Your Land: To List or Not to List
Selling land is an overwhelming task, whether it’s 5 acres or 500 acres. While some people like to take matters into their own hands, in the end it is a much smoother and successful process when you hire a real estate agent with experience in land sales.
Not all real estate agents are proficient at selling land. Within the real estate industry, some agents specialize in residential, commercial or other areas. When it comes to selling your land, you’re going to get a much better result if you’re represented by an agent with lots of experience in selling land for many reasons.
- Knowledge – Agents experienced in land are constantly monitoring land sales in the area and have closed many tracts over the years. They will know the right way to price your land to sell.
- Marketing – Land agents are going to know the right places to market your property and have the funds to do so. For example, DeFoor Realty invests in advertising in print as well as on many national websites that people use to search for land online. If you tried to get the same audience, it would cost you more than $300 per month!
- Showing – Agents with land experience are generally better equipped and knowledgeable to show your property than other agents. They know how to find property markers. They usually drive vehicles that can handle off-roading and driving over rough land. Bottom line: they are able to show the entirety of your property to prospective buyers, not just look at it from the road.
These are some of the biggest reasons to entrust the sale of your land to a professional – but not just anyone. Rather than try to sell your land yourself or use any real estate agent, you will most likely sell your land faster and make a better profit by using a licensed real estate agent with experience in land.
– Kelly Ann Blanchard