Today we’d like to introduce you to Omar Barakat.
Hi Omar, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Hey! I’m Omar. Stories matter, so here’s mine! Everyone has that one area of skill they gravitate towards when they’re younger. All through my childhood, I loved being an artist and visually representing ideas through drawing, photography, design, architecture, videography, etc.
But like most young high school graduates, I was unconsciously pushed to pursue a career and go to college for something that I didn’t really love which was mechanical engineering. In an effort to create a stable and decent living, I was really jeopardizing my purpose and what I was meant to be.
You only live once. And ironically, I wound up in the exact position I was always meant to be in. I want to be an entrepreneur, I wanna add value to the world, and I don’t like average. So, you know what? Move forward with your gut, I took a huge risk in my life, spent a lot of time, effort, and energy, got out of my comfort zone, and I’ve been through a lot of objections.
I heard things that I didn’t want to hear, I’ve done things that I didn’t want to do, and I talked to people I didn’t want to be with, but once I started to do that for myself, not to prove it to anyone else, it started to get really good, it gets really good when it gets really quiet, and it’s super quiet for me, I don’t hear the claps, and I don’t hear the boos, I just navigate, I love my process, I love the pain of being an entrepreneur, and I love the game!
In January 2022, using the best gear that exists, I officially started Ora Photography, a real estate and architecture photography service, based in Overland Park, KS, and I’m more than ready to take off and use all of my skills and knowledge to help realtors, builders, architects, etc, to achieve their goals. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is stand out from the competition and be different.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was absolutely not a smooth road lol, I did a lot of sacrifices, and I heard a lot of things that I didn’t want to hear but I learned how to ignore and just navigate, there were a lot of objections from potential clients and competitors.
But I also learned how to separate emotions from business, and keep moving.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Ora Photography?
Ora Photography is a professional architecture & real estate photography & filmmaking service based in Overland Park, KS.
We help Realtors, agents, sellers, Architects, Builders, Businesses, project managers, etc. To stand out and win online. Our mission is to showcase your property or project, help you sell faster, give you a unique & premium experience, and make the real estate photography process as fast, easy, and efficient as possible, so you don’t have to spend any time worrying about that.
We’ve developed a client portal, referral program, easy booking system, easy software… and much more! With high-end gear and equipment, and a talented and creative editing team, you can guarantee the work quality and efficiency, we offer turn-around delivery in hours, not days!
We do interiors, exteriors, aerial, twilight photography, 3D virtual tours, floor plans, property websites, short video tours, social media videos, and cinematic videos with professional editing and storytelling, we can add voiceover, and text, actors, branding, and more!
What were you like growing up?
All through my childhood, I loved being an artist and visually representing ideas through drawing, photography, design, architecture, videography, etc.
But I grew up in an environment where a degree is everything in life, so I had to get out of my comfort zone and break some limiting beliefs.
- Starting at $149 (real estate photography).
- Starting at $149 (video tours).
- Starts at $95 (Zillow 3D tours).
- Starts at $199 (Matterport 3D tours).
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