Finding Lots, Land and Acreage on the MLS
Looking for land in South Carolina? There are many different types of land for sale on the MLS(Multiple Listing Service). You may not get what you expect from the search results if you don't include the correct parameters on your MLS search. Below are a few differences and tips.
- "Lots" are units of real property that are typically in subdivision.
- "Acreage" is a larger tract of property that may, or may not, have restricted uses.
- "Land" can fall in both of these categories and usually include commercial property.
When you decide to search the Columbia MLS for land it is important that you remember that the perspective of the seller and/or agent may be different than that of the buyer. I always add "Acreage" and "Commercial" when I am looking for any type of real property for sale on the MLS. Many agents classify 1 acre or more as acreage, whereas I consider anything over 5 acres as acreage. It's all in the eyes of the beholder.
Also, if you are searching for "Acreage" for recreational property, such as hunting land or farmland, it is common for land listings and sales not to be in the MLS. This is mainly because land specialists deal with large tracts of property that cross into other MLS boards. I have had several tracts in other areas where I was not a member of their MLS Board. Therefore, I could NOT input them into their system. Without a strong network of land specialists we would have been unsuccessful in selling. Our company is based on land brokerage and we have years of networking and tools to track exactly what you seek. Sign a "Buyer Agency Agreement" with us for a trial period of 1 month and we can open all of our avenues to you as a buyer. After the trial period is over you'll feel confident about your decision. As a seller, you will know that we use all of our resources across the board to market your property.... especially word of mouth and knowledge. Land sales, Residential Land Sales, Commercial Land Sales and Recreational Acreage are all approached very differently. It is important that you deal with someone that knows the 'ins and outs' of land.
We feel that personal service and knowledge is the key to a good real estate transaction.
Please contact us with any questions that you have. We can be reached at the contact information below.
We also offer a free MLS Search
Hunt and Associates Real Estate Sales and Development
PO Box 725
(803) 788-4250 Office
1-866-716-7719 Toll Free