Biggest land sales of 2017

Of the nearly 26,000 land-sale comparables recorded by sellers on Lands of America during 2017, Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma led the way in terms of most sales by state. The ranch-rich Texas counties of Henderson, Lamar and Burnet ranked at the top by recorded sales per county.

The year saw some $8.3 billion and 2.5 million acres in sold land and property, the most notable of which was arguably the August sale by Mirr Ranch Group of Colorado’s majestic 83,368-acre Cielo Vista Ranch after two years on the market. October’s news regarding the sale of Wolf Springs Ranch by M4 Ranch Group and Ranch Marketing Associates came in a close second as another significant Colorado Rockies’ legacy ranch found a new owner.

From majestic mountain estates to rugged desert cattle ranches to conservation-minded West Texas hunting properties, congratulations to all 52 of our Broker of the Week awardees. We look forward to sharing more of your significant sales and achievements over the coming year!

READ MORE: 10 Biggest Ranches for Sale in America

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hunter on cielo vista ranch

10 most expensive land & ranch sales in 2017 *

1. Cielo Vista Ranch, Colorado ($105,000,000)

2. Ford Ranch, Texas ($52,500,000)

3. Wolf Springs Ranch, Colorado ($49,000,000)

4. Estrella Ranch, California ($31,500,000)

5. Disney/Universal/Sea World area development site, Florida ($27,970,000)

6. Silver Mountain Ranch, Colorado ($26,500,000)

7. Barton Canyon Ranch, Texas ($21,794,000)

8. Houston area timberland acreage, Texas ($20,950,027)

9. Yolo Ranch, Texas ($20,950,027)

10. Rancho El Toro, California ($19,500,000)

READ MORE: 10 Most Expensive Ranches for Sale in America

bison on Wolf Springs Ranch

10 largest land & ranch sales in 2017 *

1. Cielo Vista Ranch, Colorado ($105,000,000)

2. Wolf Springs Ranch, Colorado ($49,000,000)

3. Two Crow Ranch, Montana ($6,150,000)

4. Ford Ranch, Texas ($52,500,000)

5. Ladron Mountain Ranch, New Mexico ($1,990,000)

6. Torrance County Ranch, New Mexico ($1,000,000)

7. Spear O Ranch, Montana ($7,000,000)

8. Thompson Ranch, New Mexico ($3,303,000)

9. Comstock Ranch, Texas ($10,367,720)

10. Buck Mountain Ranch, New Mexico ($3,717,000)

READ MORE: 10 Biggest Ranches for Sale in America

* Note: Data regarding sold property is compiled for land sales recorded in 2017 through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program. Land buyers can access Lands of America’s comprehensive database of historic sales information by purchasing a LandsInsight account ($199/year), while platinum and basic sellers receive complimentary access through the Network’s Property Control Center. Click here for more information about participating in the Comparable Sales program.


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