Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CHECK LIST or WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR HUNTING, RECREATIONAL & RURAL PROPERTY TOUR!!



PRINT THIS LIST!

Spring has sprung, and summer is a comin' in!  So you want to buy a country property - let me tell you a few tips to make your next big adventure to find your perfect piece of paradise, a little more pleasant. 

Funny thing is, I need to keep this list handy myself - after many years showing property, I am amazed at what I still forget! Red River Realty and Auction suggests the following:

                                                                              

DO:

Bring WATER
Wear  comfortable & wicking clothing/layers
Wear boots or shoes that cover your ankles, waterproof are good!                                                   
Wear jeans or long, durable pants;
Hat - help shade your eyes, tick deflector & sweat absorber; 
Fun fact: a straw western hat deflects branches, bugs and rain better than a ball cap!                             
Here's your excuse to buy a new western hat (yes, I know you really want one)
Long sleeved shirts are nice - even in summer, to protect your arms from briars, branches, insects, scratches, and the sun                                        
Sunglasses (inexpensive) & cheap reading glasses if you use them, for maps, notes, etc.
Mobile phone charger/extra battery pack
If you are allergic - poison ivy soap;
Bring your epi-pen if allergic to insect stings;
Benadryl and pain reliever
Red River Realty & Auction provides you with a nice shiny folder, so you can keep your maps, property info. and notes in one handy place!

DO NOT:

Wear Flip-flops, sandals, open toed shoes or any shoes that you don't want ruined!
Wear shorts or anything that's not jeans/long pants -
Ladies: leave your short-shorts at home (and the jeweled sandals too!  ☹😭)
Wear anything that will make you cry if you lose it: jewelry, expensive sunglasses, Hermes scarves, Louis Vitton purses, valuables, etc! 
                                                                
LADIES: 
Bring Lipstick - I'm not kidding - it's about the only makeup that won't melt off your face! Make sure
  your mascara is waterproof!
(MEN TOO) Leave the perfume, after-shave, cologne at home - they attract insects! 
Under garment liners - sweat absorbing/squatting in the woods may be necessary.
Hair bands - be prepared for a bad hair day due to humidity, wind, hats, sweat, dirt, branches, etc.


KEEP SECURED ON YOU AT ALL TIMES:  BUY HUNTER ORANGE, NOT CAMO!

Both Chuck and Lorrie have lost phones, a loaded gun, camera, GPS, jackets, scarves etc. while showing property!!! (Yes, thank goodness we found the gun!!!)
So we know by experience.  There's nothing like that moment you realize your "fill in the blank: _______________" is missing, and you don't know when or where you last had it!  We have gone back much later to every location we were at, searching for that lost item until it gets so dark you can't see!  All the things you must have, listed above in our lost list, is difficult to find in the tall grass, weeds, dirt, rocky trail, mud, rain, etc.!  Sometimes, an item falls out of your pockets, off the vehicles (ATV/UTV/jeep/FJ Cruiser, etc.), so please remember to SECURE all necessary items and check for them constantly! When the items fall, they can bounce off rocks etc. and bounce to who knows where!  Some items lost have never been found. 😭😭

So remember our friend Gravity,  camera/phone/GPS/concealed carry/guns/knife/binoculars (for Big Foot sightings) must continually be secured and checked while riding in an ATV/jeep/horseback/or on Shank's mare (walking), because when these items escape, they are hard to see, and hard to remember where you last had them!!! It helps when purchasing items such as phone cases, etc. to choose hunter orange, not camo!  

Reminds me of the story where 2 hunters took their new camo- painted 4 wheelers into the woods, and lost them!!!! 

NICE TO KEEP IN YOUR VEHICLE:

Rain gear - you never know!
Wet ones
spare roll of tp
First aid kit
paper/pen for taking notes
Cooler with water/beverage/snacks
Multi-purpose tool/Swiss army knife
Clean towel
Change of clothes for the ride home (& flip-flops! Lorrie's never
without hers! 👓💄)
Trash bag for dirty or wet clothes

DON'T FORGET:

Sense of Humor - we love campfire type stories and tall tales too!
Don't be afraid to ask questions or offer suggestions
Looking at acreages and property with land takes longer - plan for the whole day or several days
Be flexible
Have fun
Keep a camera/phone camera ready in case we DO see Big Foot!

