Buying and Selling Mountain Land


The quest to make the correct property price evaluation


Almost everyone has seen the clickbait about getting a free home valuation, probably multiple times every week.  The link usually leads you to a web page that prompts you for an address and your email, and then it will provide a number that is ostensibly the value of your home.  That is referred to as an Automated Valuation Model or AVM.

That number is pulled from a database where it averages the most recent sale prices of nearby homes.  It is usually meaningless for a number of reasons, the most obvious of which is the fact that they haven’t really seen your home.

But what about land, especially mountain land?

To my knowledge, and I’ve been doing this for nearly thirty years, there is nothing comparable when it comes to mountain land.

Every property is unique due to multiple characteristics such as:

  • size
  • shape
  • access
  • slope
  • tree cover
  • rocks and boulders
  • view
  • soil composition
  • geological features
  • exposure
  • drainage
  • effect of nearby properties
  • effect of nearby hills, valleys, tree covers
  • permeability and percolation
  • and a few dozen other characteristics

So, mountain land is different!

Because of the inherent uniqueness of mountain property, an in-person evaluation is always required in order for us to provide a reasonably accurate assessment of the market value.  In a lot of cases it can take multiple on-site visits not only to your subject property but also to neighboring properties and nearby geologic features to assess their impact on your property.

How to get started?

My team and I have availability to do this assessment, but first we will need to meet with you in person or virtually via Zoom or Teams.  We value our time as well as yours, so we will try to gather as much information as possible about the property in our meeting.

To start the process, either call our office or submit this brief information form and indicate when would be the best time for us to call you.

Please specify the location of the property (address, city, county, or legal description if known), and approximate size in acres in the Comments and Questions section of the form.

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