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Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I thought you meant the real thing as they are headquartered here lol. Yes, they should put up pics. On our REMAX site we call them balloon heads.

Jan 28, 2017 03:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,817,660
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I saw them when I was in college, before they were famous.

For here, NO, THEY SHOULD NOT BE REQUIRED, esp as many are new...and some don't know how to upload the pictures.  I remember having a lot of difficult w/ that.  Some are just trying to find their way around here, and we need to be a bit more welcoming.

Anyway, while they should not be required to, they should realize that they will get more, better and friendlier responses when they insert their picture.

Jan 28, 2017 03:54 PM
Ambassador
1,445,419
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It doesn't affect me one way or another.  I like to keep my head down and eyes on my own paper.

Jan 28, 2017 07:03 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Perhaps, they don't have a nice picture yet?  A

Jan 28, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I saw one profile that had a photo hijacked off the Internet. If the blue men want to be low profile they will figure out a way to be incognito. Maybe they are or aren't legit? We may never know.

Jan 28, 2017 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Jan 28, 2017 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
577,750
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I think it should be something that is a requirement as past of your profile if you want to belong to the group... It's nice to put a face to a name.

Jan 28, 2017 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,199
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think it is nice to put a face with a a question Fred Griffin.

Jan 28, 2017 03:43 PM
Ambassador
5,030,483
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Part of me wants to say that your profile cannot be active until you have a photo! It's easy to upload a photo and it's common on lots of social media profiles. That said, I am really not all that troubled but those who have these profiles sans photos could be missing out on an opportunity!

Jan 28, 2017 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

What Debbie Gartner said.  We should be encouraging and helpful.  People ought to be free to do whatever they want without requirements knowing that what they do, how much they participate and allow people to get to know them will directly result in success and relationships.  But it shouldn't be mandatory.  Maybe folks have reason for not having profile pictures.  Some use logos or pretty pictures instead as well.  Or maybe like Debbie said, they haven't figured it out, or don't have a good photo yet.

Jan 28, 2017 05:46 PM
Ambassador
3,338,309
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

They have been around for a long time Fred Griffin 

We have known other members that grabbed photos from the Internet and used as photos of employees, etc.  Do we really know who is behind those photos? 

Jan 29, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,164,898
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Is Big Z spying on us ???????????

Jan 29, 2017 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,741
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I loves me some BMG baby

Jan 28, 2017 05:53 PM
Ambassador
2,158,966
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

I don't mind the blue silhouettes if they have a name.  Anonymous silhouettes are usually one hit wonders, taking a class I would guess.  

Jan 28, 2017 05:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Cool

Jan 28, 2017 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,969,122
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I do feel it should be required within a certain length of time for the blue men to take their role seriously here and in the public forum and show their face..why would they not want to??

Jan 28, 2017 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Well, I would take the Blue man group over the anonymous parade. But yes, it would be nice if they uploaded their pictures. 

Jan 28, 2017 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That's pretty darn funny.

Jan 28, 2017 03:31 PM
Ambassador
2,329,448
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great question . I thought it was a new group .Perhaps they should have limited access until they do .   Very limited insert picture or no comments except within their blue man group

Feb 27, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have seen lots of this lately, how hard is it to upload a photo?

Jan 31, 2017 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't care if there isn't a photo. But it is nice when there is one.

Jan 30, 2017 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Let's face it; we are not all as photogenic as you, Fred Griffin ! I do agree with your postion however in this subject.

Jan 30, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

That is funny. 

I thought that Blue Men decided to go into RE:) That would be probably a huge success. 

Jan 30, 2017 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

HAHA! I was wondering what you were talking about. Now I get it!

Jan 29, 2017 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
444,170
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

As I recall, people who join for free don't get a photo.

Jan 29, 2017 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am with Jeff Dowler 

Jan 29, 2017 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I hope these folks get on board an upload a photo.

Jan 29, 2017 05:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,568
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A picture would definitely be nice.  Helps to connect.

Jan 29, 2017 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,894,557
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have not notice them yet.

 

Jan 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

No.  Leave them alone.

Everyone has a choice to respond or not.

Eve

Jan 29, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Shrouded in mystery their attempt at anonymity.

Jan 29, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,774,896
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Seeing someone is what we have been trained in to see....

Jan 29, 2017 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
7,783,911
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There are no rules on this.

Jan 29, 2017 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,847,654
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't like that idea, just like I don't like the group.

Jan 29, 2017 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
986,552
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I saw them on my last cruise - they were really great!

On AR.... Not so much :)

Jan 29, 2017 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not something I have any control over, nor is it something that I want to concern myself about.

Jan 29, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,188,495
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Usually don't reply. Not sure why they can't post their photo!

Jan 29, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

They are a great show in Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2017 05:52 AM
Ambassador
2,408,436
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't think people should be required to upload a photo if they don't know how yet, or don't have a good one yet, or don't want to yet. Think of it like a blind date before you meet - you have no idea who's behind that silouette (yet).

Jan 29, 2017 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is no problem for me.  When they are comfortable they probably will put up a picture.  

It would however help them for I would guess that many are overlooked and will not get responses.

Jan 29, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,181,877
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Photos are nice but not required.  Hopefully they will learn.

Jan 29, 2017 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

LOL! I love your question!

I think we should be tolerant of those who don't want to post a picture of themselves. Maybe they are just here to learn and not contribute.

Jan 29, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,460,958
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I liked them best live in Orlando. I tend to skip the AR version.

Jan 29, 2017 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Some do not know how to do it.

Jan 29, 2017 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Who that? I'm obviously somehow out of the loop!

Jan 29, 2017 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Jan 29, 2017 04:01 AM
Rainer
213,263
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I normally do not respond to them as those without profiles are probably not serious.

Jan 29, 2017 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - love that comparison.

Jan 28, 2017 09:41 PM
Ambassador
6,348,393
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Same as my answer to Paul in the prev question.  Live and let live.

Jan 28, 2017 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,528,344
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Give me a beat and speaking of beat, maybe they'll beat it on over to set up a profile?

Jan 28, 2017 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I think uploading a profile picture would be great so we can become familiar with the faces and names as we interact with one another.

Jan 28, 2017 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,131,244
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin It will be good to put a photo.

Jan 28, 2017 08:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

They should stay with music,

Jan 28, 2017 07:43 PM
Ambassador
5,198,172
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I definitely think you should get ___ number of days to complete your profile. For me, it's frustrating - I'm a visual person and hate when someone comments on others' posts and we can't see who they are!

Jan 28, 2017 07:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Uploading a random photo or a photo of a famous celebrity will not solve anything.

Many people don't upload their own photos for a variety of reasons known to them.

Jan 28, 2017 07:13 PM
Rainer
422,372
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Never cared for the group.

Jan 28, 2017 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin As Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington said it's nice to put a face with a question.

Jan 28, 2017 06:03 PM
Ambassador
3,580,029
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I think it would be great to see the students faces - and good for them too.

Jan 28, 2017 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
678,558
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

You got me!  I think we should start sending a message to those in The Blue Man Group to encourage them to show their face so that we can become more familiar with them by putting a face to the name.  Works for me!

Jan 28, 2017 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, they should be required or get the boot!

Jan 28, 2017 03:33 PM