Hamlet to Try Selling Town-Owned Lot on Facebook

The Town of Hamlet continues trying to sell a piece of town-owned land at Lincoln and Pearl streets. The town council had previously discussed the idea of accepting sealed bids but stipulating that a home be built to the town’s specifications.

But last week, Council President Dave Kesvormas suggested simply listing the lot for sale on Facebook. “I don’t necessarily want to go with a realtor yet because then we have to pay a commission, and I think word of mouth will get it bought up really fast,” he said. “Especially on Facebook, somebody will swoop that up pretty quick.”

The town is asking for $7,900, which is the average of the two appraisals the town received. Street Superintendent Kevin Leinbach noted that the lot already has water and sewer taps.

Even though the town doesn’t plan to put any specific stipulations on the sale, Kesvormas still wants to see a home built. “We would like somebody to build a house as soon as possible, but with the current situation that we’re in, obviously, we’ll have to probably be a little flexible to that,” he noted.

The town had purchased the property at tax sale and demolished the home that previously stood there.