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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Julia, I am so happy that my Brokerage does not permit photos on cards, signs nor email signatures.

About a decade ago, with my former Brokerage, I was encouraged to put my photo on my card, etc and against my better judgement, I did.

I was horrified by how many pervs felt the need to call me, send me photos by email, etc.  I even had a convict attempt to call me from prison!  I've been set up by phony buyers at homes for sale but fortunately, my husband has been with me and I've remained safe.

We now live in a very small world and www now stands for world wide weirdos  :)

Take the attention away from you and place it on your brand.  Stay safe!

Jun 22, 2015 05:11 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We do not and we also do not have it on our business cards or signs.  I know what I look like and the customer could care less.

Jun 22, 2015 05:05 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

No, I use my logo, prefer to built a brand on a logo not just my face. Can't multiply myself, but can hire others to represent the brand.

Jun 22, 2015 05:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I no longer use a personal photograph in my email signature. This is a matter of personal preference and a photo could help readers identify you when they meet you in person. If you do use a photograph, make sure it is current.

Jun 22, 2015 04:18 AM
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Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

I definitely think people pre-judge based on what you look like. Also have seen so many "glam pics" that look absolutely nothing like the person they are representing.  I have my pic on my email sig because I am marketing myself, not my company. I want people all over town to recognize me as the reverse mortgage lady! As its been said most people are visual. When they see your pic over and over it makes them feel like they know you.

Jun 22, 2015 02:40 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Julia, I have been told that some people pre-judge us by our looks.

Jun 22, 2015 12:26 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, it SLOWS down the system.

Jun 22, 2015 10:50 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I have nothing more to say other than listen to Stefan and you cant go wrong 

Jun 22, 2015 10:42 AM
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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

No, I think my information is enough.    I would not think my clients (or anyone else) would want to see my mug everytime I email.

Jun 22, 2015 06:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO, and NO on cards...I think it is very intrusive on emails as well as on every page of a website.  Just my opinion, and I agree with Susan Emo, and I have to laugh at the comment of Chris and Dick Dovorany .  That is good one.  A

Jun 22, 2015 06:45 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Julia van Mook Never have used my photo in an email signature. Susan Emo sure has a good reason for not using a photo.

Jun 22, 2015 06:27 AM
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Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

It is included on the MLS postings but on my regular email, no.  Not even putting my picture on my cards next order.  Don't think it makes any difference and I think too many people judge an agent by how they look. 

Jun 22, 2015 06:25 AM
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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I no longer use graphics or pictures in my email signature after I discovered some email providers were sending my email to the Junk Folder, because they were there.

Jun 22, 2015 04:37 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I don't because some of my clients still use AOL and other old platforms that don't except photographs and reject it ...

Jun 22, 2015 04:26 AM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Just had a new photo taken last month, but have no plans to use it in an email sig. I thnk the space that a photo would take up is better used by a link to my site and maybe some social media icons.

Jun 22, 2015 03:38 AM
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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

no,  I see that as a vanity thing  we have a photo plastered all over as it is !

Jun 22, 2015 03:22 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

I have a small one. So I remember what I look like.

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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No I do not add my photo to my email signature.  I feel people do not need to see my face every time I email them.

Jun 23, 2015 05:19 AM