There have been many blogs about pictures of properties in the MLS and I am always on the side where the pictures should be posted immediately with the listing. If you don't have the pictures taken yet, or the house is not in showing condition yet, do NOT list it in the MLS.
Well, I'm in a pickle right now, and good thing my seller is very understanding and definitely understands why I'm waiting. It took about a month to get his house in showing condition. We painted some rooms, we changed out the blinds, we rearranged furniture, we made the pool sparkling, etc.... My listing agreement is set to start tomorrow. I finally scheduled today as the day to go take all the pictures since it's been raining so much... Does the weather agree with me?? NOOOOO!!! It's been raining all day!!
I cannot and will not take pictures of a house that has a pool with raindrops landing in the water. That would look obsurd. I cannot and will not take pictures of houses that have wet driveways and sidewalks, as that doesn't portray the house to the best of its ability.
I cannot and will not take pictures of a house on a day that is so gloomy that even photoshop wouldn't be able to make the sky blue and the colors in the landscaping pop...
If it doesn't stop raining for tomorrow, it looks like we might not actually get the house on the market until next week. I will NOT allow the listing to hit the MLS without proper photos as I always want the first impression to be the best impression.