When the Stakes are High, Smart People Seek Professional Guidance

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

How Much Do You Save When You Do It Yourself?  (a Negative $492,600)forestry in Wisconsin


 Unfortunately the people who need to make the most money from their forest are generally the first people to take a small shortcut that will damage their forest and their bank account.


Countless examples have proven to us and our clients that it pays many times over to hire a Forester to manage your timber sale or a Forestland Real Estate expert to handle your Forestland sale.


  It really does pay big money to hire a forester.


  I recently had a man call me and ask for some advice in selling his timber.


  A logger had approached him and offered him $5000 for a "selective thinning" of his forest, cutting everything with a 10 inch stump or larger, and he was concerned about how this would look.


foresters in Wisconsin  And he should have been concerned, because what this logger was proposing was not a selective thinning, but rather a severe high-grade, and nearly a clearcut.  This would have destroyed his forest, leaving only the very poorest quality stunted trees to regenerate his future forest.


  I walked through the forest and quickly determined that we could get the landowner far more money and only remove the poorest quality trees, leaving the best quality trees to regenerate where these poor quality trees were removed.


  We went on to remove 30 percent of the trees in his forest, taking care to maintain proper spacing and only remove poor quality trees along with trees that were at risk of dying in the next 10 years. This left him with a forest where you could hardly tell that anything had been removed.


  This allowed the existing trees to have a bit more growing room and allowed a few areas where enough sunlight could reach the forest floor and allow for future trees to take root (these came from the seeds of the superior trees that we left standing).


polk timber sale comparison


  And after doing the opposite of what this logger did, and leaving this landowner with a significantly improved forest rather than a high graded ruined patch of brush land.  We gained this landowner $51000 for his timber, plus the added forest value, all at a cost of $3400 for our expenses.


Wisconsin forestsWhen dealing with your valuable assets, don’t skimp on the professionals whether it be a Realtor, Architect, Attorney, or a Forester.  







A good professional is always money well invested!

  • Get a good Forester who understands Investments.
  • And Get a Great Real Estate Profession who understands Timberland Investments.

Both can be found at Woodland Management Service and Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities!


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Bob holy smokes that is a HUGE difference in what  the advice of a professional  forester brings to the table VS just anyone that can smoke a mirror.  You bring the point home extremely well with your fact chart. I've missed reading your posts about what you do - keep on writing!

May 30, 2019 02:54 PM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, you bring up great reasons why those owning land should contact a forester.

May 30, 2019 05:15 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are true words, Bob!  High dollar investments deserve professional guidance.  Not having it can have high dollar consequences.

May 30, 2019 09:13 PM #3
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

This is just another example of the world being full of those looking to take advantage of the unsuspecting. So glad you were called for guidance!  Hiring a professional for just about anything is money well invested. 

May 31, 2019 07:28 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow! Those numbers tell the story, don't they? I'm so grateful you stepped in and saved the day. Or forest, in this case. Hurray. Love this story. 

Jun 01, 2019 07:20 AM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Excellent overview of why it pays to hire an experienced forester!

Jun 08, 2019 03:42 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - "shortcuts" make a difference.  And obviously NOT for the right reasons.  Good analysis.  Excellent advice.  

Jun 08, 2019 06:34 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Bob Crane - those numbers tell a compelling story.  Forest owners should contact you first.

Jun 08, 2019 12:36 PM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A great analogy that can be applied to a lot of things especially pruning our overall industry.

Jun 09, 2019 06:05 AM #9
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Yes, it pays to always consult with a professional unless, you have the knowledge, skill, time and tools or equipment to do the task yourself. Some have all the elements to do it themselves except they don't have the time to get it done.

Jun 10, 2019 10:59 PM #10
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

What a great illustration of the value that can be added by consulting a professional.     I wonder how that logger can sleep at night.

Jun 11, 2019 07:12 AM #11
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