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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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Value of Tomorrows

With the recent passage of HB21-1233, Colorado has has safeguarded unique ranches and their land-based legacy for landowners, outdoorsmen, agriculture, and wildlife today—and far into the future.

On the Cover: M4 Ranch Group

From M4’s perspective, knowing the land and the lifestyle is the most important aspect of being a land broker. In 2021, M4 Ranch Group will close on more than 110 ranches and recreational properties representing over $250 million in sales in 2021.

Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering: A Broker’s Dream Team

By partnering with ranch brokers and their clients during every phase of ranch real estate transactions, Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering can ensure the journey to ranch ownership is a dream instead of a nightmare.

RLI Colorado Chapter | Scenic Colorado mountains in the Fall

Buy Dirt

From the beginning of time, even long before America was settled, land was one of the most sought after and tightly held assets. Land, and what it provided, was a finite asset and resource which allowed economies and nations to flourish.

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Knowing the Ranch Market

One of the biggest laughs we have in this business is the line “I have a guy.” If one thing is a standout of a dedicated ranch broker, it is the fact that broker is the source of the source.

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Experience Matters

Colorado RLI prides itself in building a network of brokers who have trust in one another, knowledge of the network of specialties spread across over 130 Colorado RLI Brokers.

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Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering: Standing Alone in the Field

To serve its clients’ needs, WH Companies has multiple divisions throughout the West. Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering handles the natural resource engineering, while WURX LLC is the expert for construction. While most of the company’s projects are located in the American West, Western Heritage has a global capacity.

Brandon's great-great-grandfather and his wife

Brandon Bownds, Bownds Ranches: A Legacy of Ranching and Real Estate

Through Bownds Ranches, Brandon Bownds puts his multi-generation legacy of ranching and real estate to work on behalf of his clients every day. “It all goes hand-in-hand,” said Brandon, who is a fifth-generation rancher and a third-generation real estate broker based in Utopia. “You can read a book about something and figure out how to do it, but there’s no better way to gain knowledge—and no other way to gain firsthand knowledge—than by living it.”

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Envision. Design. Build.

“When Ryan and I started Western Heritage, we vowed to create a firm with the technical expertise and the bold creativity that would allow our clients to dream big,” Rikki said. “Every client who buys a piece of property—large or small—has their vision of what it can become.”