This year, I decided to try something new. I was going to see if I could get some of my pictures on exhibition in a “real” gallery. So I sent off some images to four galleries in exhibitions that sounded interesting or seemed like be looking for my sort of work.
Then I waited.
For a Realtor or other home seller, a picture can be worth much more than 1000 dollars. But not just any pictures. According to Seattle-based brokerage Redfin Corp., home listings that use photographs taken by the higher-end SLR tend to sell quicker- and at a higher price!- than listing with images from photos from cheaper point-and-shoot cameras.
One of my favorite competitions is the Utah State Fair. Its just fun- a state-wide competition against your neighbors. It is a great place to be recognized for the work you you…. in my case, for fun. The pieces I enter at the Utah State Fair are what I do to please myself. If I do well, great; if not, no big deal.
I entered an image I shot last July while on vacation with my family in Moab in the 2015 Nature Photography Competition and Exhibition at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The exhibition ran February 26th through April 3rd. Just before the start of the exhibition, I got a call announcing that I had won an award at the show. I asked what I had won, and it turned out I placed first for the Dead Horse Gorge image.
We got a wonderful surprise yesterday when we checked the old email yesterday…. a missive from the website Houzz that declared we had been been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of their Best of Houzz 2015 awards. To be chosen by the users of that site is a great honor to us, and we thank those of you who participated and voted for us. We were picked in the Customer Service category, which really does mean a lot to us, because our goal is to be the best in customer service to all our clients.
Selling a house can be a big bother. You have to tidy and clean. You have to take the dogs somewhere so they don’t bite clients. And you have to get lost during showings and pen houses. We wanted top give you a few simple upgrades and such that you can do to your house to help make it more presentable…. and more interesting to modern buyers. Of course, you can also add some granite!
We have posted our first tour to the website. This is a 3300 square foot home on Draper, Utah, with a beautiful view of the valley looking northward. The home featured 5 bedrooms, and 3 baths. The lot adjacent to Open Space and Golf Course – No Back Neighbors! The home sits on on .28 acres, and was built in 1998.
Welcome to Our website.
This is the first step. Get our name out and a website up. Over the next couple weeks, we will be working hard to build our portfolio, and show you what we can do. We hope you like it.