Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I would use whatever pictures create a true representation... and it's easy to change them when necessary.

Apr 23, 2017 09:11 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We have both every spring!

Apr 23, 2017 10:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Give it another month Bob, that snow will melt eventually.

Apr 23, 2017 04:23 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

So glad I never have that issue!

Apr 23, 2017 02:20 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I would do whatever you think better represents the property, Bob "RealMan" Timm!  You know your market better than anyone!

And, UGH for the snow into May - I'll bet you ARE ready for summer! Here I sit in 50º weather complaining about it being too cool for spring! I've got nothing to complain about, do I?!

Apr 23, 2017 09:57 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Keep the green grass. It will return!

Apr 23, 2017 09:16 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I use whatever pictures present a true picture of the property to the public.

Apr 23, 2017 08:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You know your market best. I am confident that if you feel changing the photos is the right thing to do ... then you will change the photos. 

Apr 23, 2017 08:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Apr 24, 2017 05:04 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

I think you should use the best pictures that will help get the listing noticed.

Apr 24, 2017 04:50 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Use which ever photo you want to use.  BTW my Bday is May 15th.

Apr 23, 2017 07:45 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'm definiotely with Nina Hollander on this one!

Apr 23, 2017 06:19 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Bob do what you think is best!  The ones that I find crazy are with holiday decorations - way past the holiday!

Apr 23, 2017 05:05 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would leave 'current' pictures Bob "RealMan" Timm, as they truly represent that area in ND, where the Listed home is.  People looking there would know that snow comes and goes, and can last into May.  I think your pictures look fine, and would not up-date pictures until it's Summer with no predicted snow storms - and then if it is still on the market, I would do the green grass pictures.  I would not do a 'redo' just based on that one person's comment.  HA!

Apr 23, 2017 04:46 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if there's snow on the ground the day the home is listed, the photo will have snow....and when the snow melts, new photos should be taken.... that's all part of being a listing agent.... service the listing properly....

Apr 23, 2017 12:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Nina Hollander .  During our drought most agents showed the gold grass lawns with their photos...The truth shall set you free.  A

Apr 23, 2017 12:35 PM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Nina hit it correctly, maybe change as the season changes.

Apr 23, 2017 10:42 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

When people enter our business and they should stay  out, my approach is "How can this benefit me?"  In refernce to your question, I would love to answer I don't fully understand..Should you change pics and show green grass or should you change the pics because of the snow showing..

Apr 23, 2017 09:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob "RealMan" Timm Hopefully, the snow will not last long.

Apr 23, 2017 09:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure that's necessary if it's a short term change from green to white and won't last

Apr 23, 2017 08:54 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

List going light on the exteriors if snow and add when the green grass shows up. It is never once and done with images. Rotations to make the inventory fresh and looking shiny, like a new listing works best. We all market our listings, communities better than our competition in our local zip codes right?

Apr 30, 2017 04:50 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Somewhere I've seen that it may be considered deceptive advertising to post photoshopped or old pics of properties.

Apr 25, 2017 10:03 AM
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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

Bob, in colder regions, snow does stay a bit longer, and think is fine!  

Apr 25, 2017 06:19 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes please!  

Apr 24, 2017 05:03 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I feel good just looking at your picture. We are having 90f week, too hot, I want to live in my fridge....

Apr 24, 2017 01:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Apr 24, 2017 08:49 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

I get where you are headed with this question ;-)

Not in Boise, but in the Sawtooth National Recreational Area where I worked at a summer camp we sometimes had snow the first week of campers in June.  Made for a fun "summer" camp - especially the swimming in the mountain lakes part of it, lol!  

Leave the green pictures you have, but if they were snowy pictures I'd say leave those too :-)  Have a great week Bob "RealMan" Timm. -Kasey

Apr 24, 2017 07:25 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO pictures should represent the house not the weather!

Apr 24, 2017 06:36 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm only opposed to Christmas Trees in the shots of February listings.

Apr 24, 2017 06:09 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If iit has not sold be June/July I would say yes.

Apr 24, 2017 05:46 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

That person probably wants you to change your photos on a daily basis depending on that day's weather.

Apr 24, 2017 12:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Bob "RealMan" Timm - as long as they represent the listing right, you do not need to.

Apr 23, 2017 11:01 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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it is a real pic of snow

Apr 23, 2017 06:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Do what you think is best, Bob. It is in your best interest to market your properties accurately but nobody is going to judge you for a little snow or not.

Apr 23, 2017 06:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

North Dakota should have both summer and winter pics

Apr 23, 2017 06:29 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  No.

Apr 23, 2017 05:49 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'll reshoot the outdoor shots when we've moved on from last season. I prefer summer shots too, they are just better. If there is a pool then I really need to get my hands on some summer shots. Sometimes the owner has some recent photos of the property in summer. If so I'll use those regardless if it's snowing out. What I won't ever do is mix summer & winter shots of the outdoors. 

Apr 23, 2017 04:41 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I got a couple of those comments too when we had a March blizzard and the home goes under comntract a week later and closes 3 weeks later, the pic still had snow in it. Oh well. If it was July 4, i would be worried. 

Apr 23, 2017 03:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I stick with green u nless it is December.

Apr 23, 2017 02:44 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If the grass was green when you took the photo and it will be green again in a few days, personally, I wouldn't bother changing the photos... 

Apr 23, 2017 01:51 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Photos should depict the current condition, true picture and image of the property to the best of your ability that is.  If the grass is green one day and snows the next day...leave it until you know the snow is gone, then take a good photo.  I'm not a fan of seeing those bars in the photo so maybe one without that distraction is best.  Interesting how everyone has an opinion of what others are doing...right!

Apr 23, 2017 11:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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It is a cold feeling give buyer the chills.

Suggest some photos or fireplace burning.

Sam

Apr 23, 2017 10:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You should just have a camera with a live video feed!  To make everyone happy.

Apr 23, 2017 10:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do what your market dictates. If there is snow, there is snow!

Apr 23, 2017 10:32 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Change them it is done snowing for the year!

Apr 23, 2017 10:00 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Everyone likes a good joke.

Apr 23, 2017 09:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If it was one picture...perhaps. If you use the many pictures then the different moods of the home will be presented ...

Apr 23, 2017 08:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Apr 23, 2017 08:36 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You want great but TRUE pictures show the home in its best light 

Dec 17, 2017 06:52 AM