Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Always did.  I like picture cards.  It helps me remember the face behind the name.  I assume others might feel the same.  

Oct 14, 2016 09:08 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Yes, I do. I work with a lot of relocating people and having my picture on everything makes it easy for them to recognize me when we meet and they feel like they know me better, as well.

Oct 14, 2016 03:24 PM
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William Feela
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Yes, I want people to recognize me.

Oct 14, 2016 12:25 PM
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Lynnea Miller
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I have gone both ways. Currently I do. Most of the agents in my brokerage do as well.

Oct 14, 2016 09:12 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Yes I do. I like your pic & I can see turning it into a pretty cool card.

I always have to have the RM balloon floating/stalking over my shoulder.

Oct 14, 2016 09:04 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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Yes, I am a brand and it shows you who I am.

Oct 14, 2016 02:18 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I do Hella but I hear that it might not be a good idea. Studies show that some people will not like the way the person looks and pre-judge by looks, (So sad).

Oct 14, 2016 01:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I have had mine on my cards for years and find it works for me.

Oct 14, 2016 12:56 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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In the beginning I did not use a photo then decided to add one. One day I was going through piles of business cards that I had received over the years and realized that I did not remember many of those who did not have a pic on their card so decided to add a pic.

I found that the photo helps people remember you so they held on to the cards so have used one ever since.

 

 

Oct 14, 2016 12:50 PM
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Joe Pryor
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In my opinion it was a waste of space. We don't give out that mnay cards anymore.

Oct 14, 2016 11:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Yes I do, on one of 2 versions. The photo is pretty small. I've been thinking of some changes, including the photo

Oct 14, 2016 09:04 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes.  But, I'm thinking of replacing it with George Clooney.

Oct 16, 2016 04:06 AM
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Susan Emo
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No, I do not and Sotheby's does not permit it.  It is interesting to hear how many clients say how pleased they are to NOT see a photo on my cards or signs and what they think of those that do.  People are very judgmental and I cringe to hear them criticizing certain signs, etc

Oct 15, 2016 01:09 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Sure do...so that is why no one is calling me?

Oct 15, 2016 12:03 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Yes I do - I have my picture on all my marketing - when I go to the supermarket or other brokerages I an always recognized

Oct 14, 2016 10:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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no

Oct 14, 2016 09:49 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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My picture is on the card and people have come to recognize me from it. I also like getting cards with pictures, that way I can put a face to the name!

Oct 14, 2016 09:34 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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No,  I don't like it.  A

Oct 14, 2016 12:21 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I always had my photo till recently, since I changed my hair color and cut ( again). 

Oct 14, 2016 12:00 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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Aleays have, and always will.  There is just something about putting a face to a name.

Oct 14, 2016 11:44 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I do and on my for sale signs.

Oct 14, 2016 09:53 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Yes, I do.

Oct 14, 2016 09:49 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Yes Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® on the left side of the card.  It measures approx 1.25" x 1."  I think your photo looks great.

Oct 15, 2016 10:25 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Yes, I use my photo. I want people to remember me!

Oct 15, 2016 12:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 I'd love to see your card.... post it here and I'll stop back to see it... I'd love to do a card like that.... please post it .... AND send one to me.... PLEASE.

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Oct 14, 2016 10:57 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Yes ma'am I always have. 

Oct 14, 2016 06:47 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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I'm surprised that so many have answered they do not. Here, it's very common to include it, and we always have!

Oct 14, 2016 06:27 PM
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FN LN
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On some cards.

Oct 14, 2016 05:14 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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I have a photo of me and my wife on the card.  We are one of the very few professions that utilize a photo.  It is great in making the experience more personable to the clients and potential clients.

Oct 14, 2016 04:53 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - I do have it!

And I do have a good background, too.

Oct 14, 2016 04:10 PM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
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Yes. It shows me at the helm of my boat with the caption, "Keeping your transaction on course!" Some colleagues, clients and prospects give me luke-warm answers when I ask them if they like it. Others think it's quite creative. However, almost all who see the card remember me when I contact them again after a time lapse.

Oct 14, 2016 03:33 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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No.  

Oct 14, 2016 03:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Not anymore...

Oct 14, 2016 02:33 PM
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Sam Shueh
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yes....not this one

Oct 14, 2016 02:18 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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No, not any longer.

Oct 14, 2016 01:25 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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Absolutely!

Oct 14, 2016 12:58 PM
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Bob Crane
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In our industry this would likely be seen as pretentious

Oct 14, 2016 12:15 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I do not. I have not used a photo is many years. 

Oct 14, 2016 11:19 AM
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James Call
RealtyCandy.com - Saint George, UT
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I kind of thought that no photo was best, but a few people told me that having the photo there helps people remember who I am.  

 

I think as a real estate agent, that is really a key thing.  You want your card to represent you as a person a little.  If that is you holding your cat, your bike, or a sold sign.  

 

I have a little rock and dirt on my photos.  I live in a beautiful area and love hiking, camping, rock climbing, and the outdoors in St. George Utah.  When people see my online images, they tend to remember that.  

 

They may not rememeber what business I am in, what I do, or what I am selling, but I would rather them think of me as a person than as a business. 

Oct 14, 2016 10:51 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Mine don't have my photo on them.

Oct 14, 2016 10:44 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Yes.

Oct 14, 2016 10:14 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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     I always have, but I am getting ready to order new B-cards, and am thinking about no photo.  Looking forward to the answers to your question!

Oct 14, 2016 09:22 AM
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
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I always have but I always wanted not to for reasons unclear even to me. I think I would prefer to not have a picture but I'm swayed by the argument that it helps me be remembered among the thousands of agents who work near me.

Nov 13, 2016 02:58 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I have my phone on there,  it maybe scare people away.

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Oct 17, 2016 07:50 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Yes. I've always had my photo on my real estate business card. Even when folks can't remember my name, they remember me and that I'm in RE. It's helpful.

Oct 16, 2016 12:40 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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Always, photo on my business card, email, website,  marketing materials. I don't like being a secret agent. 

Oct 16, 2016 12:17 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I do have my picture on my card. 

Oct 15, 2016 07:28 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I have two different cards, one with and one without.

Oct 15, 2016 07:04 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I have always had a photo and find that it helps folks with that sense of familiarity that they may need to pick up the phone.  

Oct 15, 2016 03:14 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I do not.  That way my card is "timeless". 

Oct 15, 2016 02:58 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Yes I do and always have.

Oct 15, 2016 01:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Yes.

Oct 15, 2016 12:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Not currently.  I'm glad your new business card is getting a positive response.  

Oct 15, 2016 12:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Its always a good subject. I do not. I took that coveted space & used it wisely

Oct 15, 2016 12:16 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I do not at this time

Oct 15, 2016 12:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Yes

Oct 14, 2016 11:55 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I do on my real estate cards, but not on my consulting cards

Oct 14, 2016 11:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No, never have. Arguments on both sides of the aisle.

Oct 14, 2016 11:14 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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yes

Oct 14, 2016 11:07 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Hella,

You have a great picture and it should be displayed all over. My first business cards had my photo, I don;t believe it had a better impact. Now I use my logo and I want customers to recognize the company.

Oct 14, 2016 10:21 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES as it helps people remember you

Oct 14, 2016 10:20 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have business cards with and without my photo.

Those I meet in person get the card with the image.

Those who are met via correspondence have the opportunity to image the image associated with the words.

Here on AR you get both!

PS: I almost forget...."GROAN, not another picture question!" 

Oct 14, 2016 09:34 PM