Why Should I Hire A Forester To Sell My Timber? Q&A#4

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Why Should I Hire A Forester To Sell My Timber?  Q&A#4forest

Over the past 25 years I cannot count the number of clients who have come to me after learning the answer to this question the hard way.

Many people feel that they can do the job themselves, or they have a friend or relative who is a logger and offers to help them out.  They all end up gaining a small fraction of what their timber is worth and to add insult to injury their forest is seriously degraded in the process.




A forester knows how to;

  • Expertly market your timber to get you up to 1000% more money for your trees!
  • Mark the correct trees resulting in an increase in the value of the residual forest rather than a forest degradation!
  • Plan the timber sale so that the land will not be harmed from excessive rutting, damage to streams, and damage to residual trees.
  • Structure and administer a contract so that the clients’ interests are protected both financially and environmentally.
  • Determine which loggers are good and which are not.
  • Get the loggers to follow the rules, and not try to get away with shortcuts and extra trees.
  • Plan a timber sale for maximum Wildlife habitat.


When you go to court over something that may be worth $10K-100k, do you hire an Attorney or do you do it yourself, or hire a friend or relative. 




Most foresters handle hundreds of timber sales, and most do it yourselfers handle one, who do you think knows what they are doing, and which one do you think that the loggers will try to take advantage of?

If you care about your forest and your pocketbook, hire an experienced Consulting Forester.




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Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Sounds like a job for a professional in the field.  Getting more money for the timber sounds like the purpose - so let a professional get it for you - the right way.

Mar 29, 2013 05:26 PM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

There is really no expense for hiring a professional, not the field. To me, it has always been a bargain. Great post you shared with all of us.

Mar 29, 2013 07:02 PM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Bob, I must say I am mesmerized by the wonderful photo shots you included in this post too...wonderful job!

Mar 29, 2013 11:56 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Those are ALL GREAT reasons to let the pros do the business because there are benefits that the average person doesn't know. 

May 09, 2016 07:35 AM #4
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Hi Bob, I am enjoying going through some of your early blog posts and reposts.

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