It is a kick looking through listings for our Buyers this time of year. Who knew some houses have trees with ever-lasting leaves? Or tulips in the front yard this time of year?
When I have a listing that lingers much longer than expected, those exterior photos HAVE to be updated, or you look like you don't care enough to update! How hard is it to get an exterior photo with the current season? If there is snow, at least it LOOKS current. In December in Denver, there are NO leaves, and tulips were gone in April! The next thing you do, is look at how long the home has been listed.
This photo is courtesy of RE Colorado - and this home was listed in August.
On that note, sometimes it is nice when the homeowner has photos of when the home was in full bloom, and what the potential buyers could have in the spring/summer. I know I had drone shots done of acreage for a homeowner that could be listing shortly. BUT, will also put a note --- shots done in September....
These photos are courtesy of REColorado too - and the first photo would be a bit suspicious too. We have seen only 3" of snow at the most this year so far. Was this photo from last year? The right photo is of a home listed in the last couple of weeks. WHAT????
A seller looking for a listing agent will pass you over too when they see the photos are not updated as they should be! The beauty of being a strong listing agent, is you have the potential of receiving calls from not only potential buyers, but homeowners too. If you don't put your best foot forward, this won't happen. You are missing out on huge opportunities!