How Big is Big Enough?

It depends what you want to do with it.

Spring Buyers are already in the hunt for recreational property and a topic that we will certainly be discussing with almost everyone is “lake size”. Some buyers come with a pre-determined minimum lake size on their wish list. This can be based on direct knowledge of what they’ve experience in the past or it can be an arbitrary number they’ve pulled out of the sky. Most buyers just don’t know what they want. They have no context, but just assume that bigger is always better. With that as a mindset, they proceed to build a search strategy around choosing the bigger lakes.

We like to rewind the process a little bit when we first meet with buyers and ask some specific questions that help us target more easily what they picture for themselves. Big doesn’t always mean deep water. Big doesn’t always mean clear water. Big doesn’t always mean great fishing. Big doesn’t always mean private settings. Big doesn’t always mean great water sports environment. We need to know what level of importance these elements have to a buyer before we can match them with the right lakes.

Another great way we help Buyers understand what size lake is right for them is to just get them out and about to see for themselves. What does a 200 acre lake look like? What does a 1,000 acre lake look like? A 200 acre lake might be larger than they’d imagined. A 1,000 acre lake might not feel intimate enough. Either way, it’s valuable time spent! We love Buyers who are willing to put in some time “on the ground” with us so we can help them find a place where they’ll be happy.

That’s how it works with lakes. In the case of dessert or anything using cheese as an ingredient, however, I’m pretty sure that bigger is always better! ~Wanda Boldon

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