What can you do with such a nice photo?

Real Estate Agent with Retired CA BRE# 01048160

What can you do with such a nice photo?

I have a lot of editing tools for photos that let's just say "don't always come out the best that they could have been". And then there are those photos where you needed no adjustment at all , they are just perfect they way they are. But what can you do with them beyond perhaps just show them off?

I sorted through a number of tools and opened up my smart photo editor and the answer came to me.

Make a notecard of them and share with my past clients in some nice hand written notes. 

Below is the photo and the next shot is what I did with it. I am planning on having it printed as note cards. Perhaps this idea will spur you to think of ways of sharing your own best photos.

So what could make a nicer notecard to all your past clients than something that you created yourself.



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Comments (23)

Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

William Johnson, that is a great idea, thanks for sharing.  Have a great day.

Jul 08, 2015 06:04 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

William Johnson This IS an excellent photograph with HDR. Lighting is perfect and the clarity acute. Simply beautiful!

Jul 08, 2015 06:25 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

I have zero editing skills so its either a clean and good shot from camera or phone or it isn't lol

Jul 08, 2015 07:07 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi William - That is a wonderful photo and your creative use of it is fitting of its professional quailty.

Jul 08, 2015 07:10 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

William-Very creative use of your incredible photography. Your clients will love it and appreciate it

Jul 08, 2015 07:54 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

William okay, thanks for the prompt...note to self: continue to get in front of your clients with ALL of your areas of expertise, even if they start with "eye candy"!


Jul 08, 2015 09:48 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

William, what a wonderful idea!  And it's a way to make write offs for camera equipment legit!

Jul 08, 2015 10:58 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Patricia Kennedy , I had never even considered the cost of my equipment in any tax deductable way. Humm, Maybe it is time to get the really expensive one that I want. 

Jul 08, 2015 11:16 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

William - What a great photo, and a great idea on how to utilize it. Using your own photo makes it so much more personal.

Jul 08, 2015 11:51 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Troy Erickson , thank you for the nice comment. I am anxious to see how they will come out with the printer.

Jul 08, 2015 11:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have a local friend, who has used photos as part of note cards for years.  Your photo above is a really nice one to put to that purpose, William!

Jul 08, 2015 12:05 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That is just beautiful. I could do that with a few of my brothers wonderful shots of flowers.

Jul 08, 2015 01:58 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

William my friend...it's been a while since we've connected so very good to see you in the "Rain". As always, your photos are spectacular. I still remember and shared (with family) your photo of the walkway (I guess you'd call it) from the SD convention center to the new Petco Park! Absolute amazing to me!

Jul 08, 2015 03:47 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Lynda Eisenmann , How wonderful to hear from you. What's it been, about 3 or 4 years already? Thank you so much and I hope  you are back. Your videos were totally awesome!

Jul 08, 2015 04:20 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Tammy Lankford , I think that would still work just great. I have given some thought to the idea and considering making a set of 12 differnt cards and gift them to my clients.

Jul 08, 2015 04:24 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat , I also remember a home that you converted to a pencil drawing that would also be fabulous as set to give each of your clients and some of the past clients that you still have access to the photos for. 

Jul 08, 2015 04:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning William Johnson,

What a wonderful idea and one we can do if we just take a little time! Lovely photograph..surly a hit with your clients.

Jul 08, 2015 10:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

William Johnson 

I couldn't even begin to compete with you in terms of the quality of your photos. But I do make my own cards for thank yous. I bought the stationery, envelopes, and print out various photos to share - some of my faves have been several shots I took in Italy last. I also often take a photo of a house I just sold and make a bunch of cards for the new homeowner to send on to their friends and let them know about the new digs

It's a great idea, William and welcome by many here


Jul 09, 2015 11:05 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi  William Johnson , That was an awesome photo you took.  It looks nice as a note card picture.

Jul 10, 2015 12:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I did this just this week with one of my neighborhood entrance signs. Now I will make others for me and friends. Great share William.

Jul 19, 2015 04:00 AM