Myra Ephross, Agent, Houston, TX
I always provide professional photos as part of my service as do many agents. You should request that of your listing agent. If you are using a discount brokerage, there is little to no money left for marketing (Professional photos, professional brochures, advertising and other expenses associated with marketing a property to its full potential.
Over 85% of properties chosen to be toured by Buyers are found first on the internet and great photos are a must! If you are not paying for a full service Realtor, perhaps you can pay for a professional to photograph your home or request your Listing agent to do so and reimburse them.
At the typical 6% rate commision listing your agent should provide these for you at no extra cost.