I believe in todays market that having good pictures on the web advertising a listing can cause people to look at a house, while not having good pictures could cause some people to not look at a house. The Oklahoma City multi listing services allows a realtor to put 20 pictures on it. So many times I see a listing with only one or two pictures or just pictures of the outside. It often makes me wonder what is wrong with the house. Does it need work or updating. These pictures should be of good quality, not fuzzy or blurry. They should show you the house from various angles and give you a feeling of being inside. I personally take pictures of the backyard as well as the front so buyers can see the size of the backyard and if it has any extra features like a covered patio or pool.
It is sometimes hard in a small house to find 20 different angles to photograph especially of a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. In that case, I still take multi angles of the living room, kitchen and bathroom. I may take pictures of the central heat and air unit to show age and condition.
In an extremely large house, I may find that I need more than the 20 photos allowed to show all the rooms especially if I want multiple angles. Fortunately, there is software that will allow me to stitch photos together so I can get more than the 20 photos on the MLS. I did this with a home that had a safe room as a pantry. I wanted to show the safe room all the way open and then with the door partially closed. It gave buyers an insightful view on the house.
When I am marketing a house for sale, I am going to list as much information as I can that will cause it to sell. This includes large room dimensions, amenities, school information, and photos with descriptions. If you are interested in learning more about how I get houses sold, please feel free to contact me at 405-213-2992 or visit my website. http://www.sandiwalker.com