Clayton, a national homebuilder of site-built and off-site built homes, has launched Find Land, a search engine tool to help homebuyers find property listed for sale where off-site built homes could be placed.

The new digital experience taps into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and allows future buyers to search by zip code for available lots on a regional map. Users can filter land-for-sale searches by preferred distance from the chosen zip code and by price range. Search results provide photos, added property detail such as zoning, as well as real estate agent contact information.

Clayton said the company invested in the technology and released the product as part of a multi-pronged approach to create more access to the benefits of factory-built homes. More and more off-site built homes are being permanently attached to land with features like garages and porches, so Clayton integrated the “find land” feature into its digital home shopping experience.

“In a time when our customers may understandably prefer to shop digitally as they search for the perfect new home and property, innovative website tools like Find Land help make this possible,” said Pat Egan, vice president of Clayton corporate marketing.  “Clayton remains committed to improving our customer experience by transforming the journey to find the perfect home for families who are seeking an affordable, quality housing solution. We know finding the ideal location to place a forever home is just as important as finding the dream floor plan.”

Find Land assists many homebuyers, including those purchasing CrossMod™ homes, the newest class of manufactured housing, which incorporates features that are similar to site-built homes. These beautiful homes are designed to be permanently affixed to land and have the potential to increase in value over time. Clayton’s CrossMod home features include a permanent foundation, enhanced cabinets, drywall interiors, energy-efficient standards and features, an elevated roof pitch, and a covered porch, garage, or carport.

Find Land assists homebuyers and homesellers by integrating the property buying process and the off-site built home shopping experience.


Originally printed in MHInsider magazine
Sept/Oct 2020 issue