But if you just have some fancy gear, and you've never sold a photo - if nobody would hire you for $150 to do a photo shoot, why would you think your photos are good enough to get a $175,000 house sold?
It depends on an agent's photography skills to determine if he is able to showcase the home's interior and exterior features in the best light and angles. Those agents that don't take good photos should consider using a professional if the property warrants it as it really depends on the listing. It wouldn't be very wise to hire and spend money on a professional photographer for a one bedroom rental listing.
Sellers in my market who have a property in the million dollar plus range (fine homes market) usually expect professional photography and a virtual tour as well.
So...it depends on the property..
Prudential Connecticut Realty