Too often, homes go up on the MLS with no photos, or with really bad photos. I wonder why? Repeatedly I hear from agents and Buyers that they pass on homes with no photos in the listing.
I tell my Sellers clients we will have good photos of the home before going on the market. I post the photos immediately upon entering the home in the MLS. Our MLS software requires that the listing be placed on “Active” status prior to media uploads. That causes a couple of minutes delay. That is the only acceptable delay, I think.
It only takes about 5 minutes to get a couple of photos up with a listing, and about half an hour to post the 12 quality photos the Triangle MLS allows. Ensure that your agent has a decent digital camera. Camera phones are not acceptable for marketing your largest single investment! Does your agent hire a professional photographer instead? Either way, the photos should be uploaded simultaneously with the entry of the listing on the MLS.
I have two good digital cameras, with one in the car at all times. And with multiple batteries. A picture is worth a thousand words of marketing, indeed!