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Regional Spotlight: Real Estate Listing Takes Open House Concept to New Heights

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June 16, 2011—As the real estate industry continues its ascent toward recovery, real estate agents continue to find interesting ways to market their listings. Brad Osterbauer with RE/MAX Advantage Plus is doing just that. Osterbauer is hosting a fly-in open house this weekend, Saturday, June 18, for a Lester Prairie property.

Osterbauer is the listing agent for a five bedroom, four bathroom, three car garage rambler that also happens to have its own FAA registered air strip, airplane hangar and workshop. Osterbauer says his client, whom is also the home’s sole owner, added the landing field in 2000 when he had the house built. “My client invested about $20,000 to add a turf airstrip, which is a grass landing field, that’s just over 2,000 feet long and 75 feet wide. Only small aircrafts are able to safely and legally land on it, but it’s really unique and less than 100 residential properties in Minnesota have an FAA registered air strip.”

Upon listing the home, Osterbauer decided a fly-in open house would be a great way to attract potential home buyers who are also pilots or interested in flying and aviation. His marketing material includes the GPS coordinates, elevation and CTAF, which are all imperative for safe landings.

Osterbauer says the property is a gem for the right homebuyer and is optimistic about the upcoming fly-in open house. “Flying is an expensive hobby but the people who like it, really like it. I think we’ll get a good turnout of fly-in home buyers this weekend.”

The fly-in open house is this Saturday, June 18 from 11AM to 2PM at 20714 Dairy Avenue in Lester Prairie, MN 55354. GPS coordinates are N 44.54.99’ W 94.05.51’ Serenity Field: 9/27 (Turf) Elevation: 1050’ 2048’ x75’ CTAF: 122.9

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