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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Will, I solved that concern by not placing my photo on my business cards anymore. Although, I think I still take nice photos. 

Dec 07, 2019 10:41 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I removed my photo from my business card many years(likely decades) ago.  

Dec 07, 2019 10:48 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I haven't had a picture on my business card for a long time! They can see my face other places . . . 

 

Dec 07, 2019 10:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Probably not often enough...it's been several years.

Dec 07, 2019 11:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

when the look/hair color/style changes.... if it doesn't, I'm good with what I have.... I don't advertise me... when I was active, I had a new one every year.... 

Dec 07, 2019 12:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just got new cards yesterday, it may be a while before I give out these two boxes of cards.

Dec 07, 2019 12:00 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The purpose of the photo is for recognition so if the photo is still an acurate image then updating it is just a matter of preference.

Dec 07, 2019 11:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I did EVERY time I printed cards Will Hamm .

Dec 07, 2019 10:59 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Maybe never; don't use on  business cards anymore.

Dec 07, 2019 10:32 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

Usually when I order new cards but, last time I got new cards, someone ordered them for me and used an old picture (probably 7 or 8 years old)! I've been horrified ever since and just have not taken the time to order new ones again!

Dec 07, 2019 02:25 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I started going backwards. Each time I put a picture from a year younger.

I am shooting for this goal.  baby

Dec 07, 2019 01:40 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH

Not all that often. 

Dec 07, 2019 12:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

We have not been fans of photos on our biz cards.  90% of our clients do not have them either...It is a matter of marketplace and personal preference...To each their own.  A

Dec 07, 2019 11:35 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

As long as people whom I've not previously met tell me I look exactly like my picture, I make no changes. I believe in marketing consistency.

Dec 07, 2019 02:01 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Jerry Newman summed it up perfectly for me.  No photo on any cards or signs, so no need to reprint.  Can order in major bulk and save a bunch this way!  Plus, having my own company helps a lot with that decision too.  It's not like I'll be switching from one brand to another every 3-5 years.

Dec 07, 2019 01:56 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Don't have one, don't want people to be scared

Dec 07, 2019 01:05 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Every time I get better looking.

Don't you think it important to know how the card is being used? 
Is it to be stuffed into an envelop and sent to some one not met? Here the prime objective is to GET THE MEET.

Is it to be handed to a person standing in front? Here the prime objective is to GET INTO THEIR PHONE. 

A hammer does not fix all problems. Neither does one card.

Dec 07, 2019 12:23 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My business card does not feature a photo.

Dec 07, 2019 01:14 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Well, I got my first one in 2011 and just updated a few months ago. 

Dec 08, 2019 03:06 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I try every 2 years

Dec 07, 2019 05:11 PM
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Will I update my picture every 2-3 years, but I know of Agents that are still using the same head shot from over 20 years ago.

Dec 07, 2019 04:23 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Once in a few years.

Dec 07, 2019 03:57 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Time to time.

Dec 07, 2019 03:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No more cards for me.

Dec 07, 2019 03:18 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It took me a few years but finally got er done this year.  

Dec 07, 2019 02:16 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Way back in the day when I graduated from law school it was not allowed for lawyers. Never gave it a second thought and have never done it on any business card.

Dec 07, 2019 01:42 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not often at all however I don't really change per se but I age gracefully

Dec 07, 2019 01:17 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Whenever I ordered new cards or changed agencies.  My current cards are strictly social, so no need for a picture. 

Dec 07, 2019 03:19 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It used to be every year, now as the hair color doesn't change it will be every other year and will not be purchasing any after next June!

Dec 08, 2019 04:44 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Started out with a photo on my card, no longer do that Will. Now it is for information purposes only rather than a glamour shot. 

Dec 07, 2019 05:46 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I don't have my pic on my business card. I do have it other places; been 4 years so probably time to do so.

Dec 07, 2019 02:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Apparently every 15 years LOL

Dec 07, 2019 02:30 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not have a photo on my real estate business card. 

Dec 08, 2019 07:26 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not often enough. I think I'm still 30...lol

Dec 08, 2019 06:44 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Not often enough! I need to do it now!

Dec 08, 2019 06:32 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Did it when I went back to work again, some 5 years ago. Just ordered new ones because C21 updated their branding but I used the same picture (haven't changed much).

Dec 08, 2019 06:25 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Every time I need to print more.

Dec 08, 2019 06:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's been many years since I used space on a card for my picture.

Dec 08, 2019 04:07 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

My new card does not have a photo.

Dec 14, 2019 08:38 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

well... about every 5 years... give or take depending on how fast my hair is falling out :).. but actually interesting to me to read how many here do not have a picture on their card... will have to give that some thought.

Dec 09, 2019 11:53 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

My daughter says it's time for a new one...  Last one was 2014.  I like to think I still look the same (or better!) LOL 

Dec 09, 2019 04:51 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I just did this year and before that was 2 years ago. I see many that are from 1990 something though

Dec 08, 2019 01:03 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

every time we get a new church directory.  Next year I think.

Dec 08, 2019 11:53 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Every 30 years whether it needs it or not.

Dec 08, 2019 09:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Never.  

I do not put a photo on my business card. 

Dec 08, 2019 08:44 AM