Next time you need to sell your home or put a rental on the market, refer your agent here to see what a good, no great outdoor picture of your property should look like. I will refrain from commenting on all of these pictures as they speak for themselves.
Daytime pictures should always include the full landscape of the home. There should be no cars in driveways, no unraveled hoses in the yard, blinds should be down but open in the home, grass should be cut, weeds pulled, and you get the picture. Clean it up, frame it out, and take a clear photo of the house.
In the night, you should turn on ALL the lights inside and outside of the home. All the same rules apply and you can even wet down the pavement as it creates a nice, clean shimmer in print.
So there you have, the recipe and examples of what homes should be broadcasting over the internet on the MLS. Good luck!