How to Sell Your Land Online
Selling Land Online
In this day and age when you decide it’s time to sell your land property, you don’t have to go very far to begin attempting to market and sell your land. There are a number of options available to you and a number of different ways you can go about doing so. You may be wondering how to sell land online. The good news is in the age of being able to accomplish just about anything on the internet, you can even sell land online too.
Traditionally when people decided to sell a property they would grab the yellow pages and look up a local real estate agent, pick up the phone, and make a call. While this still may be an option available to you, listing a land property has gotten much easier with the internet, and there are a number of resources that are only a click away. Whether you decide to list the property with a broker or try to sell the land yourself, finding information on how to list and market your property usually starts with a search online. Let’s take a look at some of the resources that exist for selling land online.
Using a Local Real Estate Agent to List Your Land
By searching for Real Estate agents here in DC and Maryland, you can usually find multiple agents who service our area. The first step is to begin contacting these agents and getting a feel for who would be the best fit. By calling or emailing a number of agents you can see who is quick to respond and seems to be on top of their game. You’ll want to find an agent who has experience with selling land in DC, and you will ideally want to find an agent who has sold a similar property recently. A broker who knows our area well should be able to give you an idea of what you should list the property for. Land can be difficult to price and comp so finding someone who really knows and deals with land properties specifically is important because it is a lot different than selling a house. One of the biggest determining factors is going to be how fast you need to sell the property. Finding a buyer for your land property can be a slow process as there isn’t as big of a market for land as there is for homes and financing options are limited. You may find that many realtors are often more focused on selling homes as they offer larger commissions, and may not be willing to show the property if it is isolated and rural, or spend the time and resources needed to get the exposure it will take to sell the property. If you find this to be the case, or think you’d be better off trying to sell the property on your own there are a number of options available for selling land on your own.
How to Sell Land By Owner
If you’re looking to sell you land without a broker there are a number of options that exist for you. Here is a list of some resources for selling your land by owner.
Listing Your Property on a Land Listing Site
There are a number of land listing sites where you could list your property on your own. These sites may be the best option for you to sell your land online as they focus specifically on land properties and bring traffic from buyers who want to buy land. These sites will require that you create an account and create a listing on your own. This will typically require you to build a listing. You’ll need to get all the information on the property in order, such as exact location, exact acreage, information on utilities, road access etc. You then need to write a description and title for the property and get some pictures and maps of the property to make your listing as attractive as possible. The listing sites that get the most traffic typically have a charge to list your property, which may be monthly, yearly, or a one time fee. There may be additional options that you can pay for such as featuring your listing or other upgrades to gain more exposure. Below is a list of some of the main land listing sites, which offer the most traffic, but that you will have to pay for.
Gets the most traffic. Memberships are $34.99 to $99 a month to list your property.
Land and Farm
Another well know land listing site. Memberships are $24.95 to $49.95
Lands of America
One of the top 3 land listing sites. Memberships to list are $33 to $83 per month.
Sell Your Land Online for Free
If you are not looking to spend any money listing your land there are some free options for selling your land online as well, the biggest and most well know being Craigslist. There are a number of real estate listing on Craigslist and it may be a good option for selling your land. Other sites would include backpage.com, classifiedads.com, and the like. While these sites are free they don’t always produce qualified buyers and you may find yourself answering a lot of questions about what can be done with the property as well as receiving low ball offers or offers from people that don’t follow through.
Selling to Land Buyers
If you search for “how to sell your land online” you may find that there are some sites that market themselves as “land buyers”. These sites vary in the types of properties that they buy, and prices that they will pay for your land. Selling to a “land buyer” may not yield you the most money for your property, as most are wholesale buyers, however, can provide a quick hassle free closing and pay no realtor commissions or closing costs. If selling and marketing your land has proven to be more of a hassle then you expected or if you have a property that has been sitting on the market for a while, selling to DC Land Buyers may be a great option for selling your land online.
If you’re interested in receiving in receiving a free, no-obligation, cash offer on your property in DC or Maryland, you can fill out our basic “sell my land for cash” form by clicking here. We purchase land properties in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and can offer you cash for your land.