LandInvestors.com Forums *New Member Introductions* Brand New to Land Investing–Charlotte, North Carolina

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    Ben Crapo
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    Hi Everyone!

    So this is my first official post (tested out a comment yesterday but figured this was the best place to start). My wife and I have been researching vacant land investing, somewhat passively I might add, for the better part of 6 months. Over the past 2 months, I figured it was time to take it seriously and really buckled down the research (look at something other than youtube videos) and gave myself a launch date (June 1st 2019). The goal is to target vacant land residential lots between .25 and 5 acres to start, supplement with larger wholesale lots to get experience with bigger deals without the risk, and scale upward from there.

    I would really like to test a soft start and do a mailer to start. Here are the main things I have questions on:

    1. What is the least amount of setup (entity, PO box, mailers, etc.) that you need to perform your first mailing?

    2. What would be the first things you would set up after your first mailer (buyer/seller site, google voice, etc.)?

    3. How worth it has the Pro Membership been and would you recommend enrolling right away for a beginner?

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  • Larry and Shirley Stewart
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    Welcome Ben,
    To address you questions, based on advice from Steve and Jill…
    (1) You want a permanent mail address for your offers, in case you move from your current location, your mail can still get to you, 1 year, 5 years, 20 years into the future.
    (2) Same with a phone number. Google voice isn’t the best. Look at Ring Central, or I use Vumber.
    (3) Pro Membership (Silver) gives you access to great tools including RealQuest, Parcel Fact, and a better rate for Offers2Owners. I would think you would benefit greatly from these, not to mention the great info in Land Academy 1.0 and 2.0.
    The rest of the stuff (entity, website, etc) you can do later. Not crucial while you are doing your first few deals.
    I hope that helps, and again, Welcome to the Group!
    – Larry

    Ellen Britt
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    Hey Larry,

    In your reply to Ben, you talked about a permanent mail address. A few years ago I had a mailbox in one of those mail places (I used PakMail) to have as a physical permanent address. A couple of years after I had been using it as my business address, the place closed and I had to change my address. Do you think it might be better to have a Post Office box as opposed to one of these mailing places that give you a Suite number and so forth? I realize seeing the physical address, especially on a website, might be important, but it sure was a pain when the one I was using closed down. Thoughts?

    Thank you!
    Ellen

    Kevin Farrell
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    Ellen – I use a PO Box. No problems at all. I know that they will be there for a long time.

    Ellen Britt
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    Kevin – thanks so much! Appreciate it.

    Larry and Shirley Stewart
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    Ellen –

    I think a P O Box is a good solution. Check with your local Post Office. Many of them allow the use of a street address on the envelope. For example, my post office box is “P O Box 17452” and my post office allows the use of “3317 Dayton Blvd, #17452” to be used for mail purposes. Of course, anyone can look it up and see that the address is that of a post office, but it overcomes the initial “knee-jerk” reaction some people have to a P O Box as an address.

    I hope that helps!

    Larry

    Benedict Dughoff
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    Ben – what did you end up choosing, and why?

    We’re in a similar stage of still finalizing the phone number and address.

    Hope your timeline is working out as well!

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