I have so many opportunities as a virtual tour provider in Morro Bay. We are located in the heart of the central coast of California. Namely, I get to shoot multi-million dollar homes, meet great real estate agents and see some of the most beautiful parts of our country, usually all in the same day! I also strive to meet all of my clients needs with my photography and virtual tours. Insight Virtual Tour’s motto is after all, to be our clients “partner in marketing”, an attitude that we take very seriously.
As I sat high atop a 116 acre parcel shooting a 360 virtual tour, the thought occurred to me, “This is crazy, who in their right mind would drive up a 37% grade in strong winds to get a shot of Morro Rock and a view?” It also occurred that I would! And even more funny to me, is that I was loving every minute of it! I took the opportunity to shoot a few marketing shots for myself, because when would I get this chance again? (Never say never, by the way). You can view this photo on my website at www.insightvirtual.com in the “About Insight Virtual” section.
Smiling, enthused and almost frozen, I shot the tour and came back down the hill, (which was actually scarier than going up) to find the home owner laughing, but nonetheless impressed with my dedication and willingness to go the extra mile to get the shot. “It’s all in a day’s work and I like a challenge almost as much as I like a good story to tell” was my reply. As I drove away from the property, I started to reflect on the experiences I have had in shooting all of my tours on the central coast and there are quite a few stories to tell.
I have been in cow pastures more times than I can recall, usually in 3 inch heels. I’ve managed to keep a horse still long enough to include it in a pano. I’ve hiked to the tops of hills, through brush and probably accompanied by critters that are best left unseen. I’ve been in occupied doggie day care yards (still don’t know the culprit was that left drool on my camera bag, though the boxer looked suspicious) and have stood in freezing weather for an hour to capture perfect back yard sunset at my clients request.
One of the most memorable experiences was when a homeowner requested that I get an “aerial view” of his two-million dollar home. His solution was not a plane or helicopter, but a tractor with a shovel attachment on the front of it. I didn’t think twice as he lowered the bucket to the ground and I climbed atop (again in 3-inch heels…I really like those boots!) He elevated me some 20 feet off the ground, backed up for a wider angle and gently brought me back to the ground. The agent was thrilled and we all got a good chuckle out of it. And hey, it’s one more story to tell.
Needless to say, there are very few things that I won’t do, or even give a second thought to, when it comes to satisfying my clients needs. I look towards 2008 with anticipation (and moderate anxiety) of what new adventures await me as I work my way up and down the California central coast doing what I love. After all, when it comes down to it, it’s just all in a day’s work.
Lori S. Nunes
Insight Virtual Tours
Morro Bay Virtual Tour Company
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