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How to Sell Rural Land Fast

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If you're looking to sell rural land quickly, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. While selling land may seem daunting, especially in more remote areas, it can actually be quite simple with the right approach. To sell rural land fast while still getting the highest price for your property, keep the following tips in mind.

Understand Your Land's Value

Determining the value of a rural property is more difficult than determining the value of a home because factors such as timber, soil types, flood zones, easements, and more may come into consideration, especially for buyers who are interested in future development (learn about the factors that affect land value for development here). Understanding your land's overall value and the best potential future use case for the land helps with marketing efforts and setting a fair asking price. If you price your land too high, it will hinder the speed at which you can sell the land.

Market Your Land Properly

Make sure your listing is visible and easily accessible so that as many potential buyers see the listing as possible. This means utilizing online listing services such as LandGate or Zillow along with social media. Property owners should also consider working with a local real estate agent, who would be able to assist with additional marketing efforts that could speed up the time that it takes to receive a viable offer.

Be Prepared for Closing

Before you get started with selling your land, it is important that you conduct your own due diligence to ensure that there won't be any legal issues at closing. Make sure that you have all the necessary paperwork on hand, including your title, surveys, and easement documentation before putting your land on the market. This also includes addressing any liens or encumbrances from the property.

Work With a Professional

If you want to sell your rural land fast, consider working with a locally licensed land broker. A local land broker can help with the entire process from start to finish, and they may be able to expedite the process by offering additional marketing services. Keep in mind that if you choose to work with a local land broker, they will charge a negotiable commission upon completion of a sale.

Get Started with Selling Your Land

If you're ready to put your rural land on the market, consider listing on LandGate's online marketplace. Not only do we provide free property reports with estimates for the value of your land, we also do not charge any fees or commissions to list. You would not be obligated to accept any offers that you get through your listing. It starts by getting your free property report on our map. From there, you can follow this step-by-step guide to publish your listing and start exploring offers.


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