Our only business here is buying and selling vacant land across the USA. Without your 100% satisfaction we are out of business. Real estate agents on the other hand are mainly interested in and trained to sell houses. After all, a 6% commission on a $150,000 house is a lot more motivation than 10% on a $5,000 vacant land sale.
For their potential few hundred dollar commission for selling your land (or maybe they have a $1,000 minimum) they will list your property in the local MLS (multiple listing service), which in turn may put it on some other websites, and then they wait for the phone to ring while they are out hosting open houses. Not very pro-active is it?
Sell your property to us and we typically pay all back taxes and all closing costs saving you those costs and the real estate agents commission. We encourage you to click on the “SUBMIT YOUR PROPERTY HERE” tab at the top of this page to get started.
Many real estate licensees are not fully qualified to help you buy or sell land. Their license may make it legal to practice, but their inexperience in land transactions could cost you a lot. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice states:
The services which REALTORS® provide to their clients and customers shall conform to the standards of practice and competence which are reasonably expected in the specific real estate disciplines in which they engage; specifically, residential real estate brokerage, real property management, commercial and industrial real estate brokerage, land brokerage, real estate appraisal, real estate counseling, real estate syndication, real estate auction, and international real estate.
REALTORS® shall not undertake to provide specialized professional services concerning a type of property or service that is outside their field of competence unless they engage the assistance of one who is competent on such types of property or service, or unless the facts are fully disclosed to the client. Any persons engaged to provide such assistance shall be so identified to the client and their contribution to the assignment should be set forth. (Amended 1/10)
The point of Article 11 is to protect consumers from hiring an agent that is not competent in specific areas of real estate, for example, vacant land. Land brokerage was added to this NAR list in 2010 due to the recognition that land transactions require specialized knowledge and experience to conduct them successfully.
As you can see, your cost to sell your property to us is zero. We don’t charge any commissions. Our goal is to have as many properties for sale as possible which in turn will attract more buyers so we price our listings accordingly. A real estate agent’s commission costs more, with we believe less benefit, as discussed above.
Who’s In Charge:
You are! You see, a real estate agent is essentially a middleman. They are neither the buyer or the seller. We own the vast majority of the properties we sell so you are dealing directly with the owner. And whether selling to or buying from us we want you to be 100% satisfied because our business depends on it. Your total satisfaction is the best marketing we can do and besides – we want you to come back again and again and again.
First of all, no lengthy real estate listing agreement to sign here that locks you in forever. We use an easy to understand, one page contract that you can back out of at any time up until closing. No commitment! And don’t worry about closing your sale. Just like a real estate agent, you too can use any title company, escrow office or lawyer, depending on the law in your state, to close your sale. Or, we typically do it ourselves. Then, just wait for your check!