Many MLS sites have now increased the number and size of still photos allowed on MLS. With the increase in number and size, you'll find there is a greater need for higher quality, clearer photos, as well. When InSite Virtual Tours creates tours for agents, we also offer still photography as an extra if they need still photos. We e-mail MLS size photos to the agents and provide them with a CD that also contains the photos in High Quality, which can be used for higher resolution advertising.
According to Realtor.com: "Eighty four percent of home buyers say photos and detailed property descriptions are the most important features when searching online for homes - followed closely by Featured (virtual) tours."