ASK IF YOU CAN BRING YOUR WELL BEHAVED, FRIENDLY DOG!

For FIDO - bring water bowl/water, treats, harness/leash, whistle, clean towel!

If I've forgotten anything on my lists - please comment!  I love ultimate lists - Feel free to help us out!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

LARGE RANCH AND LAND OWNERS - WE HAVE BUYERS FOR 500 + CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF PASTURE, GRASS, AND MIXED - PASTURE/WOODED LANDS IN OKLAHOMA!!!

( Photos from http://www.123rf.com/stock-photo/ranch_gate.html)

Lets dispel the MYTH and URBAN LEGEND, that real estate only sells in Spring or Summer!

If any of our readers knows of someone who is interested in selling their large ranch or land anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, whether 100 acres or more, and 500+ acres, now is the time!  We literally have a list of Customers who are looking for large land or ranches to purchase.  We have sold our inventory ot 500+ acres, and need more land to sell!   

If you're one of our readers, then you'll know that we know ranch and land, and we go the extra mile to list and sell our properties.  

FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS AROUND!!!!!    
CALL Chuck Clark (580) 380-7093  or 
Lorrie Gray (580) 380-7092 



HORSE PROPERTIES AND ALL THINGS EQUINE/EQUESTRIAN!

For most of the horse sports, from showing saddle horses to racing, this is the end of the season. A time for trainers and riders to assess the previous years accomplishments and make new year goals for the 2016 show or race season.

Now is the time to relocate your horses to a new facility, if you're ready to either upgrade or even downsize or further specialize.  Horse folk might even be relocating their horses or operation to be closer to a trainer, a sports area, or if you race, to get in on the Oklahoma Bred race money!!!!

It's often difficult to find a genuine horse property.  I've gone to show "horse" properties of other real estate agents, and my customer's and I are surprised to see a beat up loafing shed, instead of the promised real horse stalls!   

Often, when told there is a riding arena on a property, there is a small fenced area, no footing, just weeds, uneven footing, no room to canter!  Automatic waterer is often a cattle tank attached to a garden hose, and a covered arena is a pole barn with poles in the middle!  

I'm sure every horse person looking for a suitable horse property has seen those examples and more!   Below, we have a legitimate horse facility for sale, and even the house for the people is great, and move-in ready, a real find:

Mare Motel, 63x33 6 Priefert stalls with sand and automatic waterers, climate controlled with 2 CH&A units, skylights & florescent lighting over each stall, 13 ft wide center breezeway, cameras. Metal construction on cement pad with large awnings creating covered outside work space including all purpose side-by-side chute, hot and cold water every convenience! Plus, large lab and tack room with tongue and groove wood.

*Stable, 40x62 6 stalls 13.6x12.6 each with exterior doors that turnout into grass paddocks. Automatic water and sand in all stalls, cement breezeway. Large tack room, and covered wash rack.

*Newer metal foaling barn, 18x18. Insulated, electric, lights and camera.

*Horse Walker with reverse and quick release. Set on sturdy base.

*2 metal workshop/equipment buildings, both on concrete pads with extended awnings for covered outside work areas. 2 oversize roll-up doors, electric and lights. One building has efficiency room with shower and toilet -- This area once used as a kennel.

--Workshop one: 40x60, 3 oversized roll-up doors

--Workshop two: 30x50, 2 oversized roll-up doors

*Hay barn, 30x50. 3-sided for easy access and storage, water. Owners are removing stalls currently in hay barn.

*Riding Arena with return, 120x200. Lighted and adjacent to stable.

*Miles of pipe and horse proof fencing.

*8 grass paddocks and 3 Bermuda grass pastures. Automatic water systems to all paddocks and pastures. Newest paddock by riding arena has return.

Custom Home: Victorian Showplace features appx. 3000 sq ft of living space and was built in 1990.  For more details and photos: http://www.redriverrealtyandauction.com/details.php?propertiesId=873