About Us

Why is your name "Golden State Investors"?

Our business is located in California (the “Golden State”) but we buy and sell land all over the United States. We are land investors that primarily sell to other land investors. In one sense, “Golden State Acquisitions” would be more precise name since we rarely hold on to property but we went with Golden State Investors and we’re sticking to it!

How is it possible for you to offer land below market value?

We are, in the most precise sense, a land acquisition company. Because we own the properties we sell and close deals in-house we are able to:

  • Avoid thousands in third-party expenses (no real estate agents, title agents, etc.)
  • Buy property far below market value

Great thing we have going, we know. But we don’t want to be greedy, so we pass along these savings to our customers! Our goal is to make YOU a customer for life by offering the absolute best and most transparent deals around. We strive to be flexible so that your investment fits into your life rather than shape it.

What if I made a mistake purchasing from you?

While we don’t sell mistakes, we do understand that everyone is in a different situation and things change. That’s why we offer an unconditional 90-Day-Guarantee on every property we sell. That means if you are unhappy with your purchase, we will buy it back from you at the same price you paid for it.

Our Process

How do you determine market value in your listings?

On all of our listings we give an estimated range of how far below market value we are selling a property. The reason we give a range is because determining market value for land is not as precise as houses. But how do we determine the range?

Method #1: Recent Sold Comp Data

The Gold Standard for determining value of raw land is to first determine what people actually paid for properties of similar characteristics, within the last year, as close as possible to the property. We usually do not use this method unless there are sold comps within .25-.5 miles from the property being valued.

Method #2: Currently Listed Comp Data

This is the approach we use if there isn’t sufficient sold comp data near a property we are selling. We look at properties of similar characteristics in the same area and average the listing prices together to create the current market value.

How do you accept payment?

We take the following methods of payment:

  • All major credit cards
  • ACH bank transfers
  • Cashier’s check
  • Wire transfer

How much does it cost to transfer ownership?

Our flat Document Fee is $299 on all of our properties. That’s $200 less than Bid4Asset’s minimum charge, and several hundred less than most title companies charge (without insurance!). Transfer taxes, filing fees, documentation, shipping, etc. are all included in this Document Fee. We also offer Concierge Closing on every deal!

How long does it take to transfer ownership?

After you purchase a property from us we draft a Deed in your name and have it notarized within 7 days. Once the Deed is notarized, you officially have legal title to the property, but it doesn’t stop there.

Recording the Deed and accompanying documents takes longer. Depending on the county, it can take anywhere from days to 20 weeks for properties to be recorded. Once the Deed is recorded we send you the original or a certified copy free of charge in your Property Portfolio.

How are your properties different than those on the MLS?

We don’t list on the MLS for several reasons. One of them being that we generally avoid working with agents. We work directly with owners and investors/builders. Our goal is sell you property quickly and at a discount to you. Having an agent not only slows down the process, but it also takes away from your savings.

Do you offer seller financing?

Yes! We offer seller financing via Land Contracts on all of our properties at market value. To setup a Land Contract, you can check out on your property page and select the Financing option. We will contact you as soon as we receive the notification for the Down Payment and set up a contract that works best for you. We offer 3, 5, or 10 year contracts. If you have any questions, contact us at 916-407-3652.