Pacific Northwest



Learn about investing in and adding value to your land, get tips on selling your property, and take an inside look at some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the US by following along on our blog.

2021: A BETTER YEAR FOR THE CATTLE INDUSTRY?

By Alex Robertson, Broker, Licensed in Oregon On a crisp December morning in Madras, Oregon, the cattle at The Greens’ Feedlot line up to the feed bunks. Not much space is available in the Greens’ Feedlot as most (if not all) pens are full with the appropriate number of cattle. The feedlot is a custom […]


Pioneering Washington’s Wine Region

By Michelle Burbidge, Fay Ranches Agent, Licensed in Washington Washington is quickly becoming a mecca for grape growers and wineries. The same breathtaking landscape that first drew pioneers westward over 200 years ago now attracts a new kind of pioneer, those searching for a rich and diverse grape growing region. Just 20 years ago, Washington […]


Forestlands: The Ultimate ESG investment

By Troy Dana, Fay Ranches Broker, Licensed in Washington ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out […]


Timber In The Pacific Northwest

A video blog by Troy Dana-Designated Broker, Paul Valentine-Managing Broker, and Bryon Clarke-Broker, Fay Ranches Washington Agents. If you have ever given some thought to investing in timberlands, this video offers a brief summary of what to look for in a top-notch tree farm in the Pacific Northwest. Timberland investments offer more than economic returns, […]


What is a Ranch Manager?

Consider this list of roles that might be found on a ranch.  The Ranch Hand typically has a collection of duties, such as checking herds, fence building, some equipment operation, hand irrigation, mucking out stalls and landscaping.  This is a task level worker.  A Herdsman has specific skills that are only acquired with years of learning and doing.  Purebred stock operations benefit most from […]


Transitioning from Ranch Broker to Ranch Buyer: What I Learned When I Bought My First Ranch

By Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches North-central Montana has always held a special place in my heart. This seemingly endless part of the state fascinated me as a child, and I still have the same reaction to it today. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy hunting and fishing opportunities all across this great state, but my biggest rush […]


What is a “Ranch”?

Article by Ken Bentz, Fay Ranches Broker The term “ranch” has evolved over the years in the West as a whole, but it also has different meanings regionally. A ranch in Colorado is often a much different property than one in Eastern Oregon. The definition also changes the closer one gets to an urban area. […]


Preparing a Farm or Ranch for Marketing and Sale 

An article by Greg Fay, Fay Ranches Founder PREPARING A FARM OR RANCH FOR MARKETING AND SALE While most people know that a lot of work will go into preparing your house for sale in the residential real estate world, it is an often neglected aspect of preparing a ranch for sale. Homeowners will paint kitchens a […]


Oregon Big Game Hunting 2020

It’s that time of the year to start considering your options for the upcoming big game fall hunts in Oregon. May 15th is the application deadline and I don’t know about you, but it always sneaks up on me! There are a few changes this year to make note of. In my opinion, here are […]


The Effect of COVID-19 on the Land Brokerage Industry

By Greg Fay, Founder, Broker, Fay Ranches Inc. Many of us are wondering what the impact of the Coronavirus will be on the global economy and our communities.  We can only guess if this will be a phenomenon that has a lasting impact or will pass us by in a matter of weeks. We are […]


Invest In Production Land: Cattle Prices Getting Stronger

Written by Jerry Hicks, Ranch Broker  and Scott Hawes, Principal Broker, Oregon Industry experts anticipate improved cattle prices for 2020.  It is believed that the US beef cattle herd expansion that began five years ago has run its course and is entering into a liquidation phase.  While it is anticipated that 2020 will see record […]


Northwest Lifestyle Feature | Lake Coeur d’Alene

A blog by John Anderson, Broker, Fay Ranches Lake Coeur d’Alene is a paradise offering long summer days, cool evenings, dramatic sunsets, and endless recreation. Only 300 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, this gem is close enough to metropolitan areas for weekend getaways or long vacations.  The lake is large and […]


Bend Oregon Fishing Trip | Priceless Family Memories

A blog by Jesica Hicks, Fay Ranches Broker FAMILY | Our staff and agents are not only avid outdoorsmen and women, we are also dedicated family men and women who love to spend time on the land and build memories with our families. We understand the value of working and playing outdoors with loved ones […]


The Telltale Signs of Fall in Oregon

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Oregon Today, as I head to my office with the windshield defroster on high, I park near a tree glistening with bright yellow, red and orange leaves. As I step out into the cold autumnal morning air, I probe in my pocket for my office keys and instead feel […]


Investing In Ranches

By James Esperti, Partner/Ranch Sales, Fay Ranches People pursue ranch real estate in the Intermountain West for many reasons. Some are looking for that perfect hunting and fishing property with big mountain views, live water, and a variety of wildlife. Others may want a large, productive cattle ranch with abundant water rights and agricultural components. […]


Oregon Fly Fishing

Oregon is often overlooked when it comes to fly fishing, but this diverse state has a wealth of fly fishing streams and lakes. Some even say that Oregon has the best year-round fly fishing in the United States. The Deschutes River and it’s tributaries are well known both for its incredible angling for native redside […]


Oregon Experiencing High Demand for Farms, Ranches

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker It’s that time of year when we lucky brokers at Fay Ranches get to see new ranches and explore magnificent rural and remote sporting properties. It is also the time of year when more sellers start listing their properties. Spring is always a busy time of year for us, but […]


Oregon Boasts Some of the Best Elk Hunting in the U.S.

By: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker If you haven’t been elk hunting in Oregon, you’re missing out. Oregon repeatedly lands on lists for great elk hunting, but it’s still relatively undiscovered. People often opt for more well-known elk hunting areas like Colorado and Idaho, but if you haven’t been to Oregon yet, you need to get […]


Why Oregon is a Great Place to Buy a Ranch

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, Wyoming. But there is one place that consistently flies under the radar: Oregon. As someone who has ranched in Oregon all my life, I can tell you, it’s mostly undiscovered as […]


A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

a Video Blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches I was sitting in the office on Thursday afternoon looking out the window more than I was looking at my computer screen.  My mind drifting to thoughts about my plans for the weekend; should I chase some roosters, cast a line, maybe go elk […]


Experiences – Not Things… Minam River Ranch, Oregon

From Trophy Sized Elk to Trout Fishing at Minam River Ranch Jerry Hicks, the listing broker, told us about a great day fishing with a client this summer.     “A favorite property of mine, the Minam River Ranch, sits just outside of La Grande, Oregon. It is a quintessential sportsman’s paradise. The property is huge, […]