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sample letter asking owners to sell land

I have just recently purchased a home that had vacant lots behind it and on either side.  I am interested in purchasing these lots if possible. What is the proper way to inquire about these properties.  I have been told to write the owners a letter but have no idea where or how to begin. 
  • August 16 2010 - Lehigh Acres
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Profile picture for Spina Realty
What I would suggest is contacting a broker who knows land in your area. Even if you had to pay them a fee to do the leg work for you and make the deal, you would be way farther ahead in the big scheme of things. If you are lucky, you might be able to get an agent to take on this task for you and to build in their commission into the deal with the seller. Good luck.
  • August 17 2010
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Step #1 - Do some research and try to get a feel for the property value of the vacant lot. Things to think about include: Is there easy access for building? Are utilities run? Are the lots "build ready"?

Step #2 - Do some research with your local assessor and find out who owns the property.

Step #3 - Write the letters. Something like "Hi there, I bought the property at XXX and would like to know if you have any interest in selling your property."

The important thing is to have a plan and do your homework. If you are not very comfortable with RE transactions and this thing looks like it may really happen, you may want to try and work out an arrangement with a REA about handling all the transactions.
  • August 16 2010
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