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Tips for Listing Your Land

Updated: Dec 29, 2023


Tips for Listing Your Land

Landowners and land professionals who are interested in listing property with LandGate are taking advantage of the monetary potential for selling property or leasing land’s resources. With the possibilities available, it is important to understand how to market your property to the correct buyer or lessor. Before listing your land, or even if you are looking to update your current listing, follow the following tips and tricks for the best listing creation!


Determining the Best Option for Your Property

Get a free property report to access extensive data about the land and its natural resources through LandGate. LandGate’s free property report for landowners provides a detailed view of the land and its resources including potential leasing payment estimates. Using this information, landowners can make decisions on whether they want to lease their property for resource development, sell it, or keep it as is. When it comes to leasing land for different resources, leases can provide landowners with a steady stream of revenue for extended periods:

  1. Solar Leasing: 25-50 years

  2. Wind Leasing: 30-50 years

  3. Carbon Leasing: 5-100 years

  4. EV Charging & Battery Storage Leasing: 20-30 years

  5. Water Leasing: Seasonal or long-term basis but is dependent on the environment

  6. Oil & Gas Leasing: 3-5 years

  7. Mineral/Mining Leasing: 5-10 years

You can view your property's leasing potential for the above resources in our free property report. Simply find your parcel/s on our map and create an account to get your estimates:


Details for Listing Your Land

When it comes to listing on LandGate, landowners can list their land for as many or as few resources as they wish- there are no obligations to accept any offers that are received through a LandGate listing.


Once you have determined the best use of your property’s resources, you can tailor your listing details towards that resource. You do not have to be a good writer to explain the details of your property to prospective buyers or lessors. Easily use AI to make a listing description for you, all you have to do is enter in basic information and a description of your property will be generated.

  • It is good to keep in mind that less is more when it comes to listing descriptions, but you should make sure to include the important information.

For resource-specific information to include in your listing description, make sure you provide important highlights about your property that will make it stand out from other listings. If you are interested in selling carbon credits from your land because you have a tree farm that you will be harvesting 10 years from now, you can earn carbon credits during that time. For landowners who are interested in any type of resource project development, it is helpful to include information about how accessible your property is. Are there any major highways or roads adjacent to the property or running through it?


Information about your property's proximity to electrical infrastructure is also valuable to include in your listing description. Although the energy companies using LandGate's data can view this information, it is helpful to include it in your listing description to ensure that any significant value points are not overlooked. If you are interested in leasing land for a solar farm and you know that you have a transmission line running through your property or a substation is less than 3 miles away, you should add that information to your description. Similarly, if you are interested in leasing land for a wind farm, being close to electrical infrastructure should also be mentioned in your listing description. After landowners generate a free property report for their land, they will be able to review their land potential immediately. This report includes your property's proximity to electrical infrastructure and more data to help you determine the best opportunity for earning income on your land.

How to Edit Your Listing

Landowners who have already listed their land on LandGate’s marketplace can still utilize these tips by editing the listing. The steps below will help you get the process started. 1) First you need to sign in to your account.


2) Then, you will click the down arrow next to your name and click 'My Listings & Property Reports.'

3) Under the 'My Listings' section, click 'Edit' under the listing you wish to edit.



Why Isn’t My Land Receiving Offers?

Do not get discouraged if you are not receiving offers on your listing! There are many factors to consider when choosing a resource to list for lease, and the following factors impact a property's suitability for the following leasing opportunities: Solar:

  1. Flat land is preferred for potential solar farm development

  2. If the property is sloped (topography), less than 8% is better

  3. Road access is preferred, as it simplifies the construction and maintenance process

  4. Close proximity to electrical infrastructure is important: Within 2 miles of a transmission line, within 4 miles of a substation

  5. Commercial solar size requires a minimum of 35 acres but more acreage will lead to more interest

  6. Community solar farm sizes range between 2 and 35 acres. These types of solar farms are usually found next to independent school districts, senior centers, hospitals, and new HOAs.

Wind:

  1. Most developers are looking for large amounts of acreage for wind farm locations

  2. However, if you have a smaller property that is near a current wind farm, you have a better chance of being contacted for a wind farm lease

  3. Similar to solar farms, being close to electrical infrastructure is important.

Carbon:

  1. Land with dense trees can be as small as 70 acres because the amount of sequestered carbon potential is higher.

  2. Grassland or pastureland doesn’t sequester as much carbon as forested land, so carbon developers/buyers are looking for thousands of acres of this type of land.



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