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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carousel Realty of Dyer County Tn 248435000

How hard is it to put your profile picture on Activerain?  Really folks it is probable the easiest part of working on your profile.

With that said when I open up Activerain I check for flags to me at the top of the page then I go to the group I started called Spiritualrain and read the new posts. After that I go to some of the other groups that I have joined to look for new information.

The last thing I do is scroll to the bottom of any page and click on new posts. This is probable where I spend most of my time but if that new post doesn't have a profile picture I skip right past it. Those remind me of spam and I don't need any more of that. If you want me to read your new post make sure to load your profile picture so that will show then I will read what you have to say.

Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This has been an issue for a long time. When I'm looking to send out a referral to an agent if I see no picture on their webpage or Active Rain page I do the same... I press the next button.

Aug 04, 2023 05:26 AM
Mike Frazier

Tks Nina Hollander for the comments. Have a good week.

Aug 10, 2023 05:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mike. Like you, no photo, no time to read your post, NEXT! Enjoy your day.

Aug 04, 2023 05:36 AM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Wayne Martin for stopping by and commenting.

Aug 10, 2023 06:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - people do (and don't do) all sorts of things and for all kinds of reasons. 

I remember joining ActiveRain many years ago, it took me a while to understand the importance of a profile photo.  And now, I no longer care - so, the one I have, may be considered post peak (or is that post peek???) by some.  



Aug 04, 2023 05:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I remember your old profile photo...I think it was a building or maybe a condo. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:51 PM
Mike Frazier

Michael, When I arrived here in 2007 putting together a good profile including picture was most important.

Aug 10, 2023 06:01 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I agree Mike!!!

If you want me to read your new post make sure to load your profile picture so that will show then I will read what you have to say.

Aug 04, 2023 06:05 AM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Sham for commenting and stopping by.

Aug 10, 2023 06:02 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Mike,
A Feature photo at the top of your blog post is important too. Sometimes that picture alone can pique the interest of potential readers.

Aug 04, 2023 07:41 AM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Carol, I would have to agree with you.


Aug 10, 2023 06:03 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a follower. I would love the follow back. Bill

Aug 04, 2023 12:28 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Bill Salvatore, thanks for the comment and I just followed you back.

Aug 10, 2023 06:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mike, in our business, we need to see a photo, and I move onto the next if there isn't one.

Aug 04, 2023 03:16 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Joan, we have been here for a while now!

Aug 10, 2023 06:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- good to see you here,   It is a personal preference however I like to see who it is I'm "talking" to.  I tend not to stop at posts that don't have a "person" profile photo. 

Aug 04, 2023 06:00 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Kathy, I have been away for quite a while with a sick family member but now I am back.

Aug 10, 2023 06:07 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, seems that you spend your time in a whole different part of the Rain than I do on a daily basis, haha.  I have never heard of the group that you speak of.

Aug 05, 2023 04:52 AM
Mike Frazier

Brian, I would love to see you participate in the spiritualrain group.

Aug 10, 2023 06:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Aug 05, 2023 06:16 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Kathy for the feature. It has been a while.

Aug 10, 2023 06:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Mike,

I wonder if the blogger gets it.  ??  This should be one of the first things a new blogger does when signing up.  It is part of marketing yourself. 

Aug 06, 2023 08:44 AM
Mike Frazier

Sheri that is one of the first things I did when I arrived here in the rain in 2007.

Aug 10, 2023 06:09 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I agree with others, no photo no outreach. A lack of a photo for me creates immediate distrust. Congrats on the feature as well.

Aug 06, 2023 09:03 AM
Margaret Goss

For me, it's not distrust, but rather that the person is not engaged. Who wants to send that person a referral?

Aug 06, 2023 10:01 AM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Leanne Smith for stopping by and commenting.

Aug 10, 2023 06:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good  morning Mike,

Glad to see Kathy Streib featured your post. I don't understand why someone wouldn't insert their photo. If you don't have a photo its hard to connect with others and sends up a red flag if you are to be trusted. I also agree having a featured photo at the top of your post will get more traction from others.

Aug 06, 2023 10:43 AM
Mike Frazier

Dorie, I refer to the more active activerain agents who have a profile picture.

Aug 10, 2023 06:11 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Early on those faceless posters used to be called phantom bloggers, like they were in witness protection. Put up a photo, and not one that is over 40 years old and let the world know who is behind the words.

Aug 06, 2023 12:39 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Ed, I couldn't say it better myself.

Aug 10, 2023 06:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great post, now with that said I would not be here if it was not for Kathy Streib  featuring your post.... that tells me we do not interact, that is the second part of being on this platform it has created friendships and a great many referrals which translated to lots of $$$$

Aug 06, 2023 10:57 PM
Mike Frazier

Endre, you like me have been here in the rain for a while now, ( 2007) for me.

Aug 10, 2023 06:13 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great reminder for those you who have not completed their profile to the fullest!

Aug 08, 2023 06:52 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Jan Green, you are now the second Jan Green I have met on Activerain.

Aug 10, 2023 06:15 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Really have to say AMEN to that post!  I think putting your picture and information about who you are and where you work is elementary!  Like you, I will also keep scrolling!  I also was intrigued by your group SpiritualRain ... I will have to check it out!  Sounds very interesting! Mike Frazier 

Aug 10, 2023 02:29 PM
Mike Frazier

Thanks Diana for commenting and please do check out Spiritualrain.

Aug 10, 2023 06:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are having a productive summer.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 14, 2023 11:50 AM