FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Nope! Nor do you need to be in order to buy and sell land. The benefit of not being a real estate agent is that we don’t charge real estate broker fees, which is why we’re able to offer the best prices on the market.

For those wondering how you can buy and sell real estate without an agent, we’ve written about our due diligence process on our blog. It’s based on what we’ve learned closing dozens of transactions in-house without a real estate agent. Hope that helps!

Yes! You can join our buyer’s list for exclusive pricing and first access to new properties, often before they’re posted publicly!

We’ll definitely try! First, you can search for properties by looking at them consolidated on our map tool. Second, you can filter for land by location, size and price. Third, you can always join our buyer’s list to stay up-to-date on our newest offerings, gain access to exclusive pricing and get alerted of new properties before they’re publicly available.

Lastly, you can always contact us and let us know what you’re looking for – we’d love to see how we can help!

Great question! It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often. In short, there are many reasons for this – above all, our entire business is designed to offer the best prices you’ll find on the market.

Stay tuned for a blog post coming on this subject.

We totally understand and that’s a fair concern! Purchasing land over the Internet hasn’t really caught on like buying toilet paper on Amazon (it’s also a bit pricier) so its unfamiliar territory for most.

LandBrotherz has been in business for over five years and has purchased and sold dozens of properties with happy customers. We strive to be extremely transparent with each of our property’s and publicize information such as our internal due diligence process to help give you a framework for completing a safe and successful transaction. If there’s ever anything you’d like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

While we’ve done everything we can to address all potential questions — either through the property listing itself, our blog or this FAQ — we get it. Sometimes there are still questions!

If that’s the case, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We do strongly recommend reviewing those resources we mentioned, though – while we’re always happy to help, we’ve done everything we can to list out everything we know about a property on our website.

We are not currently registered with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB is a business-funded organization that establishes itself as a mutually trusted nonprofit organization to act as an intermediary between consumers and businesses. Of course, membership is not required to be a legitimate business. Maybe someday we’ll look into joining further, but for the time being, our entire focus has been on deliverying as much value and discounted property to you as we possibly can.

We acquire nearly all of our properties in bulk campaigns directly from property owners. We fully own 100% of the properties you see on our website.

We specialize in land that is vacant and undeveloped. Most of our property is completely raw and undeveloped (e.g., no sewer, water, power, etc.) – consider it your blank canvas. 🙂

In rare cases, our properties may have some existing utilities (e.g., sewer, water, power, etc.) but those cases are exceedingly uncommon.

Of course, we let you know everything we know about each property, including what (if any) utilities we know about.

Fair question! Ultimately, please do what’s best for you and your family. If that means buying land from us, great. If not, that’s fine too! In either case, please don’t hesitate to contact us or read our blog – we’re always more than happy to see how we can help.

And we totally understand you may be skeptical – you’re buying land online. You have to do what’s most comfortable for you. To the extent we can offer assurances with our words, please know that we have been selling land since 2016 – we’re invested in our vision of making land as easy to purchase as if you were shopping on Amazon. We would never jeopordize that vision nor our reputation and relationship with customers for questionable short-term gains. The only way we know how to build our business is through integrity, honesty and transparency. Our reputation is everything and we will not jeopardize that for any reason.

Additionally, our way of doing business is proven to be safe and reliable. References from happy buyers are available upon request.

Researching Property

Up to you! We’ve never physically visited any of our properties, purchasing them all sight unseen.

We do, however, conduct rigorous due diligence during our acquisition process. We also collect and provide as much information about each property as we possibly can – photos, maps, online resources, documents, etc.

These are collected through in-depth online research, working with locals and several discussions with many different sources – previous property owners and local county authorities (assessor, tax collector, zoning/planning, etc.), among others.

All in all, we aim to provide as many details as we can about each property, but this shouldn’t be a substitute for doing your own due diligence and ensuring sure the property is right for you. We strongly recommend conducting your own due diligence prior to purchasing, such as checking with the local county zoning and planning department on what can be done there and future plans in the area.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional or specific questions.

YES! Again: a resounding, “YES!”

In fact, you don’t even need to ask us first – if you’re interested in a property and have the means and ability to do so, please feel free to use the GPS coordinates we’ve provided on the property listing and go check it out for yourself! Again, no need to even ask first! Of course, we won’t be able to meet you or show you the property ourselves, but we’re always happy to discuss beforehand or hear about your adventure afterward! 🙂 Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We recommend using your smartphone and entering the provided coordinates on each property listing into your Google Maps app. Keep in mind, some of these properties can be quite remote – so please ensure you’re well prepared beforehand and not relient on cell service near the property!

As mentioned above, we recommend plugging the coordinates provided on each property page into Google Maps on your smartphone. Many of our properties are in rural areas and may not have cell service, so please be prepared ahead of time. We have never visited any of our properties as we don’t live nearby, so as fun as it would be, we aren’t able to show you the properties ourselves. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any mapping help! (But please do so before your trip – we can’t be expected to provide immediate, roadside assistance-type help!)

