Minnesota Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

Minnesota Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

Land Trusts… The Real Estate Investors Best Friend!


I know you have heard about Land Trusts and you know that you should be using them. But I know you and you haven’t gotten around to using them yet. You believe that Land Trusts are too complicated and you just haven’t had time to learn and completely understand them, but you will get around to it one of these days.

Trusts have been around for centuries and there are tools that the rich use regularly to protect their assets. Land Trusts are a very special type of Trust that was created to protect your real estate investments, whether you are a landlord who holds real estate for the long term or a wholesaler flipper who only owns the property for 5 minutes.

There are several reasons why people use Land Trusts, but the most important one to me is the Privacy. No one knows what I currently own or what I have owned in the past and that is comforting to me to know that no one will ever be able to find all my assets if they get the bug to sue me for any frivolous reasons. 

My assets are protected, or shielded from discovery because I have taken the time to set up my business that way. However, Land Trusts only provide you with the asset protection and privacy you want if you set everything up that way in the beginning and continue to use them in the future. Land Trusts cannot help you if you have waited too long and then scramble to hide all your assets using Land Trusts at the first sign of trouble. If you suddenly transfer everything to Land Trusts, any lawyer will be able to find them and then petition a judge to have those transfers reversed and put back into your own name if the lawyer can convince a judge that you placed everything into Land Trusts to try and avoid a law suit.

As our economy and the real estate industry change, it will be more important today to start learning and implementing Land Trusts as part of your own privacy and asset protection program than it has ever been in the past. I urge you to stop procrastinating and start leaning and implementing Land Trusts right now!!!



Builders and Developers in Pakistan12/9/2020

khanialbuildersofficial@gmail.comYou make some very good points here. Privacy and protection should be paramount for anyone owning multiple properties.

Miami Title Company6/22/2011

haddoxerik@yahoo.comThis is good post for real estate investor.It will help for real investor.I like your blog. thanks for this informative post.

Bolton Homes for sale6/7/2011

rjasonsteve@yahoo.comI didn't heard about Land Trust before reading this post. After reading this I also try to believe that Land Trust is really a trustable real estate investors company.


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hellaii07@gmail.comThere were lots of Real Estate investor here in our country.

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vicki@reijunkie.comI'm new to real estate investing and didn't know much about land trusts, so very informative!

Kevin Walton9/3/2010

streamlineman@earthlink.netYou make some very good points here. Privacy and protection should be paramount for anyone owning multiple properties. Frivolous lawsuits are everywhere and people need to think things through regardless on how long they are looking to hang on to the property (ies).

Atlanta REIA8/29/2010

donotreply@atlantareia.comLand trust are a valuable part of any savvy real estate investors tool box. If your readers would like to learn how to use land trusts to buy and sell real estate, there is no better place to start than your local Real Estate Investors Association also known as REIA groups. If you are in the Atlanta area, check out Atlanta REIA aka the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association. See our website at http://atlantareia.com for more information on how to become a savvy real estate investor.

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Mike Jacka8/9/2010

mikej@realestatepromo.comNice thought, but that approach is only going to work on anything current. If you searched for any properties that I have had on my website in the past, you would come up empty. Besides, even if you did find what I have currently on my website, you would only be able to find the current list of properties and they are each owned by separate land trusts and more than likely the county records would probably still display the previous owners information. You are find to use a website to advertise your properties. That will not create a solid or even valuable resource for the ambulance chasers to track down your assets.


Thos@revnorth.comIf I was an atty looking for what property you own, I'd start at your website. Some creative "back-googling" could show properties you sold or leased months or even years ago. Then I'd at least have identified what properties you've been associated with (and may have sold on terms, meaning you still hold valuable paper), which would likely lead me discovering just how deep your pockets are. So should I get rid of my website too?

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