WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SELL MY FARM / RANCH / HUNTING LAND PROPERTY?
Tobias (Toby) Stutzman
September 04, 2020
Selling Farm, Ranch, Hunting Land Properties in Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma
WHEN SHOULD I SELL MY FARM / RANCH / HUNTING PROPERTY?
While there are no absolute guarantees, acreages of all
types typically sell year-round with little influence by the month chosen to
sell. That said, properties are usually
classified into three categories that include Crop Land, Ranch Land and Hunting
Land. Each category may have some slight
differences and can be explained below.
First, Crop land will sell good all year long. There may be owners/operators or tenants in
place that are developing exit strategies, but an operating farm will generally
have a crop rotation plan in place. Most
of the time, the cropland will either have a growing crop or has been prepared
for the next growing season.
Second, Ranch land will also sell good all year long. Owners/operators and or tenants of working ranches
will generally have an established grazing plan in place that best suits each
tract of pasture, which provides optimal yield and nutrition for the livestock.
Third, Hunting and Recreational land will sell good all year
long. Depending upon the desired game to
be hunted, there is typically an urgency to purchase this property type prior
to the upcoming hunting season. Most whitetail
and mule deer hunters desire to procure their hunting areas with trail cameras,
hunting blinds and food plots months in advance of the upcoming season.
One thing to consider on any property is the current lease agreement. Most states require that lease agreements, whether
written or verbal, need to be terminated in writing.
In short, to answer “When is the best time to
sell?” the answer is likely to be “What best suits you”.
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