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How Big is Heaven?
How much land do you need? How much land do you want? How big is your bank account? The answers to these questions are important when you’re looking for that little piece of heaven you can call your own. “I don’t sell an average piece of property - whatever average means,” Kerry Johnson of Mossy Oak Properties BioVenture Investment in Jackson, Missouri,” says. “In the winter of 2006, I sold a tract of land that was more than 2,000 acres. Today, I’ve got a gentleman traveling from out of state to look at 19 acres of riverfront property. Before I’ve also sold a lot less than an acre of land.” Everyone has his or her own view of what heaven will be like and of what’s the perfect piece of rural property for his family. That’s the reason there are Mossy Oak Properties’ realtors.
The Mossy Oak Properties’ realtor’s job is to understand not only the type and the size of land you want and the amount of money you have to spend, but also what your plans and goals are for a piece of property. Then the realtor will begin to find the property that matches your expectations. Of course, there will be some compromises. You may be looking for a piece of property with 150+ point Boone & Crockett bucks, a good turkey population, plenty of ducks, a place to plant a garden, a riding trail and a place to take nature walks. But you may not be able to afford that land. However, your Mossy Oak Properties’ realtor like Kerry Johnson may be able to locate property with an average turkey population and an average deer herd that may produce world class whitetails with some management and habitat manipulation, create a place where you can hear turkeys gobble during the spring and possibly build a pond where you not only will have ducks but also quality fish. A good realtor like Johnson will help you identify your dream, realistically look at the amount of land you can afford and then begin to work to find the property that can become what you want it to be, if it’s not already available.
“The quality of the property, the amount of wildlife on it, what the property’s been used for in the past, and what the property can be used for in the future all come together in the selling price of the land,” Johnson explains.
There once was a clear-cut line between investment property and recreational property. However, today, those lines are beginning to blur. We’re seeing more investors buying lands for investments and for recreational purposes. If you look for a piece of property in this light, it’s easy to see how you can have your cake (your investment) and also eat that cake (enjoy that property for recreation). “Our customers are realizing that they can take a certain amount of money, invest it in forest-recreation lands or farmlands and enjoy the property at the same time they watch their investment grow,” Johnson comments.
To contact Kerry Johnson at Mossy Oak Properties BioVenture Investments, write 4012 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755; call 573-388-2323; or email email@example.com.
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