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Resources and information for rural real estate and land professionals, plus profiles and interviews with the country’s top land brokers, rural appraisers and ranch and farm managers

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Broker of the Week: Premier Ranch Properties Sells Utah’s Eagle Ridge Ranch, Biggest Sale of 2018

Congratulations to Jay Platt and Helga Baughn with Premier Ranch Properties for their sale this week of the 10,237-contiguous-acre Eagle Ridge Ranch in the Spanish Fork Canyon area south of Provo, Utah. The sale of the $35 million property was recorded on June 18, 2018, through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program. To date, this is the most expensive land deal recorded to date in 2018.

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Broker of the Week: Whitney Land Company Sells 1,560-Acre Cattle Ranch in Northeast Oregon

Congratulations to Jim Whitney with Pendleton, Oregon-based Whitney Land Company for his sale this week of 1,560-acre Rock Creek Butte Ranch. The $834,000 sale was recorded on June 8, 2018, through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program.

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Broker of the Week: Historic Cattle Ranch Owned by Barron Hilton Sold in Eastern Sierras

Congratulations to Pete Nevin with Far West R&C Sales Management Company for his sale this week of 10,700-acre Flying M Ranch in Mono County, California. The $3.25-million sale was recorded on June 6, 2018, through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program.

Broker of the Week: Republic Ranches Sell 3,746-Acre Sycamore Creek Ranch

Congratulations to Republic Ranches for their sale this week of Sycamore Creek Ranch, a 3,746-acre hunting and livestock ranch that covers portions of Kinney and Val Verde counties in Texas. The $3.5-million sale occurred on May 30, 2018.

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Ready, Aim, Fire

Strategic planning for your land sales business boils down to a few simple steps: set clear, written goals (ready), identify the specific activities to get you there (aim), then execute the plan (fire). Top agents who do take time to strategically plan have a more predictable business and, consequently, they operate with more clarity.

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Fish It Forward: Meet Veteran Angler Chuck Naiser

Chuck Naiser has fished coastal waters for more than 50 years. His passion for his sport, and for the coastal resources he loves, has evolved into a fierce determination to make a difference for the next generation who will enjoy these waters long after he is gone.

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Broker of the Week: 8,026-Acre ATA Ranch Sold by San Angelo-Based Behrens Ranch Sales

Congratulations to Blake Behrens with San Angelo-based Behrens Ranch Sales for his sale this week of the 8,026-acres ATA Ranch. The $7.2 million ranch was listed as sold on May 23, 2018, through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program.

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Putting Clients’ Needs First: Republic Ranches

The Republic Ranches team puts the clients’ needs above every other consideration. They live it and breathe it—every day and in every situation.

Broker of the Week: JVL Farm and Ranch Sells 10,000-Acre Hunting Ranch in South Texas

Congratulations to Jerrett V. Lamb with JVL Farm and Ranch for his sale this week of a 9,956-acre ranch near Bracketville, Texas. The $13.7-million sale occurred on May 14, 2018, and was recorded through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program.

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Broker of the Week: Roy Raney & Jay Garrett, Stephens Ranch Real Estate

Congratulations to Roy Raney and Jay Garrett with Stephens Ranch Real Estate for their sale this week of 3,864-acre Cave Well Ranch in Texas Hill Country's Menard County. With climate and terrain conducive to agriculture, 80 percent of Menard County comprises ranching and farming land.