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Buying a Recreational Getaway with COVID Safety in mind

If you’re looking to buy a recreational property, you might be wondering if you can safely go through the process as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Fortunately, the answer is yes! Buying a recreational property is not a “high touch” process, because unlike touring a home, you can tour a rural tract without getting near another person.

With this in mind, here are five things to consider if you’re thinking of buying a recreational property now:

  1. Use technology to learn about a property before you set foot on it.  We can show a property with property photos, drone videos, and mapping, so you can narrow your choices without stepping foot on any of the properties you’re initially considering.

    Listing example with video, photos & more available online from PotlatchDeltic Real Estate. 

  2. Meet your sales agent outdoors or via video conference. Many real estate sales offices may have limited hours, have restricted visitors or may have closed for now, so make an appointment outdoors or through a videoconferencing tool like Zoom or Facetime.
  3. When it’s time for an in-person tour, you can make arrangements to do it by yourself.  In areas with cell phone reception, walk the property while talking to your agent, by video-chat if possible. If that isn’t feasible, do a walking tour, take notes and talk to the agent afterwards.
  4. Don’t be concerned about whether a sale will close, because closings continue to occur. Title companies are increasingly using electronic signatures, and even if trading paperwork is a necessity, it can be done in a way that’s safe for all involved.
  5. Remember that rural property has tended to be less volatile than the stock market over time. We’re seeing more interest from buyers looking for a different option for investments. Rural land values have tended to stay steady even when the stock market has gone through gyrations.

Soon, summer will be turning into fall, a great time to be outdoors. So if you want a getaway for all of your own for outdoor activities, it’s good to start your property search now. Contact one of the experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network today!


  • We are looking to purchase small recreational property. Covenants must allow use as seasonal campsite. No improvements required other that access by road. We are interested in Northern Idaho and far western Montana. Our budget is 30k. Please let us know if there’s anything that’s available. Thanks

    • We appreciate you taking the time to tell us a bit more about your Idaho Land Search . We have several properties currently listed that would fit your wish list – small recreational property, seasonal campsite potential , within both your acreage and budget. Please have a look here >

      When you’re ready to take the next steps, the best place for you to start is with Earl Musick, United Country – Musick & Sons, a PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker in that neck of the woods. Their office can help you along in your hunt for recreational property, help you expand your search area as needed, arrange a site visit in person or online, provide additional information, answer your questions and so much more!

      Earl Musick, United Country – Musick & Sons
      Office: 208-983-0069 | Cell: 208-284-4793

      We’ve also sent you an email with this same info and some additional resources we thought you’d find helpful. He’d welcome your call or email, so please do not hesitate to contact him at any time.
      Thanks for reaching out and happy hunting!

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