Realtors (Land Brokers) buying land in the Desert. Buyers be prepared

I don’t understand realtors (Land Brokers), is it only about the money? We get people driving out here lost looking for land, or they buy land not being prepared for living up here. We try to help as much as we can. But there’s only so much we can do. Many can’t even build anything until the land is paid off, but they put all their money into the property and have no where else to go. Yet they can’t make it without a solid structure to live in.

I do have to say the realtor Daniel works with his customers, he has asked us if it’s okay he sends people looking at land in this area to us. He has great communication skills, and seems to care.. (no he didn’t pay us to say that, we’ve never actually met him in person). We don’t sugar coat it, living out here isn’t easy, you have to be solid, winds will tear up anything that isn’t solid. Wells are very expensive it’s cheaper to haul water, and even though there’s a powerline you can’t access it. Don’t build or park vehicles and leave, it probably won’t be there when you get back, or you’ll have/had squatters and they tore it up. Try to build where neighbors can see your buildings, if we can’t see it, and you’re gone it’s likely to be vandalized. Become friends with the neighbors, we help watch out for each other. I can only talk about this area we live in, others I don’t know how they work.

I understand making money, we all do. But you’d think if you send buyers out with good info and they make it, continue to live on the land it’d be better, than the buyers failing and you having to resell the land? Many of these pieces of land become trashed, piles of left items, tents, poles, and then others start dumping trash.

It’s not only about the potential buyer, it’s about all of us out here, you leave something valuable out, or build and leave. It’s an invitation to vandals, which puts us all at risk.

Don’t get me wrong.. It doesn’t all fall on the realtor (Land Broker). People need to do their research and read the fine print. But a little education from the realtor would be nice too.. you’d think they would rather the person succeed in living in their property and not fail

New Mexico Desert Life

Life in the desert in New Mexico can be peaceful, beautiful, yet full of adventure, stress, and sometimes sleepless nights.

Clear nights with more stars than you could ever imagine, sunsets behind Ladrone Peak, a bonfire to share with neighbors.

Dealing with winds, and figuring out water supply issues remain, yet the most pressing issue that causes sleepless nights is people that think they can come out and steal everything you have while you’re away. Yet what they don’t know is, they have caused us neighbors to become a family. To watch out for each other, knowing that we all will come when needed.

#artiftinyiving #modernpioneerism #desertlife #vandals #newmexico #desert #neighbors #family

Traveling across America made it home!

We left Amarillo Sunday night and drove to Clovis New Mexico where we drydocked at Walmart. Next morning we made the last jump home.

We are now back home, not without some excitement that had to remind us we live out in middle of the desert.
Few days ago a neighbor had called us saying his RV been broken into, some people been squatting in it and trashed it (totalling it).

We all watch out for each other out here. Vandalism was bad for awhile, but we all were able to put a stop to it.. But now it’s back, and something like that hits hard, especially when your not home yourself.. We have security and someone coming in multiple times daily.. But still doesn’t make our stuff safe.

On the way home yesterday we noticed someone setting up camp not far from where the RV had been trashed. So once we got home, Brent and few neighbors went to check it out. Nobody was there so now we watch..

#artoftinyliving #travelingacrossamerica #modernpioneerism #desertlife #highdesert #squaters #vandalism #neighbors #neighborhoodwatch