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Tips For Buying Hunting Land: Starting The Search

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While you may have been hunting for years on a friend’s property or public acreage, there is nothing quite like having your own hunting land to do with it what you want and enjoy a hunt when you please. Browse all the Michigan Hunting Land for Sale that Michigan Whitetail Properties has and find a property that suits your hunting and outdoor-recreation interests, whether you’re an individual looking to invest in hunting land for future use or commercial operation looking for land on which to expand your commercial hunting operation. You can set your own guidelines for how many people are on your property at a time or only use it yourself. Heck, you can even live on it. You set the rules!

With that being said, here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes time to buy the land of your dreams:

1. Determine Your Budget

Defining your budget and setting monetary boundaries is an essential factor to predetermine. This gives you and your agent a place to start, or more importantly, a place to stop. There’s no point in falling in love with a property that you can’t afford. All this will do is force your subconscious mind to compare affordable properties with those that are out of reach, which can sometimes make even a really good parcel seem mediocre.

2. Find A Realtor Who Specializes in Recreational Property

Finding a realtor who specializes and has experience in this realm is fundamental for you to be satisfied with the end result, calling a great piece of land your own! There are several things to look for when searching for your realtor, good communication for starters. Do they answer when you call? This can suggest a lot. Secondly, do they have the tools and knowledge about the area you’re looking to purchase in? Be sure you find an agent that specializes in whatever type of property you’re looking to purchase, always remaining mindful of your personal goals and wishes. The staff at Michigan Whitetail Properties is more than qualified to be your agent!

3. Location

Knowing the accessibility to a possible chunk of property is undoubtedly necessary and definitely brings those original goals and plans into play. Is it accessible by road or does it at least have some sort of maintained path that will get you in and out of the area? Will you be using a pickup truck or ATV to transport equipment, such as treestands and trail cameras, in addition to getting to the tree stand during the hunting season? Or, will you be planting large food plots that will require large landscape or farm machinery to be used?

4. Determine How Much Work it Needs

Branching off what we said in the previous tip, you also need to consider how much work the property needs. What if it doesn’t have the necessary trails to navigate the land? You will need to pay someone or spend your own time clearing out the land and cutting the navigational trails that you need. Outside of the land, oftentimes the land already comes with a house or cabin on it. You also want to keep in mind if that fits your needs or if it needs updating. If it needs some remodeling, you need to keep in mind and budget for the renovation costs. Find a place that needs minimal work or that is under budget to leave some relief for renovating.

5. Take Your Time

Clearly, making an investment in a piece of land you plan to utilize primarily for hunting and land management is not something to be taken lightly. Making snap and uninformed choices will get you nowhere in a hurry, including the possibility of wasting a whole lot of cash in your haste to simply own a property. While patience is difficult for some, taking your time to research and locate a reputable and knowledgeable land specialist, and asking what may seem like an insane amount of questions, can only provide you with a positive outcome. Signing your name on the dotted line of what will hopefully become your very own whitetail hunting paradise, will be a great reward!

Contact Michigan Whitetail Properties to start your search today!