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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Real estate marketing pretty much comes down to business cards, advertising, networking, social media, websites, blogs, signage and open houses. As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, how we look counts for a lot. Since many real estate agents include their head shot on business cards, For Sale signs, advertising and more, it's important to think about what your photo says about you.
Your Real Esate Agent Head Shot Is Key to Your Business Image
Your head shot communicates a lot about you as a real estate agent and gives your prospective clients a sense of what it might be like working with you.
Subtle things like the lighting, angle of your head, and your wardrobe and hairstyle communicate a bit about your personality.
People make assumptions, rightly or wrongly and it happens in an instant. Here are some of the adjectives you’ll likely want your real estate clients, fellow agents, and the general public to think about you when looking at your head shot:
Who doesn't hate getting their picture taken? We're rarely as young, rested, or thin as we'd like, and when was your last perfect hair day?
Fortunately we don't have to be "perfect" in real life to get our head shot taken because photo editing programs like PhotoShop can be used to camouflage those bags under our eyes and minimize wrinkles. Though you don't want to go overboard. After all, you want your real estate clients and fellow agents to still recognize you when they see you in person!
There's no advantage to using the same real estate agent head shot for 20 years unless you really haven't changed much. Otherwise, you're only going to look worse when they meet you in person because they'll be comparing you to their outdated mental image.
Whether you're a real estate agent, home stager, or decorator, please share your thoughts on this topic. Have you had a professional head shot taken or did you get a friend to shoot your photo? What tips would you share with other real estate agents and home stagers?
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.