I analyze potential real estate opportunities for a group of investors to determine feasible properties for residential and commercial projects throughout metro Atlanta.
Assisting other brokers on a regular basis by sharing information about properties that could meet their clients' needs for land is something I do all of the time. It's amazing how some listing agents won't even call me back or reply to an e-mail though.
Writing and editing complex contracts to make sure my clients are protecting their best interests in making offers to purchase properties requires attention to detail and diligence in order to make sure a client doesn't take on an undue amount of risk. If that makes me slow, so be it. I'd rather address an issue before my client has signed a contract than afterwards.
Recently, I've been marketing as a listing broker waterfront lots on Lake Lanier, a RiteAid in Woodstock, an office suite in Lawrenceville, raw land zoned Commercial south of Snellville, and undeveloped property in DeKalb County, via Loopnet, CoStar, my own websites, and even that site where you probably met your last girlfriend, Craigslist.
Bird-Dogging is fun. Sniffing out potential sellers of unlisted land by via phone, mail, and knocking on doors and running from Cujo and occasional ornery farmers armed with pitchforks can be an interesting way to spend a day. Some folks are real nice and like to chew the fat. Others even let me do a Lynyrd Skynyrd and ask for a three steps head start before they release Fang or Killer on me.
I follow-up in a systematized manner with potential sellers and buyers of land who didn't tell me to kiss off the first time.Working with various county GIS systems to learn ownership, zoning, flood plain, and dimensions of parcels is necessary.