My (Then Our) Trilogy of Real Estate Profile Photos - Plus BONUS PICS!
I was only 27 years old (and married to Bob for 2 years) when I first got my real estate license and this is the photo I used when I joined Prudential California Realty in Discovery Bay, CA. Interestingly enough, the owner switched franchises from Prudential California Realty to Alain Pinel Realtors a few months later and our business cards no longer had our pictures, so I only used my photo on flyers and on the internet for the next few years. By the way, Bob was a loan consultant for Full Spectrum Lending (a division of Countrywide Home Loans) at the time, so that's why he isn't in the picture with me. :)
Bob became a real estate agent in 2002 and together we worked as a team for our own company, Realty World Platinum in downtown Brentwood, CA. This is a photo we used for our business card, marketing materials and on websites. I have to admit that since it's a chore to get our professional photograph taken (Bob drags his feet on this one!), we used this photo for waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long!
Finally...after 10 years...we got a new photo!!! After 15 years of marriage, I realized that the only way to get our photo taken was to make an appointment at the photography studio and then tell Bob he has a commitment on this day and time. So that's what I did. :)
BONUS PICS: These photos below were used on occasion (just for fun!) but never appeared on our business cards. This particular one was used on postcard mailers for the 4th of July, hence our USA sweatshirts. Anyway, I just thought I had to share these two bonus pics because our four-legged family members are all just so darn cute! Look at our first two puppies (Giulietta - left, Romeo - right) when they were just a few months old...wow, how time flies! My white Persian wasn't too fond of her fur being clenched in my right hand (poor thing) but she adapted to her canine brother and sister very well. She passed away at 14 1/2 years old.
This is our family photo, my favorite picture in the whole wide world! If you've been following my blog for the past year or so, you may remember seeing this profile pic here on ActiveRain. It was what we used before our most current one. Anyway, we have this photo on a large canvas in our home and I smile every time I see it. Giulietta (lower left) and Romeo (lower right) are both 10 years old in this pic and their children Cyrano (middle left) and Cypress (middle right) were almost 8 when this photo was taken. Bob (upper left) and I (upper right) have added a lot of years and a lot of pounds since our first photos were taken. But it's us and we're both happier now than we've ever been! :)
This is an entry to the Photos Make A Difference - Then and Now contest
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