With so many properties on the market, many buyers do their initial viewing on the internet, allowing them to arrive with a short list to view.
One major property site in France lists over 15,000 properties on its own.
For you to stand a chance of finding a buyer, your house must stand out from the rest, and this means photographs taken by someone who knows what he is doing.
As a photographer, I freely admit knowing nothing about the house buying and selling process, but most agents seem to think that they can take photographs as well!
After replacing the photographs with mine, the client found a buyer and sold within 6 weeks..