What’s that you say? You don’t see any snow? Well I sure do.

I look through the homes in the local multiple listing service every day and am amazed at the amount of homes who have recently received snow.

Sellers, it’s pretty simple. If your home photo still shows snow on the ground in summer, then you are not putting your best foot forward with potential buyers. The first photo shown online in a listing is like looking into the soul of your home. It needs to be the best you’ve got.

So if your home is currently listed, and it was put on the market last winter, check your home photos and make sure there is no snow on the ground. If there is, call your agent immediately and make them come take an updated photo, today.

I am a buyer right now so I have the unique perspective of knowing what I am talking about. If I see a home with snow, I don’t even look at it any further. I just hit the next button because with the supersaturation of homes on the market, I know their are plenty more choices available. How many buyers have passed up your home for the same reason? You will never know. Take care of the problem before you waste any more time!

PS. If you still have Christmas lights up on the exterior of your home, please TAKE THEM DOWN! It also shows poorly on your home when you are trying to sell.

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  1. teresa boardman June 21, 2007 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I ran a post almost identical to this on St. Paul Re last July complete with instructions to sellers on how to look up their listing. Wow I got a lot of grief on it from local agents. I take shots of the outside of my listings frequently.

  2. Jennifer Kirby June 21, 2007 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Big surprise that other agents would get upset. Why should they? This is a real problem and shows poorly on those agents neglecting their listings. Sellers should know what is going on with their listing at all times.

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