It really gripes me, and my clients too, when listing agents do not include pictures with their seller's listings. I can't understand why this is done. With the affordability of digital cameras, why are listing agents unable to take at least initial pictures until more professional shots can be obtained? Many of my clients refuse to even consider looking at listings that don't include pictures, or if they only include a single picture of the outside of a property. They feel that "people who have nothing to hide, hide nothing", and if there are no pictures included with the listing, there must be something to hide. So, they won't even request a viewing.
I got into the habit of carrying a digital camera in my purse wherever I go after i was in a car accident, and the other party was successful at saying that there were parties other than the driver in the other car. Had I had my camera on hand, I would have taken pictures with the time and date stamp on that would have clearly shown that there were no other parties involved in the accident.
Because I always have a digital camera on my person now, there's no reason why I can't take pictures to include with a seller's listing. And, I'm keeping myself safe in the event of an accident or other catastrophy.
A word to the wise Listing Agent - you may be limiting exposure of your property to potential buyers because of omitting pictures of the property. Buyers are visual creatures, and initial views of the property rank second only to selling price when it comes to what gets a buyer to look more closely at a property.