Fay Ranches is very proud to sponsor the 2015 issue of the The Land Report 100. The Land Report profiles the 100 biggest landowners in the country, and is once again produced by long-time Fay Ranches' friends, Eddie Lee Rider and Eric O'Keefe.
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Small towns and communities anchor many of the rural ranches and farms that are represented by Fay Ranches. These are often communities with one general store, a population in town of fewer than 30 people, and where everyone knows everyone’s kids.
Fay Ranches is excited to announce the addition of two experienced land brokers, Scott Hawes and Ken Bentz, to the team in Oregon.
Fay Ranches continues to build on its success in Oregon with the addition of Scott and Ken and their over half a century of combined land investment expertise.
If you are a farm or ranch owner but farming or ranching is not your trade, you are not alone. Landowner demographics in many parts of the West have shifted toward non-operators, particularly in recent decades. If you are a non-operating owner or prospective owner, evaluating your property’s income potential requires an understanding of agricultural lease rates.
"Buy land. They're not making it anymore."
Over the past seven years, investors have been notoriously careful with their cash flow, avoiding risk and staying cash heavy.
The final phase of finding your ranch now begins. Your journey becomes real when your boots hit the dirt. You’ll start confirming what your priorities are and what appeals to you and your family. You will learn more in one day of looking at ranches with a good broker than you learn in the weeks or months obsessing over websites.
This is the second of a three-part series on how to buy a ranch. In this article, Greg covers the important characteristics to look for in a ranch broker, and how to know if a broker is right for you. We hope you continue to enjoy this series and that it helps you with your journey in making one of the best decisions of your life: purchasing a ranch. If you didn't catch last week's installment, you can read it here.
So, you’re thinking about buying a ranch? There are a few steps to keep in mind as you embark on this adventure—but let me back up a bit. I’ve been brokering ranchland since 1986 and founded Fay Ranches in 1992. In the beginning, Fay Ranches was the first brokerage company to focus on selling fly fishing ranches. Since then, we have grown and expanded into other segments of the land arena, including productive farms, ranches, timber, and plantations—and we now work coast-to-coast in the United States.
If you ask Fred Smith to paint you a picture of the view from his front porch at the Dome Mountain Ranch, he’s going to tell you about the elk.
“I’ve seen 7,000 elk on my ranch,” Smith tells me over the phone from his primary residence in Maryland. “And let me tell you, that is a sight.”
Buying a ranch is often the culmination of a lifelong dream for many of our clients. Carving out time to revel in the peace and solitude of sprawling acreage, as well as owning a unique place where unique memories are created in the outdoors are some of the top reasons that our clients come to us to connect them with the perfect ranch.