Pacific Commercial Properties, a division of Pacific Realtors, provides buyers and sellers of land a degree of expertise unmatched in the industry. We are experts in determining the best use of various types of land and will joint venture the acquisition of land with clients seeking this option.
Our firm has one of the most extensive databases in Southern California that includes buyers, sellers, land developers, builders, land bankers, businesses that actively acquire sites, investors, and brokers.
The area we serve includes the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Imperial and Orange. When representing a seller, Pacific fully cooperates with all brokers, thus maximizing the exposure of the property to buyers.
While our office may not be located next to a listed property, most likely, the buyer won't be either. Consequently, we use extensive direct mail and email advertising designed to reach buyers and other brokers. We have the ability to put new listings in the hands of prospective buyers and brokers one day after listing.
Our staff has extensive experience in acquisitions, development, land use analysis, processing zoning changes, construction/development financing, 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, and marketing. We also have in-house legal counsel.
If you are serious about buying or selling land, please contact us to request information about land opportunities.
National Referral Program
Pacific Realtors receives referrals from agents through NationalReferralAgents.com as well as direct inquires. Buyers and sellers of homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, business opportunities, and land from this and other sources are referred to our qualified agents.
Land Banking Joint Ventures
The principals of Pacific Realtors will joint venture the acquisition of undeveloped California land with land investors. We are interested in land banking for periods of five years or longer where we own a 25% tenancy in common interest (up to 50%) with a 75% co-owner. By joining with us in purchasing land for investment, you benefit from our acquisition, due diligence, marketing, and financing knowledge and experience. Ask us about rolling over your IRA and / or 401K investment funds into a Self-Directed IRA and / or 401K Account that can be used to acquire land or other qualified investments. Supply and Demand for Land.
Any land broker can tell you a parcel of land is a great investment, close the sale, collect a commission, and wish you success. We are different. At your option, we will invest our dollars together with you to acquire land for investment. We are not aware of any other land broker that will joint venture land acquisitions. We offer land banking investors this option because we are confident that when we recommend an investment, it will be a good long term investment. Therefore, we make our own funds available for investment in land that we select. Land banking is the practice of buying and holding pre-developed land in the path of growth.
Land Banking Joint Venture - Example
If you have $20,000 or more available to invest in a land banking joint venture, call us to discuss your interest or click on I am interested in buying land.
Land Banking Strategies
All investment strategies have their advantages and disadvantages. Fortunes have been made investing in land, but money can be lost if the investor is forced to sell under pressure at the wrong time.
Land Investing for Non-Citizens
Non-citizens may legally own land or other real estate in the United States. Land ownership in the U.S. is unique for three reasons:
Unlike property ownership in many countries such as the People's Republic of China, ownership in the United States means ownership in perpetuity. Property owned in the United States does not revert to the government at some future time. In some countries "ownership" is in reality only a long term lease or right to use the property for a defined period of time. Ownership of property in the United States is the highest form of absolute ownership that exists on the planet.
Land Contracts - Land Sales Contracts - Caution
With a few exceptions, a real property land contract is an instrument by which the seller (vendor) agrees to convey title to real property after the buyer (vendee) has met certain conditions specified in the contract and does not require conveyance within one year.
For the reasons stated, we do not recommend that buyers acquire property utilizing a land sales contract. Please read the next section on avoiding fraud in land acquisition transactions.
Tips for Selling Vacant Land
Following are some suggestions to make it easier to sell your vacant land:
Avoiding Land Fraud
The easiest way to become the victim of land fraud is to purchase land under an unrecorded land contract. While the majority of sellers who utilize land contracts are honest, there are many who are not. Fraudulent land transactions commonly involve one or more of the following:
Don’t be misled. Following are the minimum requirements for purchasing a land investment safely:
The land experts at Pacific Realtors can assist you acquiring land anywhere in California and will consider joint venturing the acquisition of land where we are the broker and perform our customary due diligence investigation. Always keep in mind that the seller of land is interested in protecting his or her interest and buyers should do the same.
Subdividing Land - Selling Lots
Subdividing land and then selling individual lots has proven to be highly profitable for many California subdividers. If you own land in California that is suitable for subdivision sales, we would like to hear from you.
Bank Owned Land and Lots
If you represent a bank, credit union, or other mortgage lender that has foreclosed on land anywhere in California, you need a land specialist to help you with its disposition. As land brokers since 1987, we have developed an extensive database of developers, land bankers, and other buyers of lots and land in California. Let us assist you in selling your REO land, lots, or other properties. Our commissions are competitive and we cooperate with all brokers.
Attention Land Subdividers and Developers
We sell lots in California subdivisions and are unique in the services we provide. First, we will accept up to 50% of our commissions in the form of lots. Secondly, for certain subdivisions, we will joint venture the purchase of lots with buyers, or provide them with financing to make their acquisition easier. When prospective buyers learn of our desire to co-own land with them, they are generally more likely to invest in your land development. Please call us to discuss your land subdivision and how we can work together.
Remote Desert Land
If you own remote desert land, or land that is otherwise extremely difficult to sell, don’t be discouraged. We can probably find a buyer willing to pay fair market value for it, or offer something of value in exchange for it. Call us today or send us your information: I want to sell my land.
Exchange Your Desert Land for Income Property
If you have equity in desert or other remote, difficult to sell land, we can assist you in exchanging your equity into an income producing property such as a rental home, apartment building, or commercial property.
Free Federal Government Land
Regardless of what you have been told or have read, there is no free government land available. Any attempt to collect money for the purpose of providing information about free federal land is a scam.
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