Selling Real Estate?
You are thinking about selling farmland and you need some questions answered. We are here to help you. Our team of land brokers and auctioneers specializes in the marketing and sale of agricultural assets including farmland and equipment from estates or retirements. You have many considerations ahead of you, trust our professionals to help guide you to the path to success.
We can help bring clarity, organization and value to the process for you. We are more than happy to visit with you with no obligation to discuss with you the entire process and provide a free valuation for your assets quickly. You can visit our staff page to contact one of our professional Sales Personal or Auctioneers. Please feel free to call us anytime or stop by the office we would love to visit with you.
Should You List Your Property or Have a Auction?
How do you sell my farmland? There really are two options and depending on the marketing plan you desire that may be a private treaty listing or an auction.
1. Farmland Auctions: Selling farmland by auction is the most popular method and it offers many options for both buyers and sellers. This asset has a much higher demand, a much larger buyer pool and offers a greater return. Auctions give us the ability to create competition for the asset resulting in the highest offers for the farm. We provide land auction services in Iowa & Nebraska.
Auctions are a fast process which allow you to cut your holding costs very quickly and offer the most options to the seller. While some may feel that an auction doesn't offer many options the opposite is true. With an auction the seller offers the farm to all buyers one time and then conducts an event (the auction) to negotiate the highest price. Marketing of auction properties is done by an aggressive "condensed and accelerated" marketing campaign. All ads, flyers, signs, mailings are done at one time with a "due" date (auction) being the end of the marketing period.
2. Farmland Listings: Private Treaty Listing is another method to sell your farm. A listing is a typically listed for a period of time for a broker to advertise and attract a buyer and solicit offers on the property.
Listings are a straight forward process but they are slow and offer few options beyond some advertising choices. We provide listings in states where we are licensed as a real estate broker. With a listing the seller puts the property up for sale and waits for offers from buyers. Listings can take 6, 12 even 18 months to sell. Typically when a farm is priced correctly it should take 1- 6 months to sell a farm by listing. Some sell immediately and others can take longer.
Are you considering selling farmland? Its important to consult with our professionals to understand what option fits you and your farm best. You'll have several options and you can decide what fits your situation.