The Twin Cities’ endless 2017-2018 Winter: January 2018 house photos . . still good in April.

Unseasonal Winter Photos in April? Not This Year

April Fool’s may have been Sunday, but the real April Fool’s joke arrived in the Twin Cities yesterday:¬† 8″ inches of fresh snow continuing through today, and temps more typical of February than April (overnight low: nine(!) degrees).

All of which creates a surreal feeling for area Realtors who are having their new listings photographed now (myself included).

It feels bizarre to take — and post on MLS —¬†home photos that look like Christmas, not early April.

But, unlike inserting digital blue skies, using software to simulate Spring is a “no-no,” at least as far as I’m aware.

P.S.: Many agents will make use of their client’s seasonal photos, if they have.

See also, “New Lists, Pre-Lists, and Post-Lists (Huh?!?).”

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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