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tInThisIssueWinter2012-2013Issue1-Volume4MakeyourfrstpropertyvisitcountStatebyStateUpdatesQAwithBobCrawordCrawordOlsonBrokerSpotlightUnitedCountryDirectoryoPotlatchPreerredBrokersCoverstorycontinuedonpage4PAGE1BLOGFollowPotlatchatwww.PotlatchLandandHunt.comMakeyourfrstpropertyvisitcountThinkaboutthisscenarioYouhavejustdriven3hoursromhometoseetworecreationalpropertiesthatareatthetopoyourwishlist.Butateralongdayolookingyourealizethatneitherpropertyftsyourneedsatall.Talkaboutrustration.Youx19vejustwastedadayandnowyouhavetostartover.SohowcanpropertybuyersavoidthisromhappeningtothemQuitesimplyworkwithyourrealestatebrokertodoyourhomeworkbeoreyouvisit.Withthatinmindherearesometipstomakethefrstpropertyvisitthemostproductiveitcanbe.1.Workwithabrokerwhohasexperienceinrecreationallandsales.Thisiscriticaltoyoursuccess.Therightbrokerwillunderstandrecreationallandwillknowwhatkindsoquestionstoaskthatwillhelpyounarrowyoursearchandwillknowthegeographicareayouareinterestedin.Sellingrecreationalpropertyisverydierentromsellinghomesinaneighborhoodandyoushouldhaveaspecialistworkingonyourbehalwithlocalknowledge.2.Determinehowyouwanttousetheproperty.Figuringthisoutwillgoalongwaytowardsdeterminingwhichpropertiesmakeyourwishlist.DoyouwanttoputatraileronthepropertyorweekendsordoyouwanttobuildavacationhomeAreyougoingtohuntonthepropertyIsitimportanttohaveacresuponacresopubliclandsnearbyorrecreationAndwillyoubelookingatthepropertyasatimberinvestmentIsothenumberqualityandageothetreeswillbeimportant.AreyoulookingorinvestmentinlandthathasuturesubdivisionpotentialSomebuyerswanttohavethepossibilityosubdividingtheirlandatsomepointintheuture.Onceyouhaveanswerstothesequestionsitwillbeeasyorthebrokertosupplyyouwithseveralspecifcpropertiesthatmatchyourneeds.3.Decidearangeforwhatyouarewillingtopayandberealistic.Pricingorrecreationalpropertyinmanypartsothecountryhasbottomedoutandisactuallyincreasinginsomeareas.Couplethatwiththeactthatewerownersaredoingx1cdistressedx1dsalesandwearefndingthatthespreadsbetweenlistingpricesandsalespricesareotennarrowernowthantheywereseveralyearsago.Sohavingarealisticbudgetinmindwillpreventyouromwastingyourtimelookingorpropertiesthatarebeyondwhatyouwanttospend.Butalsoknowtherearewaystothinkcreativelythatcanhelpyougetyourdreamproperty.x1cForexampleiyoucanx19taordsayanentire600-acrepropertythatftsyourwishlistperhapsthesellerwouldbewillingtoletyoubuyapieceoitx1dsaysRickMusickoUnitedCountryMusickSonsAuctionandRealEstateServicesinNampaIDpartothePotlatchPreerredBrokernetwork.Thebestoftheseason.HappyNewYearfromfromallofusatPotlatch