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Where Are You Getting Those Graphics?

 

Sometimes I put more time into creating the graphics for my posts than on the writing. It is something I enjoy and find creative. Would not think of posting without a visual.

But I don't want to take someones photo or use a free or paid site.

You are never sure of copy write issues when using photos found on line.

But...you won't get into trouble using your own originals.

 

When out and about during  my ever changing real estate travels, there is always something to photograph, whether  cute signage, a house, a 

"who knows what's wrong'' ,

landscaping for a contest, a screen shot to capture, an  idea while taking a class or food photos when breaking bread with a client or other members.

 That reminds me... it is time for a Baltimore MeetUp.

Where are you getting your graphics?

Need any help...just give me a call.

 

Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • August 19 2017 04:26PM

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You can say that again Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  people just do not listen

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 9 months ago

Margaret

Our cameras and our eyes provide an endless array of photos we can use in our blogging. We just have to be paying attention.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

A post without graphics is a big no-no.  I wouldn't ever do it either.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 9 months ago

Yup, you gotta be careful where you get those photos and graphics.  For the most part I take my own photos, and create my own graphics.  

This morning, I came home from grocery shopping a little heart broken.  I always have a camera with me, but this morning I didn't.  I had even left my cell phone at home which has an excellent camera.  What I saw in the parking lot, was the most gorgeous Hybrid Wolf-Husky mix I had ever seen.  Huge animal with the sweetest personality.  When I started to walk away, it put its head back and howled as if I were the moon on a dark night.  Lesson learned, ALWAYS carry a camera.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Always something to photograph - always. I like the little signs you make - what software do you use?

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 9 months ago

I agree with you, Margaret! And, with our smartphones now, it's not like we have to carry a camera around. I try my best to take pictures of so many different things I see...just in case. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 9 months ago

Anna has taught me well to never use a photo other than one we took or bought.

Posted by Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 9 months ago

Kathy Streib Our iPhone has made the camera almost obsolete. So easy to carry and so easy to use

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling You have been taught well!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Oh, I can't believe you do that too, Margaret! I spend more time on the graphics than writing the post...and I enjoy it too!

Tonight, we had a housewarming party for one of my clients and came home to download the photos - I had taken 93 in 3 hours!!  Ray asked me if I did anything besides snap pictures! LOL  Of course I did and had a great time too - many of us were capturing some great Uptown shots.

I came away with a great one of our ballpark (Charlotte Knights), the Uptown skyline, some gorgeous sunset photos and some building shots (and friends/attendees). There's LOTS of blogging fodder in those photos! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS Sounds like we are sisters from another mother..spending so much time on graphics and loving using them in our blog posts. Continue enjoying your busy weekend and your family.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

They just left this morning, Margaret and I'm so sad to see them go! They were out and about most of the week visiting friends but, it was such a treat to see them. It's been since Christmas - WAY too long! At least I know it'll just be a few months until the next time (Christmas again). 

And, yes, we are definitely sisters from another mother...I don't have any 'real' sisters so, I'm ever-so thankful for all of my other-mother sisters!!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - The way I look at it is, I wouldn't put my face into somebody else's body and clothes to use for a profile photo, so why would I put my original content on the same page with somebody else's picture or graphic? 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 9 months ago

Patricia Feager Good way to look at it.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Hi Margaret -- you always "stage" your posts so well --- nice graphics/images, good use of white space and always something interesting to grab our attention. Presentation matters.  And so does content.   You combine both and that's a good thing.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 9 months ago

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