Have you ever come across an online land sales company that you want to do business with, but you are unsure about the company’s credibility? These tips and examples using LandCentral will help you determine whether a company is legitimate or not.
1. Contact Information
All online land sales businesses operate from at least one location. A company’s website should have verifiable contact information and a physical address for their office, not just a P.O. Box, regardless of whether or not they conduct their business solely online. Other vital pieces of information include a verifiable contact phone number and/or email address as a way to communicate with the business. If you want to contact a company you are considering doing business with, you should be able to get in contact with someone in the company.
2. Terms and Conditions
Any website that sells a good or service should have Terms and Conditions available on their website. The “Terms and Conditions” is a statement indicating exactly what the seller’s and buyer’s obligations are. As an example, LandCentral has the Terms and Conditions of purchasing property in two locations on the website: 1) at the bottom of the website and 2) on the cart page when you are purchasing a property.
To be considered a business, a company must be registered with the state within which they are headquartered. You can look up a company’s registration by searching for the company name on the Secretary of State website.
4. Research the Company
It’s important to do your due diligence about the product and company prior to purchasing from them. A good start is browsing the information available on the company’s website and then expanding your search from there. Usually, a company will have an “About Us” section on their website where you can view learn about the history, goals, and mission of the company. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can also give you an idea of how the company interacts with its customers and vice versa. For further research you can do an online search for reviews about the company, but be sure to keep in mind the credibility of the source for any review you come across.
Curious about LandCentral? Learn about our company, our team and what makes us stand out as the best online land sales company on our About Us page.