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Episode #14

October 24, 2019

Don’t Be a Victim of a Land Photography Scam

Host of
REI Conversion Podcast

Jessey

Hey, how’s it going? This is Jessey Kwong. I’m the founder and podcast host at REI Conversion, with a back ground stemming from design, digital marketing, and Real Estate Investing.

My goals here at REI Conversion is to empower other real estate investors, like yourself, with the digital tools and strategies to help you get started and scale your investing business.

Not only do I work closely with our small team and the services at REI Conversion, but I love building conversations and relationships with all of our investors, listening to the needs to help investors to grow.

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”

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