Jill Friday – How Fast and Accurate We Help People Buy and Sell Land (LA 1757)

Jill Friday – How Fast and Accurate We Help People Buy and Sell Land (LA 1757)

Transcript:

Steven Jack Butala:
Steven and Jill here.

Jill K DeWit:
Hello.

Steven Jack Butala:
Welcome to the Land Academy show, entertaining land, investment talk. I’m Steven Jack Butala.

Jill K DeWit:
And I’m Jill Dewit broadcasting from the valley of the sun.

Steven Jack Butala:
Today is Jill Friday, she’s going to talk about how fast and accurate we help people buy and sell land.

Jill K DeWit:
Let me tell you what this means. It’s about experience. We, because of who we are and the years of, gosh, what did you say? 25 for you and pushing 15 for me.

Steven Jack Butala:
It’s almost 30.

Jill K DeWit:
You know, of experience doing land deals. I, we both and I learned from you, so I’ve got that behind me. We can pretty quickly assess a property and tell you if it’s a good deal, not a good deal, things to do, what to do. You can’t get that. That’s not a six month endeavor, like, oh, I got this.

Steven Jack Butala:
It’s not just, [crosstalk 00:00:53].

Jill K DeWit:
I nailed one county, I got this, I can help the planet.No.

Steven Jack Butala:
And it’s not just us. We have a.

Jill K DeWit:
Yeah.

Steven Jack Butala:
Just a massive library of [crosstalk 00:01:00].

Jill K DeWit:
Of our…

Steven Jack Butala:
Transactions that we’ve reviewed.

Jill K DeWit:
Yeah.

Steven Jack Butala:
On behalf of our members and [crosstalk 00:01:04].

Jill K DeWit:
So you can.

Steven Jack Butala:
We have a live Discord channel where all of our members are conversing with each other and doing deals with each other, from a funding standpoint and all of that. So it’s not Land Academy is, we downplay it, probably too much. The Land Academy group of investors is quite amazing, it’s not just Jill and I.

Jill K DeWit:
Right, but I’m going to talk about that a little bit more

Steven Jack Butala:
Before we get into it, let’s take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvestors.com online community, it’s free. Back in the day, it was nearly impossible to find land without a mailing address, which is most of the properties that Jill and I deal with, or that all land investors deal with. To solve this, we used to access this very crude database that I created, where you just post the APN, the assessor’s partial number and the state and county where the property is, was, and or is and it would locate the property relatively quickly, which would set off a chain of events. And a half hour later, you would know where the property is and all the pertinent statistics that were involved. Well, that got to be pretty old. So we re-created it and web enabled it into a company called neighborscoop.com. So that can happen in seconds now instead of hours or days, so I get used to.

Jill K DeWit:
Oh my goodness.

Steven Jack Butala:
Check this out @neighborscoop.com.

Jill K DeWit:
It’s one of those massive time savers that I can’t believe how we used to get by without it. It’s amazing. All right. So Greg wrote, I apologize if this post is somewhat long, but I just wanted to say, I wanted to thank Stephen and Jill so much for starting this whole thing and teaching all of us how to do this when they could have kept this all to themselves. Thank you guys so much for everything you’ve done for everyone here. Thank God without faith and prayer, none of this would be possible and thank everyone here who provides feedback and helps teach us newbies the ropes.

Jill K DeWit:
Starting out, it’s easy to doubt your next move or fear the outcome of making an inexperienced decision that may cost you and y’all don’t have to share your thoughts or provide any feedback. So I appreciate everyone who takes the time to respond and help out. This is truly changing my family’s life forever and giving me the opportunity to provide a better life for them. I never been able to, God bless everyone here. I saw that you showed me that. That was so nice. Thank you for saying that and thank you for putting it in Discord for everyone to read and [crosstalk 00:03:32] your kind words.

Steven Jack Butala:
I never get tired of hearing of that. Thank you very much.

Jill K DeWit:
It’s so awesome.

Steven Jack Butala:
Appreciate it.

Jill K DeWit:
I’m so glad, that’s how we’re here. Okay. Now we got, now you just fueled us for another year. Seriously.

Steven Jack Butala:
Today’s your Friday. She’s going to talk about how fast and accurate we help people buy and sell land. This is the meat of the show.

Jill K DeWit:
Yeah. So this came up. I was thinking about this as a topic, because one day last week someone had messaged me in Discord and they were in one of the, I think they were in one of the career paths classes, one or two last year. And they quickly sent me a note in Discord, like, I need your help on this deal. I want to make sure I’m not making a mistake. Here’s the details, here’s a photo, what do you think? And I jumped in. I’m like, okay. I had like five minutes to pull it up in neighbors group real quick, do a little recon, look around, quickly, jump in Zillow, run some numbers, pop it in Google earth, take a look at the slope and a few things and I wrote them back and I said, all right, here’s what I, and I said that I have two concerns.

Jill K DeWit:
One is this and the other is this. And I said, you know what? There’s only, and, but it’s not deal killing. At the current price, I would not do this deal. If you can get this guy down to this price, then to me, that makes sense. And I think you can work through this stuff. And I’m like, have a great day, bye. And I had to run and the message back was, ‘Holy cow, thank you so much, that saved me.’

Jill K DeWit:
I’m like that, that’s, I was thinking, that’s the power of us. You can’t, even on our deal review, our Thursday deal reviews. We cover, I don’t know, a 30, I don’t know, 10 to 30 a week that we go through for people and answer the questions and do this exact thing and we should, what the great thing is too, is we can show them on the screen as we’re going through our thought process and figuring out if we would do the deal and if it makes sense, and if the pricing works and does that access satisfy us. That kind of a thing, that’s so priceless.

