What Is Your ONLINE Image?

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What is your online image? Do you know?


In a recent review of Facebook’s own stats, I learned 250 million images were uploaded on Facebook daily with a record of 750 million images uploaded on the recent New Year’s weekend. Many real estate bloggers know about how to manage their real estate business online including how to track their online reputation. However, not all Realtor® and agents are bloggers. Many are clueless about even how their picture is online and how they appear online to future prospects, customers and current clients. And then there is the general public. How many people know what their image is online? I suspect not many.

This is a reminder on how important it is to check your online visual reputation. Here is a quick simple step to see what others see when they search for a picture or image of you online.

  • Go to Google and click on the IMAGE tab
  • In the search bar, type your name in “quotation marks” example “John Doe”
  • Click search and review the image results which appear for your name

Given real estate has shifted online, it is important to know how people SEE us when they search online. Have you searched for your images in the past? Are you concerned about what you see? What is your take about this online aggregation of data?


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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Having a great image is important.  Great tips on keeping up with what is on the internet. 


Feb 14, 2012 01:57 AM #1
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Stella, thank you for stopping by. Welcome to ActiveRain. I find this is a good exercise for anyone in business today, not just those of us in real estate.

Feb 14, 2012 02:22 AM #2
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC


That was interesting!  Tons of photos from not only my blogs, but blogs I have commented on are included in my images.  Most of them have nothing to do with me.  I think I am pretty safe here but my grankids, not so much...

Feb 14, 2012 07:52 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Emily, saw this as a reblog on Marge's blog.  I will be checking this out!

Feb 14, 2012 08:12 AM #4
Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI

Good advice to remember. The web is for ALL to see.

Feb 14, 2012 11:16 AM #5
Scot Rife
Centerville, OH

It was intersting that my results were different if I used the quotes around my name. 

Feb 14, 2012 11:18 AM #6
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Marge, thank you for the reblog. It is awesome how we pass info forward. I think it is fascinating how we are now data!

Rebecca, thanks to google, those of us who are active participants online have a portfolio of images which keeps expanding. Thanks for stopping by.

Kevin, no kidding. What is important is for us to see how we are seen too.

Scot, they are also different if you connect your first and last name as well and also in quotes. We are in a new world.

Feb 14, 2012 01:07 PM #7
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Emily,  It is a great advice, we have to be careful with what we write and comments also.

Feb 15, 2012 12:47 AM #8
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

If you don't want the world to see what you're saying and doing don't put it on the internet.  It will certainly come back to bite you.

Feb 15, 2012 03:17 AM #9
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Kwee, no kidding. Thank you for including comments. This is why active rain guidelines so important. Q Facebook gets over 250 million images uploaded on average per day. Sometimes people do not even know they have been tagged and are in the images. This is why it is good to chichi and see what others see. Thanks for stopping by.
Feb 15, 2012 04:30 AM #10
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Emily - You're right about the importance of checking visual represntation, and it was an interesting exercise. A bunch of images from my blog posts came up, along with a persistent photo of some really good-looking guy who sells real estate.

Feb 15, 2012 04:54 AM #11
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Dick -what a nice surprise. Just image what would happen if more people searched just images.
Feb 15, 2012 05:00 AM #12
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Emily - I missed this. I think it is extremely important that we be seen as professionals at all times. But, we can't always control what our friends put up. If I'm not happy I untag it and then at least it's not on my page :)

Feb 17, 2012 08:57 PM #13
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Toni, good advice on the "tagging" experience. What is important is that we monitor our online presence.

Feb 17, 2012 09:42 PM #14
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Emily. This is so TRUE! I have Googled my name, and checked out all those images, but I am not as "Good Looking as Dick" in comment # 11 above. We do need to be aware of how the public sees us.

Feb 18, 2012 08:12 AM #15
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