We provide EVERYTHING we know about each property on the website – we don’t hold anything back! We do this as accurately as possible to the best of knowledge and ability. In almost all cases, we’ve never been to the property ourselves but we conduct rigorous research from a variety of sources to arm you with as much information as possible prior to purchase.

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you with every step. In all cases, we recommend that you conduct your own due diligence. In particular, if you plan to build right away, we recommend you double check with the county zoning and planning department to make sure your project ideas are compliant!

In short: yes, you’re welcome to have your property surveyed. You can typically look up a local surveyor in your property’s area. However, please keep in mind that all properties on LandBrotherz are undeveloped and most of them have not been surveyed, and that LandBrotherz is not responsible for the costs for surveying a property.

That might be okay! For instance, we’ve never visited any of our properties, acquiring each of them sight unseen. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on our due diligence process. Additionally, we’ve done everything we can to provide as much information as possible for each of our properties – property details, photos, maps and even videos in some cases.

Many of our buyers find it helpful to use the satellite map, such as Google Earth, when they are unable to physically visit the property. The satellite map will allow you to see the terrain of the area the property and it can sometimes provide a street view of the property itself. You can find this, and everything else we know about a given property, on each property listing on our website.

Say hello to our due diligence process! In short, we provide this information on each property listing. Alternatively, you can call the county zoning and planning department to confirm this information.

On that note, we encourage buyers to conduct their own research about a property before purchasing it (see our due diligence process for how we do that).

Unfortunately, we can’t. Part of the reason we’re able to offer such low prices is that we often sell our properties quickly! As such, all properties are available on a first-come, first-served basis and won’t be placed on hold. When you’re ready to purchase the property you want, you can go to the relevant property listing and checkout.

In some cases, they might!

When we acquire properties, we’re extra careful to ensure we’re acquiring free and clear property from any back taxes, HOA dues and other liens.

However, our focus remains providing as much undervalued property to our buyers as possible – that means some of our property might have a new tax bill before we’re able to sell it.

Don’t worry, that’s baked in to our market-beating low prices – even with any negligible amount of back taxes, our prices are the lowest you’ll find! 🙂

Unless otherwise noted, none of the properties have utilities in place. We recommend checking with the local utility company for more specific information about a parcel. It varies, but solar and water delivery can be more cost effective than the expense of digging a well and bringing power to a property.

Unfortunately, we cannot – we don’t live near most of our properties!

But that doesn’t matter! Please go look at any of our properties at your convenience – no need to even ask us for permission! We want everyone to know what they’re getting and be ecstatic with their purchases.

However, please keep in mind that properties are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so the quicker the better!

For your convenience, we’ve listed the GPS coordinates on every property. Keep in mind that many of our properties are in rural areas, so please prepare ahead of time!

They are not! Our properties will not be found on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is used by real estate agents.

That’s because we skip the middlemen and market the properties ourselves. This allows us to avoid the typical fees and agent commissions (typically ~5-8% of the sales price) and pass those savings directly to you, our valued buyers, by offering the best prices you’ll find market-wide.

It depends!

In almost all cases, we’ll own multiple properties in a given area. As such, we’ll have someone local to the area snap photos of the general area. In that sense, we’ll typically have these “general area” photos – maybe it’s not of the exact property you’re looking at, but should give you a firm sense for the property!

In more rare cases, we’ll have exact photos of a certain property (maybe even a Google Earth video). We often sell properties so quickly that we don’t even have the opportunity to coordinate photos being taken!

However, we are sure to always include Google Earth map photos of each property. Those should give you a sense for the property dimensions, access, views and terrain.

If you are touring any of our properties, please take photos! It’s always fun to live vicariously through your journey and enjoy the serenity of your pictures of the area. 🙂

Maybe! Probably? These are great questions that you should confirm with the local county zoning and planning department.

Generally speaking, some counties are very liberal with zoning and some may have some restrictions you need to be aware of. We’ve done our best to list the zoning code and building restrictions associated with each property, but we highly recommend calling the county zoning and planning department to confirm your specific plans will work – it’s a quick and easy call, so why not?

Purchasing Process

Our vision is for land buying to be like shopping on Amazon – once you find what you’re looking for, you can check out immediately!

Part of the checkout process includes gathering information from you that we’ll need to transfer the property into your name (e.g., name on deed, address, etc.).

