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Here is our new listing at 301 S. Granados Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075 with our zoomable photos. To see any of the images, just click on one of them and you'll be taken to the web page. Enjoy! Margaret Hokkanen Realty DRE Lic: 01338432 301 S. Granados, Solana Beach.Location, locat...
We have been taking high-resolution images for many years so that our printed brochures look good.  And my husband is into all this web programming stuff for our web site.  So now he has set it up so we can publish our high resolution photos on our web site.  Here's an example pole photography sh...
I am going to reveal one of my favorite vendor web sites.   We do a LOT of marketing, and this site specializes in one thing, but it does an AMAZING job at offering great products at super reasonable prices. WEB SITE: CHECK IT OUT - I mean it.  You will never buy labels (some...
If you are interested in sending out direct mail, bulk mail is the only way to keep costs down.  In the past, we used letter houses to do the addressing, but in recent years, we just went ahead an bought a bulk mail permit in our local town.  The challenge was then how to generate the rather comp...
Big lot, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car garage. All for just $687,000 Address: 2203 Recodo Court, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Huge south-facing back yard and large swimming pool are great! Call 760-942-4242 for a showing. Listing Agent: Margaret Hokkanen,, Inc. For more info/pics/virtual tou...
Here is my most recent pole photo of a home in Carlsbad, California.  The home has an unusally large lot in La Costa, and the owners put in a large lap pool.  We took a photo on the ground of the pool (see below), but we decided that we had to get the camera up to really show how grand the yard w...
It's hard to imagine how being just 16 feet off the ground can make such a HUGE difference in photograph of a home.  So, I decided to show with a real example of why it works so well to show the setting of a home.  The photos below show a home with a ridge behind it.  The ridge is about  300 ft h...
Over the years, people have asked about our pole photography.  So, this past year, my husband John finally produced our painter's pole adapter and some other useful tools, and they are now for sale at at new web site: has the adapter to make any painter's pole into a camera moun...
Here's a listing that we just brought on last week in Escondido, CA.  The biggest photographic challenge was the incredible height of the living room.  I didn't measure it with my laser ranger, but it looked to be at least 25 feet (look at the height of the slider compared to the height of the wa...
This home just went on the market about two weeks ago, and I meant to post the brochure last week but got tied up, and now it is pending (which is a good thing).  Anyway, I think the photos show off the home; most of them are blended HDR images (using both HDR and non-HDR images blended together)...

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