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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/22/2008 5:19:30 AM EST
Found this REALLY nice tract of timber, landowner was interested, found boundary lines and did a cruise.

Just got off the phone with the guy and said the absolute worst thing: "So what do I owe you for your work"

It is about the equivalent of a woman saying "lets just be friends". I now have timber blue balls...........
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:20:53 AM EST
sux

burn it down!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:20:59 AM EST
It's always the one that got away that sticks with you.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:21:58 AM EST
So, you don't have a woody right now?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:28:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 5:28:24 AM EST by VTHOKIESHOOTER]

Originally Posted By MoBigAl:
So, you don't have a woody right now?
Not now, but I did when I was looking at it. That evening my wife said "what has gotten into you tonight, you're an animal"
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:30:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:31:54 AM EST
Tell him it's $2K, or free if he sells.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:36:15 AM EST
You don't charge for estimates to begin with do you?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:38:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
You don't charge for estimates to begin with do you?
No, my job is to buy timber, not to make money doing timber appraisals.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:44:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By MoBigAl:
So, you don't have a woody right now?
Not now, but I did when I was looking at it. That evening my wife said "what has gotten into you tonight, you're an animal"


Jeeze...get a room.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:58:36 AM EST
I have 50 acres of black cherry and black walnut in Gormania, WV that will be ready in about ten years...
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:00:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Leadbutt:
I have 50 acres of black cherry and black walnut in Gormania, WV that will be ready in about ten years...


How much black walnut? Hello retirement.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:02:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 6:03:12 AM EST by VTHOKIESHOOTER]

Originally Posted By Leadbutt:
I have 50 acres of black cherry and black walnut in Gormania, WV that will be ready in about ten years...
To be honest,at this point, no one knows where the timber/forest products industry will be 1 year from now. 5 years ago you couldn't give walnut away, last year it peaked at a CRAZY high value, ditto for cherry. Now, walnut as cooled off and cherry is experiencing major suckage. I have a 30 acre tract bought with a large quantity of cherry that I regret buying. At least I have a year to cut it.

Best thing going right now is high end white oak.(which is on the property that gave me wood, no pun intended).
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:07:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Leadbutt:
I have 50 acres of black cherry and black walnut in Gormania, WV that will be ready in about ten years...
To be honest,at this point, no one knows where the timber/forest products industry will be 1 year from now. 5 years ago you couldn't give walnut away, last year it peaked at a CRAZY high value, ditto for cherry. Now, walnut as cooled off and cherry is experiencing major suckage. I have a 30 acre tract bought with a large quantity of cherry that I regret buying. At least I have a year to cut it.

Best thing going right now is high end white oak.(which is on the property that gave me wood, no pun intended).
some one offered him more $$$ you know
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:10:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thumper45:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Leadbutt:
I have 50 acres of black cherry and black walnut in Gormania, WV that will be ready in about ten years...
To be honest,at this point, no one knows where the timber/forest products industry will be 1 year from now. 5 years ago you couldn't give walnut away, last year it peaked at a CRAZY high value, ditto for cherry. Now, walnut as cooled off and cherry is experiencing major suckage. I have a 30 acre tract bought with a large quantity of cherry that I regret buying. At least I have a year to cut it.

Best thing going right now is high end white oak.(which is on the property that gave me wood, no pun intended).
some one offered him more $$$ you know
Yup, I have been shopped. Happens all the time, someone will offer $500 more and end up getting it without doing any work. I have done the same.........part of it. Forest products is the most cut throat industry out there.......
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:11:40 AM EST
if he sells based on your work, you should definitely ask for a percentage of the value or appraisal....
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:06:42 AM EST
So, how does this all work? I am buying 12 acres that has lots and lots of trees on it. Most of the pine on the back half has been harvested but there are some left up front. Most of whats left in the back are Oak and other hardwoods. I would like to clear out some of the trees so that I can get around a bit in the back parts. Do people harvest (buy) just a few trees or do they want the whole thing? BTW, this is in Texas.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:07:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By mgamber:
So, how does this all work? I am buying 12 acres that has lots and lots of trees on it. Most of the pine on the back half has been harvested but there are some left up front. Most of whats left in the back are Oak and other hardwoods. I would like to clear out some of the trees so that I can get around a bit in the back parts. Do people harvest (buy) just a few trees or do they want the whole thing? BTW, this is in Texas.
Depends on access, tree quality, size, stocking, local markets and distance from the nearest sawmill.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:29:50 AM EST
So why not send him a bill for your surveying work at least?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:39:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By HommieDaKlown:
So why not send him a bill for your surveying work at least?
+1, $500/day sounds reasonable.

Kharn
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:42:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By HommieDaKlown:
So why not send him a bill for your surveying work at least?
That doesn't get me any closer to getting the timber (which is the goal)
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:43:58 AM EST
I'd send him a bill.

Or tell him you will dispose of the trees for free.

@ 2.30 per mile trucks are not cheap. I think my price per mile is less than most of my competition.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:59:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By HommieDaKlown:
So why not send him a bill for your surveying work at least?
That doesn't get me any closer to getting the timber (which is the goal)


But you're not getting the timber anyway right? He went with someone else that offered more right? why not get what you can? Or has be not committed to a company yet and just used your services and now is shopping around?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:01:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By HommieDaKlown:Or has be not committed to a company yet and just used your services and now is shopping around?
Probably

This is like having a hot chick accept your diner invitation, you indent on it going all the way and while eating dinner you think it is in the bag. After diner, she wants to be just friends. Now at that point, do you really care about the money you spent on the dinner?
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