How do I Buy or Sell a Historic Home?Updated 7/15/2011
The National Trust’s award-winning bi-monthly magazine, Preservation, lists a variety of historic homes for sale that can be found in the Historic Properties section toward the back of the magazine. For information on listing your property, please visit www.preservationnation.org/magazine/advertise/advertise-your-historic-proper.html. To place an ad in Preservation, please contact Beth Siegel at 202-588-6069, or by email Beth_Siegel@nthp.org.
Additionally, the National Trust’s website includes a Historic Properties for Sale site found here: www.historicrealestate.preservationnation.org/, which includes listings from Preservation magazine as well as web-only listings. Listings ranging from move-in ready to distressed properties can be added to the site directly by sellers. For more information about listing a property, email HistoricRealEstate@nthp.org.
Until 2010, the National Trust partnered with ERA Franchise Systems, Inc, to offer the Historic Real Estate Training Program for Realtors who specialized in selling historic homes. Although the program was discontinued, you might contact ERA to see if they still have the list of Realtors trained under this program.
Your State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Statewide and Local Preservation Organizations may be able to offer additional suggestions for buying and selling historic homes for sale in your state. Their contact information is at this link: www.preservationnation.org/contacts/