The Idea for Sierpe del Pacifico and it's Visionary - Fred Scheer
One of the most common questions I answer when sharing the Sierpe del Pacifico experience with prospective buyers is "How did Sierpe del Pacifico come to be"? It is a long answer, but it has one resounding theme; the entrepreneurial spirit of Fred Scheer and his love of nature and adventure.
Fred grew up in the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin. From a young age he enjoyed exploring the outdoors. Fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time on lakes and rivers were a few of his favorite pursuits. Fred was also very athletic and became highly ranked in the sport of logrolling, winning 4 world championships in his teens and 20's.
Hard Work and Entrepreneurship
Despite never attending college, Fred was able to build a successful family entertainment business with a combination of hard work, creative thinking, and risk taking. Through his entertainment business Fred made a few real estate purchases and quickly developed a knack for making wise property investments. He subsequently began splitting his energies between the entertainment business and small scale commercial and residential real estate ventures.
In 2003 Fred embarked on his most ambitious real estate venture yet - a completely new type of vacation property development for the northern Wisconsin market he called "The Brook".
During this time period the typical northern Wisconsin vacation property consisted of a 1-2 acre lot with 100-200 feet of lake or river frontage. With these lots typically selling for $100,000 - $300,000 at the time, many young professionals or people of more limited means were priced out of the vacation property market.
Instead of focusing on the water frontage as the value factor, The Brook would derive it's value from being a larger piece of wooded property with the "Northern" feel and very close proximity to lakes, rivers, and other outdoor recreational amenities - the most notable of which would be the North American Birkebeiner cross country ski and bike trail. Each lot within The Brook would have a small private trail connecting it's build site directly to North America's most famous ski trail. Lot prices would range from $15,000 to $50,000 allowing for a much lower entry point to the Hayward, Wisconsin vacation property market.
Since the inception of "The Brook", Fred has sold over 70 lots in the Hayward area and has built 40 houses through his construction company.
Sierpe del Pacifico
In many ways "The Brook" was the inspiration for Sierpe del Pacifico. Providing easy access to the adventure activities and pristine natural environments of Costa Rica at an affordable price really sets Sierpe del Pacifico apart from the numerous real estate choices available in Costa Rica. Fred is very proud of Sierpe del Pacifico's sales performance during the most difficult real estate market of memory and very much enjoys the lifestyle and outdoor adventure opportunities it offers. Fred plans to keep the Sierpe del Pacifico Owner's Lodge for himself after sell out and hopes to spend more and more time there when he retires.
Speak to Fred Yourself
While many of you have spoke with me during your inquiry into Sierpe del Pacifico, I encourage you to speak with Fred as well. Sierpe del Pacifico was his idea and he can offer some very unique and dynamic perspectives on what makes it so special. Feel free to call or email him at your convenience. He would be happy to speak with you!
Phone - (715)-699-7294, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pura Vida - Cassidy
Fred and his wife Sue out for a ski