Farm and Ranch Agent

Residential Agent vs. Land Agent

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

Looking to sell land in Texas in 2022? When it comes to choosing a real estate agent, it’s important that you choose one who is an expert in the type of property you’re selling, whether it’s residential property, rural land, or commercial property. So how do you decide between a residential agent vs. a land agent?

People are flocking to Texas from all over the country during these uncertain times. The growing trend has a lot of people thinking about buying or selling private land holdings in Texas, and more specifically, what type of agent to choose when doing so.

If you’re buying or selling in rural Texas, you need a licensed real estate agent by your side to make sure you get the most for your money and don’t get mired in paperwork and bureaucracy. According to the Lubbock Texas Journal, first quarter 2021 sales of large acreage rural properties grew more than 50% in West Texas and 37% statewide compared to 2020. That trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down as we head into 2022.

 

But before you rush in and partner with just any Texas realtor, there are some important things to consider:

First, there’s a reason that real estate agents in Texas have to complete over 180 hours of coursework to even apply to get a real estate license.

Property transactions are extremely complicated and there is a lot of money at stake.

Buying and selling rural property in Texas comes with hours of searching, legwork, paperwork, and filings that any layperson would struggle with. One mistake can spell disaster for a land deal, so it’s important to get it right.

If you’re buying or selling in rural Texas, you need a licensed real estate agent by your side to make sure you get the most for your money and don’t get mired in paperwork and bureaucracy.

That being said, just because someone is a licensed real estate agent doesn’t mean that they’re a good fit for your particular needs. There are several agent specialties and subgroups in the real estate industry, and each specialist can help you with different situations. 

This is especially true if you’re looking to buy or sell a farm or ranch land or rural land in Texas, where land deals can come available via informal networks that develop over generations. Not every realtor will have the same access.

Choosing the right agent and land brokerage in Texas can save you a ton of money and headaches when it comes buying or selling your ranch. The best rural land brokerages will employ agents and realtors that have market-specific knowledge, can spot repairs/deficiencies from a mile away, have access to the best properties and deals, and more.

In the same way you wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer a nail in, you shouldn’t sign-on with a residential agent to deal with your farm and ranch real estate.

Residential agents are great for helping you get set up in the suburbs and cities. But if you’re looking to buy or sell a farm or ranch in Texas, you need professionals with a specialized skill set that can be used to navigate the peculiarities of buying rural land in Texas.

Ask yourself:

Can your realtor spot a well pump that’s about to blow a bearing?  Would they even know to ask or look? Do they know every peculiarity and advantage to look out for when it comes to farms and ranches in Texas?

Only a top tier brokerage with top tier realtors will be able to provide the level of service you need. In the end, that high level of service, knowledge, and expertise is what ends up saving you time, money, and stress.

So, if you’re buying or selling farm and ranch real estate during the current migratory boom in Texas, use the right tool for the right job. Quality farm and ranch agents can save you money and make sure you get the best deal possible. Contact Ruple Properties to get started.