Land Buyer



LANDCRAWLER offers serious land buyer representation for serious land buyers.

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What is Land Buyer Representation?

Under Land Buyer Representation, you (the buyer) receives client-level services. As my client, I offer (and obligated) to represent your best interest in the land purchase transaction.

I immerse myself in the task of matching the right property to your objectives, wants, needs, desires, and budget.

Bottom line: I live LAND every day - use my expertise to find and acquire your ideal property under the best possible terms and conditions for your investment.



What are the benefits of having Land Buyer Representation?

Focus. Instead of trying to convey your requirements to a multitude of real estate brokers and agents, your requirements are understood and worked by your representative..

Knowledge. You benefit from my land market knowledge and multiple sources to find land properties.

Experience. 19,797+ (and counting) acres transacted as a land owner and under land brokerage engagements for my clients.

Team. When you engage with the LANDCRAWLER, based on your requirements, I put my "team" of industry contacts (rural loan officers, surveyors, foresters, previous clients, etc.) to work to help identify your land tract.

Cost?  For the vast majority of real estate transactions, a commission is built into the selling price already being paid by the seller. As your Buyer's Agent, my fees are paid out of that commission you would be paying anyway without direct representation.

If I happen to find an unlisted property or the Listing Broker is unable to contribute to the commission, you will be notified before an offer is submitted.

So, instead of paying the full commission to the Listing Agent (who is representing the seller, not you - the buyer), why not have someone on your side of the table earning their commission by looking out for YOUR best interest?


Here's a summary of our Land Buyer Representation services...


Identify Your Objectives and Requirements for Purchasing Land / Farm / Ranch

I take the time to understand your objectives and requirements.

Through an extensive written survey and interview process, I gain a full understanding of your objectives, wants, needs, desires, and budget. I have found inevitably that many of my survey questions or topics (developed over years of land transactions) will fire up some light bulbs for the buyer. The real key here, as in any successful project, is to identify and/or define the objective. My previous background as an Information Technology consultant and Project Manager has greatly influenced my "consultative" approach the the land / farm / ranch purchase process. I know the right questions to ask. I can also advise you with regard to valuable land features to look for... Frankly, I also advise in terms of your exit strategy (this may not be a lifelong purchase) and you want to make sure you are not getting into a property that will be difficult to resell, should disposition be desired. Next...



Find Your Land

I will search various multiple listing services (MLSs), auctions, sealed bid, foreclosures, bank owned properties, large timber company inventory, off the market, unadvertised properties and other land broker listings. I have a multitude of sources for land and will dig deep into them to find your ideal property.



Present Your Options

Once potential properties are identified, I do my homework to align these possibilities with your stated objectives. Review surveys. Dig up county tax maps, and check out the neighborhood.

I visit the properties first hand and generate customized ground and drone aerial photos and video. I develop extensive mapping for the potential property. All of this customized information is available to you on your computer, phone, or tablet!

You (and your family, friends, etc.) will be able to view these invaluable, time-saving presentations from the convenience of your browser, narrowing down properties to visit. Next...



They Don't Call Me LANDCRAWLER for Nothin!

There's nothing like actually seeing the land. I mean REALLY seeing the land.

Many "land" brokers show property from their shiny truck on the county road. I tour the land with you via 4WD and by foot and from the air by drone! It's amazing what you may find deep on a property!



Advise and Negotiate the Purchase Agreement with Your Best Interest Regarding Terms and Conditions.

I look at the market and trends for the area of the potential property. As my Buyer Client, I will research the market and advise & negotiate the purchase agreement with your best interest as my top priority.

I negotiate your purchase. BTW - I always build in plenty of time for a general inspection / due diligence period.



Assist in Due Diligence

I may ask the seller's agent to have questions answered (requesting a written response) they would not necessarily be obligated to disclose to the buyer.

I will assist you in identifying subject matter experts for financing, title work, surveying, timber cruises (timber appraisals), environmental consulting, closing services, etc. I also have multiple trail cameras and may even set them out during our due diligence to see how the wildlife population stacks up!



Monitor the Closing Process (and thereafter!)

I'll track progress, advise, assist, and be with you all the way through closing. Long term, I always enjoy hearing how you, family and friends are enjoying the land.



This may be one of the largest investments you make in your lifetime. Wouldn't it be a good idea to have REPRESENTATION on your side of the closing table?

Call Don Ellers, Accredited Land Consultant, REALTORS® Land Institute (770) 424-5800