Find land to add to your farmland footprint
As a landowner, you can use FarmlandFinder to quickly prospect land that is currently available on the market. Not only can you see land for sale, but our tools provide you access to reliable information for the land you are prospecting, which can help to get a clear picture of how this property might fit into your farming operation or land portfolio. Using FarmlandFinder, one has access to many different records and background information on each property listing, including tillable acres, topography maps, soil analysis, crop history, etc. While all of this information helps to make an easier, more data-driven decision when determining whether to buy the land, it can also be helpful past the closing date. Having access to an organized, data-rich property report, can give you as the landowner, insights into information that may be helpful when determining farming techniques, engaging in cash rent conversations, or simply conversing with family members about your recent purchase.
Access data to make informed decisions
Each year, over $56 billion of farmland is exchanged - and most of this transfer is done entirely offline. Leveraging new tools, like FarmlandFinder, researching, analyzing, and purchasing farmland no longer has to be about being in the right place at the right time, or by having the right personal connections. FarmlandFinder provides a way for landowners to have access to a plethora of data all in one centralized location. Transparent, accurate information helps to make for a quick and efficient transaction. Finding farmland that fits your needs is as simple as choosing your optimal tillage percent, soil type, number of acres, location, price, etc. Using these filters on FarmlandFinder, you can quickly sort out the properties that won’t be a good fit to give you all the listings that match your preferences. Once you have your preferred list narrowed down to your requirements, you can download and print a detailed property report for each property. Not only is this a data-rich environment to contextualize the individual property, but FarmlandFinder also provides you with a link back to the original broker’s website, so you can conduct further due diligence yourself.
Understanding your land’s position within the market
When it comes time for a landowner to sell a property, positioning is a key part of the land sale process. Understanding how to do this will help you present your land in the best possible way and at the best possible time to potential buyers or investors. FarmlandFinder provides both high-level information and more detailed data on surrounding property sales, past and present, so you are able to see how competitive the market around you is. How exactly do you position land? It’s not as if the land can move to an area with different market conditions. While that is true, there are plenty of ways to play to your land’s strengths when selling. Studying the market and understanding what else is out there and what quality the land is, is key to knowing how to position your land’s current characteristics or if you need some time to improve your land. FarmlandFinder’s property reports can give you a look at comparable sales and their tillable percentages, soil composition/ratings, crop history, productivity index, etc. so that you can see where your parcel(s) of land stand amongst the others. Just like houses, there are plenty of ways to improve your land to make it more appealing to buyers or investors. Once you have an idea of the current market values and quality, you can create a game plan on where your land needs to be and how to get in there, before putting it out on the market.