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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Okay, so I really don't have a thousand words but I have thoughts on 'a picture worth MANY words'. Have you ever thought about how you physically viewed objects prior to being in real estate?  Well, this is what I was pondering when I took this shot yesterday.

The architecture of this building is so unique but what caught my eye more was the way the staircase led up to the top. The sunlight came in through the windows...and odd sort of skylight that was magnificent to just view...for awhile.

I kept looking at this particular view and wondered if I would have looked it the same before getting into real estate. I think not. I look at everything in detail and have many opinions on the same topic. I am able to get into the detail of not just the home but everything involved in a transaction from the people to the paperwork to the property.

This shot was taken while waiting for my son to do his lab work yesterday at the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veteran's Affairs Hospital by Tripler Army Medical Center.


Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs, she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents.

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Sally-

This is a gorgeous perspective on that building.  I have always enjoyed architecture, but I do think that real estate affords us just a bit more ability to really respect it.  I hope that your son is well.

--Sara in San Antonio

Jan 08, 2010 03:45 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Sally-That is a great capture of beautiful architecture. Happy New Year. <SMILE>

Jan 08, 2010 03:50 AM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


I do that too. Because of my engineering background, I always look to see "how" things are put together.

Jan 08, 2010 03:55 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


I can always spare a thousand well chosen words, but it's not necessary.

Neat shot and no you wouldn't have looked at it the same BR.


Jan 08, 2010 04:51 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

that is indeed an interesting photo!!! thanks for sharing!

Jan 08, 2010 06:42 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

This looks like an Escher painting.  You captured it from a great angle, Sally.

Jan 08, 2010 10:05 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Very interesting angle in your shot, Sally. I'd agree that since getting into Real Estate we look at everything in a different way and all the possibilities out there.

Jan 08, 2010 10:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally that is quite a view, from the bottom up.  You should have taken another one from the top down :)

Jan 08, 2010 11:34 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

George...I looked down and they still had Christmas deco going on lol

Lee/Carol: Sure was....and sure do.

Jane: Thanks!  I sure thought so too!

Kay Barb!

Bill: Ha!  Thought so :) 

Terry: Lovelyhuh?

Sharon: Thanks....and Happy New Year to you too!

Sharon: He's doing wayyyyy better! Thanks a bunch!

Jan 08, 2010 03:34 PM
Paul Guenther - WFG Title
The Extra Mile Is Part Of My Regular Route!


 What blows me away is that it is a government building.  It looks so elegant and nice not cold and generic as most I have been in.  GREAT SHOT!

Jan 08, 2010 09:21 PM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

It is amazing how we do look at buildings and homes different now that we are in Real Estate.  It is a very interesting shot.

Jan 09, 2010 12:16 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Fabulous photo, Sally! I found it is not only real estate that causes you to look at things differently, but also the passion for photography that causes one to look at common everyday things in a new light. You have both!


Jan 09, 2010 03:22 AM
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Facinating picture.  Have you considered blowing it up and frameing it for your 'neat' office?

Jan 09, 2010 05:02 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Sally, that is some very cool architecture, nice photo!

Jan 09, 2010 05:10 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I have noticed that after being in real estate I do tend to pay more attention to architecture than I did before hand.

Jan 09, 2010 12:57 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Sally - I love creative architecture like this, and it takes a special photographer to notice it and capture the right perspective. Nice shot!

Jan 09, 2010 05:04 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
I like Sally how the bright light comes in at the top.
Jan 10, 2010 06:19 AM
Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Santa Rosa, CA

Celeste, I've learned alot from my realtors whenever I go on tour with them. You guys do have a different viewpoint. This is a beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 11, 2010 03:11 PM