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Vacant land values vary a lot...

Land values do vary a lot.

And there are many reason why.

Here are but a few...


High land--vs--low land.

Road access.

distance to town

Distance to utilities.

Water table.

Treed, open, water, a mix

Government restrictions.

Cost to improve

Residential or commercial

Large city or small rural town.


These are just a few issues that we as Realtors have to express to sellers and buyers.

Not all land is created equal and so not all land is the same value.


Comment balloon 11 commentsWilliam Feela • March 10 2016 06:13PM


That is so true William, even in a town.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Very true William Feela...dirt is not dirt equally!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

Hi WIlliam, there are so many variables as to why vacant land sells for what it does.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

Howdy William,  Good list for why land prices will vary so greatly.  Just equal size is seldom the reason for comparison.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 4 years ago

Good morning William.  Dirt is dirt but not all of it is created equal.  Around here location is the key to the value

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi William.  In our area private services vs public services has a huge impact on values.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Absolutely, William.  Excellent points.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

You hit it Bill, it is like comparing apples to zuccini

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

This is why anyone looking for information about land should give you a call to discuss!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 4 years ago

Yes Bill it certainly does vary a lot, and in our end of it we also consider the growing potential and what is planted on it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago

Yes, and the value also differs from buyer to buyer. Some might want the huge parcel of land that is far removed from town down a dusty one lane street where they will have privacy and other people would pay triple for the small parcel that's right in town. Good post.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 4 years ago