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When to Sell or Buy a Ranch

The housing market that hit the real estate industry in 2008 was a wake-up call for all those who bought and sold their homes during that year. The crash of the market brought those who were reckless in their pursuits to sell to think a bit more wisely about when to sell or buy their homes. The same can be said about ranches. There is a time to buy as well as sell. Let’s go over both.

When to Sell: The right time to sell a ranch is when the market is aligned with the price you want to get for your ranch. With that being said, if you want to sell when the price for your ranch is high—like most people would, then you want to talk to an honest ranch broker who can help you with figuring out when the best time to sell would be. Also, make sure that you have the right tax advisors on your side who can help you understand the different tax laws and breaks or fees you may have to pay when selling your farm. Finally, understand that selling your farm is a process, and finding the right buyer takes time, so try not to get too frustrated over making a quick buck off of your property.

When to Buy: The right time to buy is when the market is low—clearly. However, there is more to know than just when the price is cheap. You have to understand and learn why the price of the ranch is cheap. Is it a fixer-upper or foreclosure? Is there something wrong with the fields the crops grow on? Is the ranch on the verge of being condemned by the city? These are some major things to consider when buying a ranch, especially when you see a handsome price tag on it.

There is no exact formula to find the best deal for you to either sell or buy a ranch. It is definitely something to think about and talk about with someone who really knows the real estate market for selling and buying ranches—like a licensed ranch broker. They are there for you when you have any important questions to ask as well as when you need important information to learn about selling or buying a ranch.

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Steps to Selling Your Ranch

Selling a ranch is not to be taken lightly. It is a lot similar to selling a home except that it consists of getting a huge piece of land off your back. If you believe it is the right time to sell your farm, then here are some direct steps that you need to take to prepare yourself for the big sell and ranch real estate in general.

  1. Get your affairs in order. Make sure that you know what you’re doing with your furniture, tools, equipment, and that have a place to live once you sell your ranch.
  2. Talk with your bank and financial advisors to see what your ranch is worth. You want to be sure that you are going to sell your ranch for a fair and reasonable price to you as well as the future buyer.
  3. Pick a real-estate team that you can trust. Everyone knows that selling a ranch, let alone a home, can be difficult, time consuming, and exhausting, so you better have a group of individuals who are there for you whenever you need them to be when putting your property on the market.
  4. Once you are in the process of starting to sell your ranch, you want to contact some neighboring ranch owners to see if they want to purchase your ranch to add to what they already own. This would be very beneficial to them, so finding a buyer might be easier and closer than you think.
  5. Finally, once you have a buyer, make sure all of the paperwork is in order. You want to be sure that you have signed all of the necessary documents and that you are going to get your fair share of what will become yours (i.e. the money).

        Ranch real estate or selling your ranch can be something that requires a lot of thought and time on your end. This means that you want a ranch-real-estate agent who you can trust and talk to on a personal level about what you wish to accomplish when the time to sell is right. Ranch Marketing Associates specialize in selling in 12 different states and can help you decide whether or not you want to sell your ranch. Contact them today to see how they can help you sell your ranch!

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The Top Five Things Every Rancher Thinks YOU Should Know

Many believe that the ranch life is all “howdy doody” and something to be poked fun at. Well, I’m here to tell you that there have been some misconceptions about the ranch life, and people need to wise up. So here are some things that we believe you need to know—straight from the horse’s . . . I mean rancher’s mouth.

  1. We don’t just hang out all day, ride bulls, dress up as cowboys, spit chewing tobacco, and ride horses into the sunset; there is lots of work to be done on the farm and animals need to be taken care of.
  2. A jolly rancher is not a candy . . . it is a man who truly loves working on a farm with his bare hands . . . perhaps that’s something a little sweet after all.
  3. There is no down time to our job. We know that students get time off for summer vacation, employees get Christmas vacation time, and you can call in sick whenever you feel like it and there are no repercussions. Well, sir, that is not how the farm life is. If you’re out, then the lives of all your cattle and plant life is at stake, which is not the type of work to play hooky on.
  4. Boots are made for working. That means all you pretty women and those fancy boots of yours could stand some time in the field, pitching hay or gathering crops, rather than going out with your friends to those fancy malls in the city.
  5. Not every person who lives on a ranch looks like the Marlboro Man! That is a misconception that needs to be cleared up right now. There are some beautiful cowgirls out there too—you know.

