MEET THE FOUNDER OF ESTATE VISION
My name is Braidey Sturgeon and I’m the owner, founder and director of Estate Vision. As a business owner I wear many hats, so while you may know me as a dashing real estate photographer and videographer (?), I’m also known in some circles as a tenacious first-time business owner, a reluctant social media poster (Sorry, Instagram), and often as that “sociable girl from the zoom call” (Hello, fellow networking enthusiasts!)
Estate Vision started as a seed of a thought after I lost my job in the Cannabis industry near the start of 2020. Layoffs were happening across the globe as the first wave of corona virus had us in joint lockdowns, shaking industries to their core and shutting business’ doors left, right and centre. The Cannabis industry in Canada had been no cake walk before Covid either; always struggling under the pressures of heavy Federal regulation. For the second time in a two-year span, I found myself jobless in a new and uncharted industry. I always loved the idea of pioneering in an industry that I believed in, but ultimately, I realised that the industry I believed in was no longer the experience that I craved. I didn’t need the quiet time of lockdowns to know that I no longer wanted to pursue my interest in growing medicinal plants within an industry that was so new, still trying to grow roots of its own and find a foundation. I knew that I needed a change; that where one door closes, another opens – and not only that, I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do. I had bigger and brighter plans for my future.
I’d been a hobby photographer since I was a teenager, shooting mostly outdoor nature scenes and wild birds. (If you can photograph a warbler darting around inside of a bush and make it look good, I swear you can photograph just about anything. Where are my bird watchers at?) As an adult, I took my camera skills and started working freelance photography gigs while I worked other full-time jobs. On weekends photographed weddings, local festivals and other events, (not to mention all of the family holiday portraits over the years) and made a little extra cash on the side. Looking back all those years ago, I think that’s where I fully realised my talent and started to fall in love with the idea of starting my own business some day.
Fast forward to the last half of 2020, I jumped in with both feet and enrolled in a business mentorship program. I spent all summer constructing my first-ever business plan, toiling over the details and learning new concepts that nearly broke my brain (Market analysis, anyone?). On top of that, I started making steps towards launching my business. A lot of them. Tiny, little, itty-bitty baby steps – one step at a time.
It took me a full year from the time I lost my job of planning, organising, taking action steps and just plain believing in myself to get to where I am today, writing this blog post to mark the official launch of my business’ website. Hooray! Major shout-out to my friends and family who know that this moment has been a long time coming, and have supported me at every turn on this journey. I’m so grateful for the never-ending support.
And I’m so grateful and excited to finally have a platform to finally be able to share my experience, my knowledge and my skills with all of you when we work together in the upcoming future!
ABOUT THE BUSINESS: WHAT ESTATE VISION CAN DO FOR YOU!
Now that you know about me and my story, you must be dying to know more about the business I started! ? Well don’t you worry, ‘cause I’m gonna tell ya!
Estate Vision is intended as a one-stop shop for Realtors® and business professionals to meet their marketing needs. To break it down, Estate Vision’s services include:
- HDR AND PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY
- DAYLIGHT & TWILIGHT (SUNSET / BLUE HOUR) PHOTOGRAPHY
- HD CINEMATIC HOME VIDEO TOURS
- 3D VIRTUAL HOME TOURS
- 2D FLOORPLANS
- 3D PHOTOREALISTIC FLOOR PLANS
- IN-HOUSE PHOTO EDITING
- GOOGLE MAPS INTEGRATION FOR BUSINESSES WITH A STOREFRONT
Simply put: Estate Vision is a One-Stop Shop for Gorgeous Home Photography, Video Tours, 3D Virtual Tours, and 2D and 3D Floor Plans. I’ll work with you personally to cover all of your requested services within one visit whenever possible. Not only will you save time, you’ll save your home owners the trouble of staging and leaving the home multiple times for different service appointments. I’m also an expert at photo editing, so there’s no need to export the editing out to a third party and make you wait longer. This editing process can be intensive and time-consuming, but it’s ultimately worth it for the best and fastest results for your listing photos.
These services are absolutely necessary in the real estate industry, but did you know that all of these services are highly suited for other industries as well? Here is a list of industries that Estate Vision serves that can see incredible results from our services.
- REAL ESTATE
- CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION
- EVENTS, VENUES & BANQUETS
- CITY & COMMUNITY
- RETAIL & STOREFRONT
- HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my business! Stay tuned with me on the Estate Vision blog for more important updates and upcoming posts where I will go in-depth about each of my services and how they can benefit your industry. I’d love to connect with you on social media! Please feel free to add me or send me a message at any of the links below – and don’t forget to scan the QR code where you will find my virtual business card with all of the information you need in an easy to save format! If you have any questions about my business or services, feel free to fill out one of the contact forms on the site to send me an email.
I can’t wait to hear from you soon!
Looking forward to working with you on your next project,
“Braidey Sturgeon is a professional photographer and the Owner, Founder and Director of Estate Vision. Estate Vision is a Real Estate Services business located in the Tri Cities, BC, which includes Home Photography, Videography, 3D Virtual Home Tours, and 2D & 3D Floor Plans.”
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