The Centra Homes Blog

Three Reasons to Sell to a Private, Local Builder

April 10th, 2023

By Dale Wills, Founder of Centra Companies

Each year, millions of acres of land are sold, and thousands of acres are developed. Selling land can be a complicated, emotional and stressful process. Whether you’re selling farmland or raw land, there are several things you should consider before selling: how much the land is worth, how to reach the right buyers and how to choose a buyer that aligns with your values.

One of the best options for getting the best price and a fair deal is to work with a private, local builder, like Centra Companies. We care about our clients and our communities, and the money stays local.

Our Clients Are Our Focus

Relationships are critical in real estate. As a private, local builder we see a project through from start to finish. We want to make sure all stakeholders are happy throughout the entire process — from selling the land to designing the development to building it. Whether you’re a family, farmer or estate trustee wanting to sell land, we work with you to get a fair deal.

At Centra Companies, we communicate every step of the way and see relationships as partnerships with our neighbors. We depend on our reputation and the needs of our neighborhoods, which is why we have a trusted footprint across 30 suburbs in the Twin Cities. We ensure that every Centra-built home fits the community’s vision, and we strive to do what’s best for our community members. We’re open and honest during every step and maintain positive relationships with the people in our neighborhoods.

We Value Our Community

When a public company buys land, they’re often out-of-state. In fact, many of these large, out-of-state companies have never even set foot in the community and don’t know the area well. Decisions are made strictly based on what’s seen on paper. Even if an out-of-state company has a local representative, there are only so many promises they can make and, ultimately, don’t have the final say.

Local, private builders like us know the area and care about its future. We have extensive knowledge of the local market because it’s where we live and work. And thanks to our market expertise, we know exactly what home seekers are looking for, whether they’re first-time homebuyers or are looking to downsize. This gives us a huge advantage when it comes to understanding the demand and knowing what people in the community want and need. We care how projects will affect the area because it’s the place we call home, and we’re in it for the long haul.

The Money Stays Local

Local businesses are essential to communities by creating new jobs in the area and stimulating economic growth. The 100 largest homebuilders in the United States now account for about half of all single-family home sales. When money is spent locally, a large percentage is recirculated back into the community.

Local builders invest, hire and spend money in the community you live in and will likely outsource any work they cannot complete to other local businesses, which grows the economy even further. When Centra Companies starts a project, all the money stays local and isn’t going to a large, corporate office elsewhere.

As a landowner, there are many different paths you can take, but going with a private, local home builder will give you peace of mind and benefit your community too.

If you’d like more information about how to get started or if you have questions, schedule a call or visit