Thursday, September 16, 2010

Selling Rural Land in Alabama? Do yourself a Favor and Use a Land Specialist.

Are you an owner of rural land in Alabama who is considering selling your property? Do yourself a big favor and use a professional land agent.

I was searching for some rural land online tonight and came across the website of an agent who is advertising land for sale in Perry County, Alabama. This agent is obviously not an agent who is willing to get out on a parcel and walk the land. One tract looked interesting, and I wanted more information so I clicked on the link. There was an aerial and topographical map of the parcel (so far so good), and one picture. In the lower left hand corner of the picture you could see the side mirror of their SUV. It let me know they didn't even got out of the vehicle to snap a picture!

When you are selling rural land, you need to deal with a professional land agent. How well can an agent represent your interests if they are not willing to get out and at least walk the roads on your property? Buyers are not content to sit in the vehicle and hear about your land's features, they want to see the tract. Choosing an agent that specializes in land will help you sell your property faster and for the best price.

Marketing and selling hunting land, timberland, farm land, and recreational properties is very different from selling residential real estate. The National Association of Realtors recently declared rural land its own discipline; which means that an agent must be proficient in that field in order to engage in business in that discipline. I am a member of the Realtors Land Institute(RLI) because I feel it is important for my clients to know they are dealing with an agent that specializes in land.

There are many great agents who sell both residential and rural real estate. I just hate to see a landowner get less-than-excellent service by using an agent that is not capable or not committed enough to get out and do what is necessary to sell a rural property. I would personally make a horrible residential Realtor. My wife is constantly mad because I get our floors dirty; tracking mud into a client's home would be unforgivable.

AlaLandCo specializes in selling rural land. We do one thing, and we do it really well. We work hard to be the best in the state of Alabama at marketing and selling rural properties.  The bottom line is choose an agent who specializes in rural land transactions. You will be glad you did. If you are considering selling your rural Alabama land, please contact metoday to see how the AlaLandCo team can help you.

Posted via email from Jonathan Goode- Alabama Land Agent


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