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Tips for Touring Country Property

Many of my friends and family love the outdoors as much as I do, so I often find myself tramping through the woods, helping them look for rural property. This summer I took clients to the hills of Eugene and the forests of Dorena. In addition to terrain, our weather is just as diverse. On the same day, it might be sunny and 70-degrees in Eugene and 50-degrees and stormy on the coast!

Here are some tips to make sure you’re prepared, so that your tour is enjoyable,  so you can focus on the properties you’re touring rather than on keeping your feet dry!

  • Plan appropriately for the weather and be prepared to walk on un-level and undeveloped land (waterproof/water resistant hiking boots, a warm jacket or raincoat, plus bring a machete or another way to clear brush as needed). Dress in layers and bring a change of shoes and socks.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks to stay on schedule (it can be hard to find snacks on the go in rural Oregon).
  • Schedule enough travel time between stops to make sure you have time to explore if a place catches your interest.
  • Fill your gas tank before you leave so you can spend time focused on finding the property, not finding the nearest gas station.
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged, and bring a phone charger for your car.
  • Bring a flashlight so you can get a good look at buildings that may not have electricity.
  • Print a hard copy of a map and directions, just in case you are in an area without cell phone reception for online maps.

Following these simple tips will help ensure you have a safe trip and comfortable tour.

If you are looking for a country property, I would love to be your guide. Call me at 541-915-2299.