Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

When the photo no longer represents what you look like - regardless of "time".

Aug 13, 2019 07:36 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My opinion on this may not be like the others. What's new?

In show business if your photo DOES NOT LOOK LIKE YOU when you walk into the casting director's office, you are immediately negatively judged. If you can't be counted on to look like you, you may be questioned on what else you are not forthcoming about.

I see people who look nothing like their pics.
I think when you change appearance, your marketing needs to show it.
I am due for new as well and this pic is 6 months old. I am even more fabulous now! LMFAOOOO
The dog is even grumpier!

STORY - I was at grocery store yesterday and a guy in the line next to me says "Hey, you're the Next Wave lady, aren't you!" This struck fear as the last time someone recognized me in public, the a-hole accused me of being rude (I wasn't, HE WAS and I hung up on him) and menacingly said 'Now I have a face to put with the voice'

well idiot I am in magazines every month so F you!

ANYHOO, I asked the guy yesterday who are you and how do you know me? "Mark, and I see you in Facebook chatting with the Bee (online newspaper)" (photo from June 27 2019)
OK! "Hey Mark send me a buyer for one of my properties and your next beard trim is on me!" (He has a 'braided beard')

So it is good to look like you! Even at grocery store with messy hair and no makeup!

Aug 13, 2019 08:02 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good question, to which there will be many answers. I would say change the picture every couple of years or so

Aug 13, 2019 07:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As long as people I meet for the first time tell me I look just like my picture, I don't need to change it. Then there are those people whom I meet and insist they've met me before.... they haven't. They've just see my picture around town on signs and ads. Fortunately, I also don't change my hairstyle... it's been the same give or take an inch for decades. 

Aug 13, 2019 08:37 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

When it no longer looks like you.  

Aug 13, 2019 07:47 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I've been pondering updating mine...



Aug 13, 2019 10:17 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

When you start to look like someone else completely! LOL

Aug 13, 2019 07:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I updated mine at least every 6 months Tammy Lankford, because I wanted people to recognize me on the street. 

Aug 13, 2019 07:40 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor


I don't put my photo on signs or business cards.

Aug 13, 2019 12:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When your Mother asks who is that stranger? 

Aug 13, 2019 10:50 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I guess when I take a photo and the result is a blue silhouette?

Aug 13, 2019 08:15 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If it is not broken why fix? However keeping current, accurate and truthful has a say so too. Movie stars suffer from this. They are captured at the height and breath of their fame and remembered that way. Seeing them outside of that shocks and takes-away. The subject is subjective.....let each one handle

Aug 13, 2019 11:04 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

When I'm 80 is a nice round number but until then every 2 to 3 years seems good.


Aug 13, 2019 09:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My goal is very 2-3 years.  I still look like my photo. People have recognized me in a grocery store.  Maybe it's the short hair 


Aug 13, 2019 09:13 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Well...I have to admit I am due for an update.

Aug 13, 2019 07:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

When it is time, we all know it, but will we act? 

Aug 13, 2019 07:37 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is time for me. It has been a while.

I saw a billboard the other day of a realtor that is in her 60's or older but the pic was at  the age of 30.   

Aug 13, 2019 02:59 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I know - I know! Mine is very old - soon a new one will appear (gulp)

Aug 13, 2019 01:28 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

The first time someone says they didn't recognize you  -  time to update the photo or eliminate it.

Aug 13, 2019 01:05 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I say 3 years usually. That's why on signs it's just too expensive to do that.

Aug 13, 2019 11:16 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

My actual image is way too old for my business photo.

Aug 13, 2019 10:44 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I have seen some pretty old photos still being used. I think when it no longer looks like you it's time to update your headshot. 

Aug 13, 2019 09:59 AM
Jason E. Gordon
AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

I would say it is less about "duration of time" and more about "does the photo still look like you?"

Aug 13, 2019 09:55 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

All those taken by Mathew Brady should be replaced.  

Aug 13, 2019 08:42 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've seen agents and vendors with what was their high school yearbook portrait photo... from 20 years ago on their signatures, cards, etc.  Personally, I keep my photo off of everything except my profile pic here and on my website and a few dozen other random sites.  I'm probably due for one in a few years, now that my hair is getting more grey.  LOL.

Aug 13, 2019 10:51 PM
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

If you're alive, licensed and active...keep it updated baby. No such thing as too old, just too dead. Some people die at 40 and live to be 80.

Aug 13, 2019 09:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I update mine fairly often. Just had new ones done so, in the next couple of weeks, I'll make the rounds & change them.

I don't think there's a 'too old' for business cards & social media but, you couldn't pay me to put my picture on my sign - not even in my younger years!

I'm trying to sell houses, not show off a fake 'glamor shot' of myself! LOL

Aug 13, 2019 08:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's an "it depends" question. How different do you look from your photo?

Aug 13, 2019 08:00 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I need to change mine...it's been slightly over a year..... I have new glasses....lighter hair.... tanned skin....  and your never too old for photo shoots.....be visible everywhere..... and with a photo that looks as you look now not 10 years ago....

Aug 13, 2019 03:29 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am probably too old already to put my picture on most things.

Aug 13, 2019 11:06 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think you have many good responses.

Aug 13, 2019 01:36 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I like all answers and agree with Dan Pittsenbarger 

Aug 15, 2019 01:35 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

If you do not look like your current photo anylonger it's time for a new one.  I would say every 5 to 10 years get a new photo.

Aug 14, 2019 11:09 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think a new photo every two to three years works.

Aug 14, 2019 08:28 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

30 years. I needed something in a hurry took a family photo crop it.

Aug 14, 2019 06:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Jeff Pearl on this one. Just the way it is!

Aug 14, 2019 04:54 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I really need to update my picture as my hair is longer again. I am not very good about updating my pictures anywhere. I did update my fb photo last week after having the same one for almost 3 years. 

If using your photo in advertising, I agree with others that you should look like your photo. After all, you are using your image to advertise.

Aug 13, 2019 10:41 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I used to have a new head shot done once a year but it's been about 4 years since the last. The profile pic here is maybe 5 years old but I still look pretty much the same except the hair is a bit shorter now. When you no longer look like your pic, it is time to update it. 

Aug 13, 2019 10:27 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The real questsion is 'Why is this a question?"

It is marketing. If the photo used leads to a meet up, it was SUCCESSFUL. The picture could be a monkey or the very bet picture the agent ever had taken. Once you meet the suspect, that is when you go to the A Game.

The thing about this question is it is absolutely about agent vanity.

Aug 13, 2019 11:31 AM
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

What Dan Pittsenbarger said. For women it might be more often because we tend to change our hairstyles more often.  Not all women but many do. I once had a broker who used a glamour photo on her business cards and all advertising.  Big mistake IMHO.

I would under promise and over deliver rather than the other way around. LOL

Aug 15, 2019 03:02 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

How old is too old? No idea...... :)

Aug 14, 2019 01:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Probably when your photo looks nothing like you do in person.

Sep 03, 2019 08:55 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We have a couple of local agents whose glamour shots from the late 80's still get posted in their ads

Aug 17, 2019 04:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I change my picture every 2 years.


Aug 15, 2019 02:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

When it no longer looks like you.

Aug 14, 2019 03:57 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

The moment it no longer resembles you.  

Aug 14, 2019 01:24 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

My business card or the signs do not have my photo. As long as people can connect with you, any time is fine.

Sep 11, 2019 01:50 PM