If you’re thinking of buying or selling land, it’s a little bit different than traditional real estate which deals with residential homes, right? When looking for a land broker– someone to help you with the deal– what are some things to ask him or her?
First, find out what kind of experience the broker has with buying and selling land/acreage in a specific area. They should be able to give you references of people they’ve worked with before, so you can call and talk to those people and see what they thought of the overall process– and whether or not they’d choose to work with that broker again.
Next, you’d want to ask about their communication style and see if it gels with yours… Are they the type of person who loves to meet in-person or do they prefer phone calls? Do they use email and/or a website where they’d want you to log-in and check messages? Do they work with a staff or alone? How would they keep you informed?
Thirdly, it’s good to know how well-connected a potential broker is– some have been doing the job a long time and “know everybody in town,” while others are newbies and are part-timers just getting their feet wet. The more connections a broker has, the better it is for you, the client. More connections means more opportunities for both buying and selling land.
Ideally, it’s good to find a land broker who is full-time, well-respected, experienced, and knows the area you’re interested in. It helps if you like their personality, too, and feel at ease when interacting with them.