Building or Tearing Down Your Reputation Online

Reblogger Lou Ludwig
Education & Training with Ludwig & Associates

Sally hit's the nail on the head. Our reputation is one of our most valuable resources and it has to be protected. One slip on line can cause massive damage to our reputation.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Original content by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman RS-#62825

We can never say it enough. YOUR ONLINE LEGACY dictates the person you are ...just as in real life. I wrote the following article two years ago and i just bet that some may find it useful or tear it down because they don't believe that their typewritten word can hurt them...or help them.

Our reputation is all we have in this business. The Real Estate Industry has enough negative only compound it with the negative attitudes of some. Bantering about your political preference or religious views while cutting down another is as bad as watching the crap on television.


Your reputation in the Real Estate Industry (or life in general) takes a LIFETIME TO BUILD... and your online presence can enhance your reputation...or tear it down.  That's totally up to you in how you handle yourself and what you desire to achieve for your online presence.

Why are you here?

We the people, the members of ActiveRain, write with the intent to give information to the public (and our peers) about our local areas and Real Estate, Loans, Staging, Home Inspections and so forth. We write with sincerity as if the people that are reading are walking right along side of us.

We follow  the ActiveRain Community Guidelines and hold our heads high with integrity, honesty and respect.

Do you?

*Definition of Opinionated- -adjective - Obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one's own opinions; conceitedly dogmatic  Synonyms:  prejudiced, biased, bigoted, stubborn.

As I see it there are two questions and choices.

  • Be opinionated with a closed judgmental mind and what will you accomplish?
  • Be honest, sincere and open minded without harsh criticism and bashing and what will you accomplish?

A professional (a good human being) is mindful and respectful of the next person's opinion. If one does not believe in the same religious faith or your political views it does not give one the right to  disrespect them. If you choose to believe that siding with a view and bashing another is cool... then that's your choice.

It's definitely not the choice I am going to make.

I dictate who I am and I am responsible for my own keyboard.

Remember, everything you write will hang around for quite awhile online. In fact, it could be a lifetime as the legacy you have left behind will follow.


Which path will you choose?



Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 © 2007-2011 Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman's Hawaii Real Estate and Relocation Blog.

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An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

We can sure make a differene in our online reputation so easily.  It pays to think about this.

Apr 17, 2011 03:58 PM #1
Michael Taylor
Red Door Real Estate - Indianapolis, IN

Undoubtedly, I agree that it is important to treat all people with respect, not just in your real estate dealings, but in your life in general.

May 27, 2011 12:16 PM #2
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