Best of luck to you, I hope it works out.
You should first find a realtor who specializes in vacant land in your area. Then let them know what you have in mind. They can find the owner and let that person know that they have a customer who is interested in the property and find out if they have any motivation to sell. That would be the route I would take.
Debbie Albert, PA
Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast
As another suggestion, I would have a Real Estate agent make the first call. If you do not know the owner, they may believe that the property is more valuable to you (since it's next door) and "up" the price over comparable values. An agent could call stating they are representing a qualified buyer looking to buy land in the area.
I have no desire to sell in this down market.
I have not thought about it, I guess I would consider selling if the price is right.
In my opinion it can't hurt to ask but to think you are going to steal it with reply's like those buy offering a low price with the comps in this market these days is not going to happen in my opinion, but you never know.
Good luck with it.