Jill K DeWit:
I wish I had that. I used to have to, I would, back in the day I learned what I knew from you. I would make my own opinion and then I would come back to you and say, ‘I think this, this and this am I right?’ And you would go, ‘Yeah.’ Or ‘No, you forgot about this.’ Or, ‘You know what? The price needs to be this, instead of this,’ I’m like, okay, got it.

Steven Jack Butala:
Now she doesn’t listen to me at all.

Jill K DeWit:
No, I don’t.

Steven Jack Butala:
She doesn’t need me for anything.

Jill K DeWit:
But what’s great is now I’m taught even my staff, my transaction team, they write down things. I think you’re going to like it because of this. Or I think you’re not going to like it because of this, you learn. But it takes years to develop that. My own transaction co-coordinator has been with me more than two years and it’s still, it’s, there’s still stuff to learn and that’s good. So you, so I’m happy and proud to be here and help everyone. And then as a side note, I want to make sure everyone knows that we’re here and we’re happy to help. If you’re not a Land Academy member, by the way, and you’re doing this on the side and you want us to review a deal, did you know, we will. All you have to do is ask my team, side note, ask again on one of our Thursday calls.

Jill K DeWit:
If you don’t know that we do that, we do that. We let guests jump in on our Thursday close member calls. So you could a see what they’re doing and what deals and how it goes and how we do it. And B, if you want me to look at one of your deals, I’d do it. We would totally do it.

Steven Jack Butala:
Once.

Jill K DeWit:
Send note to support Land Academy. Yeah, you get a onetime invite, not forever. That’s true. Not just, yeah. I want to join the Thursday calls. I’m not a member. No. You want a onetime invite. You got, maybe you’ve got some deal that you’re really losing sleep over right now and you want to get a glimpse of who we are and what we do and all the stuff that we’re talking about. Absolutely. And we’ll, you can jump in on the call, you can weigh in, like everybody else does comment on stuff and communicate with us and then throw a deal in there. We’ll happily look at it for you. So, that’s just who we are and why we’re here.

Steven Jack Butala:
There’s no more effective place, no more robust content wise place to learn to buy and sell land on the internet period. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, without, except with the exception of Jack Bosch, every single person out there who teaches this or thinks they can teach it or slapped up a website.

Jill K DeWit:
That’s kind of funny.

Steven Jack Butala:
About buying and selling land was once a Land Academy member.

Jill K DeWit:
They’ve come through us in some form or another.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yeah.

Jill K DeWit:
Yeah. That’s really funny. It’s good. So we’re happy to be here and happy you could join us today. Five days a week you could find us here on the Land Academy show.

Steven Jack Butala:
Join us next week for another interesting episode, because you’re not alone in you’re real estate ambition.

Jill K DeWit:
Yeah. I was talking to somebody about that. It doesn’t come up very often anymore, but back, I think when we were starting out, people didn’t know who we were and our experience and now words out.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yeah. And there is a lot of back in the day testing for, viable testing, testing, proving the concept. Can you buy and sell land? Can you do it effectively? There’s a whole period that we went through with that. And all of that’s gone now. Now it’s like, how, all right, when can I get started?

Jill K DeWit:
Worked out great, people.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yeah.

Jill K DeWit:
We have now been noticed in the industry as the heavy hitters.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yeah.

Jill K DeWit:
I love it. People find other people first and I think that’s great because there are other people out there in our space that help people with not a lot of money, doing small little deals and just kind of testing it and seeing is right for them, we do that too, but there’s other people that, but when it comes time to alright test is over, now I know this is, not only is this great and this buy and selling land is awesome. This is what I want to do, now I want to make it my business, I want to do some big deals, I want to do some higher dollar amounts, higher acreage, fill in the blank. Where do I go? I want to make this a business.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yes.

Jill K DeWit:
And scale it up to.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yes.

Jill K DeWit:
Crazy numbers.

Steven Jack Butala:
Not hot.

Steven Jack Butala:
It’s not a hottie.

Jill K DeWit:
I don’t want to do a thousand a month anymore. I want to do a thousand dollars a day.

Steven Jack Butala:
Yep.

Jill K DeWit:
Okay. That’s when you call us.

Steven Jack Butala:
Exactly.

Jill K DeWit:
And that’s where we’ve kind of become in our arena and it’s perfect, that’s who we are. Thank you for tuning in, by the way great news, we are working hard on this, this is, it’s coming. We’re going to soon, hopefully this quarter be able to do online notary for you wherever you are in the world. So imagine this, let me paint this picture. You’re buying a property from a seller, you’re doing your own closing, you used to go and find a remote notary, overnight documents to them, they would drive out, see this seller and do it all in person. Not anymore. Now we’re able to, we’re working on being able to do all that online from the computer, our notary sitting here in Arizona will be online with your seller in, fill in the blank state. They will hold up their ID. It’s going to be very inexpensive and it’s immediate. Now you have to wait two days for documents to come back to you and all that, so it’s awesome. We haven’t even named it yet. So if you want to know more about it, just send a note to support@landacademy.com.

Steven Jack Butala:
We are Jack and Jill. [crosstalk 00:11:09].

Jill K DeWit:
We are Jack and Jill.

Steven Jack Butala:
Information

Jill K DeWit:
And inspiration.

Steven Jack Butala:
To buy undervalued property.

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