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What does it mean if a Real Estate Agent specializes in land or rural properties?

By Chad Garteski

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

When I get asked this question, the first thing that comes to my mind is that most days I put on boots when I go to work. When dealing with properties that entail acreages, what drives the market value can be significantly different compared to a home on a city lot. In the case of rural properties, the value of land or the attributes associated with the land are often the primary points of interest for potential buyers. To maximize your value when buying or selling, the attributes of the land must be available and appropriately showcased or featured. On rural property we could be talking about wildlife, farming, hunting, fishing or the ability to build a home on a given property. This is where my skill set and appreciation of the outdoors and country come into play. Having grown up in the hills and valleys of southeastern Minnesota, I am intimately familiar with the landscape and way of life. Some of the most basic tools are providing aerial maps, topographic maps, survey maps and soils maps for a given property. But, more importantly I invite the potential buyer on a guided tour of the entire property. It gets a little more challenging given that terrain and weather are not always cooperative. Again this is when specialized service comes into play. Where permitted, I use an all-terrain vehicle that can seat up to six adults, to get the customers out onto the land in a comfortable and timely manner. Showing properties through the winter such as the one we just had, was truly a challenge and required that I supply snowshoes and snowmobiles. What it really comes down to is if you are in the market to buy or sell rural property, make sure you are getting the service you deserve. Please check out our website at www.WeissChoice.com to see our approach to real estate.

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