Art of Living Better Photo Contest Shares the Joy

    It started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners’ regional East Bay real estate office and quickly became a celebrated event.

    BHGRE Reliance Partners real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

    The winning images: 

    First Place: Lois Harris, Realtor, Oakland office – Photo: Couple jumping in the water 

    Second Place: Mark Hardwicke, Realtor, Berkeley office – Photo: Dog eyeing breakfast

    Third Place: Maria Elola, Realtor, Fremont office – Photo: Two children laughing

    Honorable Mentions included:

    Arian Diaz, Realtor, Berkeley office – Photo: Father and daughter near the ocean

    Brenda Walker, Realtor, Berkeley office – Photo: Wedding in Mumbai

    Miranda Fong, Office Administrator, Fremont office – Photo: Fabric as art

    Kristin Lanham, Realtor, Walnut Creek office – Photo: Dog and Kristin in the backseat of a car

    Rose Brudigam, Realtor & Suzie Tinsley, Realtor, Walnut Creek office – Photo: Rain Hats in Vietnam - both agents are in the photo

    Victoria Curtis, Realtor, Berkeley office – Photo: Skydiving

    Winning entries were judged by a team that included fellow Realtor, Michele Landes of the Danville office, who also is a Professional Photographer, and Altura. Images were judged based on a criterion that included Impact, Theme and Artistic Quality. The brokerage provided the winners with hundreds of dollars in gift card prizes. 

    About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Reliance Partners

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners is a consumer-first real estate brokerage where the customer experience is everything. Its team of 450 agents in 9 offices throughout California’s Sacramento and East Bay regions help people find the right place to call home. Established in 2016, including the acquisition of Mason-McDuffie offices, industry veterans and business partners Daryl Rogers and Matt Cord lead BHGRE Reliance Partners. Its agents are relationship-based professionals who are among the most respected in their communities. Find them in Auburn, Berkeley, Danville, Fair Oaks, Fremont, Oakland, Roseville, Sacramento, and Walnut Creek. See