Do you have vacant land that you want to sell? Then you’re probably searching right now for land buyers in Florida who can buy your raw land. While there are many people who want to buy real estate with a house already on site, you might be having a harder time finding someone to buy your empty land. The good news is: there are buyers. Keep reading this blog post for top tips for finding land buyers in Florida for your vacant land.
Tip #1. Know what your land is good for
There are many different kinds of land buyers in Florida. For example:
- You might encounter land buyers who want the land because they intend to build a house for themselves.
- You might find land buyers who are looking for recreational land where they can enjoy hunting and fishing on the weekends.
- You might meet land buyers who want to buy the property and hold it until a future point when it can be developed.
- You might talk to land buyers who want to buy the property so they can develop it and subdivide it right away and sell off smaller parcels to builders.
Figure out what your land is good for, including what it is zoned for by the city or state (if applicable), and use that to help you find the right land buyers in Florida for your property.
Tip #2. Skip the agent; sell directly to land buyers in Florida
A real estate agent may try to list your land for you but the reality is, land doesn’t sell the same way that a developed lot sells, and most agents focus on land that already has a house on it. Sometimes, land owners find that their land sits for a long time (and you have to pay property taxes) because the agent doesn’t sell it. Some agents charge an upfront fee for listing raw land, because they know that only a small percentage of these vacant properties get sold (and they usually only get paid by a commission when the land is actually sold). If an agent hasn’t been able to sell your land, or if you’d prefer not to wait for an agent to try and sell your land, you can sell your land directly to land buyers in Florida (like us at ExpressLandOffers).
Tip #3. Take good pictures of your land
Land buyers in Florida may not always be able to travel to your land to view it in person but they will want to see what it looks like and what opportunities exist. So take many great pictures of the land, including pictures facing in each direction as well as pictures of the neighboring land. If there is development nearby, such as a growing urban area or even just a new road being built, take pictures of that so the buyer knows.
Tip #4. Prepare some maps
You should include a plat map (call the county for a copy), general area map (you can use Google Earth) and a topographic map is always helpful as well. You can always contact a local surveyor if you need help preparing the maps and getting the GPS coordinates.
Tip #5. Consider accepting seller financing
Some land owners want all the money up-front because of a financial need. However, this is not always the case. If you want some money up-front but think you’ll benefit from some cash flow then consider financing the land buyers in Florida who buy from you. Providing this option will increase the number of potential buyers for undeveloped land.
Tip #6. Finding land buyers in Florida
There are many ways to find land buyers in Florida. One option is to use classified ads, either paid or free. One good place to list free classified ads is on craigslist.org. The big drawback is you have to continue to edit and update your listing to stay on top of the list otherwise it will be more difficult for buyers to find you. Another option is to list your land on a specialized online listing service like landandfarm.com. These sites usually have easy to fill out forms requesting all the basic information a buyer will want to know prior to acquiring the land. Although these sites are not free and don’t expect the property to sell within the first month. A third option is to sell to a direct land buyer like ExpressLandOffers who takes care of all the above mentioned tasks like making good pictures, getting maps from the county, finding the right buyers for your land, doing all the paperwork necessary to close the deal.
If you want to skip the hard work and hassle of trying to sell your land and just sell to a trusted land buyer in Florida with one phone call, then call us right now at (512) 399-2143 (or click here and fill out the form and we’ll call you).