Sell Your Timber
The sale of timber is one of the most critical aspects of owning timberlands and maximizing timberlands income. If done correctly, the timber sale can add significant income and provide for land & forest improvements that can in turn increase other land income opportunities. If performed poorly, many income opportunities, including maximizing the timber sale price, can be lost for generations to come. A good timber sale plan starts with a professional forester working for you and a Timber Inventory & Appraisal to determine the timber asset value and best sale options and opportunities.
Timber Inventory and Appraisal
Timber Inventory & Appraisal is the process of measuring, evaluating, estimating and monetizing the timber assets on an individual tract of timberland. This field and reporting process is critical to determining the current status of the timber and forest stocking in regard to land and forest management goals and the current market value of the timber to be sold. A “free” timber appraisal provided by the purchaser is often biased in their favor and often a red flag. Our first rule of selling timber for owners is to “First know what you’re selling.” Second is to “Then maximize you’re sale opportunity.”
Current Timber Offerings
Our current timber offerings include approximately 20 million board feet of timber on 50 tracts of standing timber for sale and timberland sales in West Virginia. All qualified forest industry buyers can log into timbermark.com to subscribe for a free timber buyer’s account to get started on the marketplace.
The TimberMark -Timber Marketplace on timbermark.com is our new platform and marketplace for sellers and buyers of timber. This platform offers multiple user tools on the selling and buying end from marketing the sale for sellers to assisting buyers with their timber acquisition needs and processes.
Timber markets in West Virginia are a dynamic economy driven by many supply and demand factors for Appalachian Hardwoods on a national and global basis. End uses of hardwood are many depending on the species, grade, quality and markets. Markets vary from logs to multiple grades and thicknesses of lumber to plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), pulpwood, and much more. We track log and lumber markets in West Virginia on a daily basis for market analytics and our timber selling clients.