Many Nigerians in the diaspora have reservations against buying and owning a landed property in Nigeria. Your fears are valid! People living abroad have gone through many traumatizing situations in an attempt to be property owners in Nigeria.
Mrs Abiola has been scammed twice to buy a landed property in Nigeria. Firstly, it was an outsider; then, she felt she had overstepped her boundary by involving an outsider.
Then, she trusted her relative to do better; unfortunately, she was wrong to trust her relative. Her relative duped her as well. Mrs Abiola decided never to trust anyone when buying landed property in Nigeria.
Can we blame her?
- Doctor Williams’s family lost all their savings. When they were involved in the Nigerian judicial system, they learned that the scammers bribed their way to freedom, leaving Doctor Williams stranded.
- Jide from Cairo even tried to invest in a company, but, quite unfortunate, he got his money stuck in the company. He wasn’t aware that the company wasn’t a registered one before investing with them.
These stories and many more can be quite discouraging, especially for someone not living in Nigeria to see things themselves. Despite all these, Nigerians in the diaspora still have properties here in absentia.
What did they do right? Let’s find out from Dennis Isong, founder LandProperty.ng.
Can you please introduce yourself?
Dennis Isong: my name is Dennis Isong, founder LandProperty.Ng. I am a real estate professional and mogul that has all the experience, exposure, connection, tactics and money to help you do the following:
- Purchase and Sell properties by linking you (especially if you are not in Nigeria) up with a genuine property company and monitoring the transaction process. I serve as your eye and representative that sees to buying a landed property that will not be a problem now or later. And also guide you from getting duped
- I provide adequate information and direction concerning landed property purchase and sale in Lagos.
- My Real Estate Company also does Property Education and Enlightenment.
- Being a Real Estate professional and mogul, I serve as a guide that can help you get landed property in Lagos, Nigeria.
- I offer free consultation services for anyone who wishes to invest in Lagos, Nigeria but is confused, uninformed and at a crossroads.
Can you expound on what you mean by property education and enlightenment?
Dennis Isong: thank you! About a year after I launched the real estate business, I discovered that many people carry on with wrong information and perception of real estate. It has made them fall into the wrong hands, make mistakes, and lose money.
And then, I thought and asked myself,
- How can I salvage this situation?
- How do I proffer a solution to this?”
Then, I came up with property education and enlightenment. It’s impossible to enlighten people just as you meet them because too many people need to know the right thing. So, the best way to go about it is by using social media, which can reach a larger audience.
Why do we keep hearing a case of property fraud in Nigeria?
Dennis Isong: as I explained in the previous question, lack of knowledge can be a great factor. A case happened a few years ago; a particular landed property has been going through court proceedings for a while without the hope that it would get settled anytime soon.
One of the family members, the uncle of the original property owner who had died, was losing patience with the court, so he decided to sell and run off to Ghana with the money. The buyer didn’t do his due diligence before putting his money on it because he trusted the seller. After all, they were from the same hometown.
Before I proceed, I would like to say this, when it comes to buying landed properties, take away every form of sentiment. Sentiment would pull you back from asking the right questions and finding out some blurry circumstances for better understanding.
Let’s get back to the man.
He bought the landed property, and this uncle didn’t even wait a minute before absconding. The buyer discovered that the case of the landed property is in court and cannot be sold until it is resolved. Although, the uncle was later apprehended in Kebbi state after two years. Imagine a landed property sold in Lagos.
How do we trust you? People have been scammed a lot, so people need to know that they are not taking another wrong decision.
Dennis Isong: I have come across many people who came and were afraid because of their previous experiences with scammers.
Let me give you an instance.
There was a woman, I won’t mention her name, but we do call her Alhaja. Alhaja gave us the most difficult time. The first problem we had with her was not trusting us. Nothing we said was acceptable, and at a point, I told my team to let her be and work on her request.
Our outcome will do the talking, not our verbal conversation. I wouldn’t blame Alhaja, though. When I am meeting a client for the first time, I love to always hear about their experience(s) if they have any and choose to share. It is my strong style of connecting with a client.
