What Sells Hunting Land

In previous blogs, we’ve talked about some sound strategies that potential land buyers can follow to help level the process such as what to look for, how to properly budget, etc. On the flip side, landowners looking to put their property on the market face several challenges in figuring out what sells hunting land. The following are a few important suggestions to improve the appeal of the property you’re looking to sell.

Return On Investment

You likely won’t know the intentions of potential buyers, at least not right away, but it’s safe to assume they may be purchasing the property as an investment. We listed this first because the next several really tie into what makes the property an investment, and some implementations that can help increase the return. Be prepared to receive a low-ball offer from anyone looking to buy your land solely as an investment.

Recreation

What sells hunting land is keeping your property looking nice so that interested buyers get a good first impression.
What sells hunting land is keeping your property looking nice so that interested buyers get a good first impression. 

What will a potential buyer be able to do on the property? Will they be able to hunt, ride ATVs, fish or swim? This is especially important for families with children. As is presentation.

Cleanliness is important to interested buyers, and there shouldn’t be a bunch of junk or broken down farm equipment serving as weed gardens around the property. These can prove dangerous for riding ATVs, and just make the place look unappealing.

Road Access

Show off the infrastructure of the property by keeping the access routes clean. It’s attractive to see roads and paths that are cultivated for foot, ATV and truck traffic. This will also serve as a blueprint for potential buyers on how they can expect the property to look.

Proximity

Even if seclusion is the goal, it’s nice to be close to at least a small town that can provide easy access to the essentials. You can’t move a farm closer to town. But for future investments it’s best to recognize the appeal of driving one hour from home to hunt rather than half a day.

Wildlife

Show interested buyers trail camera photos of deer from your property, as a testament to how well the herd is managed.
Show interested buyers trail camera photos of deer from your property, as a testament to how well the herd is managed. 

Keep your feeders full and the game cameras fully charged. Print out some photos that have captured a few of the nicer bucks that live in the area to show off to interested buyers. This is the ultimate proof that you’ve done your homework and the property is capable of producing trophy bucks.

Water

If you’re early in the investment stage, meaning you’ve just purchased a property to eventually sell, rent a bulldozer and dig a pond or two. Stock it with fish, which will increase the recreational value of the property. Consider a Banks Wild Water System to install if the property has no natural water sources.

Price

Fairly priced land is going to get more consideration. Don’t list it too low to give the appearance of desperation; yet don’t set the bar too high to not attract any interest. Connect with one of our agents to get the ball rolling on setting the correct dollar amount for your property.