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Reliable resort information for buyers and sellers is our specialty.  Resort or campground ownership is a great way of life AND a great investment.   Just like all professions, it is important to keep up with industry standards.

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Resort Ownership is a great way of live AND a great investment. Just like all professions, it is important to keep up with industry standards

OUR AGENTS....

Tim Aarsvold resort sales Realtor
Tim has been in the real estate and property management business since 1979. During that time, he owned and operated various motels, a resort, apartments, and other rental properties. He has also been a licensed real estate agent and broker, selling residential and new home construction, and brokering the acquisition and sales of several commercial and rental properties. His vision when purchasing each property was to successfully redevelop, repurpose, and upgrade the property, to maximize the return on investment.
Tim Aarsvold
Broker/Owner

408 E. Lake Geneva Rd NE
Alexandria, MN  56308
320-760-5427
Tim@LakeCountryResortSales.com
Minnesota family resorts agent
Jennifer grew up on Two Inlets Resort, bought that resort from her parents along with her husband Bob. While running Two Inlets Resort, they bought Thunder Lake Lodge, as an investment property and hired managers. They sold Thunder Lake Lodge after owning it for eight years and sold Two Inlets Resort after twenty three glorious years!
Jennifer Bateman
Agent/Owner

14546 230th St.
Park Rapids, MN  56470
218-252-9648
Jennifer@LakeCountryResortSales.com
Minnesota lake resorts agent
David grew up on a small family resort and remembers telling his dad "I would never want to run a resort". After working as an engineer, he decided he wanted to be his own boss and buy a resort. Maybe his dad wasn't so dumb after all! He and his wife bought Clamshell Beach in the Brainerd area and completely redeveloped the resort to have all new cabins with rentals, fractional ownership, property management and association management. They sold after 23 years and he is anxious to help resort owners and buyers!
David Moe
Broker/Owner

8466 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
218-316-0576
David@LakeCountryResortSales.com

Experienced and Trustworthy

Our agents have over 68 years of combined experience owning and operating resorts, and 50 years of experience in real estate sales. Whether your interests lie in big resorts, small resorts, campgrounds, investment resorts, resorts with fractional real estate, property management or association management, we can help provide reliable information for resort buyers and sellers.

Resorting is a way of life that we all love, and we felt Tim was able to help us sort through our emotions of letting it go after 17 years. We are now looking forward to retirement.

We recommend that prospective resort owners meet with Tim Aarsvold before listing their resort for sale.
Jim & Debbie Eickhorst
Former owners of Kohl's Resort in Bemidji MN
We hired Jennifer Moe Bateman because we know her integrity. She's as honest as the day is long, and she has the grit to get the job done. We met Jen several years ago as guests at Two Inlets Resort. Jennifer and her husband Bob were great resort operators.

Jennifer is very passionate about the resort business, and she knows what it takes to make it work.
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Jim and Rhonda Pooley
Commercial Appraiser and satisfied customer
The decision to sell a business you've poured your heart and soul into for many years is obviously not an easy one to make. Along the road of resort ownership, there are times you want to just walk away and other times you want to wrap your arms around the entire place. Having bought and sold several properties in our lives, and having worked in financial services before owning our resort, we thought we knew what we were doing. However, the team at Lake Country Resort Sales have all owned and sold their own resorts and have gleaned a lot of knowledge in the process. The services provided by David Moe, in particular, help you look at your financials under a microscope to determine the best exit strategy. His advice helped us gain clarity and a game plan for our situation.

Every resort owner, earlier than later, should take advantage of this unique service not offered by any other resort realtor .
Brian and Heather Sams
Current Owners of Campfire Bay Resort

FINANCING CONSIDERATIONS...

Your Business Experience And Credit Score....

All buyers bring unique backgrounds that will make a resort successful. How does your background match with the resort's business opportunities? How can you adequately relate your experience to your bank? To the seller? We can help buyers tell their story.

What Types Of Loans Are Available....

Some sellers think the price for a resort can be determined by what someone is willing to pay. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In most cases, finding an appropriate approach to financing is what makes the difference. Contract for Deed? SBA financing? Bank financing? Maybe a combination makes sense? We can help buyers and sellers understand the various options.

Your Downpayment...

A critical part of buying a resort or campground is determining how much you have available for a downpayment. It doesn't make sense to look at resorts that you can't finance. Maybe you can get your downpayment by transitioning your 401K funds into a self-directed 401K. We can help introduce you to professionals to help with this.

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