A Backyard View and the Southern California Lifestyle
ActiveRain Photography Contest Entry
Dick Greenberg encouraged us to share our best photos, in either or both categories – real estate and real life – for his 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest! There are lots of sub-categories and plenty of points to be earned, too. AND it’s a contest, with winners and more points. You have until the end of October so don’t miss out.
One of the things we easily sell here in SoCal is the outdoor lifestyle. That should come as no surprise to anyone, given the beautiful weather we have most of the year. Indeed, many buyers often seek homes with yards that allow them that full enjoyment, either as is or with the opportunity to expand their entertaining options by adding an outdoor kitchen, a pool, a big-screen TV and other features.
This photo of a backyard in the resort residential community of Aviara in Carlsbad is an entry for the Real Estate category/Exterior subcategory (obvious, right?!). While I used my regular photographer for photos of the front and interior, and a close-ups of the outdoor seating area, this was an additional one of several I took to use in the MLS and other advertising to better show off the sellers’ wonderful yard (better angle I thought) for enjoying “life in Paradise” here in San Diego.
This was the 3rd transaction with these clients, with another that followed, and the home was in beautiful condition and staged by the homeowners to show off the property’s best features inside and out. I lucked out with this photo and did not need to edit it at all.