My October 2018 update your profile challenge....

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

In response to Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, October 2018 Active Rain Challenge, I have updated my profile photo.

My original profile photo (posted here) was taken by a professional photographer in June of 2016. 

It has been the photo that has been utilized in the majority of my marketing material and has helped to create immediate recognition. 

I love when when I am out, and about, and someone walks up to me out of the blue to say, "Hey, I recognize you.  You're in real estate, right?"


This photo was was captured recently with my phone camera.  It was taken while I was seated at my desk in my office.  My office has windows on three sides so I love the saturation of sun that pours in.

I agree with Paul Henderson that the photos we use, whether we are marketing a property or sharing a photo of our-self, should be a true reflection since the primary purpose is so others can recognize us.


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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I love both photos!

Oct 01, 2018 10:54 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria Sapio, I am with Kat,  I like both.  My picture is about a year old and I think I broker the last camera.


Oct 01, 2018 10:59 AM #2
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I love your new picture Maria Sapio  you look lovely  

Oct 01, 2018 11:02 AM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Both photos are wonderful Maria Sapio .  My problem with photos...I change my hair daily (up, down, curly, straight) that on no one day will I look like the photo someone may have!  LOL

Oct 01, 2018 11:06 AM #4
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Maria Sapio, both photos are very nice. I'm with Lisa Von Domek,  my hair is always different, sometimes by choice, other times due to humidity. 

Oct 01, 2018 12:50 PM #5
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Both photos are great photos Maria Sapio ... I do not take selfies so I will need to get creative with this challenge. 

Oct 01, 2018 04:35 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Maria.

I thought there would be a change, other than the hair color I didn't see anything different

Oct 02, 2018 02:40 AM #7
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

You look really beautiful in both photos and I think this is going to be a fun challenge. 

Oct 02, 2018 05:08 AM #8
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the choice you made in updating your profile photo, professional photos are nice, but allowing people to see a more natural (seemingly, since pro photos are staged) us is a great way to go, in my opinion!

Oct 02, 2018 07:25 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I too like both photos but that second one shows your personality!!!

Oct 02, 2018 08:51 AM #10
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Both beautiful photos. I love this challenge. -Kasey

Oct 02, 2018 06:42 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your challenge entry and your photographs.

Have a most productive autumn.

Oct 04, 2018 03:58 AM #12
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maria Sapio,

I like both photos but I like the second one as it's more relaxed and casual How is it you look younger in your second photo??? Just saying...

Oct 04, 2018 05:35 AM #13
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

LOVE the new photo! You look radiant and relaxed! A bright and airy office is always a good place to get some work done-- and take selfies :) 

Oct 04, 2018 08:55 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You look great in either one. What a bright and sunny smile, Maria.

Oct 05, 2018 04:12 PM #15
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Wow, I can't wait until the next one Maria Sapio , you just keep getting more beautiful!

Oct 05, 2018 05:26 PM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As I said before, the new one shows your warmth and approachability...not to mention, you're drop-dead gorgeous, Maria!

Isn't it funny how sometimes those candid (or selfie) shots are even better than the professional's shots? 

Happy Saturday and thanks for participating in the challenge as well!

Oct 06, 2018 07:46 PM #17
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Well, you know, people could walk up to you and say, "Hey I recognize you. Are you an actress or a model?", because you are THAT gorgeous. :-)

Seriously, either photo truly reflects who you are and you have a wonderful, welcoming smile.

Oct 07, 2018 12:01 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I am so proud of you Maria. You’ve taken my taken my challenge to heart and have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams.  I hope this sparks your career and you continue to be blessed ...

Oct 09, 2018 06:04 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love the new photo! Gorgeous...very natural!

Nov 16, 2018 06:52 PM #20
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