Include your 'after' photo in addition to the MLS photo showing you did observe the comp from the street.<snip> ... Photo is borrowed from MLS files, or a previous report, etc.
I agree with Mary but the client might not. I once used a sale of a lakefront property that was demolished after the sale. I included a current photo of the new construction and an office photo of the original structure and explained. The client did not like the comp and made me replace it. This was unfortunate because it was my best comp.
Can you use a comparable in your report, if it burned down AFTER the sale date?
The client did not like the comp and made me replace it. This was unfortunate because it was my best comp.
Furthermore, what difference does it make if the improvements were burned down or purposely demoslished? Do you think the seller accepted less of selling price because the buyer considered the current improvements obsolete or an under-improvement of the site? Of course not.