In 2001 I started a dream to invest in land. Never did I imagine the adventures or the success I would have! Wow, it's been amazing! I have learned so much about land, government, zoning, and more. But most of all, I have learned about the people who have a real interest in the land we sell... my customers!
My daughter Amber started with Smile4u as head pencil sharpener when she was in third grade and she has always taken her responsibilities seriously! She would ride her bike to the office after school to work a few hours every day! In 2016 she became part owner as well. Over the years she learned every step of the land business and wow is it a lot to know! Her extensive knowledge of title work is amazing! The only thing at this point that I probably know more about are the lands we explore! She does all of the documents for buying and selling land, handles all of the payments, she answers most of the emails and phone calls, she balances all the books…what doesn’t this kid do!?,
In 2005 my boyfriend Buddy joined Smile4u as our official mascot. He has extensive knowledge in marking the properties and sniffing out rabbits and lizards that might be occupying them!
The majority of our customers are people who have a strong desire to one day have a piece of land to call their own. It's the American Dream! They want a place to get away from the city, a place to grow a tree or a garden, a place to call home. Many of you have shared your dreams with me and they are an inspiration!
Many of those dreams have common elements. We have seen a big move to live simply! Words like off-grid, solar, rural, eco-friendly, domes, yurts, earth ships, and even straw-bale houses come up regularly in our conversations. Many want a place to ride horses and grow vegetables in peace and quiet. The rest of my conversations are split between those looking to invest in real estate and the rugged outdoors men looking for that perfect spot, close to their favorite hunting grounds or fishing hole!
The people, cultures, food, cowboys, history, hunters, fishermen, and wild animals I see as I explore these lands leave me smiling! Thank you for all of the compliments we have received, but most of all for your business! Your business has been and always will be greatly appreciated! I extend a big thank you to our customers, I couldn't have done it without you!
Char the Explorer : )