How do I sell land?
This article explains the mechanics of selling land inworld -- how to set your land for sale safely.
|Note: This article won't tell you how to advertise your land, or the best way to sell it; these are things that can be done in a variety of ways, and we don't want to bias you one way or another.|
To set a parcel of your land for sale:
|Warning: When you sell land that is deeded to a group, the proceeds of the sale will be evenly divided between all group members who have the Pay group liabilities and receive group dividends ability. If you wish to reclaim land for yourself before selling it, see How do I reclaim land that has been deeded to a group?|
Your parcel is now for sale. It will appear automatically in the listings in the Search window's Land Sales tab, unless you set the land for sale to a particular Resident (in which case it won't appear in Search).
|Note: If your parcel does not appear in the Land Sales tab in the Search window, see How can I make my land appear in the Places tab in Search?, for more information.|
Additional Information: Selling Land to A Specific Resident
In situations where you wish to sell your land to a specific Resident, it is very important that you take advantage of the Sell the land to setting. Some Residents have the ability to quickly detect and buy land for sale at below-market prices; selling your land to a specific Resident prevents any chance of someone else accidentally buying the land.
Some scripted agents ("landbots") can detect land at below-market prices the moment it appears in search, teleport to the spot and buy the land faster than any human can. While landbots are legal in Second Life and provide a valuable service for residents who want to may wish to sell land quickly -- perhaps so they can buy some alternative land without needing to tier up -- if you want to sell land to a friend for a nominal price, you must set it for sale to your friend by name if you do not want to run the risk of a landbot suddenly appearing from nowhere and buying the land before your friend can react. If you ignore this warning, set the land for sale to anyone, and a landbot appears and buys it, the sale is final, and Linden Lab cannot reverse it for you.
- Right-click the land and select About Land.
- Click the General tab
- Click the Sell Land button.
- Set Set your desired sale price.
- For the Sell the land to option, choose Specific user.
- Click the Select button.
- Enter the buyer's name into the Choose Resident window.
- Click the Find button and select the buyer's name.
- Click the Select button.
- Click the Set Land For Sale button.
- Review your land sale information.
- Click OK.
If you have set your land for sale to a specific Resident, they will need to change their maturity setting so that it is adequate to make the purchase. For example, if you set Moderate land for sale to a Resident who has a General-only maturity preference setting, they need to change their maturity preference to General and Moderate, or they will not be able to purchase the land. Residents who are not able to adjust their maturity preferences to the General, Moderate, Adult setting should see the Knowledge Base article How to become verified as an adult for additional information.