Once you’ve checked out, that triggers our in-house closing process to complete the sale – it also depends on how you’ve chosen to pay:

  • Cash Sales: Depending on the county, you can expect to receive your deed in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks after you’ve checked out.
We offer two payment options for all of our properties:

  • 1. Financing – Make a small down payment (and small monthly payments) for immediate access to your land! LandBrotherz acts as the bank and no credit checks are required!
  • 2. Upfront cash discount – If you prefer to pay cash, you can take advantage of a significant upfront discount relative to owner-financing and comparable properties!
We accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB) and ACH payments (bank) through our payment processors, MoonClerk (checkout) and Stripe (payment processor).
The closing process begins immediately once payment is received and confirmed! The process differs slightly from there depending on payment type:

  • 1. Financing: The closing process starts after the down payment is confirmed and recurring payment is set up. A promissory note (our loan agreement) will be emailed to you within approximately one week of the down payment being made. You will need to electronically sign the document to complete the closing process. Your notarized deed will be sent to you after the final payment of your loan is made. (You don’t need to wait until the property is fully paid off to use it – feel free to start using immediately after the down payment is made!)
  • 2. Cash Buyers: The closing process starts after the full payment is confirmed. We’ll prepare the necessary documents (e.g., deed, PCOR, etc.) and confirm details with you prior to sending the deed to the county for recording. It depends on the county, but you can typically expect to receive your deed in the mail approximately four weeks after payment was made.
We can explore third-party escrow as an option upon request but buyer will be fully responsible for the additional cost. Additional processing fees may apply! We’ve closed dozens of transactions in-house with the happy customers to prove it, but we’re always happy to discuss what would make everyone most comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

NO! Take a look around and you’ll see things like “doc fees” tacked on to purchases by other land sellers. Not here! We bake all of our costs into the price and factor that in when we purchase properties. Even better, when you buy property from us, you are buying at a deeply discounted price. Our business and acquisition process is designed to generate as much value for our buyers as we possibly can.

Maybe? Frankly, we’re not 100% sure and we can’t guarantee that we hold the mineral or water rights to any of our properties. Once a buyer has fully paid for a property and to the best of our ability, we will include language in the deed that grants the buyer any rights we do own. The truth of it is we don’t research mineral or water rights information prior to acquiring our properties – part of the reason we’re able to offer such great prices on our properties is due to our efficient due diligence process and we need to prioritize only the mission-critical items (you could probably research an infinite number of things on any given property!) However, if you’re interested in researching further, you can often research whether mineral or water rights have been transferred to a property in a couple of ways:

  • 1. Visit the county assessor’s office to pull deed copies and research all of the past deeds on this property (can’t hurt to call them first)
  • 2. Utilize a title company to look for property rights in the deed history
Most often, mineral rights were reserved back when the property was originally platted.

Right away! As soon as you purchase the property, you are welcome to begin using/developing it – regardless of whether you paid for the property upfront or elected for financing. We only ask that you follow any rules or regulations set by the county (or HOA/POA, if applicable) and remain current on your land payments.

Due to the nature of a land purchase — transferring into your name and out of ours or executing a land contract on financing terms — we consider all land sales as final at the time the property is purchased in full or initial money is put down to begin financing. We kindly ask that you conduct thorough due diligence and ensure the property that you purchase fits what you’re looking for.

Of course, we want to ensure that everyone is completely ecstatic with their purchases – please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns and we’re happy to see how we can help.

Transfer tax is a tax imposed by a state or county to transfer the title of a property. This tax is not imposed by all states but can’t be waived in those areas that do charge it.

Depends on how you purchase the property!

The gist: it depends on the county, but you can typically expect to receive your deed in the mail approximately four weeks after final payment was made. This means immediately following a cash purchase and after the final payment is made for a financed purchase. (Remember, you don’t need to wait until the property is fully paid off to use it – feel free to start using immediately after the down payment is made!)

We guarantee that you will be titled free and clear land that is transferred to you when the property is paid off. This means that we guarantee that there will be no tax liens, judgments or title defects transferred with the property title at the time the property is paid off. If any issues arise, please contact us and we will resolve as soon as possible!

No, we don’t actually!

To make land investing as simple and easy as possible, we do not perform credit checks nor any credit reporting. We see credit checks as an unnecessary, prohibitive step in the process of becoming a land owner.

It depends! Once your property is fully paid off — whether you paid in full upfront or you just made your final payment — you will receive your deed in the mail after the county is recorded (this means the deed is now in your name).

When you finance a property, you will receive a land contract stating the terms of our agreements (e.g., monthly payment, deed received after final payment, etc.).

Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to purchase property from LandBrotherz. Regardless of where you live, we ask for the same information and you will receive the same documentation.

Nope! Our process is so simple that there is no need to incur the expense. Just submit payment, submit a few details about how you want to take title of the land and it’s all yours!

We price our propreties so competitively that we don’t really have an “offer” process! For any given property, please select which financing option you’d like (upfront or financing terms) and checkout!

Having said that, if you’d like to make us an offer for a bulk purchase of multiple properties, for instance, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

While we can’t make any guarantees on accepting offers differing from our listed properties, we’re happy to have the discussions. Please keep in mind that all properties are first-come, first-served – they might just be sold while you’re waiting to discuss potential offers!

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