I am currently working on a land deal in Santa Cruz county that had some timber wood on the land. I would like to wholesale it but don't know any land buyer (I never work on a land deal before). Can someone show me the way on how to evaluate the land and the wood? How do I find land buyer? Does wholesaling land the same with wholesale houses?
Raw land is harder to sell than houses usually..its a smaller pool of buyers. To estimate the harvestable timber you'd use a registered forester to estimate board feet,,but they need to make a timber harvest plan as some areas are hard to access. It used to be you'd 'take a tree..leave a tree' in Santa Cruz County..not sure but I expect its that way still.
Have you also looked into the local tree laws. If they are Redwoods on the land you may be in for a shock on some restrictions in place for harvesting older redwoods. Here is a link you may want to send along to potential buyers.
Hi, I'm a land buyer in Santa Cruz county. I'd like to learn more about what you are selling. Please pm me.
Also, it takes years and a lot of money to harvest timber. Its a money loser, not maker, in that area, unfortunately.
Hello Erick , I was wondering if your land deal was still on the table? What were the details?
@Jenifer Levini well some parcels are not financially feasible to log.. but others you can make huge money.. I have done well out in the moutains north of Guerneville over the years
I did look at some stands in santa cruz when I lived in Palo Alto.... pretty tough rules there.
there ws at the time exclusions for small harvest were a homesite would go.
but I bet like others have said they are protecting the old growth.. as well they should
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