So, she told me how people saw that she was wealthy and had money to throw around. She explained how people took advantage of that and her being uneducated to have a share of her when she’s not a national cake. Family and friends had, according to the Nigerian term,” run her street. “
This happened for 15 years. The problem is that she is just a ‘stubborn’ individual, determined to acquire as many landed properties as possible. One of our clients recommended us to her, but she can’t just trust us.
When we delivered, she was astonished. You need to see the look on her face! She apologized to us and even gave my team and me some money for the weekend.
I have a lot of testimonies, but I won’t want to bore you. In summary, we have always delivered and will continue to do so. You can check our activities via the internet. Type my name on the search engine; I guarantee you won’t find any negative reviews.
I am registered, which you can find on google. I have been running the real estate business for several years now. My company has a track record of excellence with many testimonies, which I will be willing to show you. You can run your check from the Lagos secretariat if you want to find out beyond the internet about how genuine our company is.
If I buy property, can I pay by instalment to be sure that you are genuine because I know scammers like to get their money once?
Dennis Isong: Many people have brought landed property through instalments and not allocated. Some companies use that as fraud, and that’s why you need a Real Estate professional like me to help you filter all those companies who are not genuine in doing business in Lagos, Nigeria.
I am coming in as an advisor to make you take the right decision. Yes, you can if the landed property company I am linking you to offers the mode of payment. The main thing here is for you to follow my lead.
How do people go about the documents when not available?
Dennis Isong: this aspect gets people living abroad so bothered. We once had a client who told us that she would get back after discussing and reaching an agreement. We didn’t know that she was trying to find someone to help her get all the papers done and send them to her.
It took months for us to know why she went AWOL. So, I had to enlighten her concerning part of the services I render, which is taking over the aspect of documentation and getting them across to her abroad.
In a nutshell, I offer these services, especially for our clients abroad. Having your complete papers and sending them to you is not a problem.
Can clients involve their lawyers?
Dennis Isong: Yes, they can so far, the person is a property lawyer.
Okay. If people buy land from you and leave it to appreciate to sell later, what assurance can you give them that you would not resell such land to another before the owner decides to sell it off?
Dennis Isong: that is why you need to buy from a reputable landed property company so that you will not fall victim. Still, if you buy land through omo-onile or an individual, it is advisable to take possession immediately by marking the territory.
And you can do this by building a simple, two-block fence around it. This advice is not strictly for my clients alone but for everyone with landed property. Asides from this, you cannot resell any land gotten through me to any other person. Whether in Nigeria or not, you will meet your land anytime you feel like selling it or building on it.
How can Dennis Isong help Nigerians in the diaspora safeguard their landed properties here?
Dennis Isong: first of all, this part is about what I have done for people over the years. Safeguarding your landed property is not a problem. I can guarantee maximum safety on any property bought through my real estate company by the name “LandProperty.NG“.
My team and I don’t leave your landed property just because you have paid and handed it over. We also monitor the such landed property.
Based on our experience, we make sure that we guide you through so you can buy at the right company. We make sure that we verify the landed property, and after, we make sure that you are allocated, get all your documents which we will send across to you abroad.
LandProperty.ng is a property company that has existed for over five years. We have served people in Nigeria and abroad, and they have all been satisfied doing business with us. We give you the right information. We don’t try to sugarcoat or be desperate to sell to you.
We aim to give you the best and nothing but the best. Besides guiding you concerning buying your property from genuine companies, we also write articles to synthesize, educate, and enlighten people so they can know what to put their money on.
We have realized over the years that people make mistakes because of a lack of information, especially dealing with scammers they thought were genuine.
How, then, do we address that?
It’s impossible to enlighten people as we meet them individually; that’s where our weekly articles come in. At least, this reaches more people. If you come across my articles, kindly like, comment, and share.
If you have been thinking about owning landed property, I guess this is the time. Regardless of location, you rest assured with Dennis Isong, Founder LandProperty.ng: Contact 2348164741041,2348028667565
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