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.
Being able to showcase what your landscape looks like in the summer makes a huge difference in buyers’ minds. They won’t have as many worries when they can see your yard at its greenest.
The point of this isn’t to apply those green photos to the listing once it’s on the market in February— your agent will take photos of the property again once it’s listed so that buyers know exactly what it looks like at that point in time. The point is to have them available as in addition so that buyers can see what the home looks like through both seasons.
Sometimes sellers will give their agents their own set of photos that they’ve taken themselves, which is fine and somewhat helpful, but agents typically have neither the computer expertise nor the software to properly utilize these photos.
Being that the Internet marketplace is so sensitive right now and buyers are looking at online photos so frequently, using a professional makes the process more seamless from a marketing standpoint.
If you’re thinking about selling your home next year, it’s important that you get in contact with a real estate agent now in order to get the process started and get those green photos taken.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.