Whenever people tell me they are looking for land I get involved with a passion when I am able. I love to show land and sell land more than any other type of real estate I know of. There is land you can farm, land for grazing, timber land, residential lots, ranchland, upland, bottomland, wasteland, land with live water, waterfront land, waterview land and so on. The more questions asked, the better picture of what type of land is being sought and even though that helps tremendously, you have to show them a lot of land before you can get a picture of what they really want.
Showing houses is a lot like showing land but there are only some many available that will fit the kind of criteria most search questions help narrow your choices down to. True, there may be several that are close but I find I can get closer to knowing what to show people sooner when dealing with house hunting than looking for land. Yes, I do enjoy helping people find the home they really are looking for and find it very rewarding and fulfilling when they say they have fallen in love with this house. Mission accomplished and usually in less time that I would expect after showing several that did not seem close.
But it just never goes that way with land hunting and the hunt is what I enjoy, which is probably why I love searching for the parcel my clients have pictured in their mind the most, because it really is the most challenging. We will look for two or three times longer for a piece of ground that is just what my clients want than for a house they have pictured in their minds. Every land search takes that much longer and is that much more challenging in my opinion. Knowing the challenge it presents and the hunt involved must get the “old hunter” going in me and makes my ears perk up every time I hear, “We are looking for some land” Yahoo, here we go again, around the Missouri Ozarks on my rounds.