new profile updated with a Pic...

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Mortgage and Lending with Oceanside Mortgage Group Inc

Oddly enough I have had a few emails from some AR members asking me to post my Pic.  As a rule in Biz I typically don't use my picture. I know I have had debates left and right with people about this.  But the question that I keep asking my self is "If my Dr or Lawyer handed me a card with a picture of them self on it would I think they were as professional? 

So my question to you, the AR community is, Should Bankers / Mortgage Professionals have a Picture on their business cards?  

 

By the way No comments about how goofy I look...  

 

   My every day serious self... Yuck...

 

 

    My old image for AR.  My Favorite thing in the world MONEY!!!!

Comments (13)

Vicky Poe
Good Ole Rocky Top - Crossville, TN
Realtor/ Auctioneer
I like the picture.  I like money also.
Apr 12, 2008 02:14 PM
George Doumaney
Oceanside Mortgage Group Inc - Providence, RI
So I have 1 for the pic?  But Why?  Why do we all find the need to use a picture???  My thought is if I do a GREAT job with my client they will remember me, Won't they? 
Apr 12, 2008 02:17 PM
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
George - Hey, we all love money..... but it's great to put a MUG SHOT with all the AR Bloggers.  Now we can see yours !!  Keep the pic....and blog to bring in the bucks !
Apr 12, 2008 02:23 PM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

I do not have a picture on my business card or my sign. This is because people make instant decisions from a picture favorable or unfavorable. AR, on the other hand is a place for social and business discussions and most people would like to talk to a face. Of course there is no way of knowing if its the right face.

Do you want to accept the advice from a monkey, flower pot or blank wallpaper. 

Apr 12, 2008 02:23 PM
Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Ditto to what David said. I have a nice business card with a photo that I took of a house. I used to have my photo on the cards and I was embarrassed to hand them out, especially as time went on, lol!! This way it's much more professional (in my opinion). However, here at AR, its nice to see who we are blogging to.

You do not look goofy, btw, my impression was "friendly":)

Apr 18, 2008 09:53 AM
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon
I think pics are important for contacts that are not face to face. Such as blogging, websites ect. I want to know who I am communicating with. And I think clients do too.
Apr 18, 2008 11:12 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
I agree with Lori that pics are good fro websites and blogs, but I don't think they make a big difference on business cards. Probably started years ago as a way to add personality to the cards and your business - the way a blog does for your business now.
Apr 18, 2008 02:04 PM
George Doumaney
Oceanside Mortgage Group Inc - Providence, RI

 

All thanks for the comments!  I have to admit I do like the picture for the BLOG...  Great advice from all, THANKS.

-George

Apr 18, 2008 02:27 PM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
George, great pic and thanks for the comment on my post! I loved your ideas! Especially posting the forclosure sign in the front yard. I'm still laughing...Later in the rain~Deb
Apr 18, 2008 03:39 PM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
PS. I don't put my pic on my cards...I think it's more professional to remember the service itself. People remember my cards. Deb
Apr 18, 2008 03:41 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning George,

Like the others, I don't use a picture on my card or signs, however here on Rain it is nice to see the who we are interacting with.

Apr 18, 2008 11:17 PM
George Doumaney
Oceanside Mortgage Group Inc - Providence, RI

All,

thanks for the comments.  It is nice to see that I'm not the only one in real estate who does not put a picture on a card.  I always think about the other professional industries and I have never seen a head shoot on any of my Dr's. biz cards...

thanks and keep the posts coming!

Apr 20, 2008 01:10 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

George, thank you for visiting my blog about setting up a fear button.  I hope you will help spread the word about how to do the fear button and maybe someday we will read about it helping somebody!

Apr 25, 2008 01:26 AM