Equestrian Real Estate is different than just your typically residential real estate.
For starters, if you are buying or selling equine property, you probably want to find an agent that specializes in your type of real estate, or at least has experience in that department. Equestrian focused real estate agents will be able to guide and protect their buyers with their first hand experience of horses, the local community, the local regulations and real estate practices. They are use to dealing with wells, septics, county regulations and locating where the local trail heads are. Need a riding club to join? They can direct you in the right direction for that too.
I have personally come across more than one agent in our area, that did not recommend that their buyers purchase a well flow test. YIKES!!!! What if the flow is inadequate? What if the well goes dry in August? I would never want my clients buying a place without reducing that risk!
What about finding out where the location of the septic field is? If an agent is only use to selling city homes, they may never ask that question. If the agent is not use to selling Oregon Horse Property, they will never ask that question. What's the problem? Well, most soil here in the valley is not suitable for having 1,000-1,400 pound horses trample over the leech lines. Wouldn't you like to know that you won't have to spend a few thousand dollars to put in a new septic field because you kept your horses off of it in the first place? Or worse, what if there is no alternate location for the leech lines, and the county requires you to put in a sand filtration system and $10-$15,000? Yikes!!!
There are many idiosyncrasies when dealing with horse property in Oregon. While nothing is 100% guaranteed, you should reduce your risk by hiring an agent that can point out the pros and cons of various Equestrian Real Estate in Oregon.