Preparing Your Vacant Land for Showings

Preparing Your Vacant Land for Showings

January 10, 2020 0 By Luis Garrison


When I ask property owners if
their vacant land is ready for showings, oftentimes I’ll get
a weird look, and the most common response is, of course it’s
ready. It’s just vacant land, just send people out there.
I like to be a little bit more prepared for that. It helps answer
questions before they actually become questions from buyers.
So today I wanna show you three ways you can prep your
vacant land for showings. Number one: Make sure you have an
aerial map of the property handy. A survey is okay. We like
to have surveys but we’ll also make our own aerial maps that have
features of that certain property with the boundaries marked.
Along that same line, make sure your lot lines and corners
are marked. An orange stake in the ground is preferable. It’s easy
to see. We can find them going off of our map. We can get
darn close to where those corners are of your property. Number
two: Is a trail system. If you don’t have what I highly recommend
you put one in and if you do have one make sure that it’s
maintained wide enough for an ATV, a UTV, preferably a truck
that we could drive clients through so we can see the big features
of that property and get off the road because you can’t really
see everything from the road. And then number three: Is a
building site. Especially if you’re marketing it as building
land, which is very common in our part of the state and you can
have a survey handy, which goes back to number one and then
also a soil evaluation, which most people probably know em as
a perc test to show what type of septic system is allowed on that
property. So this is all things that you should have ready
to go and it will definitely help a buyer understand what that
property is, and it’ll shorten up your sales process of your vacant
land.