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Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Homebuilding & Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it just does not make sense to try to do things on your own. And whether you’re embarking on a large-scale development project, building a single home or investing in your first real estate venture, the right business partner in the right situation could be the key to help you improve your game and your likelihood of success. Building partnerships can be a very broad topic (entire books and courses teach the subject), with a variety…

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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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9 Benefits of Working with a Licensed Builder

There are many benefits of working with a qualified, licensed builder when building a new home. It’s safe to say that building a new home – possibly one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life – is one place that you want to be very careful about cutting corners. Everyone wants to find ways to save money. Whether it’s haggling for the best deal or even coupon clipping, there may be ways to save money with anything you buy. But what if you are planning to build a home? Should you just go for the best price, even if…

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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. It’s important to equip yourself with the right information on 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 if you understand…

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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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Help Your Clients Build a Home With a Smartphone — 10 Top Apps for Real Estate Pros

Do you have clients looking for lots and land to build a new home or that are considering buying new construction?  We’ve combed through hundreds of Apps that can provide tools for real estate agents and brokers to help your clients 1) find the perfect homesite and 2) build their houses using a Smartphone.  Our recent article – Build a Home with the Help of a Smartphone and these 8 Apps – identified some of the best Apps for homeowners or home buyers to use in their new home planning and construction process. And even though we know that real…

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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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Subdividing Land: Tips for Landowners from a Developer (Part 2 – Lessons from the Field)

Are you a landowner who is thinking about subdividing your land into residential lots? In this second of three articles on the topic, you can learn about subdividing land from the real world experiences of a real estate lawyer and developer. Be sure to check out the first article in this series that describes the common benefits and risks of subdividing your land. As noted in that article, some of the benefits may include: Increasing the total value of your land, Providing you the flexibility to keep your home, but still get income from selling your extra land, or Boosting…

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