Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: September 2010

A Fun, Free and Practical Resource for Every ActiveRain Member!.

Thank you. William Johnson!

As soon as I saw the PhotoFunia app, I just knew I had to try it on one of Mike Jones' stunning desert images.  I love PhotoFunia!

What can be fun and practical for real estate professionals to give as a gift to our clients? I learned of a marvelous resource at SMMCamp that I started to use over the weekend. Here is the very first effort that took all of about 3 minutes. 

This free program can turn any photo into a pencil drawing or a variety of many other effects.

San Diego Lighthouse

The program is called Photofunia. Before you dismiss this as just another cool resource and forget about it, allow me to share with you a couple of wonderful ideas of how you might implement this tool into your real estate marketing efforts. Here is an idea you can use for clients who have pets. Take a photo of their pets and turn it into something suitable for framing. 

What if you took photo of all the homes in your farm, turned them into drawings and mailed each one of your farm an 8x10 of their home compliments of you.  No obligation and no real cost to you except for some nice heavy flyer paper, a bit of ink and maybe a stamp.

What if you took it to the next level and actually dropped it off under the premise that you had someone do these for you and you wanted each homeowner in your farm to have it because it is suitable for framing.

 San Diego Lighthouse

No worries about bad house colors, homes or fences that need painting, yellowing grass, what have you. Any home in almost any condition turned into a drawing would look pretty good. 

Another idea would be to use the pencil drawing to make up post cards of your listing. The front side could be the custom looking drawing and the back a smaller full color shot. It is different and stands out as such.

Some of the affects are really wonderful for your pet or taking a photo of a clients pet. This program makes for an interesting way of changing any photo into something special. So give it a try and let your imagination show you some of the creative ways of using this great little resource. And have fun with it. I think you see some great ways to enjoy this.

 

If you are BuyingSelling or Relocating to San Diego and  need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me a call or visit my San Diego Real Estate website and 
sign up for Listing alerts for your favorite San Diego
Home and Condominium Property Searches.

I specialize in Single Family Homes and Condominiums 
throughout the coast and inland areas of San Diego.

William Johnson, Certified Residential Specialist

 
Need Help and Guidelines for Buying or Selling a Home ? Search for Homes and Condominiums in San Diego County. " Voice of San Diego Real Estate Blog "

 

                                                            

 

 

Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.

 




Bob Taylor Properties, is a progressive, independent, full service real estate brokerage located in Northeast Los Angeles. We have a small staff of experienced, veteran real estate agents who love what they do and work tirelessly for their clients.

 

We are experts at selling residential, multi-unit residential and commercial properties. We are highly experienced with residential and commercial leasing. We know the Los Angeles City Rent Stablization Ordinance.

 

We know and appreciate all types of Los Angeles architecture and design from Historic Homes to Ultra Modern Lofts.

 

We would love to help you buy or lease a home anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles area, or to sell or lease the home you already own.

 

Call us today at 323-257-1080.



 

* Starter Homes
* Historic Homes
* Dream Homes
* Investment Property
* Commercial Property
* Rentals
* Leases
* Short Sales
* Bank Owned
 

Our highly skilled and experienced staff serves all of Southern California and handles all types of property.

 



 

The Bob Taylor Properties Network of informative blogs and websites

Bob-Taylor.com Our original website

BobTaylorProperties.com Featuring a live MLS feed with lots of listings!

EclecticAngelino.com A headline newsfeed from around Northeast L.A.

WeMarketRealEstate.com Our intensive marketing strategies

RealEstateHomeBuyersGuide.com Information for home buyers

HomesForLeaseToday.com Live MLS feed of homes and apartments offered for lease

LALeasingService.com Our leasing services for property owners

 

 

 





 

 

Bob Taylor Properties, Inc.

323-257-1080
5526 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
DRE License # 01304057

 

 

 

 





 

Comment balloon 4 commentsCheryl Johnson • September 29 2010 09:47AM
A Fun, Free and Practical Resource for Every ActiveRain Member!.
share
Thank you. William Johnson! As soon as I saw the PhotoFunia app, I just knew I had to try it on one of Mike Jones ' stunning desert images. I love PhotoFunia! What can be fun and practical for real estate professionals to give as a… more
Rent Control Hearing at Los Angeles City Hall today September 29
share
Evidently there is a Rent Control hearing at L A City Hall this morning. I saw the information on KPFK's web site, have not seen any info from any property owner groups… more
Video clip from the Charles Bukowski documentary, “Born into This”
share
They say youth is wasted on the young. Well, sometimes love is wasted on the young as well. The video below is a clip from the Charles Bukowski documentary, "Born into This", directed by John Dullaghan. At around 1:17 Pamela.. more
Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010: Eagle Rock High School…
share
Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM "Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Boulevard. " … more
Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival: Saturday October 2
share
Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM The Funky Slippers will perform at 4:00 PM on the Children's Stage located near Eagle Rock City Hall on the corner of Maywood Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Rock.. Soul… more
Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival: October 2, 2010
share
Eagle Rock Music Festival, October 2, 2010 4:00 - 11:00PM This year, Free the Robots will appear on Low End Theory Stage (located near The Coffee Table Bistro ) " Chris Alfaro is Free the Robots. The genre-defying artist pulls… more
Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010: Drunk on Crutches
share
Comming Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:00 - 11:00 PM The Eagle Rock Music Festival happens on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock; the street is closed to auto traffic between Eagle Rock Boulevard and La Roda Drive. Musicians perform at… more
12th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival Coming October 2
share
The Eagle Rock Music Festival will welcome the eclectic, local lineup for which it is known, highlighting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Los Angeles music scene. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock experiments with a multitude of genres to… more
Be Part of a World Wide Event With A Click of a Button
share
Sign up to celebrate 10-10-10 day with a photo! Thanks to Al and Peggy Cunningham for the heads up. Now how many more words do I need to make 25? Sigh. Be Part of a World Wide Event With A Click of a Button … more
Focus on NELA Bloggers
share
Northeast Los Angeles is home to some truly excellent local bloggers. Earlier this week, The Eastsider published a story on the final completion of a decade long construction project on Toland Way. And waltarrrrr of 90042 featured the… more