My Favorite Branding Photo Happened By Accident

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037My Favorite Branding Photo Happened By Accident

This is my final entry into Dick Greenberg 's 2016 ActiveRain Photography Contest.  This is a contest in which I've had quite a bit of fun.

When I saw there was a category for your favorite branding photo in the real estate category, I just knew I had to submit this one.  It was a yard sign with a Just Listed topper and my neighborhood website.  It's quite useful to have a variety of yard signage photos available for my blog posts.  

This particular photo was a last minute thought, taken with my cell phone.  Yet when you see the photo, it looks completely staged to have the rays of light from the heavens shining down on my sign.  When I first shared it with the Active Rain community, they encouraged me to use it in my branding.  I've used it in my market reports.

Now if only I could get an Under Contract and Sold with the same effect.


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Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

That is indeed a "sign" of success, Chris Ann. You'll get a lot of use from it.

Nov 30, 2016 05:39 PM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

That's cool Chris Ann Cleland , I totally missed the rays until I read the entire post.

Nov 30, 2016 06:13 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Chris Ann- I must have been fate.  The rays were the first thing that caught my eye. 

Nov 30, 2016 06:22 PM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Well, Chris Ann, the other one could be "staged", but this was GENUINE! How wonderful. I feel that Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! coming on when you feel that God has touched your shoulder. I always feel like The Big Guy is saying high when I see rays of sunshine filtering down like this. 

Nov 30, 2016 06:55 PM #4
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   A touch of divine light makes that sign stand out!  What a great photo.

Nov 30, 2016 07:20 PM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Chris Ann. I love the effect and see how special it is. Well done.

Dec 01, 2016 09:32 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Chris Ann - That's a great capture - the rays of the sun make it very effective. Thanks for another cntest entry!

Dec 01, 2016 02:52 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The lighting on your sign, Chris Ann, makes it look like the gods are shining on it!

Dec 01, 2016 04:51 PM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I agree Chris Ann, that is a great branding photo.

Dec 01, 2016 06:41 PM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow....that is amazing how that happened. Pretty cool!

Dec 02, 2016 09:42 AM #10
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Well, if this doesn't beat all. I knew you fell from heaven, Chris Ann; I didn't know it was reflected in your signage. LOL.

Dec 02, 2016 05:37 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The best branding and brand identity is your authentic self and your most natural state of mind, most likely.

Dec 02, 2016 11:59 PM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I love that picture Chris Ann Cleland , the light shines down on you

Dec 07, 2016 04:16 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Chris Ann Cleland , most of the best things happen by accident!  This is a great branding photo.  

Dec 08, 2016 05:48 AM #14
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