Land Buyer



LANDCRAWLER offers serious land buyer representation for serious land buyers.

More Land Buyer Representation details.



What is Land BUYER Representation?

Under Land Buyer Representation, you (the buyer) receives client-level services. As my client, I offer (and am 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 BUYER Representation?

Focus. Instead of trying to convey your requirements to a multitude of listing brokers and agents, your requirements are understood and worked ( matched with available, appropriate properties) by your buyer representative.

Knowledge. You benefit from my land market knowledge and multiple sources to find land properties including Off Market, For Sale By Owner and Auction opportunities.

Experience. 19,830+ (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 for a land purchase.

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 / Farm / Ranch

I will search various sources including multiple listing services (MLSs), auctions, sealed bids, foreclosures, bank owned properties, large timber company inventory, off the market, For Sale By Owner, 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.

I have developed and manage an INVALUABLE "available properties data model" of 100 acre and up LAND / FARM / RANCH properties. This model tracks multiple data sources along with key property feature components. We are able to slice and dice the available properties to align the right potential properties with YOUR requirements.



Present Your Options

Once potential properties are identified, I dig deeper. Based on your level of requested service, I contact the listing broker and ask key questions. I'll look into county tax records, review surveys, do a pre-tour and check out the neighborhood.

When we visit a property first hand or on a pre-tour I 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, potentially narrowing down properties to visit. Next...



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

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 by your side in finding / negotiating / and closing your land property?

Call Don Ellers, Land Broker, Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) 2010, REALTORS® Land Institute (770) 424-5800