Seasonal and Not-So-Seasonal MLS Photos

In a normal Spring — which the Twin Cities most definitely is not experiencing this year — listing agents (representing Sellers) would be scurrying right now to swap out their wintry exterior shots for something more seasonal.

This year, however, the Twin Cities is very much still coated in white — not to mention stuck in a deep freeze (low temp this morning:  a frigid 5(!) degrees, never mind about the windchill).

With that as prelude, guess when the currently “For Sale” home pictured above originally came on the market:

A. July 14, 2012
B. February 8, 2013
C. November 13, 2012
D. April 21, 2012

Correct answer:  C.

The unraked leaves in the front yard should have given it away.

Still Seasonal (Sadly) 

Want to see what a home debuting on the market now should look like?

Here’s the front shot of my new listing at 2810 Glenhurst in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood, taken Monday (literally minutes after the latest snowstorm ended — and rescheduled from Friday when the previous storm obscured visibility too much).


Glenhurst will be listed next Monday (March 25) for $350k, and is a great opportunity for someone who wants to create equity on a block of much more expensive homes (only three sales in over a decade — none below mid-$500’s).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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