DIY?? Remember what they say about folks that represent themselves...

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Services for Real Estate Pros 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.

 

  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).

 

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  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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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Some people would have jumped at that and been eally sorry.  That was not even a large sum of money either

May 14, 2018 02:02 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Good point about hiring professionals.

Are the trees that are cut down removed from the property, or does that depend on the specific land owner?

Years ago we had some trees cut down on our property and the tops of the trees were left all over the place. I'm wondering if that's a normal process.

May 14, 2018 03:09 AM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

That is a substantial increase in the bottom line.  Your charges more than compensated him, good call on his part.

May 14, 2018 03:50 AM #3
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Foster Smith Summerville
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Great advice. Glad you were there for your client!

May 14, 2018 04:25 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Bob.  Very convincing example of the value you bring to forestry and to the landowners.

May 15, 2018 04:43 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
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Boy those numbers are drastically different. I am glad the owner called you before harming himself financially.

May 15, 2018 08:14 PM #6
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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I wouldn't take out my own appendix. You're the man I would call for my forestry needs!

May 16, 2018 01:48 PM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Bob, funny you should say, I do not target FSBOS I was driving in my neck of the woods and there was one so I called him and asked "WHY???" he got quite defensive, there was no way I could change his attitude and mood so I just said I was curious? that is all nothing meant by it no hidden meanings... he wanted to save money but over priced his home by about $150k in a seller's market... all the best to him...Endre

May 17, 2018 11:32 PM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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That’s some pretty good savings if you can get it going for yourself. But you have the right idea, I think

May 20, 2018 09:05 PM #9
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Laura Cerrano
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Funny you should say that but that happens sometimes, right? Take care of it with everything, Endre Barath, Jr.

May 20, 2018 09:07 PM #10
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