Peter Testa, PETER TESTA (Nationwide Homes)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Even here in California,  I have seen seasonal photos of homes/ landscaping in the mls or provided separately.  I haven't done it ever.  

Sep 28, 2018 05:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It should reflect the current time.

Sep 28, 2018 04:53 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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I reflect the time of year and will include spring summer fall pictures

Sep 28, 2018 07:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Go with the snow until it melts. Then reshoot!

Sep 28, 2018 05:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, and when Spring comes, then take a new photo.  A

Sep 28, 2018 05:53 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I go with what is outside the door. I think during fall it can look worse with grass dead, trees with no leaves.

Sep 28, 2018 04:47 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
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I would put the snow picture up, and if I was able to take photos in a different season would use those as well. I think snow could look beautiful with sun shining on it, so pick a non-bleak day for photos!

Sep 28, 2018 04:45 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

A front elevation photo must be the first photo entered into the MLS - regardless of the weather, the professional photographer I hire will take the photo and it will reflect the current season.  I would never re-use another agent's photo since as the listing agent, I want to own all rights to my photos for all marketing purposes.

Sep 28, 2018 04:42 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

IF I dealt with snow I would definitely go with it ... and I would incorporate non-snow photos as well if the seller has any available.

It is what it is.  Anyone moving there or already living there will know ... it snows! 

Sep 28, 2018 08:25 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I like showing both Peter Testa .  It's good to have a "current" picture even if it's snowy but people also like to see the yard and possibly the condition of the driveway and sidewalk.

Sep 28, 2018 08:22 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Here in Charlotte I don't do snow pictures. But if seasons change from the time I list a propert until I sell it, I have the exterior photos reshot to match the current season.

Sep 28, 2018 05:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would go with the snow.  I have never asked an agent to use their pictures.

Sep 28, 2018 04:34 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I would take photos with the snow Peter Testa !  Also I always use my own photos and never ask another agent for their photos.

Sep 28, 2018 09:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we go with whatever the scene is when we list it.... snow... heat of the summer with brown grass.... fall with bare trees and no colorful accents of flowers.... we show it as it is....

Sep 28, 2018 07:29 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Snow. Summer photo can be included but just state" This is 2017 Summer View", or whatever. I'd take my own photos.

Sep 28, 2018 06:23 AM
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stephen payne
Irongate Inc., Realtors - Oakwood, OH

I think it should reflect the current time. All other properties will have snow too. Replace it when the weather is better (if you still have the listing).

Sep 28, 2018 10:30 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Reflect the season, otherwise, it looks stale.

Who wants to think about snow?

     Snow

Sep 28, 2018 10:19 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I'm not going to wait for the weather to improve.  If there's snow outside, when the photographer is scheduled... then snow it will be.

It's just important to make sure that when the season changes, and spring has sprung, time to update the photos.  There's nothing worse than a snow picture in July.  Well, there probably IS something worse... but it's pretty bad.

Sep 28, 2018 09:51 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I cant regulate what God puts on the ground, so I just take them as they are and post them

Sep 28, 2018 09:14 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

A summer floral garden house image is pretty but when it is January and you list, twist, market in a snow state, it can look dated too. "The place has been on the market since last spring/summer Martha..." is heard whispered by buyers out in the wild blue yonder. Snow images when it is the 4th of july don't cut it though. Change up and rotate whatever you use too for the new and different pick me pick me.

maine winter home photo

Sep 28, 2018 08:28 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Whatever the season, is what will be shown... if it's still on the market, when the season changes, the photo will be changed... I've seen some snow photos that I felt actually helped to sell the property...

Sep 28, 2018 07:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I used to go with what was outside at the time (not a raging snowstorm, of course).

Sep 28, 2018 06:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Have you tried virtual snow?

Sep 28, 2018 06:43 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I would go with the current season when you listed the property

Sep 28, 2018 06:29 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It would be nice to have pictures for each season. 

Sep 28, 2018 04:45 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think what season you are in when you list the home have the photographer snap away!

