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Susan Emo
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To each their own, I say.  I'm not going to worry about what's going on in someone's mind or pocketbook when they choose to use dated photos (or any photo at all!)   I keep mine current for social media and don't include a photo on my cards (even though I get much better looking with each and every birthday!)  

Just checking to see if anyone is actually reading this, LOL

Nov 28, 2015 08:49 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I always find it nice to see how an agent looked in high school 

Nov 28, 2015 03:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Most of the successful ones don't waste the space on their cards.

Nov 28, 2015 02:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Yes, and so what.  Some of us are vain, so why not just be kind and smile rather than critique.  We are updating our photos later on this month, and I have to say that we do get recognize with this one still.  LOL A

Nov 28, 2015 02:05 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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What is even better when at a showing they show up and you ask if you may be of assistance!

Nov 28, 2015 01:17 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Some of them shouldn't have their pic ON a business card. Mine isn't. And <<--- this pic is from April 2012 and getting updated NEXT WEEK for Xmas mailing.

Nov 28, 2015 01:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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that's very common.... they're either not aging well or they're too cheap to buy a photo session with a photographer......it's probably the first statement!!

Nov 28, 2015 01:22 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I can see a little aging ... but I saw Barbie on the biz card and the Quaker Oatmeal Guy in real life. 

Nov 29, 2015 08:59 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
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Hey, as long as the agent got the job done and we closed, who cares?  We update our pictures once a year...  until we hit 60.  Then we're using our current picture!  

Nov 29, 2015 08:45 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Yes, and I do offer free portrait shots to many agents to make them aware that a change needs to be made.

Nov 28, 2015 10:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have noticed that and when they get so dolled up that they don't look like their photos, what's the point? The photo is to help a person remember who you are, not confuse them.

Nov 28, 2015 11:00 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Our photos should be current, and should recognize them in person.  

Nov 28, 2015 10:44 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I have noticed this. There are some agents that need to update their pictures. 

Nov 28, 2015 08:24 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Nothing like a 20-year old glamour shot to make an impression!

Nov 28, 2015 08:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Many real estate agents need to update their photographs. You want to be recognized at the grocery store.

Nov 28, 2015 04:38 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Most of the ones I see are at least recognizable. I remember meeting one agent at a conference and making a note on the back of her card, "Now redhead (the photo was of a blonde) and 50 pounds heavier". 

Nov 28, 2015 04:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Yes there is quite a few around here that have 20 year old photos as well. 

Nov 28, 2015 03:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Yes almost like deceptive advertising.

Nov 28, 2015 01:19 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I remember when I was new in the business and one particular agent used to run an ad at a local movie theater.   One day, someone came into the office to pick up a key and left her business card with the receptionist.  I asked who the person was and she showed me the agent's card ---- I shouted that's an impostor --- LOL -- she looked nothing like the photo she used in her marketing.  

Nov 28, 2015 01:11 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Richard - I would have to agree. There are often times where I am a little shocked when I meet the agent in person, because I can hardly even recognize them. 

Dec 01, 2015 12:35 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Absolutely! 

Nov 29, 2015 07:51 PM
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Belinda Spillman
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Mind blowing - isn't it?  I think people need to update their photos at least every 5 years.  Oh no - mine is 2 years old.....

Nov 29, 2015 03:13 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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This is so true and a reason why our Board regularly sends out announcements for agents to update their pictures. Everyone tells me I look just like my picture, so I'm good.

Nov 28, 2015 11:41 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Some people just don't pay attention! Some on purpose! Not a fan of a photo on a business card!

Nov 28, 2015 09:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Richard L. McKinney P.A. happens if someone does not change the picture every few years! And yes, I have seen some.

Luckily for me - I am pretty close to what my picture looks like except....

Nov 28, 2015 03:44 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No, not a lot of them, but some.

Nov 28, 2015 01:00 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, some are real dogs!  Literally!

Nov 28, 2015 12:43 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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It's not just agents.  Lenders and warranty representatives do this also.  I think if your placing your picture on marketing material it should be recent.  Mine is and I would love to use an old photo, like 30 pounds ago!  My picture is not on my cards. 

Nov 28, 2015 12:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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That's why I don't put my photo on my card!  I notice it from time to time out here.

Nov 28, 2015 07:25 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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They can use what ever image they want. It is about marketing to those they have not met....and NO ONE cares what other agents think.

If that 20 year old image get the agent to the table...SUCCESS!  The rest of what is suggested is simply hyperbola. The meeting is the goal and most agents know 'If you can meet 'em, you can convert 'em."

I prefer seeing a 20 years ago image to one loaded with pets or children or infants.

And, if the practice is disturbing other agents in the area....then this is truly working for the bold, or what some suggest to be a not aging well agent, and should be ACCELERATED and AMPLIFIED.

Repeating, no one cares what agents think.

The only thing that matters is to get the meet.

Nov 28, 2015 05:31 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Most here do not plaster their faces around like they used to. I'm always fascinated to see the other agent at the closing table, rarely what I expect! 

Nov 28, 2015 04:13 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Not too many care that much.... It is your trade mark, Afro, side burns....

 

Nov 28, 2015 03:56 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Richard L. McKinney P.A. Several agents use their high school graduation photo on their business cards.

Nov 28, 2015 03:31 AM
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Bob Crane
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Unfortunately few of us get better looking in our current state than those old photos seem to portray. 

Nov 28, 2015 02:52 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Times gone by.....

Nov 28, 2015 12:57 AM