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No One Noticed My Change

I can't believe no one noticed my change... I thought it was really obvious, but apparently not...

I changed my profile picture!  Doesn't it look completely different than the old one?? LOL

Donna Harris RE/MAX  Donna Harris RE/MAX

NEW Donna 2009                                                OLD Donna 2006

I really liked my picture and didn't want to replace it, but come next month, it was going to be 3 years old.  I always tell people they need to use recent pictures so others can recognize you when you're out and about. However, I had not changed in the past 3 years, so I didn't bother to update my picture.

However, I figured, I'm starting over in a new area, I need to order new business cards, and with new cards, why not put a new picture.  Even though they look almost the same, I think you can see the "experience" I have gained over the last three years. My eyes don't look like they sparkle as much.

And looking at them side by side like this makes my neck look weird... maybe I need to redo the new one...  now it's got me not liking the new picture. I'll have to think about this one some more.

Comment balloon 37 commentsDonna Harris • January 08 2009 12:29PM


Well, gosh Donna, you still look like a baby!!!  Both are beautiful photos, quit obsessing!!!

Posted by Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley (Leading Edge Properties) about 12 years ago

Same pose similar clothes and you have not aged a day.  It is easy to see why no one noticed.

Posted by Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Donna,  you've barely aged!  Both photos look great, and you're right!  They do need to be updated.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Donna -  you look great but I agree, the earlier photo looks like a more professional photographer took the shot.

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 12 years ago

Wow both photos do look the same.  There are a lot of Realtors out there with OLD photos, thankfully you are not one of

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) about 12 years ago

I noticed... Where are my manners? I was supposed to say something. LOL

But, isn't the 'New Donna' really the 'Older Donna'... I am confused.

Crazy thing, is you are 3yrs older and don't look a day older.


Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 12 years ago

Donna, I didn't notice! But, now that you put them side by side I can tell. It looks like you're getting younger! You have such a beautiful smile....what's your beef?



Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 12 years ago

Looks like twins to me, so who but the individual can see the difference.

Posted by Joan Snodgrass (Midamerica Referral Network) about 12 years ago

Nope didn't notice.  Apparently 2008 didn't take too hard of a toll (which is a good thing)...

Posted by Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors (Cummings & Co. Realtors) about 12 years ago

I noticed on my last post today, I had to make sure it was you.  There really is not much difference, you just look a little wiser and where there wan on wrinkle in your smile, there are now two.  No biggy though, you still look grrrrrrreat!  Momma always told me to keep my mouth shut, but sense you mentioned it. 

Posted by Chad Baird (Re/Max Spirit) about 12 years ago

LOL CHAD!  You're so bad, girls don't want to hear about wrinkles, age spots and blemishes! lol!!

Donna, I noticed but didn't rush to the keyboard to stir the ego soup. ;)

I like the "other" photo's you showed me online, why aren't you considering any of those?!? Post them here and hold a contest! You gotta give it a try!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 12 years ago


Both photos are lovely and you look great, a beautiful smile. 

Posted by Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO, (RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR) about 12 years ago

Donna, How do you keep your self so Beautiful?

Posted by Yossi 011-972-52-7700588 ( 011-972-52-7700588) about 12 years ago

Amy, Nah, I'm well into my 30's now...

Randy, The necklace is difference.  My mom's dog got excited and jumped on me one day and pulled it off.

Patricia, Thanks!

Susan, Thank you and yes, the first one was a more experienced photographer considering I took the new one.  I got a new camera, put it on a tripod, and set the continuous timer, but I think I did pretty good... wrong head angle.

Carol, I get a kick out of the pictures with blue eye-shadow.  That tells you the age of the photo for many agents.

Tom, You stuck your foot in your mouth, but then you took it out. Thanks!

Deb, Thanks!  No beef, just some chicken LOL!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Joan, I always wanted to be a twin!

Michael, Nope, I had a great 2008.  I worked with a brand new baby and made more in 2008 than I did in 2007.  Life is great!

Chad, Thanks, you're always good at making a girl blush.

Greg, Those photos were for your eyes only and were not to be mentioned ever again!  I'm trying to get business, but not *that* kind of business.

Mary, Thank you very much!

Isaac, Ahh, shucks, thanks!  I have no secrets...  but maybe it's because I don't wear makeup and that allows my skin to breathe properly... but you can sure see that lipstick. I might have gone overboard with that, but I thought it added a little color since my complexion was looking a little pail.


Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Too funny, I actually saw your thumbnail on my subscribed blogs page, and thought that something was different, and when I clicked on it, it was the topic of your blog !

And they both look great !

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) about 12 years ago

I didn't get this kind of love when I posted my pictures.

Girls... they always get oodled without hesitation. Nice perks yall have.

"So pretty, so lovely, so wonderful, how can I be like you, can I name my unborn child after you, AHH I'm in love.."


