Brush Control Options in Fence Lines

If you have fencing on your property, you will need to keep branches, trees and weeds from growing up on fence lines. Why worry about cleaning out brush and weeds from fence lines? Along an electric fence, weeds and brush can short out the fence and allow the livestock to walk through. Removing brush and… Read more »

Wash That Land Before You Try to Sell It, and Fix The Box It Came In!

If you were going to sell your car, in all likelihood you would wash it, probably vacuum it out, and maybe even wax it. If you go to a car lot where professionals are selling cars, most likely they have not only done these things, but have went through the vehicle thoroughly and made it… Read more »

Ducks Unlimited and United Country Launch Recreational Real Estate Search Engine

Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats, and United Country Real Estate, the nation’s leading real estate company specializing in land and recreational real estate, have recently announced the launch of a new recreational real estate search engine.Located on the Ducks Unlimited website,, the United… Read more »

United Country Real Estate Named Among America’s Top Brokerages by The Land Report

The Land Report recently named United Country Real Estate among the top real estate land brokerage companies in the nation in the article, “America’s Best Brokerages.” Closing approximately $1 billion in land sales annually, United Country is the largest land brokerage listed in this special report, which evaluated the nation’s leading land brokerages based on… Read more »

Buyers- 5 Tips for Previewing Rural Property

Before you head out to preview a piece of rural property, here are a few key tips that will make your next outing more enjoyable, safer, and your time more beneficial. 1. Contact the agent- Touch base with the the agent before heading out to view the property. Arrange for them to meet you and… Read more »

Agent 911-How Can a Seller Help Their Agent?

In today’s market, many properties are competing for the attention of a relatively small pool of buyers. In many instances, properties are getting no attention whatsoever. I know that some properties garner a great deal of attention, so I know there are some willing buyers in the market. The key is positioning your property for… Read more »

If Cash is King, Then is Land Queen?

The old adage that cash is king in real estate transactions has probably been more true over the last few years than ever before due to tight credit markets. If a buyer can put down the cash and close in less than 30 days then a seller is usually willing to make some concessions if… Read more »

Are you sure you want to sell? Pricing your property below the

Several years ago, I saw a comic strip that showed a property owner in different conversations about his property. The scenes were all the same except that the person the owner was talking to was different in each scene. As the property buyer in the first scene, he was pointing out all the property flaws… Read more »

Trails Help Make the Sale

If I could impart two pieces of simple wisdom to landowners about increasing your odds of selling your property they would be: (first) price your property correctly and (second) build and maintain a good internal road or trail system to let prospective buyers see what you are offering. Owners or agents will find it easier… Read more »

Plum Creeks, Bill Carlton is cautiously optimistic about timber demand and timberland sales

Bill Calton, Plum Creek’s Senior Director for Real Estate and Land Management, is cautiously optimistic about the prospects for timberland investors and rural land sales. Plum Creek, a real-estate investment trust (REIT), is a NYSE-listed company that is the Nation’s largest private timberland owner with 7 million acres. Calton oversees Plum Creek’s non-strategic land dispositions… Read more »