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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photos are Permanent...Snow is Not.

I jumped the gun.  I should have known better, being a lifelong KC resident, just because we get snow one day it does NOT mean we'll have it the next.  I ran a "Snow Promo" that left me scampering to get some landscape shots before it turned to mush.  Our temps stayed cold enough for the pretty stuff to fall but then quickly rose and started the melt melt down!  I got a few shots off this morning but was left disappointed by the lack of white on the roofs, eaves and ice crystals in the trees.  Mother nature needs to get on board with my business plan.

How many times have you looked out the window or driven up to your house and thought, "My yard, house or landscaping looks really pretty right now."?  Even if you're not looking to sell in the near future, plan ahead and get some photos of your property in all seasons. Buyers really appreciate a seller that has taken the time to show us why their home is so special.  

Please feel free to call if you'd like to create a plan to best market your property for a future sale.  I know a great real estate agent, too.   

Dawn Conners

Friday, February 3, 2012

Comfort Zone

I believe learning stops when one gets good and settled in their comfort zone. Photography is no different than real estate (or any other business/industry) and in order to succeed one has to always be open to change; learning, relearning or throwing out what isn't beneficial.  I held my breath and took a giant step in another direction and have hated every single minute of it!  I won't bore you with technique so I'll show you my obsession:

This is just one step in the process of Real Estate HDR Photography.  The main reason for this self inflicted pain was to create a more efficient work flow.  Sadly, this new technique ended up taking more time than I'd hoped for, which, in my opinion, produced less quality end product.  I made great progress yesterday and believe I'm now on the right track.  My comfort zone is whispering to me; taunting, beckoning, pleading for me to return.  It's tempting, but I'm confident I'll find a new place somewhere in between.   

Happy weekend!

Dawn Conners
(913) 908-5767 cell    

P.S.  I've taken my price page down from my website in anticipation of the new changes.  I've got a little more research to do but once it's up it will offer realtors more HDR photos for less money.  It will also add value to my own real estate business and allow me to continue to do both businesses. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let's Roll.......

Mike has spent the month of January taking classes, tests, getting fingerprinted and background checks in order to get his Kansas real estate license.  The post process, once everything is at KREC in Topeka, can take 2-6 weeks and the thought of Mike not doing what he does best (selling) for 6 weeks created a few stressful moments for us; however, we got a call from The Machine yesterday (our little powerhouse broker, Dianna) saying that he's ready to roll and his license will be hanging in the office by the end of the week.  It's hard to explain in words the reaction in our home so I'll just show you this very, very brief video.......

If you're ready to buy or are we!

Give us a call or shoot us an email for market information and mortgage rates. It's a great time to do both!!


Dawn (and Mike)
Kansas City Realtors
Kansa City Real Estate Photographer

P.S.  Changes are coming on my photography site.  Stay tuned...........