Part of an email from a buyer client who is searching for homes in Charlottesville:
We overlooked this home because it only had a photo of the outside, but the home next door to it was for sale and I found a virtual tour through Trulia– it is beautiful. Depending on the shape this one is in, we could go in at $240-250 and have some cash left for renovations. The outside looks well-kept.
The realtor is doing his client a disservice by only having one photo, but the resultant lack of interest may work to our advantage.
It is the Realtor’s responsibility to do his or her job well. It is the client’s responsibility to check up on what their Realtor is doing on their behalf.
I like to show properties that have one or fewer photos – it usually means that the Seller will have had less traffic and will therefore be more willing to negotiate a lower offer.
*thanks to my client for allowing me to quote him.