I still have those pic's btw.. I blew them up and have them hanging in my garage.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 12 years ago

Donna: I am real good at that.... lucky talent.

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 12 years ago


They are both nice pictures.  I have not visited in a while....that is the only reason I didn't notice. Don't fret, life goes on and we all have bigger things to worry about than if folks like our pictures.  My family has seen me look worse than my profile picture, but the still love me.

Have a great day and

Make THIS year your BEST year


Posted by Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County Realtor about 12 years ago

Sheldon, I'm facing the opposite way. I decided to flip the image and "look" at my blog instead of looking away from it.

Greg, I'm only worth hanging in the garage?  You could have at least hung them in Preston's fort in the backyard!

Tom, I'm sure it takes lots of practice.

Leander, Thank you, and I will make it the best ever!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Be grateful, it's on the opposite wall of my dart board. My buddies keep drawing "things" on them. the 6 foot tall version of you looks much different than how you appear in person I must say

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 12 years ago

Hi Donna... In my opinion, the comments so far are definitely "on target".  You really do not look any older, and, while I have never disliked your old pic, I happen to like the new pic... the reason is it looks a bit less "polished" and bit more "real". 

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 12 years ago

the one on the left looks more like you.  I like that one better, but then again, i know you, so i'm biased

Posted by John Jones (Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty) about 12 years ago

Donna- Being a professional photographer, I would like to give you my (opinion). These photographs look so much alike and the photo from 2006 does look like a much better photo because it's clearer and better color. It also looks like a better camera was used.

Just my opinion!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 12 years ago

You look the same in both, the one on the right looks better because it's crisper and easier to see the detail and your eyes do look more sparkling.  It's beautiful, you are a beautiful girl and very professional.  Think you should use it.  Since you don't look different use the better photograph (crisper and sparkling eyes) did I say that.  Brave girl.

Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - about 12 years ago

Greg, I would imagine a 6 foot version would look differently because I'm not 6 foot tall!

Steve, Thanks!

John, And I added the curl back in instead of straightening my hair again.

Robert, I don't know... I just got a brand new Canon PowerShot 1000 IS which is a major upgrade from my Nikon Coolpix 2200... but it's no "professional" camera.

Terrylynn, Thanks!  I like my eyes in the old one too, however, I got "honest" feedback from my family last night and apparently no one has liked my old picture for the past three years because they feel my eyes look bugged-out.  It's interesting what family will keep inside as to not insult.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Just post 2 of the 3 you sent me. Gosh!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 12 years ago

Donna - I need you to send me some of that Texas water. In three years it looks like you haven't aged at all.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) about 12 years ago

Donna..I had to laugh at the headline on this, because I was feeling the same way about myself. I just uploaded a new picture of myself, with no touchups! In fact , I was thinking..I look so bad that no one wants to say anything. I'm now a red head, with glasses, no less. My before picture was taken several years ago and was enhanced  (i think)by a far-sighted guy. I looked about 13 years old. You look beautiful both before and after..we are always the hardest on ourselves.



Posted by Linda George, Real Estate Broker/Owner, St Lucie County FL Real Estate,Waterfront, Acreage (Morningstar Properties) about 12 years ago

I absolutely noticed the change...!!!

Didn't know if it was appropriate to comment on it though.

But since you blogged about it....You look both pictures!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 12 years ago

Donna - This is not so much about you comment, but rather the photo. Just in my eye, the picture looks too grainy and looked too post-processed??? I'm not even sure if that's what you do. Also, the lighting in the older one looks better, hence the sparkle in the eye. The newer picture was perhaps a little "closer" than the old. It depends on what you like. I know you still pretty much look like you.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 12 years ago

You are young and beautiful!  I on the other hand need to change my photo SOOO bad... But I have just been fighting it! (It may have to be done at gun point. LOL!)  Soon I promise! 

Posted by Sherry Scales, Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 12 years ago


I did notice.  I don't think you've changed.  I like the one on the right.

Posted by Brenda Harmon (Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas) about 12 years ago

Robert, Do you know how much it costs to ship things these days?  You're just going to have to visit!

Linda, Your picture looks great.  You look vibrant and having fun.

Craig, I'm a girl. Of course it's prudent to comment!  ;)

Loreena, Yes, the other picture looks more professional because it is.  In today's digital camera times, I opted to take my own for similar quality.

Sherry, Thanks *blush* I'll hold you down when I get there!  I need to meet with Sylvia at the end of the month to do the paperwork change over.  Blah!

Brenda, Thank you!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Well Donna you look younger...motherhood is agreeing with you!! Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 12 years ago

Teresa, Thank you thank you!!  Motherhood definitely agrees!! I'm lovin' every second of it!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago

Donna-Both pictures look great-You never change.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) about 12 years ago