North South Exposure means No Other Attribute (LA 846)
Steven Butala: Steve and Jill here.
Jill DeWit: Hello.
Steven Butala: Welcome to the Land Academy Show. Entertaining land investment talk. I’m Steven Jack Butala.
Jill DeWit: And I’m Jill DeWit, broadcasting from sunny, southern California.
Steven Butala: Today, Jill and I talk about north, south exposure. What it really means is there’s just no other attribute. All this week, our infuriating real estate cliches that female real estate agents come up with-
Jill DeWit: How about just real estate agents?
Steven Butala: Okay. Well, real estate agents come up with because they think that the real estate industry and the business itself is cute.
Jill DeWit: Thank you.
Steven Butala: Before we get into it, let’s take a question posted by one of the members, one of our members on the Landinvestors.com online community. It’s free and as you’re listening, please drop your questions into the comments section below.
Jill DeWit: Josh asked, “I apologize if this was addressed, but on one of the podcast episodes, the discussion was setting up your website to take credit cards and makes sales very simple. Is there a simple solution to setting up a site like this specifically for selling land?”
Steven Butala: There sure is.
Jill DeWit: There sure is. Go for it.
Steven Butala: If you got to Landinvestors.com and you scroll down on the right side of the homepage, you’ll see accept credit cards now or something like that.
Jill DeWit: It says Jill Pay.
Steven Butala: It does, yeah. And we should change that.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butala: We spent almost a year negotiating with Heartland Payment Systems to accept our product type in the credit card processing part of buying and selling land on the internet and they finally did.
Jill DeWit: Whether it’s payments, by the way.
Steven Butala: Whether it’s a down payment, yeah.
Jill DeWit: Cash prize, maybe even ongoing. This is a beautiful thing hats nice that people don’t realize, too, that you can use Heartland to have automatic payroll or automatic deductions from a debit card or however you wanna do it. Even I think an ACH, I think it does it all.
Steven Butala: Right.
Jill DeWit: But all through Heartland so you can set up just automated. So if you do have a terms property, terms are cash. They’ll handle it all. It’s great.
Steven Butala: Exactly. It’s a must. If you’re buying and seeling land … the whole point to this, the business model is this, buy super cheap rural vacant land and post it on your website for sale so that you can check out with a credit card. And then, advertise it everywhere like on Land and Farm. Land Watch, all the other places on the internet to drive traffic to the website so they check on it.
Jill DeWit: Exactly.
Steven Butala: Check it on your site.
Jill DeWit: On social media, bring it up.
Steven Butala: If you need examples or if you’d like examples, look at Landcentral.com, Landcentury.com. Those guys have tons and tons of properties for sale, tons. They’ve been in the business as long as Jill and I have. Look at Landstay.com, which is our website. And if you really wanna look at a great example of how to make a couple million bucks a month, go to Landio. L-A-N-D-I-O.com and look at how he uses … Tory uses … he’s a member of ours. Using credit card processing to take down payments to reserve a property.
Jill DeWit: Yup, excellent.
Steven Butala: Today’s topic, north, south exposure, and what it really means. This is the meat of the show.
Jill DeWit: That’s hilarious. I think a man wrote that. Do you think I’m kidding?
Steven Butala: Man wrote what?
Jill DeWit: If someone’s gonna put north, south exposure for the home, that’s a guy.
Steven Butala: What?
Jill DeWit: ‘Cause women don’t think like that. You really think a woman cares about north, south, east, west? No. But they do care about dreamy cul-de-sac or, you know, heavily treed sunset views.
Steven Butala: Peek-a-boo views of the ocean.
Jill DeWit: Oh, peek-a-boo, yeah. Oh, that was funny.
Steven Butala: Peek-a-boo ocean views.
Jill DeWit: And that’s like a thing. That’s like-
Steven Butala: They have no respect for real estate.
Jill DeWit: When you put in the view, it’s either full ocean, it could be partial, peek-a-boo? What the heck is that? Is that like out my bathroom window if I stand on the back of a toilet? That’s what I think. That’s a peek-a-boo view.
