Dan Carpenter, Cabins and Homestead Property Expert (Mountain Retreat Real Estate)

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Elise Harron
Dirt Road Real Estate - Kingman, AZ
Rural Vacant Land and Development Specialist

Hey - are you guys talking about me - I love these kinds of properties - in fact it is embarrasing when I run comps for Appraisers and 8 of 9 are either my listing my Buyers or more often than not both!!!!!  How can I help? 

Off-grid is the WAY to live, everything is your problem and your fault - you are the power company, the water company, the trash guy, the grocery store (if you are doing it right) and the butcher!!!!! 

Many years ago when I chose to work primarily in this little niche they cautioned me that you "can't make a living on vacant land"... and if you are supporting a $500k house payment, two car payments and eating out 4 days a week you are probably right - I'd starve - but living the lifestyle of off-grid rural and making a sensabile income is THE WAY!!!!!! 

I'm happy to have anyone staulk my blogs and learn what they can  and ask questions about what they don't find.  Each questions usually turns into yet another Blog....

Living the Life and LOVIN' it!!!!!

Cheers,

 

Sep 22, 2016 03:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Elise Harron sells a lot of properties that match this description.

Sep 21, 2016 01:52 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I suspect this is going to be very location specific;  when we bought our last house, we looked for acreage, a pond and a well, specifically, in order to be more self sufficient.  

Sep 21, 2016 12:16 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

We don't have too many of those here in the big city!  Maybe the White House, but while it may be for sale, there are no Realtors involved.

Sep 21, 2016 01:15 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     After 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama and a RINO Congress, a lot of people are looking to move "Off the Grid".   If Hillary steals the election, there will be even more people looking.   Great niche!

Sep 21, 2016 08:39 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Check the listing blogs.  There is a lady (whose name escapes me) in Arizona that has almost exclusively off-grid homes.

Sep 21, 2016 05:44 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Not here in IL that's for sure. 

Sep 21, 2016 05:39 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've had a few of these over the years but they're scattered, few and far between.  Not something I'd like to have as my niche as they're not as popular as one would think.

Sep 21, 2016 05:35 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wow. That is a new terminology to be added to my vocabulary.

Sep 21, 2016 05:03 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not in my area of western Pennsylvania.  Dan Carpenter Please write a post when you learn more about these 'self-sufficient' properties.  Just curious.

Sep 21, 2016 01:05 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sounds like an Off-Grider niche. Interesting!

Sep 21, 2016 12:31 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Never heard this term used.

Sep 21, 2016 12:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

not in my area....

Sep 21, 2016 12:07 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I do not know of any but perhaps someone else knows someone.

Sep 21, 2016 12:07 AM
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Sarath Das
JRJ Complex - Sydney, AU
A small SEO firm

Are you searching for location-based agents for properties?

Happy Friendship day  to you brother: 

Jul 12, 2017 11:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have not heard of any agent in my area that specializes in that type of property but in some parts of the country there may be a real need for a specialized agent.

Sep 21, 2016 11:11 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There are none like that in my area, but partially there are many

Sep 21, 2016 08:39 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

How interesting! Not aware of any in my area, sorry.

Sep 21, 2016 06:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dan Carpenter I do not know of anyone in my area.

Sep 21, 2016 03:33 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Not me.

Sep 21, 2016 02:53 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry never heard of that niche.

Sep 21, 2016 02:25 AM