Helping clients is Dunn & Holland Team’s top priority

07/25/2014 7:00 PM

07/24/2014 10:06 AM

The Dunn and Holland Team of Crown Realty specializes in selling rural properties, but team members Teresa Dunn and Jim Holland’s top priority is helping clients. They want to find the right buyer for a particular piece of land and then help that buyer in finding the best use for the land.

Dunn and Holland’s services don’t end when their transactions are closed. They are available to help with all sorts of real estate related problems, including rezoning the property for other uses.

“I really enjoy getting to know the clients,” Dunn said. “I like to have a personal relationship with each of my clients. My focus is finding the right buyer for a property listing or finding clients the right property to buy, one that truly fits their needs and dreams.”

The Dunn and Holland Team’s strong suit is selling farms, equestrian property, ranches and rural estate homes and each member of the team brings special talents to the table. Holland, who lives on the same farm in south Johnson County where he grew up, knows the rural community in Johnson and Miami counties. Dunn has 15 years of experience selling real estate and is an expert in all of the legalities involved with real estate transactions.

Holland has years of experience as a Johnson County businessman and with working with political entities from the local to the national level. He is past president and CEO of Holland Corporation, a major Kansas City-based Midwestern contractor and site developer specializing in aggregate production, heavy grading and asphalt paving. He feels his decades-long business experience translates well into helping his clients sell or buy property.

Holland also is extending his political experience to his real estate clients who want to rezone land which they’ve purchased or who want to understand the government regulations for agricultural property.

A former Kansas governor who worked with Holland gave this endorsement of his skills: “Over many years Jim was instrumental in assisting in both political, as well as the public service aspects of my career. There was never a time Jim wasn’t willing to lend a hand and contribute to the greater good of his family, community, state and nation … Jim has a history of taking on significant challenges and successfully guiding a team of people to find solutions.”

Holland is past president of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Southwest Johnson County Board, past member of the American Royal Board, a Shawnee Mission Hospital Foundation board member and a member of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Group. He also is in the Lenexa Volunteer Hall of Fame.

Not only does Holland come from a farm background, he also is an equestrian and a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, giving him a vast amount of experience in understanding rural property.

Holland loves the history of rural properties and is excited about the possibility of helping others understand and appreciate that history. The Dunn and Holland Team recently listed cropland for Jim Effertz, whose family now farms thousand of acres but started out as share croppers.

“They are part of the fabric of Johnson County and I am happy to be helping them find the right buyer for this portion of their extensive cropland,” Holland said.

He added that projections show that as today’s farmers age and their heirs move on to careers other than farming, as much as 70 percent of agriculture land across the United States will change hands by 2025.

Holland and Dunn believe it is important that the rural community in Johnson and Miami counties has a local team familiar with its needs when it comes time for landowners to sell their property. That is why they have chosen to be affiliated with Crown Realty, an independent, family-owned real estate company with more than 40 years of experience in selling farms, homes, ranches and commercial property in rural areas. It started its business in Paola and later expanded to Louisburg and south Overland Park.

More and more investors are buying farmland because it is a more stable investment than other options and has a proven track record of holding its value as well as appreciating over the long term. Dunn and Holland can help walk these investors through the process of buying farmland.

Buying farm property varies greatly from buying homes in the city, Dunn and Holland noted. Buyers need to be aware of federal government farm regulations, know about mineral rights, understand rural utilities, septic systems and a number of other special considerations that are different from buying city property and Dunn and Holland can help them with that.

Dunn and Holland currently have numerous rural listings on both sides of the state line, ranging from small acreages to hundreds of acres. Many of them are valued at over $1 million.

They have sold properties to clients all over the United States and even to some in Japan and Canada. Although they work for an independent real estate company, each of their listings is featured on 3,000-plus websites throughout the world, with potential buyers anywhere in the world able to see the listing at the same time as buyers in the Kansas City area.

Those interested in working with Dunn and Holland to find their perfect rural estate or ranch, or to list one to sell, may call Teresa Dunn at 913-271-0352 or send her an email at teresadunn@crownrealty.com. Jim Holland can be reached at 816-509-2242 or jimholland@crownrealty.com.

Dunn & Holland Team

Office: Crown Realty, 100 E. Crestview Drive, Louisburg.

Contact: Teresa Dunn at 913-271-0352 orteresadunn@crownrealty.com and Jim Holland at 816-509-2242 or jimholland@crownrealty.com.

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