How To Generate An Option Package (for Land Investing)

If you are dealing with a high priced property or one that you are not sure you want to purchase you may want to send an Option Agreement to the owner vs. an Offer Agreement. The Option gives you the option to purchase a property at a specific predetermined price on or before a particular date and gives you the right to market that property for sale within that time period. If you are able to line up an end buyer for the property before your Option expires you can do a double close or just assign the Option or Sale Agreement to the end buyer. Allowing you to do a deal with no money. If you can’t line up an end buyer in time you can simply let the Option expire.

To Generate the Options Package first make sure the record is in the ‘Pending Preliminary Research‘ status.

Enter in and save an amount under the ‘Option Amount‘ field. This will be the amount you agree to purchase the property at, if you exercise your option to buy.

If there are any back taxes on the property, enter the amount under the ‘Back Taxes‘ field and save.

If you would like to change the default dates on the Option Agreement (optional) you can override them on a per property bases by selecting a date under the ‘Option Accept By‘ and ‘Option Expires On ‘ fields.

Make sure that the Owner’s Name or Company/Entity Name is filled out and matches the County’s records.

Click the blue ‘Update Record‘ button to save the changes.

Under the ‘Generate Documents‘ page. Click the ‘Options‘ tab to toggle it open. Click on the .DOC or .PDF options to generate and download the following documents:

  • Option Cover Letter
  • Option Agreement
  • Exhibit A (Optional)
  • Envelope Labels

Here is a list of resources we use for this including the Label and Envelopes we use for the Option Package.

Once you have generated your Option Agreements click the blue ‘Bulk Update Records‘ button to the right of the ‘Generate Documents‘ page to move the records into the ‘Option Sent‘ status.

House Record Options

Record Options are tools that you can use to perform functions on a particular record. For example, the Investment Dominator has built-in calculators, generators, maps and more and these are called ‘Record Options‘ in the system.

Record Options are indicated with a menu icon that looks like this: and if you hover over that icon you can access the ‘Options’ or tools available to you for that specific records.

Options include:

  • Generate Documents
  • New Offer Request
  • Set Property Location
  • Market Research
    • Realtor.com
    • Trulia.com
    • Zillow.com
    • Redfin.com
  • View On Map
  • Generate Listing
  • Generate Ad
  • Payment Calculator

Options Are Attached To Record Statuses

Record Options are attached to record Statuses. This means that as a property record moves from Status to Status the Record Options for that record change based on that update.

Default Setup For House Records

The built-in House Statuses are configured with the following Record Options:

  • Prospect
    • Generate Documents
  • Mailed Letter 1
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Mailed Letter 1 – Neutral
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Mailed Postcard
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Mailed Letter 2
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Pending Preliminary Research
    • Set Property Location
    • View On Map
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • Generate Documents
  • Generate Offer/ Meet With Seller
    • Set Property Location (Coming soon)
    • View On Map
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • Generate Documents
  • Open Escrow
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
  • Found Buyer – Update Escrow
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
  • TRANSACTION COMPLETE
    • Generate Documents
  • SOLD
    • Generate Documents
  • PURCHASED
    • Generate Documents
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
  • OFFER REJECTED – Follow Up
    • Generate Documents
  • SKIP TRACE
    • Generate Documents

Attach Record Options To Custom Statuses

You can attach any Record Option to a Custom Status that you create in the system.

Land Record Options

Record Options are tools that you can use to perform functions on a particular record. For example, the Investment Dominator has built-in calculators, generators, maps and more and these are called ‘Record Options‘ in the system.

Record Options are indicated with a menu icon that looks like this: and if you hover over that icon you can access the ‘Options’ or tools available to you for that specific records.

Options include:

  • Generate Documents
  • New Offer Request
  • Set Property Location
  • Market Research
    • Realtor.com
    • Trulia.com
    • LandWatch.com
    • Zillow.com
    • Redfin.com
    • Craigslist.org
    • LandsofAmerica.com
  • View On Map
  • Generate Listing
  • Generate Ad
  • Payment Calculator

Options Are Attached To Record Statuses

Record Options are attached to record Statuses. This means that as a property record moves from Status to Status the Record Options for that record change based on that update.

Default Setup

The built-in Land Statuses are configured with the following Record Options:

  • Prospect
    • Generate Documents
  • Mailed Letter 1
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Pending Preliminary Research
    • Set Property Location
    • View On Map
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • Generate Documents
  • Offer Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Option Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Blind Offer Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.co
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Open Escrow – Detailed Research
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • Complete – Ready To Sell
    • Generate Documents
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • Found Buyer – Open Escrow
    • Generate Documents
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • SOLD
    • Generate Documents
  • SKIP TRACE
    • Generate Documents

Attach Record Options To Custom Statuses

You can attach any Record Option to a Custom Status that you create in the system.