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

It is almost like they're embarrassed by their true image?  Be the best you can be and put your best face forward.  I like the relaxed pics the best, not the stiff posed shots.  Mine was taken at a home inspection, LOL

Dec 01, 2015 06:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

For me it's just too hokey. Either put up a picture, a professional logo, or do nothing.

Dec 01, 2015 09:31 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If it helps you to stay on top of your game fine. If it is a game..NO

Dec 01, 2015 10:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I would not recommend it.  But if it makes them happy and makes them money, all the more power to them...A

Dec 01, 2015 07:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I don't think it projects a professional image of our industry.

Dec 01, 2015 06:50 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Not my choice - doesn't appear successful - just my 2 cents!

Dec 01, 2015 06:50 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Paul. I equate caricatures with Glamour shots. Folks must not like the way they look. Either that, or they need an alter ego.

Dec 01, 2015 05:20 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I sometimes use cartoons in posts but would not consider in place of photo on a business card.  This is a big purchase deal, not a joke with characters.

Dec 01, 2015 11:32 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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It's not my style.  I like something that looks a bit more professional.

Dec 01, 2015 10:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Consumers want to see a current photograph and agents should prefer to be recognized at the grocery store.

Dec 01, 2015 10:37 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Logos, ok. Cutesy, not so much. Photos on my card, not for me.

Dec 01, 2015 10:14 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
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I'm not a big fan of that...if it's a substitute for their profile picture.  I'd rather see the what the person actually looks like.

Dec 01, 2015 09:36 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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This isn't something I would do. Although I really don't care what another agent wants to have on their business card. To each his own. 

Dec 01, 2015 09:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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This, I havn't seen yet out here.  Not sure how I'd feel about that.  Probably best to go without a picture at that point.

Dec 01, 2015 08:07 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't mind it. there is a mild trend of agents removing photos from their cards and websites. I heard part of the reason was because different nationalities are attracted to agents from their own country, so it you're a white american with a photo on your card, buyers and sellers from India, Viet Nam, etc will just scroll past you because they are looking for an agent from India or Viet Nam, etc. But I think no photo would be better than a cartoon character.

Dec 01, 2015 07:39 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I had one in my early years, but would not now. Too much cute is not the right image.

Dec 01, 2015 07:36 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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My personal preference is to use a photo. The purpose of the card is to help them remember what you look like and who you are. A cariacature doesn't do it for me. That said the photo needs to look like the person and not be a glamour or beauty shot either.

Dec 01, 2015 07:01 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have them on my business cards or marketing material.

Dec 01, 2015 09:57 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Logo, info and my mug on my business cards.

Dec 01, 2015 09:56 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If they are afraid of themselves what does it say of their work ethic and paperwork!

Dec 01, 2015 09:53 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Does not work for me.

Dec 01, 2015 09:45 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think a real and current picture is better than usiang a cartoon pic. People want to know who you are

Dec 01, 2015 09:32 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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EXAMPLE PLEASE.

How can one comment without establishing 'WHAT' the subject is.

Is the image I use on AR a reflection of my insecurity? of my embarrassment?

Dec 01, 2015 09:24 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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I took all photos off my cards a few years ago. Rather spend the space advertising the website.

Dec 01, 2015 06:55 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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I think they're Looney Tunes!  See what I did there?!?

Kidding aside, I don't think anything negative about them, as long as there's a resemblance.  

Dec 01, 2015 10:59 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I don't have either on my cards. 

Dec 01, 2015 10:23 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I am ok with their slice of free speech!

Dec 01, 2015 09:33 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

Either use a true photo, or no photo.  

Dec 01, 2015 07:37 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Everyone likes to show their branding and/or personality in their own individual ways.

Dec 01, 2015 07:29 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

If it works for them—great!

Dec 01, 2015 06:57 AM
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Judy Cutler
JessPerna.com - Henderson, NV
High quality real estate caricatures

Berkshire Hathaway Open House Sign KW Real Estate Agent Ad

RE/MAX Sign with Realtor Caricature

I am the art director for JessPerna.com who creates high quality caricatures for realtors.  They are either stand alone, with signs or with house backgrounds and signs.  I agree that low quality, badly drawn art does not make you look successful.  Our customers do well with the art and come back for variations.

Here are a few.  There are hundreds more on the website.  Jess draws from photos.  We have a selection of hair, eye and lip colors.  jessperna.com

 

Come and visit our site and see if we can change your mind about not liking caricatures.  I personally speak with each customer to plan their art.  This site is not automatic.  We give great customer service and attention to all your details.

 

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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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I prefer the real picture myself

Dec 31, 2016 06:13 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Looks tacky and unprofessional and I would never hire someone who handed me a card with a caricature as their photo!  

Dec 11, 2016 01:14 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I like the idea of caricatures. I think it's a great marketing tool if it looks like a true cartoon version of you.

Sep 04, 2016 03:28 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Paul - Honestly, I am not a fan. I would much rather see who it is, or nothing at all.

Dec 03, 2015 02:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington one advantage of caricatures is - it's 'ageless'! I have seen a successful mother-daughter team with that on their card.

And may be, this can be a brand too!

Dec 02, 2015 01:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am sure there are a variety of reasons for this, possibly a security issue, or maybe they are not as attractive as others in this industry and feel self conscious about this.

Dec 02, 2015 01:11 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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No thoughts.  No prejudices.   

Dec 02, 2015 01:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We use our logo on our business cards.  Not a fan of glam shots and/or caricatures in a business environment...but...each to their own...

Dec 01, 2015 11:04 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like it, but for myself I'm not going to use it as a main picture, only as a supplemental marketing material. 

Dec 01, 2015 07:04 AM