018: Solving Big Problems Pays Huge Dividends – Interview with Land Investor Josh Brooks

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Over the past couple of years, one of the more helpful voices I've noticed in the various land investing forums and Facebook groups is a guy named Josh Brooks.

This guy is a 20-year Army veteran and a by all reasonable measurements, he's done very well in the land investing business.

As it turns out, he's been following the REtipster Blog for a long time, and I was lucky enough to have a chance to sit down with him recently to chat about how his business works, how he thinks through some of the tough obstacles that come up in this profession, and his philosophy about various aspects of the land business.

It was a fascinating conversation, and not surprisingly, he got me thinking about the business in some ways I hadn't before. Listen in and I think you'll learn a few new things from this one!

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Seth Williams is a land investor and residential income property owner, with hundreds of closed transactions and nearly a decade of experience in the commercial real estate banking industry. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog that offers real world guidance for part-time real estate investors.

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  • Carmin says:

    Thank you Seth.
    Indeed, yet another, awesome interview! Really appreciate the whole dynamic discussion that you and Josh had about this business. I was wondering if you or Josh use a lot of contract contingencies to protect yourselves in case you want to back out of the deal? Seems some land sellers would be totally excited by an offer, any decent offer I guess. Is that something you guys deal with on an on-going basis? I’m doing my best to make offers wherever possible and on good lots but also want to be protected in case I need to walk away. Main issue is money tied up on other deals or some hiccup at the title company. Love to hear your ideas/experience on this. Thanks.

    • Hi Carmin – I know my contracts have always allowed me an out for pretty much any reason I deem necessary… so yeah, if you’re making a ton of low-ball offers and you need the ability to back out, I’d say it’s important to include that. One such example of a contract that includes this can be found in this blog post: https://retipster.com/howtowriteoffers (it’s the paid template at the bottom of the blog post).

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