Managing your ranch land well now will pay big dividends when the time comes to sell. Well managed ranch land attracts a larger pool of buyers, increasing competition for your land which leads to higher sale prices.
Auctioneer Sonny Booth advised, “High sales prices don’t happen by accident. I’d like to take all the credit for high re-sale prices but the truth is that ranchers with a reputation for quality land management is an auctioneers best friend when it comes to getting top-dollar on sale day.”
As a rancher, you already know the importance of proper land management in ensuring the well-being of your livestock. Have you truly considered how good ranch land management can also impact the bottom line when it comes time to sell your property? Check out these tips for maximizing your re-sale value through effective ranch land management.
Regularly Check and Maintain Fences
One of the most important aspects of ranch land management is keeping your fences in good condition. This not only keeps your livestock safe but also prevents them from wandering off into neighboring properties. Regularly check your fences and make any necessary repairs. A well-maintained fence can also make your property look more visually appealing to potential buyers.
Implement Sustainable Grazing Management Practices
Many ranchers are shocked to learn that nearly 70% of available grazing land in the United States is degraded in some form as discussed in this recent article published in the Angus Journal. Overgrazing can have a negative impact on your pasture’s health and, in turn, decrease your property’s sales value. Consider implementing sustainable grazing management practices that allow for adequate rest periods between grazing cycles. This will help maintain the health and productivity of your pasture while also ensuring the long-term profitability of your ranch.
Properly Manage Water Resources
Water is a fundamental resource for both your livestock and your land. Properly managing water resources can prevent soil erosion and maintain pasture productivity. Regularly cleaning out and maintaining ponds and waterways can not only make your property look better but also make it more appealing to potential buyers.
Remove Unwanted Vegetation
Weeds and invasive plant species can significantly reduce the productivity of your pastureland. Consider implementing a regular weed control program to keep unwanted vegetation under control. Not only will this help maintain the productivity of your land, but it will also make your property look more visually appealing.
Maintain Buildings and Infrastructure
Maintaining your ranch’s buildings and infrastructure doesn’t just make your property look better, it also increases resale value. Regularly inspect and maintain your ranch’s buildings, corrals, and other infrastructure to ensure they’re up to code, fully functioning and eye-appealing. This makes your property more attractive to prospective buyers and increases the sale price.
Proper ranch land management is critical to maintaining both the short-term productivity and long-term profitability of your ranch. Investing in regular maintenance and improvements to your property can make it more visually appealing to potential buyers, increase its sales value, and ensure the continued success of your operation. By implementing the above tips for effective ranch land management, you can maximize your sale profitability and set your ranch up for long-term success.
ABOUT CJ REAL ESTATE: CJ Real Estate sells ranch and residential real estate across Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Led by Eric Johnson and Ronn Cunningham, the CJ Real Estate team specializes in complex acreage sales typically dispersing assets in 45 days while outperforming market conditions. What makes CJ Real Estate different is that they give sellers more control through unbiased advice and the opportunity to choose the real estate sale method that’s best for them: auction or listing.
SOURCE: Cunningham-Johnson Real Estate