Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading agricultural real estate and farm and ranch management company headquartered in Omaha, Neb., has announced a strategic expansion into the Kansas City area for farmland ownership services.
Rural KC Real Estate
This new expansion of adding dedicated real estate agents with the Rural KC Real Estate team, devoted to professionally representing buyers and sellers in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, will create a strong presence in the area.
Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National Company, explained it this way: “Farmers National Company’s success for nearly 85 years has been dependent on quality client service. We are very protective of that reputation, and we want real estate professionals who share our commitment to client satisfaction and their success.
“Therefore, Farmers National Company is pleased to announce that the Rural KC team will be joining our team. We have been observing Rural KC and working on mutual projects with them for almost 18 months. We both believe we can provide a valuable and unique level of service if Rural KC were to become part of Farmers National Company.”
Bill Gaughan, founding partner of the former Rural KC team, agreed with Jim Farrell by saying: “It became obvious to us that there was a need for more client services in the agricultural market than we were going to be able to accomplish on our own. Initially, we thought we would try to develop strategic partnerships with the best companies for our clients.
“When we researched farm and ranch management companies, the leader was clearly Farmers National Company. When we wanted the top auction company, again it was Farmers National Company. We began to notice a trend. As we looked at hunting lease management, oil and gas management, agricultural consulting, lake management and more, every time the best provider of all those services was Farmers National Company. And certainly there was no one company that could offer such a broad array of services. So when the opportunity came to become part of the Farmers National Company family, it was an honor, not just an opportunity. “
Farmers National Company offers powerful advantages to landowners who wish to buy or sell land that others cannot equal, Gaughan said. As a national company, these advantages include over 200 rural real estate agents across the country who work every day with buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell farmland; existing relationships with institutional buyers, banking and trust companies; and investors and landowners who wish to expand because Farmers National is already managing farms for them. This is in addition to the normal real estate activities of Internet advertising, erecting signs, extensive direct marketing, being part of an MLS and more.
When it comes to selling rural property, Farmers National Company has no equal, Gaughan said. They have a national website that receives over 2.8 million hits each month. Farmers National Company has been named the No. 1 Land Auction Company in the United States as well as a “Best Brokerage Company” by The Land Report – The Magazine of the American Landowner.
For agricultural, horse and luxury properties, Farmers National Company has the resources to advertise in high-end print magazines, create virtual flyover videos and an in-house marketing team to capture and market the value of these unique properties.
For buyers looking to own farmland, Farmers National Company is the undisputed choice as they manage over 2.1 million acres of farm and ranch land, Gaughan said. They have the ability to represent a buyer in any one of the 24 states where they currently operate. As the country’s premier farm and ranch management company, they offer landowners unparalleled expertise when it comes to evaluating a property and peace of mind by offering leading-edge farm management service after the sale.
Locally, Farmers National Company real estate can be reached by contacting Bill Gaughan at 913- 837-4665 or by emailing him at WGaughan@FarmersNational.com. For farm, ranch and hunting properties in the Kansas City market area visit FarmersNational.com/KC.
Farmers National Company, an employee-owned company, is the nation’s leading agricultural farm and ranch management and agricultural real estate sales company. Farmers National Company has sold over 3,500 farms (over 1,100 at auction) for more than $2.37 billion during the last five years and currently manages more than 4,850 farms and ranches (2.1 million acres) in 24 states.
Additional services provided by the company include auctions, appraisals, insurance, consultation services, oil and gas management, forest resource management, lake management, FNC Ag Stock, and a national hunting lease service. Visit the Farmers National Company website at FarmersNational.com/KC.