Member Guide: All You Need to Know in One Place

Land Academy

Silver Level User Guide

Congratulations! You are now an official Silver Level Member of the Land Academy! As a Silver Member, you will learn the basics: capture data, send offers to owners, complete a few profitable deals and, most likely, get bitten by the land investing bug.

This membership affords you access to a superior, proprietary set of tools specifically designed to help you choose, buy and sell properties more quickly and efficiently. Quick access to each of these tools can be found right here.

All individualized logins can be found by first going to Account in the upper right hand corner of your Dashboard, and then selecting Welcome from the drop down.

Over the next few pages, we'll explain how to access your cool new tools and give you a whole bunch of information. We know that this is A LOT to absorb off the bat so please keep this User Guide handy to refer to again and again. It's the perfect Cheat Sheet for when you need to know something right away!

Here's a little trick, too: Any time you feel lost or adrift in a sea of land investing, reach for the lifesaver icon (found in the lower right corner of LandAcademy.com pages). It will be able to address most every quandary you find yourself in! So, without further ado, let's get to it...

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Land Academy Supporting Documents and Ongoing Template Additions

We are constantly adding to the templates and documents that we make available to members.

For Land Academy supporting documents and templates, go to our forum site, LandInvestors. Scroll down a little, and on the left side (below the eBook) you'll see "Steven and Jill Templates." There you can view and download everything that we make available.

All individualized logins can be found by first going to Account in the upper right hand corner of your Dashboard, and then selecting Welcome from the drop down.


Tools

RealQuest Pro

Nationwide search access is part of your membership. Property records downloaded are billed every Monday at the rate of $0.10 per record + 3.5% credit card processing fee. You can search property info, view number of records available, etc. for free until you download the specific ownership information. Records are billed by Land Academy directly every Tuesday following the data pulls.

Additional training via tutorials are available on LandInvestors.com - our online community – and on our YouTube channel. The first time you log in, please be sure to change your password from the LAXXXXXX auto-issue code that's found on your Member Dashboard. Here's how:

  1. Log in and click “My Preferences.
  2. Click on “General.”
  3. Click “Change Password for the current username logged in.”
  4. Follow the prompts.

Important to note: If you aren’t receiving enough leads when you are trying to pull records from RealQuest, there is a setting you can change yourself. Instructions are below.

  1. Log in to your RealQuest account.
  2. Select the “My Preferences” tab on the top bar towards the right.
  3. Under the blue “Search” heading, find the bold “Select Your Map, Custom, and Foreclosure Search Options” section.
  4. Directly below that, change the “Maximum number of records to retrieve per search” field to a higher number. The max you can choose is 25000.

TitlePro 24/7

Nationwide access to TitlePro24/7 (an extended version of AgentPro 24/7) is provided as an additional resource to further expand your property/data research tools – including GPS coordinates. You have access to every area of this product which includes quite a bit of free information. Your Silver Membership entitles you to (10) free Property Reports (GPS coordinates found here) and three (3) free Online Record downloads (i.e. vesting deeds) every month. Additional items can be purchased directly online via the Premium Reports and Premium Leads sections and are paid directly to TitlePro as you use them. Free records reset at the start of each month. To get started, It is imperative that you watch the full video (below) before logging in for the first time.

  1. Watch This Video!
  2. Enter your unique login code (found on your Member Welcome page)
  3. Follow the steps to create your new account name, password, etc.

Offers2Owners Printing/Mailer Delivery

Your Silver Membership gives you access to exclusive, discounted pricing through Offers2Owners. You can look at how this works here. Offers2Owners is a very easy way to get offers in the mail, and it was designed by us specifically for people who do the kind of mailing that we do. The process is outlined for you below, and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions on your journey. Members can access their special pricing through a portal on their LandAcademy dashboard, as well as via a link on the regular order page.

1.  We will register you and have the user name posted on your Welcome page and an email will be sent to you with a password.

You will automatically have open lines of communication with our offers experts. We have sent out 1.4 million offers since 1999 and have purchased more than 15,000 properties.We feel qualified to get your campaign in the mail quickly and properly.

2. Start an Order.

Put yourself on the radar by starting an order. Get the ball rolling no matter where you are in your investment career. We will adjust to your level of experience and make sure you get your offer campaign done correctly.

3. Watch Training Videos.

Learn to mail merge or leave it to us.We love data and mail merge processing.You may be less enthusiastic and just want to do deals. These videos will help you determine which of the two products are for you: Full Service or Document Ready.

Videos

Forms

4. Call Us!

You were bored or dazzled by the training videos. Either way, let’s get some offers out there. Now is the time to get some offers in the mail. This is what sets us apart from every other commercial printer and mail merge service–we know exactly what you are trying to accomplish and will execute perfectly on your behalf. If you need help, call us at 800-725-8816.

5. Approve your Campaign.

The paper that will go in the mail is ready for submission. It’s game day. Approve the actual offers that will go in the mail in less than 24 hours.On your green light, we get them in the mail. Hold on to your hat because way more people want to sell you their property than you can imagine.

