Marketing Pieces for Halloween

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

When ActiveRain hosted the photography contest earlier in the year, I discovered a few cool photo-editing tools and have enjoying using them periodically to spice up my marketing campaign.


I learned how to erase unwanted items from a photo as well as how to sharpen the images, straighten crooked photos, etc.


But perhaps the feature I'm most excited about is adding text to my photos and turning them into  marketing pieces.


The first text editing feature I discovered was how to add a watermark. The app is called Add Watermark Free. The contest introduced me to several other useful apps that I continue to use. One is called Snapseed. I tried it with my Halloween photo, but didn't get the desired results, so I tried with Photo Editor and got closer to the results I had in mind.


SPOOKED by the real estate market by Pat Starnes 

The above photo was taken in a neighbors yard this Halloween season. The next one was taken a couple of years ago with the intent of turning it into a marketing piece, as soon as I could come up with the right verbiage. 

It's now or never due to the 2017 Photography Contest, so I'm putting on my most creative skeleton head to see what I can create...


No BONES about real estate by Pat Starnes

It came to me under pressure ~ my brain works like that!


I'll be able to use these graphics for years to come, and hopefully a few people will share them.



(This entry is for Dick Greenberg's 2017 Photography Contest ~ Miscellaneous Marketing Pieces)




Comments (10)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS - You've learned a lot! 

This one is a keeper! I'm going to reference it and try some new techniques, thanks to you!

Your photos look so professional and original! Good for you for trying to learn something new. I say, you go to the Head of the Class! You're definitely an AR Photo Graduate!!!

Oct 30, 2017 03:43 PM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

Oct 30, 2017 03:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- I think you did an excellent job!!! Cute Halloween marketing piece. 

Oct 30, 2017 04:14 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Pat, thanks so much for sharing about the photo editing tools, I will try them.

Oct 30, 2017 04:22 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Patricia Feager ~ you are so sweet, I just love you! I'm sure you will enjoy creating some graphic designs using the editing software.

marti garaughty ~ Thank you so much for the feature. :)

Oct 30, 2017 04:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat

I really like your marketing pieces - clever, well done, and a powerful message.

Happy HAlloween!


Oct 30, 2017 05:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Pat, I am bookmarking this great post, since I will not remember this when the time comes to use it, Endre

Oct 30, 2017 11:22 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Pat, clever use of neighborhood images for your Halloween marketing. People should recognize the authenticity over a "store bought" card. Hope it will make your phone ring!

Oct 31, 2017 06:19 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Pat - Great marketing photos for the season. (Don't give up on Snapseed yet - it's really a very versatile editor.) Thanks for your contest entry!

Oct 31, 2017 09:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Pat -- like Endre Barath, Jr. --- I've bookmarked this posts ---lots of valuable information and tips that definitely need to be in a good - easier-to-find place than floating around inside my brain.  Thank you.  

Oct 31, 2017 10:35 AM