Time for a New Profile Picture

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Real Estate Agent with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

It had been awhile since I last updated my profile picture here on my blog and on my primary website (http://austintexashomes.com), along with Facebook and Twitter. I took a picture in my office earlier and posted it on Facebook asking for feedback.

After seeing it compared to a mug shot more than once, and being told that I needed a different shirt (and a different facial expression, and a different background, and...well, you understand), I decided to do the best I could to assimilate the various opinions and re-take the shot at my house in our back yard. One person even mentioned that I looked like a villain. Never had that happen before. Needless to say, I'm happy that I sought input.  :)

I didn't think the first picture was bad, but I guess some people thought I looked less friendly, or more like I had been arrested, or something. I don't really want to share that one here, but you're welcome to go look for it on Facebook if you like.

Here's the new picture that I opted to use:

While I am no longer seeking to improve on the photo, you're welcome to chime in below. I doubt that you'll be able to hurt my feelings any more than my FB friends did.  ;)

Thanks!

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

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Karen Anne Stone
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Jason:  Your new picture above looks just great.  Very warm, very approachable.  I like the trees in the background.  Perhaps, with those trees back there, you could tell people that this was taken at your "branch" office.  LOL.

By the way... something seems to have not worked quite right when you uploaded it to your Active Rain profile spot.  You are much more techie than I am, so I am sure you can make it work.

Take care... have a great week... hope all are well.

Apr 09, 2012 07:42 PM #1
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Fred Griffin
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Jason, I want to read what your Facebook Friends said  :)

 

 

Apr 09, 2012 07:47 PM #2
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Jason Crouch
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Karen Anne - I think it just takes awhile for the picture to show up everywhere, from what I can tell. It looks good here, so I can't really do anything at this point. Thanks for your feedback!

Fred - Everyone was very positive about this photo, but the other one apparently made me look like I was in prison, or perhaps a sanitarium.

Apr 09, 2012 07:51 PM #3
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Richard Weisser
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Jason...

I guess I need to think about changing mine, but I am always afraid that if I do nobody will be able to find me!

Apr 09, 2012 07:54 PM #4
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Jason Crouch
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Richard - There's always an adjustment period that comes with the change, no question about it.  :)

Apr 09, 2012 07:56 PM #5
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Karen Anne Stone
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Jason:  I did not know it took awhile for it to show up on Active Rain.  I learned something.  I normaly use Firefox, and it still is not "up" there, and now have switched over to IE... and no picture yet, either.  I am sure it will happen, though.

By the way... I saw the Facebook picture of you and the little girl with the kitty on her lap.  How totally adorable.  What a great photo!  That one... needs to be framed.  So warm, I really like it.  Is that girl one of your daughters, by perhaps ?

Apr 09, 2012 07:59 PM #6
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Kathryn Maguire
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Just my two cents...this photo you chose is wonderful!  (And how could anyone say you looked like a villain?)

Apr 10, 2012 04:39 AM #7
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This one will work just fine Jason!                                                                                                          

Apr 10, 2012 05:35 AM #8
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William Feela
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I believe it is an improvement.  This photo looks more Professional!

Apr 10, 2012 06:13 AM #9
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John Cannata
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Looking good my friend. I am curious what the other picture was now and what your FB friend said. Something tells that if it was REALLY good, that Jared probably chimed in...

Apr 10, 2012 02:12 PM #10
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Sharon Lee
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Jason-I think that is a great photo and I believe I remember the other one and I don't think you looked like a villian.

Apr 10, 2012 03:58 PM #11
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Jeff Dowler CRS
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Jason

I LIKE this photo - I should probably make a change, too, but so dislike having my photo taken. It's always an agonizing process posing and all. I may procrastinate some more.

Jeff

Apr 10, 2012 09:49 PM #12
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Kay Van Kampen
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Jason, you can't improve on something that's already flawless.  Forget those that criticize you and opt for the one of your choice.

Apr 16, 2012 05:51 PM #13
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Jason Crouch
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Kay - I like the way you think.   :)

Apr 16, 2012 05:57 PM #14
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Jason Sardi
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If I was into the man thing, you'd get a lap dance:)

Jun 23, 2012 08:19 PM #15
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Patricia Aulson
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 I guess it's time again to change mine, time flys doesn't it!  

 

Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME REALTOR

Oct 02, 2012 09:10 AM #16
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Inna Ivchenko
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Well, it is good when people DO pay attention and suggest to try something new:)

I always try to 'fix' my b/f. I don't think he pays attention to my rambling, but he knows I care. Because, if no one notices your new picture, dress, marketing change~ that would really hurt.

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