DeedPerfect.com

Silver Members can generate their own deeds for FREE in minutes. (Non- members pay $98/deed.This is a big savings!) Simply select a state, fill in the information and you'll receive a downloadable, “ready to record” deed along with any necessary supplemental documents that will also be emailed to you. To get started:

  1. Go to DeedPerfect
  2. Scroll down to “Log In” area below the grass
  3. Username found on member dashboard
  4. Password: the email you used when you became a Silver Member

ParcelFact.com

You can register for your special members-only discounted at $350/annually or 35/monthly ParcelFact account HERE.

Countywise.com

 Comprehensive County Resources including contact information for government and private vendors (i.e. subdivision consultants, photographers, drone operators, local title plants, attorneys and everything in between). It is free not account needed to access the information. 

Please watch this How to Video Steven and Jill created for you. Click HERE to watch. 

PatLive

We are excited to announce we are officially an affiliate of PatLive, and have passed the full affiliate discount of 20% off on to you, our members.

To get started -

  1. Visit THIS PAGE.
  2. Review pricing, different types of packages, and even start a free trial!
  3. Sign up using the link on the Land Academy/PatLive landing page page. The sign up process will walk you through phone number details (you can port your existing number or get a new one), setting up workflows, and everything you need to get started.
  4. If you would prefer to call, you can call PatLive at 800-867-6214. Make sure you tell them that you want to sign up using the Land Academy affiliate! They can help you with details and pricing there.
  5. Happy LANDing!

JillPay/Heartland Processing

JillPay is Land Academy's very own payment processor system! We spent more than six months working with underwriters to explain our business model, and through a working relationship with Heartland you are now able to accept credit cards for the sale, lease, rent, and terms payments of properties. Heartland has a mobile app and virtual terminal, as well as shopping cart and eCommerce solutions. 

This is such a big deal because before Heartland, we were all “flying under the radar” by accepting payments through the various available processors. None of the processors recognized our business type, because there wasn’t enough data and information on it. This meant that collecting payments for it went against their terms of service. We would be able to use one processor for a while, and then they would figure out what we were doing and shut us down. We would then have to move on to a different processor and fight to get our held money back from the previous one. With Heartland, this is a completely recognized business type and we no longer run the same risks as before!

Heartland has several different plans depending on your usage and needs, and the prices for all of the plans are still lower than anything we've seen with Stripe and other such processors. Some details for pricing can be found in the FAQ, but you will want to fill out the merchant intake form in order to get your personalized details.

Heartland/JillPay FAQ is HERE.

To apply -

  1. Visit THIS PAGE and fill out the merchant intake form. (filling out the form doesn’t commit you to anything, it just opens the doors for communication.)
  2. After you fill out the form, begin gathering any information you have from the list at the bottom of the intake form. If you aren’t sure what something is or don’t have it, don’t worry. Heartland can help you get set up and walk you through anything.
  3. A member of Heartland’s staff will call or email you to begin working on getting you all set up to take payments.
  4. That’s it! Follow Heartland’s Instructions and you’ll be accepting payments in no time!

Continuing Education

LandInvestors.com and Deal Board

LandInvestors is Land Academy’s online communication hub. Here you have access to hundreds of like-minded investors and their knowledge, tricks-of-the-trade, and experiences. You can post new questions, search for past tips, and collaborate with other members and the Land Academy team. Many members have even posted their own video tutorials to help other members.

Bottom line? If you're stumped or need guidance or just a morale boost, LandInvestors should be your default go-to.

If the email address that you signed up for Membership with is the same one associated with your LandInvestors account, you will automatically be elevated to PRO status in LandInvestors. If you used a different email account to register for either registration, please email support@landacademy.com with your LandInvestors credentials and we'll upgrade you manually. If you've yet to create an account, please do so and email support@landacademy.com so we can upgrade you.

Shortly after joining Land Academy as a Silver Member, you will receive an email invitation to join our HootBoard. You must accept that invitation in order to view the DealBoard where fellow land lovers post all sorts of cool deals and ads.

Weekly Call

We hold a live, weekly call the every Thursday at 3 pm Pacific Standard Time for Silver members only. On each call, Steven and Jill share successes, cover hot topics, and provide extensive Q&A support. These calls are audio only with visual aids. This is your opportunity to learn, listen and participate in your land-acquisition education with like-minded professionals who're often on the page as you and stumped, pumped or otherwise intrigued by similar issues.

To join us on Thursdays:

Topic: Steven & Jill Silver Member Webinar

Where: Zoom.us

Meeting number: 657-658-991

Please make sure you register with your real name and the same email that you signed up for LandAcademy with. That is how we will verify attendance since this is a closed call. If you have any issues logging on at the time of the call, please contact Zoom customer support.

All calls are recorded and made available to Silver Members via LandInvestors in the "Member Calls" section.

BONUS LAND DISCOUNTS 

With your Silver Membership you're entitled to 10% off all land purchases made at  LandCentury, LandCentral, and Land Academy-owned parcels on LandPin

LandCentral.com enter coupon code: LAND ACADEMY 

LandPin.com enter coupon code: LAND ACADEMY (The 10% discount will be applied at the end of each land deal with us.) 

TO PREVENT ABUSE AND FOR THIS DISCOUNT CODE TO APPLY, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE VENDORS .

Thank you from Steven, Jill, and all of us at LandAcademy. You are not alone in your real estate ambition.


         

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