Do you own a lot or piece of land that you are looking to part with? Selling land is a bit different from selling a piece of property with a house or other structure already on it. Land buyers aren't quite as common as someone looking for a single-family home, but they are out there. It's just a matter of playing your cards right to get their attention. Here are some tips to attract more attention to the land you are looking to move to.
Spruce It Up
Before you even put a sign up, make sure the land actually looks desirable. You aren't going to pull in any potential buyers if the land looks like a giant pit of mud. Make sure it's landscaped at least where the sign is located, even if the rest of the land behind it is just woods. Consider planting a flower bed around the sign to call attention to it and pull any weeds out from the area.
Talk to Adjacent Property Owners or Builders
One of the easiest ways to move a piece of land you own may be to talk to people who already own the land on the other side of your property line. For example, if you have a residential lot in an already established community and you decided not to build on it, you can try contacting the person who was originally going to be your next-door neighbor. Perhaps they would like a bigger yard off the side of their house. If your land is zoned for commercial use, perhaps there is another business nearby that would like the space for a warehouse or just a direct expansion of their current building.
Seek Out Acreage Buyers
Some people in the real estate business make a living by seeking out open land, buying it and then either re-zoning it and selling it to someone else or flipping it in the future when the time is right and the price has gone up. You can find people who specialize in acreage buying with a simple internet search, although finding a trusted local option might be a bit more complex.
A Real Estate Agent Can Help
You might not think to contact a real estate agent if there's no house involved, but many agents will handle land sales as well. In fact, a good local agent may know of a local acreage buyer who is always looking to scoop up more property.