!

Feb 18, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if you're in a luxury marketplace, don't have your photo on the sign...if you're in a middle class area, you need your photo everywhere....

Feb 18, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't think the cost justifies the results.

Feb 18, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan, but some insist upon it!

Feb 18, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How will you react if some morning you drive down Eldorado Blvd and on your new yard sign you see your image is enhanced with a mustache and eye-patch?

I would recommend a 'slogan' or memorable logo.

Can one tell what you do my looking at your image? If the image was actually a yard post with SOLD rider and your image on that sign, now you've got something. Your 'image' becomes the logo the clearly reveals what you do on any media you choose. Your sign on a font yard suggests very clearly what you do.

In the end, if you think your appearance is an asset, you should run with it. And every year you get better looking update your media. Don't go the other way.

Feb 18, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
556,286
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

People too often judge each other based on first impressions. Let your first impression be you and not your picture

Feb 18, 2016 09:02 PM
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

We don't.

Feb 18, 2016 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
908,498
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Use that sign space for something else. phone, brokers name phone, website, logo, etc.

Feb 18, 2016 07:48 PM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

With a marketing background think of this: What info do you want them to capture at 40 MPH? I might suggest phone number or company or your name or website. People will not call because your face is cute, they will call about the house.

Feb 18, 2016 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,216
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I am anti picture. It you have one, make sure it is recent.

Feb 18, 2016 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

That's a personal preference.  I wouldn't.

It could.  Or couldn't.   

It likely depends on your market and you.   

 

Feb 18, 2016 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Desmond. To a prospective home buyer it mostly likely doesn't matter.

Feb 18, 2016 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Desmond,

I am not a fan of pictures on a sign.  They are an invitation for little kids to draw a mustache, a beard, or whatever, they think is funny.   A

Feb 18, 2016 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,133,976
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Desmond Neoh Congratulation on ordering your first yard sign.

Feb 18, 2016 01:22 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 agree with Noah Seidenberg that it could hurt or could help. Starting out I would probably leave it off and just have your name and number. No judgment there.

Feb 18, 2016 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,170
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Hard to see probably print your names larger.... That depends... Your phone # is crucial. I never had a customized OPEN HOUSE sign in 11 years. Just a generic "OH sign" and a rider with my name & phone #.

Feb 18, 2016 12:50 PM