"But I don't want to change my Headshot"

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC 172320

A few months ago, I realized that my headshot may be reflecting a earlier time in life.  My hair was quite a bit longer and my glasses were proving to be more comfortable than contacts.  Was it time to change headshots?

The thought of it all:

  • updating profiles
  • scheduling a photo shoot on just the right Oklahoma weather day
  • practicing a smile that looks authentic - albeit I am generally a happy person and don't have to practice that much 😊
  • and I may have to cover up a little more silver hair this year

I kept thinking to myself, "But I don't want to change my Headshot!"

 

NOW, to move into what I call "Solution-Focused Mode."

It was time to take some drastic measures if I was going to be able to keep my current photo.

 

Happy to report that I am sporting a similar (shorter) hairdo and just may be able to pull off a couple more years without having to get a new headshot.  Of course, I will also keep up my anti-aging regiment 😉

 

How far will you go to keep your current headshot?
*I'm hearing the tune of "what will you do for a Klondike bar"

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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed. | Broker/Owner

Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC
405.837.6511

 

 

Comments (9)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

You made me smile...that photo update is a toughie.

Nov 15, 2018 09:51 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

 Thank you Li Read 
A part of me misses the yearly photo opp when I was a teacher.  It was just a given that it would be updated each year (:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 17, 2018 12:12 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I won't do a thing.  I met an agent (out of area agent) who was wanting some help with her mom's house locally and when the door opened I honestly thought it must be her mom.  Now I change out my profile picture on the regular.  I'd rather have a candid casual shot than someone not recognize me.  (oh and I don't color my hair)

Nov 15, 2018 10:28 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

  That's a good one!  You bring up a good point - the candid shot may be the way to go.  Your AR photo is a perfect example.  What a cutie you have there!

Nov 17, 2018 12:15 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

You can do whatever you want Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.  I like changing my photo  up .   I think it is fun

Nov 15, 2018 10:47 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

I need to look at it more like you do Hannah Williams - and have some fun with it!  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 17, 2018 12:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alesha,

Whatever rocks your boat and brings you referrals and new clients.  Wishing you continued success.  A

Nov 15, 2018 10:57 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

Very true Ron and Alexandra Seigel 
My focus doesn't stay on the headshot long - time better spent assisting my clients!  Thank you for the well wishes!!
Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 17, 2018 12:18 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

OK...so here is my question: Do some Realtors feel like the picture they took in 1998 still looks like them? just asking...

Nov 15, 2018 11:05 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

 That's a good one!  After I saw your question I went searching for a 1998 pic - which seems much harder these days because I had to look for an actual picture (:  I guess I prefer short hair, because my hair was the almost the same then.  That would be a fun post - pics from 20 years ago and now!
Have a great Friday Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Nov 16, 2018 06:05 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Lol...good point...of course I personally look exactly the same  :):)  I saw a picture of a Realtor a couple of days ago that had a business card photo that looked more like it could be the Realtors daughter...maybe granddaughter

Nov 16, 2018 09:37 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I have had the same thoughts! My hair is much longer now and I really need to update but haven't made the time to get a new photo. I have done studio head shots in the past but may just take a photo outside soon and use it. I am not going back to hair as short as it was in my photo any time soon!

Nov 15, 2018 12:30 PM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

Good morning Libby Cousins 
Glad to hear someone else has had similar thoughts.
I agree, if a new photo is required, a candid outside photo will probably do the trick!  Happy Friday (:

Nov 16, 2018 06:03 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alesha.

I'll take some of that hair you cut off. Think super glue will do the trick?  LOL

Nov 16, 2018 01:58 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.

Good morning James Dray 
I wish I'd known earlier, I could have overnighted to you 
Thank you for the chuckle this morning!  Have a wonderful Friday!

Nov 16, 2018 06:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed. 

You can always go back and get a photo of your Sweet Sixteen picture. Fun post.

With so many iPhone photos each day...there is usually one that you might like that is more current. BTW you are so pretty, a new photo should be simple.

Jul 11, 2019 07:36 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Thank you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Very good point!  I need to take advantage of the ease of technology.
Thank you for the compliment.

Jul 15, 2019 11:14 AM