Barker and Hedges Real Estate Blog

The Importance of Green Photos


We strongly feel that the best time to sell a home is in early spring between February and March. This is when home supply is extremely low and buyer demand is extremely high. One problem many sellers have during this time, though, is showcasing their home underneath all that snow.

Enter green photos. If you’re thinking you might want to sell sometime during winter and spring in Minnesota—seasons that occupy a large timeframe—
consider contacting a Realtor and having them send a professional photographer to take pictures of what your yard looks like right now.

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The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home


When is the best time to buy a home?

Just as in selling a home, the answer to this question all comes down to supply and demand. As far as our buyers are concerned, they typically want the most amount of homes to see and they want to be able to bid the lowest amount possible when it comes to negotiation.

Throughout the course of the year, we usually see inventory levels rise from January to December. It usually starts at the bottom in January, then ratchets up during the summer and fall months. During fall, the number of sales is usually inversely proportional to the number of listings. The later months of the year, then, tend to be the ones with the lowest amount of sales but the highest available inventory.


It all comes down to supply and demand.

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