Updating your profile picture in ActiveRain

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Not only is this a great idea to have people update their AR photos, but it's long overdue. I had a series of photos taken almost a decade ago and I thought I hadn't changed much (wishful thinking). Since this was the picture I used on most of my marketing, (and I believed it was representative of my personality) I was loathe to change it along the way.Mimi Old Profile Pic

But so many times I would see the same pictures of my peers on AR that had been there for the past decade and I would often wonder what those people looked like in real life . . . and realized I was guilty of the same "misrepresentation."

Earlier this month I changed my profile photo to a picture taken a few weeks ago, and was tickled to see so many others following suit. Little did I know it was an ingenious ploy by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, spearheading a contest for us to update our profile images. I'm all for truth in advertising!

It's definitely time for some new professional pics, but in the meantime, I've at least brought mine into the current decade. Thanks for the encouragement for all of us, Paul!

Mimi new profile pic

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mimi, loved your old as well as your new picture, I have hadmine for a long time at least a couple decades:)) now with that said I consider it as the New Balance Shoe Logo, people have gotten used to it:))Endre

Oct 28, 2018 10:35 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

My photo is a year old.  The previous one was not!  I'm pretty up to date.

Your old and new photos are both terrific. 

Stop by and I'll do a series of thermal images for you!

Oct 29, 2018 02:08 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Mimi... both are lovely photos... and I don't see much, if any change over time. My feeling is that so long as people recognize you from your photos, "you're good."

Oct 29, 2018 04:02 AM #3
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Mimi, I think both photos are beautiful and I don't see that you've changed much if at all. What's your secret?! I need to book a shoot with the photographer but, have been procrastinating. 

Oct 29, 2018 05:08 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your profile photo looks great Mimi Foster and thank you for the shout out, but I deserve no credit for this challenge, haha.  This challenge was offered by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,.  I hope that you will also participate in my challenge which is OCTOBER CHALLENGE - Let's Get Personal

Oct 29, 2018 07:12 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mimi. Point well taken. I think your new picture is terrific and you look lovely.

Oct 29, 2018 08:19 AM #6
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

You're very lucky that you haven't changed very much, lovely as ever!  I love both photos.

Oct 29, 2018 12:53 PM #7
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
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You are just like me, getting better looking by the minute!!

Nov 04, 2018 05:29 PM #8
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Mimi Foster Both are beautiful photos! That camera has a good subject.

All the best.

Feb 18, 2019 03:17 PM #14
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Meldina Dervisevic
InvestorsMRG - Chicago, IL
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I agree !! Keep it Interesting in every way possible

Nov 06, 2019 07:16 PM #15
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