Owning land is pretty easy – it rarely takes a lot of effort. But when you want to sell, that can be a different story. Do you own land and are wondering, “How do I sell my Washington land to a developer”? At All American Home Repair 1776, we are often asked that question so we wrote this blog post to answer it for you…
Bypassing A Real Estate Agent May Be The Best Option
Most Real Estate Agents only work with homeowners with residential buildings who are looking to buy or sell a house. When it comes to land, you maye need to find someone who specializes in selling land to commercial businesses who buy and develop land.(Alternatively, you might consider getting in touch with us to buy your land from you – we’re not developers but we do buy land).
Make sure you are aware of zoning when wondering “How Do I Sell My Land To A Developer?”
Developers in Spokane will be looking to build, which may include potentially subdividing and doing additional work on the land. They will want to know how your property is zoned so they can anticipate the work required to build. Of course zoning can often be changed but zoning changes will just add to their timeline and workflow so it’s helpful for developers to know up-front how the land is zoned.
Be aware of the path of new construction
This one is very hard for land owners to know but if you’re wondering, “How do I sell my Washington land to a developer?” this will be an important consideration that the developer is thinking about: If your land is not inside a city then a developer will probably want to know if the city is growing in the direction of your land. (Even if the city is not growing toward your land, that is okay but developers will still want to know). You don’t have to know this answer yourself but if you do, this will be extremly helpful to developers.
Selling raw land can be challenging because it’s a very different kind of buyer. But if you are wondering, how do I sell my land to a developer, then these 4 tips will help you.
It’s important to know what developers are looking for
A land developers wants to be able to build on the property and sell it, so they are probably looking for property that is close to services and infrastructure (like sewer, roads, water, and power). After all, they will need to connect these services to their development and they will want people to get to their development! No one wants a sewer to nowhere or a dirt road up to their garage!
It’s okay if the land isn’t serviced but developers will probably want to know how far away the services are and whether those services are being actively worked on by the city.