How to Advertise a Canadian or American Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Marina or Resort For Sale

how to advertise a canadian or american fishing & hunting lodge camp or resort for sale

Where do Most Canadian or American Lodge, Camp or Resort Owners Come From?

We surveyed 87 Fishing & Hunting Lodges, Camps & Resorts located across Canada and the United States to find out where they lived in proximity to their business at the time they purchased it. The responses were as follows:

  • Not from the same country – 21
  • From the same country, not from the same province or state – 9
  • From the same province or state but not from same general region – 18
  • From the same general region of the state or province – 39

Results

45% of owners were from the same general region as their fishing & hunting lodge, camp or resort at the time of purchase, 55% of owners were from outside the general region that the business is located within.

Conclusion

The majority of buyers come from outside of the general region that the lodge, camp or resort is located in. In order to reach the most potential buyers you’re going to need national and international exposure for your for sale listing.

Where is the Best Place to Advertise a Canadian or American Lodge, Camp or Resort For Sale?

We asked the same 87 lodge, camp and resort owners how they found the business they purchased.

  • 40% found the business online.
  • 60% found the business through some sort of word of mouth as the business was not publicly advertised for sale. Some were guests of the business, some approached the owner directly and asked if they’d be interested in selling and some simply heard through the grape vine that the owner was considering selling.

Placing a for sale sign in the yard of your business in the remote locations that most of these businesses are in won’t work and won’t look good to guests. It’s obvious that advertising for sale online and word of mouth are the most effective ways of selling for these businesses. We can help you with both.

If advertised for sale in our Marketplace, your listing won’t be mixed in with a bunch of unrelated for sale listings like houses, cottages, offices, etc. 100% of site visitors to our Marketplace are searching for Fishing & Hunting Lodges, Camps & Resorts For Sale. As of writing this article, our site currently receives 9,000 page views a month.

Our Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Camp & Resort Marketplace will give your for sale listing exposure to interested buyers across North America. We currently advertise for sale listings for FREE in the following Provinces and States:

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, PEI, Yukon.

Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Washington, Wisconsin.

The discretion with which the for sale advertising of these types of business must be handled is well understood. We know that it’s best if your guest’s are the last people to know the business has been sold which is why we are very careful to not specifically mention the name of your business anywhere in the for sale listing. This helps avoid attracting any site traffic from guests. The  listings are carefully prepared to only attract people interested in buying a business not staying at one.

Finding a Buyer For Your Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Camp or Resort Business

We’re approached multiple times a week by email from interested buyers. We’ll ask these individuals where they are most interested in buying, the type of access they would like the property to be, ie. road, boat-in or fly-in, and when we come across an owner considering selling that fits their criteria we will attempt to connect the two.

Our for sale listings on our website work well for owner’s selling their business themselves and for brokers & agents as well. Every listing has your contact info in the listing and a direct message form that generates inquiries that are sent to your email.

We’ve setup the perfect place to advertise a Canadian or American Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Camp or Resort for sale, we hope you’ll make use of it.

Bryce Witherspoon, BA, AIC Candidate Member

Bryce Witherspoon, BA, AIC Candidate Member

Bryce is a Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Marina and Resort Appraisal Consultant. He serves owners, lenders, and public agencies across Canada and the United States. Bryce can be reached by email: bryce@frontierhospitality.ca or phone 1.800.592.1349

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