What Is Your ONLINE Image?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Santa Fe NM Broker License 16161
http://actvra.in/sWy

What is your online image? Do you know?

EmilyMedvec_SantaFe_Realtor

In a recent review of Facebook’s own stats, I learned 250 million images were uploaded on Facebook daily with a record of 750 million images uploaded on the recent New Year’s weekend. Many real estate bloggers know about how to manage their real estate business online including how to track their online reputation. However, not all Realtor® and agents are bloggers. Many are clueless about even how their picture is online and how they appear online to future prospects, customers and current clients. And then there is the general public. How many people know what their image is online? I suspect not many.

This is a reminder on how important it is to check your online visual reputation. Here is a quick simple step to see what others see when they search for a picture or image of you online.

  • Go to Google and click on the IMAGE tab
  • In the search bar, type your name in “quotation marks” example “John Doe”
  • Click search and review the image results which appear for your name


Given real estate has shifted online, it is important to know how people SEE us when they search online. Have you searched for your images in the past? Are you concerned about what you see? What is your take about this online aggregation of data?

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The Santa Fe real estate market is a local one. Real estate news reports and trends in other communities does not apply here. Search all current properties here with a fast and easy list or map search. If you are thinking about selling your home or considering a lifestyle change in relocating to Santa Fe, I suggest you give me a call at 505-660-4541 to schedule a real estate consultation. No one has time or money to waste in this new landscape of real estate. I am available to help you and make a positive difference in your real estate experience. Remember, dreams can be made a reality when you act on them. Emily Medvec

Today, I work with buyers and represent sellers in all price ranges in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico. My focus is to use my experience, vision and strategies to find you opportunities and solutions. My goal is always to save you time and money whether you are buying or selling any form of Santa Fe real estate, including homes, land, town homes, condominiums, ranches and commercial property.

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  2. Barbara Martino-Sliva 02/18/2012 03:28 PM
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Rainmaker
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Having a great image is important.  Great tips on keeping up with what is on the internet. 

 

February 14, 2012 09:57 AM #1
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541

Stella, thank you for stopping by. Welcome to ActiveRain. I find this is a good exercise for anyone in business today, not just those of us in real estate.

February 14, 2012 10:22 AM #2
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Emily,

That was interesting!  Tons of photos from not only my blogs, but blogs I have commented on are included in my images.  Most of them have nothing to do with me.  I think I am pretty safe here but my grankids, not so much...

February 14, 2012 03:52 PM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Emily, saw this as a reblog on Marge's blog.  I will be checking this out!

February 14, 2012 04:12 PM #4
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Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI
ABR, CSRS

Good advice to remember. The web is for ALL to see.

February 14, 2012 07:16 PM #5
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It was intersting that my results were different if I used the quotes around my name. 

February 14, 2012 07:18 PM #6
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
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Marge, thank you for the reblog. It is awesome how we pass info forward. I think it is fascinating how we are now data!

Rebecca, thanks to google, those of us who are active participants online have a portfolio of images which keeps expanding. Thanks for stopping by.

Kevin, no kidding. What is important is for us to see how we are seen too.

Scot, they are also different if you connect your first and last name as well and also in quotes. We are in a new world.

February 14, 2012 09:07 PM #7
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Emily,  It is a great advice, we have to be careful with what we write and comments also.

February 15, 2012 08:47 AM #8
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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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If you don't want the world to see what you're saying and doing don't put it on the internet.  It will certainly come back to bite you.

February 15, 2012 11:17 AM #9
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
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Kwee, no kidding. Thank you for including comments. This is why active rain guidelines so important. Q Facebook gets over 250 million images uploaded on average per day. Sometimes people do not even know they have been tagged and are in the images. This is why it is good to chichi and see what others see. Thanks for stopping by.
February 15, 2012 12:30 PM #10
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Emily - You're right about the importance of checking visual represntation, and it was an interesting exercise. A bunch of images from my blog posts came up, along with a persistent photo of some really good-looking guy who sells real estate.

February 15, 2012 12:54 PM #11
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Emily Medvec
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Dick -what a nice surprise. Just image what would happen if more people searched just images.
February 15, 2012 01:00 PM #12
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Emily - I missed this. I think it is extremely important that we be seen as professionals at all times. But, we can't always control what our friends put up. If I'm not happy I untag it and then at least it's not on my page :)

February 18, 2012 04:57 AM #13
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
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Toni, good advice on the "tagging" experience. What is important is that we monitor our online presence.

February 18, 2012 05:42 AM #14
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Emily. This is so TRUE! I have Googled my name, and checked out all those images, but I am not as "Good Looking as Dick" in comment # 11 above. We do need to be aware of how the public sees us.

February 18, 2012 04:12 PM #15
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