Sep 28, 2018 04:20 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I ask the Seller for 4 seasons of photos!

Sep 28, 2018 03:34 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Some agents get a 1 year listing and let the snow online all year !!!

Sep 28, 2018 11:56 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Win either way...

Sep 28, 2018 11:51 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Snow photo. Obviously, if it is a place where it snows, people know it. -Kasey

Sep 28, 2018 11:22 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I would use the snow photo and also have some photos of other seasons. It is always nice to see what is under the snow (and what plants/bushes are planted currently).

Sep 28, 2018 10:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The only good thing is that here in NH there are a few listing with snow pictues from last winter. Soon they will fit in again and not stand out shoutting how lazy the agent is

Sep 28, 2018 09:23 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

When you have 3 feet of snow covering a building, it is hard to get any perspective of what the yard looks like, and how the home looks most of the year.  I vote to include a summer photo if possible.

Sep 28, 2018 09:01 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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It needs to be seasonal.  If it's winter and the photo is from summer, then my eye/brain thinks the property has been on the market since summer. 

Sep 28, 2018 08:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Get your listings now before the snow.

Sep 28, 2018 04:52 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Whatever the season is, my photos reflect that! If I'm lucky enough to get snow pictures during the winter, I'm elated! The ones that I hate the most are the late fall/early winter shots - barren trees are just not appealing to me!

Sep 28, 2018 04:21 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

snow of course, but yes on asking for summer and yes on going back to rephotograph is the snow has melted.

Sep 28, 2018 02:32 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I prefer its best looks with captions it was filmed before.

Sep 28, 2018 01:54 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here, we have to have a front picture so we would have to take it.  If we had snow out here, we'd all be taking pictures of that for the rarity of it!

Sep 28, 2018 11:31 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   N/A for me in Florida.

   Maybe show a couple of seasons?   Post the snow photos, also include a couple of "summer" pictures, label them "July" or "August".

  No bleak winter sky... wait for the sunshine!

Sep 28, 2018 07:54 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I'm with Wayne Martin 

Sep 28, 2018 05:58 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Yes, would be nice to have those pictures.

Sep 28, 2018 04:53 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We go no snow year round - ;) Florida "doncha" know

Sep 28, 2018 03:15 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I go with the snow or whatever is current outside. Otherwise it looks like it's been on the market for a long time.   I will go and redo the outside photos if the house is still on the market come spring or summer.  You can ask the owner if they have summer photo's to include if the yard is a beautiful one.

Sep 28, 2018 05:50 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder

Sep 28, 2018 03:39 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Seasonal... many people love the look of snow. But it still should look attractive Curb appeal no matter the season as a goal

Nothing looks worse than a Spring photo in the Fall or Winter Peter Testa 

Oct 03, 2018 08:10 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I go with the day of listing till the weather changes.

Oct 02, 2018 08:41 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have snow photos too.  Prefer it NOT to be snowing, and wait for a day with blue skies.

Oct 02, 2018 12:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Snow pics as soon as it snows but most summer pics will also stay on the listing

Oct 01, 2018 06:45 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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snow, but updated regularly if it hasn't sold.

Sep 30, 2018 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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If listing in a snowy area, I would post both especially if it was in winter.

Sep 29, 2018 05:55 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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I use seasonal current exterior pics.  If a summer pic is posted in the winter, a buyer will assume it's been on the market since the summer....  Anyone looking to buy in the Northeast knows that the property will come with snow... 

Sep 29, 2018 08:51 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, because it's reality and can be charming.

Sep 29, 2018 06:36 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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I have had photos taken for future listings...asking the seller when the house looks the best. Get it photographed at its peak and then use a couple of shots when it actually goes on the market. Every season is the time to sell. Not every season shows the house at it's best.

Sep 28, 2018 09:46 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

Here in Florida, we prefer the No Snow Look. 

Sep 28, 2018 09:05 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I shoot the "current" house. If it's raining or sunny. Snow is never an option in coastal San Diego.

Sep 28, 2018 08:43 PM