Have you ever heard a line in a movie that just kind of stuck with you, even years after you read a book or watched a movie? For me, in Margaret Mitchell's, "Gone With the Wind," Gerald O'Hara made a comment to his daughter Scarlet about land, early in the story. For whatever reason, his comment to was seared into my memory as if he spoke it to me.
“The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts."
Sometimes, I wonder if Gerald O'Hara's comment is what made me fall in love with selling rural real estate.
I have been a real estate agent for well over 15 years. (I stopped counting at 15 years because a higher number of years of experience simply makes me feel like I am getting old.) Anyway, over the years, I have had the opportunity to see many houses. Some houses have been well cared for and stood the test of time. Others haven't. Some have burned down. In all honestly, it would be best if other dilapidate homes did burn down. Some houses are torn down to make way for new structures. Unless they are well cared for and not in an area that is getting redeveloped, houses can potentially come and go.
Yet often, in most cases land lasts. The exception would be ocean front property or land along rivers and water ways. That land may wash and erode. Yet those types of properties tend to be more of the exception rather than the rule for most of us in the United States.
Horse in Elbert, Colorado pasture photographed by Sondra Meyer
As we start 2019, I would like to challenge each of you to take some time to get out and enjoy the land that surrounds you. It might be the land in your backyard or a neighborhood park. It might be land that belongs to a farmer, rancher or conservationist in your area. The land may have beautiful flower gardens. It may be a grassy field. It could be covered with trees. It could be a mountain side. Regardless, look and find the beauty that surrounds you.
If you dream of owning your own piece of land, maybe 2019 will be the year to make that dream come true.
Star View Real Estate
Colorado Horse & Country Property Specialist
Colorado. See It. Experience It. Live It
Note: All photographs taken by Sondra Meyer and can not be used without written permission.