Hope that helps a bit. Thanks, and Good luck,
Examples: The listing broker doesn't have an enhanced presence on REALTOR.com, sellers and/or their tenants don't want their personal property photographed, the property may be a foreclosure where it is customary to only post 1 photo, etc. When I only see 1 photo of a property I usually think that there is something wrong with the listing agent and not the property.
Having a lot of pictures can be beneficial for the seller too, because as a seller I know what a pain it can be to prepare the house for a showing, so I like knowing that the people who are coming to see the house already liked what they saw.
If there are no pictures of the inside, I do tend to wonder if something is wrong with the house and just assume it must be really ugly inside. It has crossed my mind that there might not be something wrong with the house, but maybe the sellers don't want to put pictures up. If that is the case I feel that those types of sellers are probably hard to work with because I'm sure their realtor told them about the importance of pictures and they are being hard headed or there is something wrong with the house. Either way, no pictures lead me to assume there is either something wrong with the house or the seller so I just move on to the next house.
There can be reasons why the listing broker does not have multiple photos such as the home has not been staged and looks very busy or messy. The home may have tenants in residence who do not wish to have photos taken or the furniture the does not enhance the listing.
In the case where the square footage is small it may be most difficult to take good photos of the home. However, there should be some effort made to show the community or the exterior of the home to assist the buyer in deciding if the home is worth a look.
Gayle Sabol-Sabol Associates
We have had many requests for "more photos" even though every room was photographed.
However, if the home is an "ugly duckling" --- it may not be a good idea to add more than the one showing the front of the home.
We all try to give best impressions, but sometimes there is no "best." Best of luck to you.