The image you put out on your blogging, media stream transmitter that you want to be remembered by needs careful thought.Like the Face Book images of "you you you" that are "mirror mirror on the wall" vanity dripping, the profile images you put on your blog posts, social media platforms and websites is just as critical.
If you have an arms crossed image, it can mean watch out, tough cookie ahead.One that is not approachable or that you are bothering if you call, email, stop in to shoot the breeze about real estate sales or listings. The kind where you tip toe and ask "excuse me, could I ask a few questions about this new property listing?" and then back away quickly.
Like a horse with its ears back getting ready to kick, or a cranky, snarky cat with its tail going wildly back and forth, non verbal communication is all around us.
Your profile image with the fake call, phone to your ear and sunglasses hiding your eyes might need some re-thinking. Looking like a biker, carnival gypsy could be good if that is the audience you list and sell in.
Your competition loves those photos because they work to their advantage as they are not so friendly, all tattoed, body pierced not so approachable. Just not that professional in the arena of buying and selling real estate, the largest investment most people ever make.You need images that emit a sense of you are here for business. In the most serious emotional roller coaster, the listing or sale of real estate property listing.
Or maybe that is the image you want to portray, relay... one of junk yard dog feisty. Not someone to mess with... like the attorney with the motto "Divorces are tough and so are we." If the image you use is only 40 years out of date, maybe showing some of those laugh lines, gray hair and distinguished bald spots are in order. So when the buyers and sellers meet you in person, they don't ask to see the agent, broker they thought worked in your office that is the real you now.
That they are already talking to but think now whoa, that causes the diamond tip needle to ride a groove of vinyl. Causing the Harry Chapin's W-O-L-D song to begin playing in their head. As they mouth the words in a whisper wondering if the new geriatric real estate you is the best horse in the property marketing, buying or selling barn to saddle up. To trust for the long weary dusty trail ride to the real estate closing conference room. Maine, a tad blunt but painfully honest to save time, hurt feelings later.
Does Your Profile Image Look Stand Offish, Sinister, Hands Off Or Just Plain W-O-L-D ?
Get to Maine quick like a bunny. With the same speed you herded the kids to bed after brushing their teeth, reading stories, saying their prayers and getting those lights out for the sandman's arrival.