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I agree with the idea of using a terrific interior shot as the primary image.
But I would also include both the wintery and springtime exterior pictures in your album collection. If the snow goes away for good, you can either remove it from your album or replace it with another.
Assuming your system has captioning capability, I say this is a great opportunity to have a little fun while at the same time showcasing this home is a home for all seasons.
Debbie Reynolds, C21 P...
Use the snowy pic, then switch to the green photo if it lasts long enough for the snow to melt.
I would use a photo that reflects the current appearance
Debbie, if you use a snow picture, you can always take a new exterior shot when the snow melts.
I think I would use a Spring photo. It looks more inviting. Snow is a negative and Spring is a positive.
Debbie Reynolds I'd say, use the current pictures in MLS - and on other sites, share additional spring pictures. When it is spring, change the MLS pictures, too.
A Spring Photo! The snow will be gone before you know it and you won't have to think about changing the photo out. Besides, they will want to know what the yard looks like normally.
I wold use a current phot, and follow it up with a spring or summer one. Same for in the back yard.
Determine first the action(s) of your MLS.
For example, my MLS REQUIRES the street shot. Miss that little detail and all friendly peer agents will have you under the bus in a nano second.
My MLS allows buyer to place preferred homes in a favorites list. When the text in the description is changed, an image is changed or the price changed, these buyers will receive special notification in addition to the listing being regenerated to the area agents. My point is, there may be real strategy in making changes after a listing is first published.
I would suggest a plan to use current image, followed by editing the first five words in description, then followed by new image when appropriate.
Go for what gives you and your client the biggest bang.
I would use both, with a caption for the spring photo indicating when it was taken.
Given that we have such little snow here, I wouldn't include the snow photos. If the seller's summer photo isn't good, use an interior photo as the primary photo.
I would use a snow scene and then change it as soon as the snow is gone.
I would use a current photo and then change it when the weather improves.
Definitely use both, and if it doesn't snow much there, most folks will know it IS a current listing. Make the snowy one (most current) primary picture. Take a new picture as soon as the snow is gone, it gives you a good reason to pop by.
Anyone being shown the home now would expect to see snow. And that makes it look like it is a NEW listing. When the snow is gone, maybe next week, put in the non-snow one. Maybe using an interior shot as the primary one, though. It's not a big deal to move them around once you have the photos.
Using the springtime photo as primary would make it seem like the property has been on the market a long time. I would include it but not as the primary shot.
Anything that smacks of misrepresentation to a home buyer will make them suspicious of any info from the seller/agent.
I'd use both if I had both. Otherwise plan to change the photo when the snow is gone.
I would use both, what it is now, and how it would look in the spring time. I am adament about telling like it is now...A
Debbie Reynolds - How about using an awesome room in the house as the primary photo? Maybe a photo of a room with the fireplace going so the feeling of warmth is conveyed.
I might consider making the primary photo a warm interior shot. If there's a fireplace, light the fireplace...something cozy and inviting.
I'd use both if the house is visible with all of that snow.
I've always use a present photo, but change it IMMEDIATELY as soon as the snow disappears...