Can I Buy Land that is Not Listed by a Broker?

As my grandfather use to say, “Everything is for sale. Just depends on how much you are willing to pay”. If you are looking for farms, ranches, or acreages for sale there are many sources other than Real Estate brokers. You can look on Ebay, FSBO websites, and auction websites. You can even approach property owners directly.

Suppose you know of an area that you would like to by a farm, ranch, or acreage. You can go to the courthouse or tax assessor and determine who the owners are of property in the area that you are looking. It is also good to visit with the tax assessor. You will be surprised at the information you can harvest from the locals that will help you in finding the owner most likely to be open to selling and their motivations. This will help you in your negotiations as well.

Another good source is auction companies. There are many companies that specialize in auctions for land. Auctions are a good place to pick up deals but you have to be willing to do your homework. You also need to keep from becoming emotionally motivated and stick to your budget. You must realize that you only want to purchase the property for the specific amount that you set prior to the start of the auction or less. It is too easy to get caught up in the excitement of the bidding and lose track or to let your emotional desire to purchase the property take over and you end up paying more than you should. You need to be willing to walk away if you cannot get the property bought for your set price or less.

Keep in mind that if you are not able to find property that fits your wants and needs through brokers there are other sources but you have to be willing to do some work.

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3 Responses to “Can I Buy Land that is Not Listed by a Broker?”

  1. Julie Says:

    I am really glad I found this blog. Great Job! 🙂

  2. Harold Says:

    I was going to write a similar blog concerning this topic, you beat me to it. You did a nice job!

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