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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I can't tell you how many times I have seen a picture of an agent and then met them in person and not recognize them I don't think it's good for business.  I look a lot different than I did in high school....

Jun 25, 2015 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Well in Florida our drivers licenses are good for 8 years.  A real estate guru spoke at a seminar I attended and said in his early days he was meeting up with another Realtor.  When she arrived he shouted "Woha!!!!!!What happened to you."  Obviously Glamour Shots.  We do not have business card photos or sign cards.  We think it's ridiculous.  Too much vanity.  This really is a business.  My doctor doesn't have his picture on his business card.

Jun 25, 2015 05:43 AM
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Julie Bryan
KeySouth Real Estate Group - Thomasville, GA
Thomasville GA Real Estate

While I know my picture from 15 years ago is prettier, I would hate to get the comment "You don't look like this picture"or "I did not recognize you from your picture"...I suppose I will just have to use the "real me" picture...I wish I had saved all my business cards from the past 29 years:) I could do a marketing piece...Which Julie Bryan did you buy from???

 

Jun 25, 2015 05:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have seem ActiveRain MeetUp photographs where I did not recognize the members from their profile photographs.

Failure to update personal photographs is an indication of sloppy marketing efforts. 

Jun 25, 2015 04:36 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Take yourself out of the real estate agent silliness and observe how others address this issue. Those who are REALLY in the public eye.

When promoting their tours do they use their Big Day glamour shots or ones that really show 40 years have past?

The correct answer is you use the photo that will get the response you want. That is marketing done well.

Your office rule is just a broker showing you who is in charge.

Don't we find the silliest things to distract us?

Jun 25, 2015 03:32 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Virtual Realty Consultants Could be agents just plain forget to update their photo.  On the other hand, every time I look at my photo I look the same. Why change it?

Jun 25, 2015 03:24 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I feel that your photo should be updated every 2 years, or sooner if you decide to change your appearance (ie. hair color, etc...)

Jun 25, 2015 03:02 AM