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Reach More Lot & Land Buyers: Upgrade Your MLS Listings on LotNetwork.com

Real estate agents…if you’ve got residential lot or land listings on MLS, do you find that they’re lost in a sea of listings for homes? Homes with beautiful bathrooms and updated kitchens?  LotNetwork.com’s “Auto-Upgrading” feature makes it easy for you to more successfully reach active lot and land buyers – because MLS may be great for selling homes but it’s not so great for selling lots and land. With the Auto-Upgrading feature you can automatically upgrade any of your syndicated MLS listings that are on LotNetwork.com to Premium or Featured Listings. It takes just seconds and you do not have to…

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7 Land Investment Trends to Watch

Trends in the land investment market are providing some interesting opportunities for investors… Land is finite. Like any finite resource, land becomes more valuable when it’s scarce. Land in desirable locations can command tremendous prices and provide excellent investment returns. By definition, land investors have a goal of making a profit by investing in land. But consider that land investors can have a variety of backgrounds and purposes, whether they may be individuals looking for property to build their dream home (and their nest egg), investors seeking a portfolio of parcels to land bank or real estate developers buying a…

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Top Apps for Builders & Developers – Build Homes with a Smartphone

  If you’re a homebuilding industry pro, there are some great Apps that can help revolutionize your project management, bring client presentations to a new level, access a wealth of construction information and generally make your life easier. These Apps literally bring the tools to your fingertips. We reviewed hundreds of Apps to find the best Apps for builders and developers, to help you and your clients 1) evaluate land for new homes and development projects, 2) manage the construction and homebuilding process and 3) build a “Digital Toolbox” for handling tasks while on a site. The good news is…

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A Builder’s Guide to Reviving Zombie Developments

The zombies are here, and this can be a good thing if you’re a home builder – zombie neighborhoods and developments that is. Everyone’s talking about zombies these days, whether they are on popular television shows or cult classic horror movies. Likewise, some builders and developers are finding that picking up zombie developments at a good price, completing and updating infrastructure and then re-selling or building out can be a great way to meet their need for lots and gain a relatively quick return on investment. There’s still an opportunity for big profits from zombies, especially for local and regional…

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How to Sell Lots and Land (and Why it’s Different from Selling Homes)

Selling a house in a changing real estate market can be challenging. Selling dirt can be even more challenging…in any market.  In this article we provide tools for landowners and real estate professionals about how to sell lots and land, and why your strategy with vacant residential land needs to be different from selling a home. What to Expect:  The Land Market & Why It’s Different Many people expect the market dynamics for lots and land to be the same as the market for existing homes.  They are not. You’ll be better prepared to sell your home lot or land…

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Checklist for Hiring a Home Builder

Aside from finding and buying a lot for your new home, few decisions are as important as choosing your home builder. Whether you already have a dream home in mind and need builders to make it a reality or want to get ideas from the experts first, get some guidance from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Their checklist is an excellent starting point for future homeowners who are looking for the right builders.      Get meaningful recommendations. Start with your local or regional homebuilders’ association. These organizations can provide a list of member builders in good standing….

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So You’ve Inherited Land…What’s Next?

Inheriting real estate can come with benefits and an abundance of decisions to be made, and inheriting land is no different. For some beneficiaries, they know exactly what they want to do with their new inherited land – sell it, hold onto it, build on it or even lease it. For others, it can be difficult to make a decision, especially if there is an emotional connection with the land or when other family members are involved. Since we’re in the business of land, we’re here to help you sort through the process of deciding how to handle your inherited…

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Use Real Estate Professionals: Tip #8 for Buying Residential Lots and Land

All of the 8 Tips for Buying Residential Lots & Land for a New Home play an important role in evaluating a lot or land for sale, but it’s possible that the single most significant tip is to make sure you are working with experienced, knowledgeable and helpful real estate professionals. The A-Team Successfully identifying and purchasing that “right” property often requires the help of professionals with whom you work very closely – like an agent, home builder and architect. These primary contacts for buying lots or land for a new home are your A-Team. Choosing a good A-Team can…

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