I like to feature as many success stories as possible. Here's another successful real estate photography business that involves the whole family. This is a real estate photography family if there ever was one. It consists of Alberto and Mia Dominguez (Mom and dad), Pam and Mandy (oldest daughters) and Santiago and Gabby (younger teenagers). This family real estate photography business is Artez Photography of Nanaimo, BC which is doing record levels of business this year (850 shoots in the last 12 months).
This article featuring the Artez team recently appeared in The Business Vancouver Island newspaper.
Here are some comments that Mia and Alberto want to share with PFRE readers:
There is a simple principle that we live by and that we have applied to our business. It works and will always work. "In order to receive it is necessary to give as well". There are so many humanitarian organizations in our communities that could use professional photography, but they don't necessarily have the funding. By donating our services, we support our community and in exchange we receive free advertisement and recognition in newspapers & newsletters from various organizations and during public events. It's a win win situation.
With all of the economic news we hear lately, we imagine that there are a number of real estate photographers discouraged out there. We would like to encourage them to continue working hard for their clients and for their businesses, but also to go and find a good cause to support by donating their talent in their spare time. We can assured them that this will bring a great sense of accomplishment and most likely, new business opportunities will appear in the horizon.
We would also encourage them to stay connected. Information and good timing are essentials in our business. This is why it is SO important to have a blog like yours to keep us all connected, well informed and encouraged. "Unity is a mighty force".
Thanks Mia, Alberto, Pam, Mandy, Santiago and Gabby and keep up the outstanding work! As I told Mia, I think it is a wonderful gift to be able to give your children participation in a successful family business.