REI Conversion Podcast Ep 14: Don’t Be a Victim of a Land Photography Scam

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Joseph Cote, along with many other land investors has recently become a victim of the growing practice of land photography scamming. Joseph has put together a checklist that can easily reduce the chances of yourself falling victim as well.

Using easy tools and switching them on to the right types of questions to verify your photographer is legit, we dive into an episode that will save you from wasted time and money.

BONUS: Joseph has also recorded a video on how to plot your property on Google Earth not only as a way to add to your property’s photo gallery to market and sell the property, but also to verify that the photos taken line up with Google Earth’s view of your property.

Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00:00] REI Conversion Podcast Introduction
[00:00:27] Introducing our guest Joseph Cote
[00:01:01] How Joseph got started with Land investing
[00:02:30] Scammed by a land property photographer
[00:03:09] How Joseph finds his photographers
[00:03:35] Benefits of photography
[00:05:34] Photography pricing
[00:06:58] Filtering through and selecting photographers
[00:07:38] Checking EXIF Metadata with GPS information (http://exif.regex.info/exif.cgi)
[00:09:41] Composition of photos that sell better (REI Conversion 011)
[00:09:56] Other photography requirements
[00:11:33] How Joseph was scammed
[00:14:34] Checklist to avoid getting scammed
[00:16:57] How to pay photographers via PayPal
[00:18:35] App to track jobs ( www.simplecrew.com)
[00:20:04] 360 Degree Video of Property
[00:21:05] Episode conclusion and wrap up

Joseph Cote’s Guide “Getting Photos from Property and Avoid Getting Scammed”

Jessey

Jessey

My desire in starting REI Conversion was to empower other real estate investors with the digital tools to help get investors started and grow their business. Not only do I work closely with the team and services at REI Conversion but enjoy building relationships with all of our investors (don’t be afraid to book a tour/call with me).