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The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and Ripping Off Realtor Photos

Vancouver Condo Real Estate Video Blog #463 - December 11, 2009

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and Ripping Off Realtor Photos 

Ian Watt video blogs about how the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is protecting realtors from being ripped off by fellow realtors who choose to use condo photos they do not own. Ian Watt is not sure if these realtors are too cheap to hire a professional photographer or they just dont believe in marketing, either way the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has it all covered. If you want to voice your opinion or if you don't care for Ian's comments please email your feedback to ianwatt@ianwatt.ca and visit http://www.ianwatt.ca/RealEstateVideos for all the Ian Watt Real Estate Video Blogs.

Ian Watt: Hi Good Afternoon, It's Ian Watt in Downtown Vancouver. Interesting thing have been happening at the Real Estate Board before we could ripped off whom ever some photos we wish and use them ourselves in the board it really do too much about it. Now it's seems like in a last year anyone who's using anyone else's photos or getting those photos removed quite promptly. We had a situation where's somebody I had sold somebody property at Electric Avenue about I guess about three years ago and the purchaser has re-listed their place and used the exact same photos that I had paid a professional photographer for. And they're just using the same ones with all my clients personal content. Still showing in there I'm hundred percent sure. It wouldn't look exactly the same there's no way that they gonna bought the same paintings, the same furniture and the same carpets so whatever. So I called in to the Real Estate Board within five minutes they had the realtors notified and all those photos are deleted. It is a fantastic way that our Real Estate Board is on top of stealing from other realtors. Lot of realtors are too cheap to put photos out there and I like the best photos possible but they are my photos I paid for them. I think I should have the copy right on them. My name is Ian Watt and if you have any questions regarding the photos on Real Estate. You can always email me at
ianwatt@ianwatt.ca. Thank you very much and have a great day!