Will they recognize you from your profile pictures?

Reblogger Robert Bob Gilbert
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties TX Real Est. 567774

Roy Kelley's blog below is important to all of us who use social media in one shape or fashion. Each of us need to think about out profile pictures and maybe as Roy suggests periodically change these pictures. Roy's blog also includes links to other post which discuss this topic. I have disabled the comments and please stop by Roy's original post. 

Original content by Roy Kelley 16766

Will they recognize you from your profile pictures?


I have enjoyed the positive experience of having strangers recognize me from my photographs in real estate marketing materials or from Facebook. Will people recognize you in the grocery store or when you are meeting for the first time to offer your services?

As the seasons change, it is a good time for fresh profile photographs for our blogs, websites and social media sites. Yes, change your photographs if they were not taken this year, or if you have changed your hair style or eye glasses. You may look ten years younger in your profile picture but that will have a negative impact when you meet new people.

Profile photographs are not the place for pictures of pets, children or other unidentified persons. I have seen profile photographs that include two women but no hint as to which one matches the name of the site.

When you are offering professional services, your profile photograph should present your best professional image. In some communities, professional means formal while in other communities a casual appearance is quite acceptable. The question to ask is whether others will positively respond to your photograph.

Clarksville, TN real estate professional Debbie Reynolds suggests the use of iPiccy.com to edit your profile photograph. IPiccy.com is a free photo editing service.

The Whole Truth About My New Profile Photo

Delray Beach, FL, professional home stager reminds us that we are not fully dressed without a smile. Use your most inviting smile for your profile photographs.

"You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile!" Well ARE You?

Paying close attention to your jawline when posing for your profile photograph can lead to more attractive results. This is an outstanding video by portrait photographer Peter Hurley. Bring that jawline towards the camera!

It's all about the Jaw from Peter Hurley

If you have any doubt about your profile photographs, use a professional photographer to provide multiple poses that will allow you to select your best image. 

You will recognize this Wattled Crane when you visit the National Zoo.



Wattled Crane, National Zoo IMG_9513

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

We represent home buyers and sellers as their exclusive agents in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. 

Roy Kelley
Roy Kelley & Associates
Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group 

Client Assistance:  301-670-8996   

Recipient of the RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award - 2008


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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Perhaps I should use my prom picture?

Thanks for the post!

Sep 08, 2013 10:05 AM #1
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

NO!!!!!  I have used several different photographs and none of them look like me.  Why?  Heck I don't know.  lol

Sep 08, 2013 10:09 AM #2
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I hope so. Also, the last two comments you made and when I do so on your blog are not showing up on my home page. Only yours, all the other doing so do. I still get the points for them??? cheers cvc

Sep 09, 2013 01:22 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thanks for the comments on Roys post. 

Sep 09, 2013 02:09 AM #4
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Bob Gilbert is the Realtor to see in Katy TX - contact him at (281) 904-6772. Keep up the good work! Roy makes some good points about maintaining a up to date online image.

Sep 09, 2013 03:36 AM #5
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