What are serious buyers interested in?
The street view, Kitchen, baths and recreation areas.
The majority, the overwhelming majority of homes sold in the USA are priced lower than 1.5 million, lower than 1 millon, lower than 800 thousand, lower than 500 thousand.
Most homes sold in the USA have 8 rooms and maybe a garage. A few have a pool.
The professional that believes they need 35 images to create the sizzle in an eight room house is truly lost.
I understand. We need to have the seller believe we are doing something, Much of what a listing or buyer agent is does can not be seen or observed by their client. so we need to create a nice show and tell.
35 Pictures, a slide show, an Open House a Brokers Open. It is what we can show, however worthless these things have proven to be in securing a serious buyer. It does assuage the sellers concern their agent is not doing anything.
Now...I am not saying don't take 50 images. To be correct you need to take images of everything, the hot water system, furnace, air handler, garage, service panel, pool equipment, roof, structural imperfections, wood damage, facia and anything you can bring into focus. This level of detail is for the serious buyer; The remote buyer; The cash buyer; Not the guy, doing night shift, trolling Zillow dreaming of moving from the land of the frozen chosen.
How many images do you think are needed to create the sizzle for a 3/2/2 1975 constructed rancher?