The Not So New Me!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ 1-16940-1B


Realtor In St. Thomas


I have read you should up date your profile picture regularly. My response has been, "yeah, I know, I will get around to it". I have been saying it for a while now. I have intended to schedule a session with a professional photographer.

The other day, I went into one of my favorite stores on island, Island Empire. It is a furniture store specializing in imported teak furnishings, and they sell pretty much everything you need to decorate your home. I have been circling for some new chairs for my master bedroom I expanded awhile ago. I found a set I liked, but I needed to measure one last time before I made the purchase and their sale started the next day. I returned to the store the next day to make the purchase.

After assisting me with the purchase, the general manger, Harriet, remarked, "I was on your website, it is very informative, interactive, and features some great properties. I really like your hair cut, it suits your face. Your picture on your website looks like your grandmother, you should up date it".

She was right, the photo is at least seven years old. Over a year ago, I lost 50 pounds and got back into an exercise routine and was feeling pretty good about myself. I told Harriet the reason I had my hair cut was that I was watching one of Tyler Perry's films and realized my hair looked like the wig the character, Ma dear was wearing in the film. Harriet burst into laughter and said, "Boy, that will send you running to the beautician!"; and it had. I made the change but I hadn't updated my profile picture.

So, Sunday, after hiking the Magen's Bay trail and watching dolphins frolic in the water (they are not always there but they were Sunday). My friend took some shots of me. We agreed this was the best one and I am going to use it as my new profile picture.

Thank you Harriet for your honesty and the push I needed. The chairs are the perfect touch too.

Comments (4)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Tanya, I love your new profile photo. You look so chic and easy going. (Thanks for the motivation. I have been thinking the same thing so now I may just have to follow your lead.)
Jun 09, 2013 12:01 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Tanya I too like your new look, I agree with Harriet this is a much better look..   I am inspired to update mine.  Let see how quickly I will get to it:)

Jul 03, 2013 11:09 PM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Hi ladies:

Thanks for stopping in. It took me years to get to it. It has increased my recognition in public. I Had stopped having strangers say, "I think I know you, I've seen your face somewhere". Since I changed the photo I am using in advertising, I am getting that recognition from strangers again.

Jul 04, 2013 01:39 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tanya, You had a very good an honest salesperson. You took the advice and now you look like you with a very warm and inviting smile that says..."I would love to do business with you."

Jul 08, 2013 11:44 AM