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InThisIssueFall2013Issue2-Volume3AQuarterlyInsightintoRecreationalRealEstateCoverstorycontinuedonpage4Continuedonpage2PAGE1Ifyourethinkingosomedayhavingacabinonyourrecreationalpropertythetimetostartthinkingaboutitisbeoreyoubuytheland.ThisissomethingthebrokersinthePotlatchPreerredBrokerNetworktalkaboutwithbuyersallthetime.Insomecasesthebuyermaywanttolookorpropertythatalreadyhasastructureonitinothercasestheyjustwanttohavetheoptionortheuture.ThereareanumberoquestionstobeanswerediyouthinkyouwantmorethansimplyhavingopenspacetohuntonsaidCharlieChernakoBearIslandLandCo.inMinnesota.Chernakscompanysellsavarietyorecreationalpropertiessometimeswithstructuressometimeswithout.ThisallBearIslandisoeringanew12x16huntingcabinononeoitslistedproperties.Thecabinhasroomorsixbunksandawoodstoveperectorhunters.OtherPotlatchPreerredBrokersalsohaverelationshipsthatcanhelpingettingastructurebuilt.NatalieCowartoBanningJunctionRealEstateinMinnesotaJ.D.NeeleyoNeeleyForestryServiceinArkansasandRickMusickoMusickSonsinIdahoareeachafliatedwiththeUnitedCountryrealestategroupwhichworkswithRockyBuildingonyourpropertystartswiththerightquestions.BuildingonyourpropertystartswiththerightquestionsStatebyStateUpdatesQAwithRickMusickMusickSonsBrokerSpotlightBearIslandLandCo.DirectoryofPotlatchPreferredBrokersRickMusickQAQAIsthereamisperceptionaboutwhattypeoflandistypicallysoldatauctionSometimesyes.Whenyouseethewordsoreclosurelandauctioninthenewsitusuallymeansabankortitlecompanyislistingthepropertytoclearallinterestinitsothelendercansellit.Butnotalllandauctionsareoreclosedordistressedproperty.Thatsthemisperception.Thepurposeoalandauctionistomarketthepropertytoasmanypeopleaspossibleandgenerateexcitement.Theselleroersthepropertyabuyerstepsupwiththehighestpriceandweacceptthepriceorurthernegotiateit.Wereertothisasanacceleratedmarketingcampaign.Moreandmoreauctionsarebecomingcommonasawaytosellnon-distressedproperties.IstheremorethanonetypeoflandauctionTherearedierenttypesolandauctions.Inanabsoluteauctionthepropertyissoldtothehighestqualifedbidderwithnolimitingconditionsorminimumsaleamount.Thepropertyistypicallysoldorcashandchangeshandsonthesameday.ThentheresanownerconfrmationauctionwheretheauctioneertakesthehighestbidandpresentsittothesellerorconsiderationbutUnitedCountryMusickSonsAuction PAGE3QAPAGE2theownerisnotobligatedtoselltothatbidder.Andinapublishedminimumbidauctiontheselleristellingtheworldthatheiscommittedtosellingthepropertyatacertainpriceoranythingaboveit.HowdoprospectivebuyersgettheinformationneededpriortoparticipatinginanauctionandwhatkindsofthingsshouldtheyknowItusedtobethatwhenyouboughtapropertyyoufrsttraveledtothesitetocheckitout.Butintodaysmarketbuyerscanvisitthepropertyonlinethroughwebinarsandauctioninormationpackagescanbesentviaemail.Ourgoalistoprovidealltheinormationneededtomakeadecision.Knowledgeisparamount.Prospectivebuyersneedtolearnasmuchaspossibleaboutthepropertytheyreinterestedinbeoretheauction.Buyersalsoneedtoknowwhattypeoauctiontheyareparticipatinginsotheycanbidaccordingly.IsitaliveauctionanInternetauctionorahybridothetwoWehaveseenthatwiththepopularityoonlinebiddingmoreandmorepeoplearequicklybecomingcomortablewiththeauctionprocess.FinallyanyoneparticipatingneedstounderstandauctiontermsandconditionsandagreatsourceorthatinormationistheNationalAuctioneerAssociationswebsite.ItisagreatplacetofndaGlossaryoTermsyoullneedtoknowlearnmoreabouttheindustryandthecodeoethicsitsmembersadhereto.EditorsNoteInlateSeptember2013theMusickAuctionTeamsuccessfullymarketedforauction6Potlatchproperties.Oftheproperties4eithersoldorhadoffersatorsinceauctionandareexpectedtoclosebeforetheendoftheyear.IthasbeenasmoothprocessforallinvolvedleadingtomorehappyPotlatchbuyers.ThanksRickteamforajobwelldoneState-by-StateMinnesotaRodOsterlohCloseConverseMinnesotaisknownasthelando10000lakesandevenmorepondsandshallowlakes.Wherethereisthatmuchwaterthereswaterowl.DuckhuntingisaverybigdealinourareasaysRodOsterloh.Butwehaveadiversityohuntingopportunitieslikewhitetaildeerbearturkeysandgrouse.TherearelotsodierentwaystoenjoyyourPotlatchpropertyinadditiontohuntingtoo.Hikingcampingall-terrainvehiclesandsnowmobilingarehighonthelistormanypeople.Toextendthebiggameseasononeotheothermajoropportunitiesisbowhunting.ArcheryseasonstartedSeptember13thandrunsthroughtheendotheyear.WehavethousandsoacresoPotlatchlandorguyswhoenjoyarcheryOsterlohsays.TwomajorbowhuntsareheldatCampRipleyeachyearandOsterlohsaysalotobigbuckscomeoutotheCampaddingtothepopularityotheevents.Whenavidhuntersbecomepotentialpropertybuyerstheytendtoknowexactlywhattheyrelookingor.Alotoolksarelocationspecifcandasexperiencedhunterstheyknowwhatqualitiestheywanthesays.OncepeopleownapieceoPotlatchlandtheyhaveavarietyohuntingopportunitiestoexplore.ArkansasMarkKnightJimKnoxDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateWhenitcomestooutdoorrecreationinArkansashuntingopportunitiesareabigdraw.JimKnoxofcemanagerorDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateisahuntingenthusiast.ArkansasisbestknownoritsduckhuntingandKnoxispassionateaboutit.Oneothemostspecialoutdoorpursuitsissittinginablind30minutesbeoresunriseandwatchingtheduckscomeinsaysKnox.HeseagerlyanticipatingtheNovember23rdstartotheseasonanditlookslikeitsshapinguptobeagoodone.ThisspringsawabundantmoistureinmuchotheheartoNorthAmericasmostimportantduckbreedingareassaidDucksUnlimitedChieScientistDaleHumburginarecentreport.Thatbodeswellorduckbreedingsuccessthissummerandhopeullyorhuntingthisall.IdahoBobCrawfordCrawfordOlsonRealEstateServicesInIdahooutdoorrecreationalopportunitiesaboundallyearlongwhichiswhyBobCrawordloveslivingthere.InparticularheenjoysthewaterandlovesvisitingKellysWhitewaterParkonthePayetteRiverinCascadeIdaho.KayakingandratingareverypopularactivitieshesaysandtheParkhashostedtwoNationalKayakChampionships.CrawordpreersstanduppaddleboardingandsaystheParkisgarneringattentionorthatactivityaswell.HealsoenjoyshikingandthenearbyPonderosaStateParkprovidesaneasily-accessibletrailsystem.Ponderosaisalsohisdestinationochoiceorwinterunlikeskateskiingacross-countryskiingtechniquewheretheskierkeepsthetipsapartandthetailstogetherthenpushingotheinsideedgeoalternatingskismuchlikeiceskating.AnditheresonethingyoucancountoniyouownPotlatchpropertyinIdahotheresalwaysgoingtobesnow.BrokerNewsPotlatchisproudtoannouncethatUnitedCountry-BanningJunctionRealEstateInc.servingEast-CentralMinnesotaandownedbyTomJensenandNatalieCowartpicturedherewithPotlatchsShawnSunnarborgarrightwastheNo.1realestateauctionofceinUnitedCountrysMinnesotanetworkor2013.AdditionallytheofcerankedastheNo.9ranchiseinUnitedCountrysinternationalnetworkonearly550ofcesorthesametimeperiod.KeepupthegoodworkWanttoenjoytheseanyoftheseoutdooractivitiesonPotlatchlandReachouttothebrokerinyourareaofinterest.TheyllgetyououtdoorsReadytogethuntingStateguidebooksarejustaclickawayArkansashttpwww.agfc.comIdahohttpshandgame.idaho.govMinnesotahttpwww.dnr.state.mn.usindex.htmlContinuedfrompage1 BEARISLANDLANDCO.BrokerSpotlightCharlieChernakCharlieChernakPAGE3AfteryearsoworkingasalandsurveyorortheU.S.ForestServiceCharlieChernakknewwhathewantedtodostartarealestatecompany.HealreadydabbledinrealestatesohefguredwhynotocusonsellingpropertytoothernortheasternMinnesotaolkswhosharehispassionsorhuntingfshingandtheoutdoorsNow18yearslaterChernakscompanyBearIslandLandCo.isathrivingrealestateoperationinElyMinnesota.BearIslands12realestateproessionalssellmanytypesopropertywithaspecialocusonmeetingtheneedsotherecreationalbuyer.SowhathaschangedovertheyearsTheanswerissimplehesaystechnology.WeusedtojustrunadsinnewspapersandrealestateguidesandpeoplewouldcomevisitapropertyandthatshowitworkedCharliesays.Nowmosteverythingisdonethroughtheinternetwhichhelpspeoplenarrowtheirchoicesbeoretheycometovisit.BearIslandsrecreationalbuyerstendtobeMinnesotanswhohaveatietothearea.Manyareolkswhogrewuplocallyandthenletbutnowwanttoreconnectbypurchasingarecreationalpropertyortheiramilies.Elyisa4-hourdriveromMinneapolismakingitconvenientoroutdoorenthusiastswhowanttocomeuporaewdaysandenjoytheirproperties.Deerhuntingisabigdrawollowedbygrousehuntingandtheareaalsooersavarietyootherrecreationalactivities.BearIslandisthelargestrealestatecompanyintheElyareawithover500listingsandtakesprideinhowitcombinesapersonaltouchwithskillintechnology.Inadditiontorunningatop-notchwebsitethecompanyconnectswithbuyersthroughsuchsocialmediachannelsasFacebookTwitterandLinkedIn.Butnotechnologyreplacestheneedorapersonalrelationshipwithabuyeronethatiscenteredontrust.ItisuptoustounderstandeverythinginvolvedinhowsomeonewantstouseapropertyandthenbereadytohelpCharliesays.Theymaywanttoknowwhototalktoaboutfnancingortounderstandamunicipalitysrules.Iwedontknowtheanswerwegetthebuyerquicklytosomeonewhodoes.BearIslandhasenjoyedalongtimesuccessulrelationshipwithPotlatchandiscurrentlyshowingapproximately150Potlatchlistings.WecanalwaystellabuyerwithconfdencethatPotlatchpropertyhasbeencaredorandthattherewontbeanysurprisesCharliesays.ThequalityotheexperienceisshownbyhowmanyPotlatchbuyerslaterbuyadjoiningproperties.Chernakandhisstaneverstoplearningalwaysthinkingaboutwaystheycanhelpbuyers.WhileIloveddoingsurveyingworkrealestatehasproventobeevenmorerewarding.Charliesays.ThereisnothingbetterthanhelpingpeoplebuyPotlatchpropertythatwillbecomealegacyortheiramily.ToconnectwithCharlieChernakandtheBearIslandLandCo.teamandtolearnmoreaboutitsPotlatchlandlistingsinMinnesotacall218-365-2800ortoll-free888-621-2268orvisitwww.mnlands.com.ThereisnothingbetterthanhelpingpeoplebuyPotlatchpropertythatwillbecomealegacyfortheirfamily. MountainLogHomes.RockyMountainoerscabinsoallshapesandsizes.Withallthisinmindwhatarethreethingstothinkaboutiyouplantosomedayputastructureonyourrecreationalproperty1.Thetractneedstohaveasuitablespotorastructurethatftshowyouplantousetheland.Forexampleyouprobablywouldntwanttoputastructureinthemiddleoahuntingpropertywherenoisewoulddisruptwildlie.Insteadyoumaywanttobuildonacornerotheproperty.2.Thinkaboututilities.Iyouwillwanttohaverunningwaterorelectricitysomedaythinkaboutwhetheritwouldbeeasibletorunutilitiestothesiteandortodigawell.Thisvariesromstatetostateandlocationtolocationsobesuretoconfrmtheinormationwithlocalauthorities.3.KnowithereareanyrestrictionssuchascovenantsconditionsandrestrictionsCCRsthatwoulddictatewhatyoucanputontheproperty.ForexamplewoulditbeokaytoputatraileronthepropertyiyoudontwanttobuildapermanentstructureWhenyourereadytogetstartedstartwithaPotlatchbroker.Theygetthesequestionsallthetimeandcanhelpyoufgureouteverythingrelatedtobuildingastructureonaproperty.PAGE4Buildingonyourpropertystartswiththerightquestions.Continuedfrompage1ARKANSASUnitedCountryNeeleyForestryServiceInc.J.D.Neeleyjdneeleyneeleyforestryservice.comCamdenAR870-836-5981ucneeleyforestry.comKingwoodForestryServicesPetePrutzmanpprutzmankingwoodforestry.comMonticelloAR1-800-308-3831kingwoodforestry.comDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateMarkKnightmknightdavisforestry.comLittleRockAR1-888-695-8733forestryrealestate.comIDAHOUnitedCountryMusickSonsRickMusickrickmusickauction.comGrangevilleID208-983-0069ucidaholand.comCrawfordOlsonRealEstateServicesBobCrawfordbobcrawfordolson.comMcCallID208-634-6927crawfordolson.comWISCONSINLakelandLandCompanyRyanHansonryanhlakelandlandcompany.comMinocquaWI715-358-LAND5263lakelandlandcompany.comMINNESOTAUnitedCountryBanningJunctionRealEstateNatalieCowartnatalieunitedcountry.comMooseLakeMN218-485-0229mooselakerealestate-mn.comCloseConversePropertiesJodyOsterlohjodycloseconverse.comBrainerdMN1-866-403-LAND5263landradar.comBearIslandLandCompanyCharlieChernakcharliebearislandland.comElyMN218-365-2800bearislandland.comPOTLATCHPREFERREDBROKERNETWORKLetusshowyouwhyyourPotlatchPreferredBrokeristheonlynameyoullneedtoknowwhenitcomestobuyingproperty.Pleasecontactthebrokernearestyourareaofinterestorvisitusatwww.PotlatchLandSales.com.Welookforwardtohelpingyouwithyourpropertysearchwww.PotlatchLandSales.comCORPORATEOFFICE601WestFirstStreetSpokaneWA99201509835-1500