Jill DeWit: You’re looking out the window over the shower.
Steven Butala: What the hell, man?
Jill DeWit: That’s your peek-a-boo ocean view.
Steven Butala: You know what? There shouldn’t be a title at all. The title should be, tenantable, 3-2.
Jill DeWit: Tenantable?
Steven Butala: Tenantable means you can … tenantable is the legal word for is it livable?
Jill DeWit: Have it move in ready.
Steven Butala: Are [inaudible 00:04:41] gates tenantable 3-2 at the average price for the zip code, that would be a good title.
Jill DeWit: What the heck?
Steven Butala: Take all the emotion out of it. And let the pictures … and then shoot the thing perfectly, get it professionally shot.
Jill DeWit: All right. That’s hilarious.
Steven Butala: Leave the cliches at home.
Jill DeWit: But this north and south exposure is kind of funny, and you’re right, I do agree with your theory here which is that’s all you got? That’s really what that is.
Steven Butala: What it really mans is-
Jill DeWit: You had nothing else to say?
Steven Butala: You know, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so you don’t have to deal with the bright sunlight in your house.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, you’re not gonna wake up with it in your face.
Steven Butala: It’s an Arizona thing.
Jill DeWit: You never go to sleep with it … you know, whatever. Or it’s gonna heat up your home.
Steven Butala: Oh, right.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, that’s why. You don’t wanna wake up with the sun. You want to wake up facing east because that means, “Oh, I’ve got the sun in my face,” right? And at the end of the day you don’t want it to heat up your kitchen because then nobody can use it or the air conditioning is too much. I don’t really care.
Steven Butala: I don’t either, at all.
Jill DeWit: We have north, south exposure, I didn’t even think about it. I don’t really care.
Steven Butala: Yeah, we do.
Jill DeWit: I really want west exposure.
Steven Butala: We also have windows in the side of the house where the sun rises and sets.
Jill DeWit: Exactly. And it doesn’t kind of matter.
Steven Butala: So why the hell does it matter?
Jill DeWit: Exactly. North, south exposure in no other windows? We’re gonna put that in there now? That’d be so funny, that would be good.
Jill DeWit: But yeah. That’s just one of those why waste those three words in the posting? You should put something else good in there.
Steven Butala: Exactly.
Jill DeWit: What are you looking out for? Are you looking at some numbers?
Steven Butala: Let’s look at some … I like this real estate statistic thing.
Jill DeWit: Okay.
Steven Butala: I could make this part of the show.
Jill DeWit: Okay.
Steven Butala: Take a look at your screen here. We’ll read it to you if you’re listening.
Jill DeWit: What am I looking at?
Steven Butala: Metropolitan MSA statistics. And they’re not sorted very well.
Jill DeWit: Just construction employment.
Steven Butala: Yeah. This is a bad idea.
Jill DeWit: Oh.
Steven Butala: Can you save it?
Jill DeWit: You know what baby? I do that all the time.
Steven Butala: Save it, Jill.
Jill DeWit: Okay. You’re so funny. I guess the point of this show is … oh, my gosh, how much time do we have?
Steven Butala: None.
Jill DeWit: Oh.
Steven Butala: We’re done.
Jill DeWit: Okay.
Steven Butala: It’s a very short how today.
Jill DeWit: We’re gonna make this a really short show ’cause we kind of covered it.
Steven Butala: Well you’ve done it again, you’ve spent another seven or ten minutes listening to the Land Academy Show. Join us next time where we discuss up and coming area really means the ghetto.
Jill DeWit: Oh, this is funny.
Jill DeWit: And we answer your questions posted on our online community, Landinvestors.com. It’s free.
Steven Butala: You are not alone in your real estate ambition.
Jill DeWit: Officially, probably the shortest show we’ve ever done.
Steven Butala: It feels kind of good though.
Jill DeWit: I bet people are gonna like it. I bet there’s gonna be a few people that are saying, “That’s the best show. It was short.”
Steven Butala: We’re load up some really meaningful property statistics.
Jill DeWit: No fillers.
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Steven Butala: For tomorrow.
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