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Dear Seller: Let’s talk about the weather and your photos


It’s July 1 today.


I’m not raising this point because I’m concerned you’ll otherwise miss out on the celebrations of the day. I bring it up because there’s about a ten percent chance that your listing is still being promoted with photos showing snow if it was listed between the first of January and the end of April. Even though winter is long gone and spring is now behind us, I managed yesterday to find nearly forty listings that are still being displayed in a prairie winter wonderland setting. Some of them are showing quite a lot of snow.


Anyone who lives in Saskatoon is accustomed to snow, but snow in July is still a crazy idea, one which buyers just won’t understand. It not only looks stupid but it is probably robbing you of any chance that you might have to bag an offer before the snow flies again. If you do get an offer, the buyer will surely feel justified in coming in very low since your home has been for sale for what seems like forever.


It’s not your fault, but clearly this problem won’t be addressed unless you’re prepared to do something about it. Please check your listing online to see if the photos are seasonally appropriate.


I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.


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Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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