Should I start from scratch?

Home Stager with Initial Impressions
Today I hope to officially become a business people can check out via web, as I'm developing a proposal for a real estate developer for staging his vacants.  However, my active rain page has not consistently displayed b & a photos.  
Should I give up on that specific spot and start from scratch?  I need to have something people can really look at (I don't have a regular website yet) when the business announcement goes into the paper this week.  

HELP!  Any suggestions should be worded simply, as I am technology challenged.  


Comments (5)

Becca Briggs
Rochester, NY

The B&A's problem could be two things.  Your not resizing them so they won't display because they are to big.  Or you are using a server that isn't as good.  Instead of loging on in Windows Internet Explorer which isn't as good use which is much better.  I had to learn this the hard way also.  Another good one is using the  everything will work so much better and quicker for you.  

One other note is put a picture up of yourself you will get much better interaction here on AR after you do! 

Good Luck and God Bless,


Apr 08, 2008 02:06 AM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Hi Cynthia, I feel like I'm blogging to someone in the relocation protection services when all I see is a "shadow" of a profile - first and foremost you need a picture of yourself.  Remember, now that you have an AR account, EVERYONE across the nation can access your profile, not just us here playing in the Rain.

Another reason you might be having difficulties downloading pics is BECAUSE you don't have a website yet.  It's much easier to download pics when you have a URL vs. downloading from your computer files...  Good luck! 

Apr 08, 2008 02:14 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
Cindy ~ I agree that you should update your profile with a current picture .... it makes you seem like a real person.  I would hold off on sending any announcements to the media until I had a platform for showing a portfolio of my work;  either here on A/R or on your own unique website.  By the way, I don't have any problem uploading photos to A/R from my computer files as long as they're resized first so hopefully that won't be an issue for you.  If you truly are technology challenged, then look into local community college courses -- they're very helpful and can get you on your way to becoming more proficient.  Good luck!
Apr 08, 2008 03:33 AM
Cari Pilon
RE:STYLE Home Staging - Brighton, MI
RE:STYLE Home Staging

there is a ton of info on ar to learn how to insert photos, the only thing I know is hit the picture of the tree in the tool bar and after the box that says "image url" there is a little box with red dots on that, click that and you can browse through your files to find the photo you want. After you upload it there is a tab at the top that say "appearance" ant here will be boxes beside the word dimensions with numbers in them. I don't know what the numbers do exactly... I just cut the first number in half and the second one automatically cuts itself and the picture looks normal.

Obviously I am not super technical, but that is what I do and I don't think my photos turn out too big. I love looking at the profiles of other stagers, I think they have done an amazing job of posting b/a's and could serve as a decent temporary fix for you. Get a website though!!!! make that a priority! Good luck

Apr 08, 2008 04:00 AM
Cynthia Pagiatakis
Initial Impressions - Warren, ME


Maureen Henry has saved the day!  My poor, tech challenged brain was focused on the presentation I am doing today ... totally unable to fine tune the active rain page. 

And then, DA da da DA!  Maureen, with one phone call and a couple of emails, makes it all better!  What a relief to know that it is now presentable!  With that in place, getting business announcements in the local papers and giving out business cards will be MUCH more effective ...

I owe you big time, Maureen!! THANKS! 




Apr 09, 2008 12:10 AM