Top 10 List for Selling Your Forestland at a Premium Price.

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Top 10 List for Selling Your Forestland at a Premium Price.Woodland management service, Wisconsin Foresters

 

1.Have a timber appraisal completed.
2. Conduct a wildlife inventory and habitat evaluation.
3. Have your boundaries clearly marked and cleared of brush.
4. Build and maintain trails leading to all of the properties best assets
5. Have wildlife photos taken
6. Have a forest management plan written to highlight the assets and potential of the future of the property.
forest management7. Have a forest map drawn with photo or topo background and showing all the forest assets.  This map should also have GPS and GIS functionality so that buyers can have it loaded onto their gps units before touring the property.
8. Have a wildlife and recreation map drawn showing the wildlife habitats, trails, feeding areas, and wildlife sightings.
9. Hire a quality Realtor who specializes in forestland properties.
10. Hire a Great Forestry And Wildlife Management Company Like Woodland Management Service to guide you through these important steps.

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Rainmaker
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MaryKay Shumway, YourDoorCounty
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
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Nice post for any acreage!

May 19, 2013 10:33 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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Looks like you may have done this a time or two. Interesting post.

May 19, 2013 10:38 PM #7
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

35% of our sales is raw land, usually for recreational, retirement if it has a waterfront element. But wooded wood lots that are not cut so hard a wood pecker would have to pack a lunch to fly across...those are like good. And get gobbled up within hours...with multiple buyers that carries swedish sounding chain saws with bar files and oil. Timber.

May 19, 2013 10:50 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Bob, I can see where forestland is a specialty all by itself. It will pay for the seller and buyer to work with an expert like yourself in this specialized area of real estate.

May 19, 2013 10:53 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
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This area requires the afore-mentioned dynamics...good post and I find it interesting that people would even consider a FSBO

May 19, 2013 11:40 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Look at you mr Feature man....all the tutoring is paying off huh?  Hope so on the business side too...take care!

May 20, 2013 12:04 AM #11
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Bob, there are occasions where out here in "timber" country, this kind of land becomes of interest to a buyer in our vicinity. Our office has worked with these kind of people for years, because Vernonia was a big logging community--that's how it became a town originally. I don't specialize in this, which makes this featured blog even more important to "bookmark".

Thanks for being such a great expert (and a really fun guy, too!)

Congrats on the feature, Bob....well deserved.

May 20, 2013 12:31 AM #12
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Bob, this list proves why Bob Crane is the man to work with for forestland in the Wisconsin area, especially the Stephens Point WI area. Sharon

May 20, 2013 01:00 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

That is a great list of things to do to help sell your forestland at the best price. The photo is so beautiful. I hate to think about it being cut for timber.

Betty

May 20, 2013 01:38 AM #14
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Roger Stensland
The Cascade Team Real Estate - Maple Valley, WA
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Good post.  I have never done this as of yet, but if the need arises, these are good points to keep in mind.  I am sure that I'll team up with a Realtor® who is already experienced in this type of endeavor before doing one solo.

May 20, 2013 03:19 AM #15
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192
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And this is why people need to be consulting with those who know what they are doing.  I would have no clue on selling or buying forested land.  You are certainly the 'go to'!  (and just look at all your features)

May 20, 2013 04:55 AM #16
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Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
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Boundaries marked and clear of brush -- that should be #1 on your list!

May 20, 2013 06:44 AM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob excellent list, most people should just reach out to you since clearly you are the expert on this type of purchase or sale. On a side note loved Lenn's question, I am sure the Fish add Value to the sale!, Endre

Nov 18, 2013 04:12 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Great advice Bob - you'd be the guy to call for analysis of forest property prior to purchase.

Jan 16, 2014 04:19 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
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These are the exact reasons why it is important to have someone an expert in the field when you are selling forestland property.  

Jan 29, 2014 12:38 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland Homes

Wow, who knew there was so much to think about when selling woodland property? One thing is for sure - you are the expert! Thanks for sharing this very useful information, Bob!

Jun 18, 2014 03:37 PM #21
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Bob, Your list of "musts" makes me thnk that this is for large holdings only. But what can a small woodlot afford?

Bill Roberts

Dec 14, 2014 10:26 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

What a great article and I am so glad that this was featured.  Your writing is so informative and so very interesting about land management, Bob.

Feb 25, 2015 09:46 AM #23
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Nicholas Crane
Crane Forest and Property Management - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for the great top ten List.  I completely agree, One more thing I would add is to make sure that the person showing the property is passionate about it and willing to "drag" potential buyers to the main assets of your property.

 

Apr 18, 2015 09:46 AM #24
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Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv
Surf City Realty 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
28+ years serving Investors/Banks/Buyers/sellers

Thanks Mr. B... this is definitely out of my area of expertise.... everything is concrete where I live and steel framing it seems.

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