I hope after taking a gander and reading this here post you’ll have a sense of what it means to be a true rancher. If not, then you better get off your computer and go spend some time with your rancher self. Cowboy

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I’m From the South, Where…

“Everyone pulls over to let a funeral procession pass

We don’t have fireflies, we got lightnin bugs

Taters are mandatory while shoes are not

Y’all is a proper noun

Ain’t is a word

Chicken is fried

Biscuits come with gravy

Sweet tea is the house wine

Shopping carts are buggies

You never disrespect your elders

We talk to strangers

We wave a lot!

We love pearls, porches, peanuts

& Blessin’ hearts”


“Beneath the makeup, beneath the style, I’m just a Southern Girl with a smile”

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My Top 3 Summer Tunes…

I’m feeling more country than usual, if possible. The music has made its way into my playlist, and I’m gonna share some of my favorite songs with you. Wherever your summer vacation may take you, having some tunes just makes it that much sweeter.

 Of course I listen to the regular pop and rock music, but like I said I’m feeling country today. Surprised? Didn’t think so…

 Here’s The Top 3 “Cheeky” Tunes For the Summer…

 Carrie Underwood

 Of course I had to start with Carrie… How could I not? She’s my go-to girl. Maybe it’s the way she writes her songs, or maybe just her awesome voice, I’m not quite sure. Something about her music always gets me pumped up and ready to cruise down the river (a personal favorite vacation spot).

 Picture it: you’re riding horseback or sitting by the fire on your very own ranch, with a little Carrie Underwood in the background. Doesn’t that sound like a perfect picture? It sure does to me, but

 Song(s) of Choice: Blown Away, Good Girl, Before He Cheats

 Lady Antebellum

Not gonna lie, when Lady Antebellum first came out I wasn’t a huge fan. Apparently music tastes of mine tend to change, so here I am writing about them. I know they’ve gotten some slack because of their name… Antebellum is noted as the pre-Civil War south. Which, many say, was built on the backs of slaves, and is therefore derogatory.

 I don’t usually go on rants but for those of you who think this is something worth getting upset over… You have my condolences. I enjoy their music and I wouldn’t support them if that’s what they stood for, but for right now I’m just enjoying their tunes.

 Song of Choice: Just a Kiss

 Miranda Lambert

 If anyone went to Go Fest, you’d know what I’m talking about. I love Miranda Lambert, she’s super spunky and I love her music. Her and Carrie are kind of peas in a pod, I heard that she even gave Carrie a motorcycle… But that might just be a rumor. Either way, I love her spunk.

 She’s an edgier version of Carrie Underwood, or so it seems like to me. Either way, I do have some similar tastes here. Check out this Carrie-Miranda duet.

 Song of Choice: The House That Built Me

 Yep In Case You Didn’t Notice… Girl Power!

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

I love Southern Food, as you can imagine.

What might surprise you is I love pulled pork sandwiches. (Still not surprised? Drat!)

Either way, they are my go-to BBQ sandwich, it’s just so good I can’t stay away. Anyone know the calories in one of these puppies? I’m not sure I want to know…

Check out this recipe, feel free to try it at home and tell me what you think!

If this doesn’t turn out as readable as I thought, you can always check out the link here:  http://www.mrfood.com/Sandwiches/Pulled-Pork-Sandwiches-449/

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You Know You’re a Redneck When…

I love rednecks, I’m dating a guy that is half redneck.. so I have an appreciation for their skills.

Check out this video, it’s hilarious x) I’m not trying to offend anyone with this this is just for entertainment purposes (there’s my disclaimer)

Yeehaw, folks!