Big Acreage and Friday Night Humor from TN

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Big Acreage and Friday Night Humor from TN


It's 8:30 pm on Friday night, and once again I'm still at the office.  I've got a marathon week of showing big acreage tracts of land next week and those require a good bit of advanced planning. To properly show large acreage you need to pull tax maps, topo maps, FEMA flood plane maps, and surveys. You've also got to note the addresses of nearby houses since raw land generally doesn't have a 911 address assigned.  In addition, you've got to note where the access points are and have a 4x4 to traverse the rough cut roads across ridges and "hollers."  Lastly, you've got to have waterproof knee-high boots, rugged denim jeans, and a case of Deepwoods Off to deal with the snakes, ticks, and rough underbrush.  Doesn't that sound like fun?!  (I'm an avid hiker, so I'm really not complaining.)

Now, what does that have to do with my late Friday night humor?  Well, there are some other factors that occasionally crop up here in Tennessee. Sometimes properties have deed restrictions.  While putting together my showing packages for next week I came across a property with restrictions so funny I had to share.

Tennessee Acreage

I'm just hoping my buyers won't be too disappointed!

From the hills of the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee, have a great night y'all!

upper cumberland Tennessee

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Virginia Kail


Cookeville TN native. A full time, full service agent for the entire Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.

931-260-4729 cell

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Virginia Kail

Virginia Kail- real estate agent, Cookeville TN

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Comments (5)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"No Stills". . .Ya gotta just love it!  Why were visions of that old Burt Reynolds movie, "Deliverance," jumping around in my head?

Jul 08, 2017 03:24 AM
Virginia Kail

I'm pretty sure I occasionally hear banjo music. lol

Jul 08, 2017 06:33 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Virginia, yes there is a lot of preparation involved with showing large wooded tracts of land and your clients are fortunate to have you represent them with all the background and preparation you are doing for them.  

I was wondering if you were going to mention attire and you are certainly well prepared for traversing and walking the land!  Last time I was down in Tennessee I was trail riding on a horse and my horse halted at a sharp turn beside a big, fat cottonmouth!  I was scared to death the horse was going to throw me off right beside the cottonmouth!  I have never seen a bigger snake in the woods!

You live in a beautiful area Virginia, and best wishes for a successful week showing those properties to your clients!

Loved the "NO STILLS" deed restriction, but do they allow Crosby, Nash, and Young???   ^_~

Jul 08, 2017 06:12 AM
Virginia Kail

Thanks for stopping by Bruce.  I'm definitely always prepared when I go out to show land, especially for snakes. I have a healthy fear of those guys!  I'm glad your Tennessee trail riding story didn't end with you on top of a cottonmouth - they aren't known for their sunny disposition.  ;)

Jul 08, 2017 06:38 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

My grandson goes to Georgia Tech.  Last summer he posted on Facebook that he was doing a raft trip up in Tennessee with fraternity brothers.  I immediately conjured dark "Deliverance" thoughts, and was glad when he was back home! He had nothing but wonderful things to say about Tennessee however!

Jul 08, 2017 01:51 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Reminds me of a tract of land I showed earlier this year that had been the site of a moon shine operation.  The glass bottles they put it in were still in the ravine.  Gotta love living in an area with history.

Jul 08, 2017 03:44 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Very humerous post and it's great to find you in the Rain. I like your style. Looking foward to reading more.  D 

Oct 22, 2017 11:01 AM