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Tenth Lane

As shared on Instagram @ljonesrealtor

This is the current apple of my eye. Haven’t named her yet though.

Video from my first walk-through with an old friend, Ron, whose a general contractor.

While I was still in AZ, I was shopping online for investment opportunities I could begin working on #asap and that would keep me occupied through the summer. My target cities were: #Atlanta , #Baltimore , #Detroit and #Milwaukee . I focused on city-owned properties, city programs and opportunities. I really thought I would be in ATL digging into that market by now, but God obviously had other plans.My sister is in Milwaukee. I’m normally not sentimental, but I was really ill a year ago and the thought of being in closer proximity to my closest family member (only living sibling) was really appealing. MKE gained prominence on the list by romanticizing the idea of spending a summer in the same city as my sister for the first time in nearly 20 yrs. Needless to say, she ghosted me within a week or two. 😫

Whether we spend time together or not doesn’t impact my investment plans.My goal was to find a city I could begin building an investment portfolio in. My aversion to returning to my old hometown, Milwaukee, colored how I viewed any opportunities here. My sister’s part in this process was to get me here with the least amount of resistance. That she did. Now that I’m here, I think #MKE is the best fit for me financially, historically, emotionally, and geographically.

I don’t plan on being here for the winters, however, so ATL is still in play. 😉 And honestly, winter in NYC never bothered me. 🙃 We’ll see….

While on my road trip earlier this year, I put in 3 offers for city-owned properties. This is the only one that was accepted. Quite honestly, I’m relieved. I would probably be crying daily if I was committed to rehabbing 2-3 properties immediately as a first-time flipper. This property will cost a lot more to restore than what the City projected, but I’m okay with the challenge.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

#realestate #realestateagent #realestateinvestor #realestateinvesting #realestatephotographer #distressed #community #revitalize #rehab #restore #affordable #quality #housing #dowell

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Branching out into RE Video

SH-Images.com now offering video tours and virtual open houses for agents, brokers and home sellers.

Prior to receiving a call from an agent I met some months ago at an open house, I had not considered shooting virtual open house videos. His request that I shoot a virtual tour of his listing opened me to new opportunities for my creative work and a viable income stream.

In this post, I’m sharing two different edits of this first real estate video job. Many versions of the video were created as I learned the software. Each version taught me something new about how I can improve on the next shoot, how to shoot to avoid certain editing needs, how to edit to improve my footage and even how to coach for voice over recordings. I learned many things that fall into many different job categories: software features, shooting technique, lighting, voice-over, music overlay and editing it all! This first shoot was a very interesting and fulfilling experience.
I used Premiere Pro 2020 for the first round of edits. I have the Adobe Suite for my photography so it was an easy choice to begin with. The primary issue I ran into with Premiere is that processing (rendering and stabilizing images) took a long time. After watching several training videos I realized my six year old computer doesn’t have the power to process video in the default quality size of Premiere Pro 2020 fast. From several threads I read on forums, many folks talked about how they left Premiere for DaVinci Resolve. The cherry on top of the high quality output from DaVinci was it’s price tag: FREE. Adobe went to a subscriber model a few years ago and I am now paying over $600 a year for a product I don’t use nearly as much as I should for that price. I thought it prudent to give DaVinci a try. I noticed right away that processing was much quicker. That being said I couldn’t figure out how to add titles (the way I wanted them) in DaVinci and ended up exporting the DaVinci video into Premiere to add my text.
All in all, I’m looking forward to building on what I learned to provide a great service and product.
First round of edits with Premiere Pro 2020

Second round of edits with DaVinci Resolve 16

Videos by LaShawnda Jones for https://SH-Images.com

#realestate #realestatevideo #virtualtours #virtualopenhouse #voiceover #videoediting #skillup#realestate #realtor #realestateagent #photographer #photography #virtualopenhouse #videotour #virtual #quarantine #makeitwork 
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Real Estate Photography

REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
LaShawnda Jones, Photographer
HARVEST PHOTOS
Shawnda@Harvest-Life.org 646-926-6047
P.O.. Box 2103, Milwaukee, WI 53201
IG: @LJonesRealtor

BOOK YOUR SESSION
All photographic services are performed by LaShawnda Jones, a Marana-based photographer who is available for real estate bookings throughout Southern Arizona.

GEAR LIST

Sony Alpha 7iii
• Sony 12-24mm f/4
• Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6
• Godox V860ii flash
• Studio lights
• Umbrellas & soft boxes
• MagMod flash modifier
• Remote shutter release
• Travel tripod

Sony Alpha 33 (backup)
• Sony 28-75mm
• Sony 50mm

$175 SESSION: Interior and exterior of homes up to 2500 square feet.
$300 SESSION: Interior and exterior of homes 2500-5000 square feet.

Larger than 5000 square feet? Call or email to discuss.

Final rate will vary based on package, equipment and travel needs. Local and state tax will be added – Marana, Pima & Arizona sales tax total 8.1%.

Payment of 50% of rate due at booking. Final payment due before images can be downloaded. Accepted forms of payment are:

INTERIORS
Close attention is paid to the natural light in the home with priority given to highlighting architectural and design features.

Your real estate photography session includes images of the:
• Living area
• Kitchen
• Bedrooms
• Bathrooms
• Garage

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
• Aerial Drone (coming soon)
• Architectural
• Commercial Real Estate
• New Construction
• Vacant Land

Email Shawnda@Spirit-Harvest.com with in- queries. Subject line: Real estate photos.

SESSION & POST

Each session is photographed with a Sony full frame camera and off-camera lights. The result is high resolution images with high dynamic range. A minimum of 5-10 images will be edited. Selected session images are uploaded to an online gallery on Pixieset.com with passcode access.

Additional edited images may be billed at an hourly rate.
Software

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Pixieset.com

Accepted forms of payment

  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal