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The Benefits of Owning a Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA

Industry-leading viticulturist Dick Boushey performed a detailed site assessment of Dream Big Vista Vineyard, excerpts from which are reflected in this article. His full assessment is available on request.   We know that investing in viticulture is a big decision and that location is everything to fulfill the financial success of your vineyard dream and […]


Jim Vidamour, Broker of the Year in Residential Land Sales

Fay proudly announces that Jim Vidamour, ALC, from its La Veta, Colorado, office, has been awarded the prestigious APEX 2023 Region 6 Broker of the Year in Residential Land Sales. This accolade was presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) as part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report, during […]


Fay Ranches Ranks for 13 Straight Years as Top Brokerage

Fay Ranches proudly achieved recognition as one of The Land Report’s top brokerages of 2023. This esteemed accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in the land real estate sector, showcasing our significant contributions and leadership in the industry. Our inclusion in this prestigious list underscores the expertise, experience, and reliability we […]


Fay Ranches Broker Earns Title ‘Broker of the Year’

Fay Ranches, a leading land real estate company, is proud to announce that Joette Schalla, a distinguished team member, has been awarded the prestigious title of Broker of the Year by the Spanish Peaks Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This recognition underscores Joette’s unparalleled dedication and outstanding contributions to the real estate community.   The selection […]


Rising Star: LuKayzee Brink’s Victory and Journey in Rodeo

At the 2023 South Dakota Junior High School Rodeo in Rapid City, young rodeo athletes gathered to showcase their skills, with LuKayzee Brink standing out for her exceptional performance in the Goat Tying Championship. Winning this event, where she received a saddle sponsored by Fay Ranches and broker Mike Konstant, was a highlight in her […]


Triumph at Ariat World Series Roping in Vegas

The 17th Ariat World Series of Team Roping, proudly sponsored in part by Fay Ranches, concluded its nine record-breaking days on December 9-17 at the South Point Hotel, Arena, Equestrian Center, and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. The event began with the Riata Buckle Open to the World, culminating in the #7 Yeti Finale for […]


Announcing Scott Hawes’ Election to RLI Western States Chapter

Scott Hawes Has Been Elected to RLI Western States Chapter as At-Large Director We are proud to announce our own Scott Hawes has been elected as an At-Large Director of the Realtors Land Institute’s (RLI) Western States Chapter, effective from 2024 – 2027. This prestigious position underscores Fay Ranches’ commitment to providing unrivaled industry expertise […]


Fay Ranches Sponsors 2023 COPWRA With Beautiful Saddle

October 14, 2023 Fay Ranches was part of a big night for up-and-coming rodeo cowboys and cowgirls on Saturday, October 14th, as the Central Oregon Pee Wee Rodeo Association had its annual awards banquet. Oregon brokers Scott Hawes and Alex Robertson, who have been regular sponsors of the youth organization, were responsible for sponsoring the […]


Joette Schalla Speaks on Solar Leasing on LandGate

I have helped multiple clients place renewable energy development options on their properties, including two properties I own. I have the knowledge and connections to help landowners determine if their property is ideal for wind or solar development, and I maintain working relationships with over a dozen renewable developers with whom I can present potential […]


Wetland Mitigation Banking: A Ranching Alternative

Fay Ranches’ broker, Ren Martyn, was featured on Realtor’s Land Institute (RLI) where he spoke on wetland mitigation banking. Wetland mitigation banking is a ranching alternative in today’s ag economy and land stewardship practices. Wetland mitigation banking provides enhancement, restoration, creation, and/or preservation of habitat-scale wetlands in order to offset unavoidable wetland impacts under Section […]


Never Stop Learning: Improve Your Fly Fishing Skills

I grew up in Dillon, Montana, home of cattle, elk, and trout. I am not new to fly angling. My grandparents owned a fish hatchery in Northwest Montana, and I spent many summer days first throwing a Panther Martin and, later, “graduating” to a dry fly. Since then, I have enjoyed throwing flies to trout […]


Greg Fay Interviewed by Mansion Global
about the Lure of the West

In a recent interview with Mansion Global, Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches, expounded on the allure of the West. Taylor Sheridan’s epic series, Yellowstone, and its spin-offs have people looking westward to wide open spaces. The pandemic brought on the unprecedented and unheard-of buying of ranches out west, sometimes sight-unseen. One ranch, in particular, […]


Summer 2023 Western Events

By Kebi Smith, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, WY Love the show Yellowstone with Kevin Costner? Want to get a live look into the Western lifestyle? The agents at Fay Ranches live and breathe the Western lifestyle in the Western half of the United States. This means bringing their knowledge and skillset to the table […]


The Fay Rural Community Foundation Impacts Wyoming School in Record Time

By Susan Ferrin, Executive Director, Fay Ranches Community Foundation  The Fay Rural Community Foundation, in partnership with Fay Ranches broker Mike Konstant, has positively impacted the Hulett School, a local educational institution in Hulett, Wyoming, in record time. Hulett School, serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade with an enrollment of 160 students and a […]


Fay Ranches 2023 Summit

Fay Ranches agents from across the country will gather at the end of the month for their 25th annual Fay Ranches Summit. This event provides the agents with the opportunity to learn about the current market conditions, share trends that they are seeing in their respective regions, and engage with some of the industry’s foremost […]


FRCF Donates to Powder River 4-H in Honor of Victor Rue

By Susan Ferrin, Executive Director, Fay Ranches Community Foundation In November the Fay Rural Community Foundation donated to the Powder River 4-H in honor of the late Victor Rue. Victor, the father of Fay Ranches agent, Kebi Smith, was involved in his local 4-H program from a young age. He raised his family for many […]


November 2022 Market Update

By Greg Fay, Founder, Broker, Licensed in MT Two thousand twenty-two marks the 30th anniversary of Fay Ranches and ten years since we forged our Strategic Alliance with Republic Ranches. Thirty years certainly signifies our ability to weather some storms and grow with discipline. I feel like we’re just getting started, and I’m having more […]


Legendary Lucas Ranch Sale

By Vinny Delgado, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT.  “It was an absolute pleasure working with all parties involved in this sale. After 133 years in the same family, it will be an honor to watch the new owners write the next chapter for this incredible legacy ranch.” – Vinny Delgado, buyer agent. In the foothills […]


New Opportunities for Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge

Fay Ranches is pleased to announce new opportunities on the Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge listing, represented by Troy Dana. The offering now includes two additional profit centers, Katmai Water Taxi and Alaska Bristol Bay Rentals, with the respective assets. All three profit centers are in high demand. Katmai Water Taxi – $3,500,000  Operating from June […]


FRCF Helps Provide High Quality Meats to Rural Communities

The Fay Rural Community Foundation Partners with the Hicks Family to Donate Thousands of Pounds of Meat Bozeman, MT:  Last week, thousands of pounds of fresh beef, pork, goat, and lamb were donated to 33 food banks and community kitchens throughout central Oregon. The Fay Rural Community Foundation in conjunction with the Hicks Team of […]


SOLD: Foley Butte Ranch

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR Lightning strikes twice! Feeling humbled and honored to be involved, once again, in the sale of North Central Oregon Timberland Ranch Foley Butte Ranch. In 2013 as a newbie to Fay Ranches, a real estate brokerage, I worked on behalf of Stafford Ranches. We had gone under […]