If the dealer does not include pictures in the Car Guru add, does that normally mean the car is in bad shape.
Not really, some might but most probably just haven't had time to do so.
and a picture is not worth a thousand words either
What you can do is go to the car dealer's website, IF that dealer's information is listed in the description of the car...Chances are, they will have pics on the website. IF it's a new listing, they may not have gotten around to it yet (posting pics on here).