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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

NO!!  I want as much room as possible for my phone number to be as large as possible!  

I want them phoning me so I can romanticize & sell them on the house they're inquiring about - not looking at my mug!

May 04, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,759,689
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, I think that my phone number should be the biggest thing on the sign not my face. Literally, it's like a real estate vanity plate.

May 04, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do.... I'm vain....

May 04, 2017 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  

Why not:

1 I am not that vain

2 No cost benefit to include

May 04, 2017 07:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No.

1. Not that pretty.

2. Many in my profession would think that it was vain.

May 04, 2017 10:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, I think it is a good idea.

May 04, 2017 08:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. Not on signs or business cards.  Why?  Personal choice. I do not feel it is necessary.  

May 04, 2017 08:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No - old school I guess. You could not really advertise when I graduated from law school!

May 04, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

We do not recommend it.  This is not about the agent, it is about getting a call on that home, it is advertising the home.  A

May 04, 2017 07:52 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No photo of ME!

I do include a photo of the dream they want.

They don't want Annette Lawrence but they do want sunsets on the beach whenever they choose. That is what I'm selling.

And it is less of an entrapment for those creepy crawling low-lifes on the prowl for opportunity. Even though Sasquatch is well prepared to put the squash on their intent, I find it best to keep everyone safe.

May 04, 2017 07:44 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We do not.  We just don't want our mug everywhere.  It's only on websites and online.  No signage, business cards and such. -Kasey

May 04, 2017 07:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No or I would be buying signs every 3 years.

 

May 06, 2017 04:23 PM
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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

NO, the advertisement is for my listing, and should only have my contact information on it.

May 06, 2017 01:03 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A signature where? I have many of them. I need to do new head-shots...:) 

May 06, 2017 12:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do on all signs except lot signs - I have some older signs with no pics I use for those listings - no particular reason except to get use out of them

May 05, 2017 06:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't.  I believe it takes up too much real estate and I want the text to be more visible.

May 05, 2017 05:28 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, don't feel it's necessary.

May 05, 2017 05:09 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We do not

May 05, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; we feel it is more important to offer an uncluttered sign easily readable when drivers zip by at 100mph in the school zones

May 05, 2017 04:43 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No.  Not common practice in our market.

May 04, 2017 09:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler - not at this age...lol!

May 04, 2017 09:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do on my name riders because it didn't cost more and used the gauge that I like to see what the person looks like that I do business with. If I had to pay more I probably wouldn't.

May 04, 2017 07:56 PM
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539,589
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I don't, but I don't see any problem with it.

May 04, 2017 06:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not...hard to update photo's on signs.

May 04, 2017 06:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 04, 2017 05:32 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I'm in agreement with all the 'no' votes here. In this day and age of crazy people, profiling (like Beverly Carter) is just too dangerous. I have a unique sign that draws them to call me. 

May 04, 2017 04:48 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

No, I don't.  I know some use it, but I wonder if they find it useful as a marketing tool.  

May 04, 2017 04:12 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler No, I use the space for my contact information.

May 04, 2017 02:17 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like boasting about the product. They will see ME soon enough. However, I do respect those that use this to market themselves while marketing product

May 04, 2017 02:08 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

I use my logo, not my photo. I don't look good with glasses, black eyes, missing teeth and mustaches.

May 04, 2017 11:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do and have for years. People recognize me from the sign and often stop in places like the supermarket and introduce themselves to me. I meet people in other settings who say "oh yes, I recognize you... I see your face all over my neighborhood."  I meet people who insist they know me and I know perfectly well they only "know" me because of my signs.

May 04, 2017 10:33 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I think it is a waste of space that can be put for better use, even some white space.

May 04, 2017 10:19 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do not because it is not about me

May 04, 2017 10:01 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  That way I don't have to update it.  Plus it should be about how to contact me, not how awesome I  look.

May 04, 2017 09:48 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Time waits for no man !

May 04, 2017 09:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nope! I'm all about promoting the name National Marketing Realtors. If agents want their faces on the sign they can put it on the rider or buy their own signs.

May 04, 2017 09:17 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, waste of space. My face doesn't help sell homes, my name does!

May 04, 2017 09:13 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

No I do not, I am not a big fan of photos. I think it makes me look younger than I am which someday may be a good thing but right now is not working to my advatage. 

May 04, 2017 08:59 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

No.  I don't like my photo in any advertising.  For a couple of reasons.  1) It's way too much "me too" marketing. and  2) it detracts from the message.  This business is about service, not popularity.

May 04, 2017 08:56 AM