I had this idea last night after helping somone out on this forum with info about a property they were interested in. The investor was interstate and looking where to buy in Brisbane. They ended up putting an offer, albeit a low ball offer, on a property without inspecting it themselves. Going off of just the realestate agents pictures of the best aspects of a property seems like a difficult position for an interstate investor to be in. Even if they have a building and pest report. My idea, was what if there was a service where for like $100 you pay someone who knows about houses to go do an inspection for you and video tape the whole thing and then upload it to a private youtube link for u. Someone that isnt just going to give you three favourable photos to base your decision on like an agent would. But someone that will take a full video inside and out of the good and the bad. Plus a video gives you a much better idea of what a house actually looks and feels like. Of course youd still need a building and pest inspection, and probably would still be good to inspect in person before signing a contract, but an unbiased video would give you such a good idea of properties to short list and take seriously, rather than paying hundreds and taking a lot of time flying up only to find the house was nothing like the pics. Plus if its a hot market you can get a video of what you are interested in and possibly make an offer way before you could sort out to fly up. There would be some issues to work around, im not sure if agents and owners and potentially tenants would go for it. And they might need to sign a form giving permission. But i bet you could probably work something out in most cases. Now this isnt a business im running. I honestly just thought of it while laying in bed last night. But i just wondered would this be a helpful service for interstate investors here looking where to buy in brisbane? Or is this a useless idea that i should just drop?