As a Broker the first thing I do is help the seller prepare the property for market. I have even used props from my own collection to add to a listing to give it that extra "wow" factor. MLS photos stay with the listing for a long time and bad photos leave a lasting impression on the buyer. I am always hesitant to show a property to a potential buyer when there are no photos as I believe that this property must really be in bad condition.
I believe that the only way to market a home on line is with the very best photos you can take and really showcase the home to include its best features. Buyers like to look at photos, so I give them as many as possible.