Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Use your own photos - time to SINK or SWIM

Use your own photos - time to SINK or SWIM

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Use your own photos - time to SINK or SWIM.

Look at your blog and what do you see?  Do you use pictures and graphics to help make a point?  

Look at your listing pictures and what do you see?  Do your photos pop out and entice the buyer to see the home?

Look under your kitchen sink and what do you see?  Pretty boring stuff, right?  It doesn't have to be that way.

You can jazz up even the dullest pictures and make them interesting with some free photography apps available from the app store.

There's really no excuse for not using your own pictures to enhance your listings and blogs.

 

clean up time

 

Try out these free (or cheap) apps to tweak your pictures:

  • Hipstamatic
  • Instagram
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Phototreats
  • Dash of Color Free

Use them alone, or combine them!

toilet tissue

 

 

 

 

See what I mean?  I tweaked a little bit with these apps to alter these pictures from incredibly boring to brilliant! ; )

Even pictures of junk under your sink can suddenly look good!

Imagine what you can do with your listing pictures now?

It's not that hard to learn and it sure is fun trying.

So what are you waiting for?  Download some free apps and start having fun with your photo skills.

 

under sink junk

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 17 2010 06:36PM

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Good examples of how distorting a pic a little gives it a completely different look.  Photoshop filters are great for this.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 8 years ago

Georgina, thanks for the tips and information!  Great post!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for checking this out and being so quick to comment!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 8 years ago

Georginia - You've applied some really nifty looking effects to those photos to provide bazazz to your posts.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

Absolutely and Amen to that!  Thats one of the most enjoyable parts of doing a post her on A/R - and I wish more people would take on the challenge of not just slapping up a photo - but cropping, enhancing or whatever to make it the best photo it can be to support your post :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 8 years ago

... and straightening the horizon... that one really bugs me!

Thanks again!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 8 years ago

Interesting - thanks for the tip.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 8 years ago

Georgina ~ psychedelic pics....did I take something I shouldn't have?!  lol

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) almost 8 years ago

Georgina ~ psychedelic pics....did I take something I shouldn't have?!  lol

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) almost 8 years ago

Georgina - AWESOME!!!! I love what you always manage to do with photos!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

Georgina - Will have to look into this some more with my psychedelic glasses...

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 8 years ago

Well it was eye catching wasn't it?  Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 8 years ago

Hi Georgina!  They surely ARE eye-catching!  I love how you tied in the challenge with the post as well.  AWESOME job!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 8 years ago

Georgina, those look like a lot of fun! Nicely done with the "under the sink" challenge!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID) almost 8 years ago

Georgina ~ Wow! Your "under the sink looks like no other" way to go!

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Hey Georgina, great tips and very true. You need to tap into those creative genes we all have. I really like the Toilet paper and the shampoo bottles :) Thanks for the great tips!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 8 years ago

What a creative idea for your photos. I would not have thought of using photos this way. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Debra Davis, Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 7 years ago

I had to do something to make "under the sink' look good.  Thanks for all the positive feedback.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 7 years ago

HI Georgina - good post and thanks for the information about the sites. I will check them out.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing some cool photo apps-- can't wait to try them out!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 7 years ago

Nothing like a little color, mixed with some imagination and some way cool photo apps to see real estate differently. Thanks for the push!

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

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