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Climbing Arrow Ranch
Posted: May 12th 2021
The Climbing Arrow Ranch, the largest and highest priced property on the Montana land market, is under contract less than one week after it was publicly listed.  Listed for $136,250,000 and totaling over 73,000 deeded acres, the ranch reportedly is under contract for close to the asking price, which is likely given how soon it went under contract.  Also, there apparently was multiple interested...
Ranch Investor Podcast - Kim Bennett - "Change is the only constant"
Posted: May 4th 2021
The 5th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Change is the only constant."  How do we navigate the gentrification of western lands and communities?  What impact does this have on the culture of rural communities?  We hear from one of the most experienced conservation easement appraisers in the nation.  Kim Bennett from Terra Western Associates also...
South Crazy Mountains Land Exchange Approved
Posted: May 4th 2021
The Forest Service has approved two public/private land trades in the southern Crazy Mountains.  The land swap totals 1,900 acres and is valued at over $1,700,000.  The land trade is only a small portion of what has been proposed, with the remaining land swap proposals being pushed back for further review. The trades involve sections owned by the Wild Eagle Mountain Ranch, the Rock Creek Ranch...
Episode 4 Season 2 of the Ranch Investor Podcast released - "Do I really need a professional ranch manager?"
Posted: April 16th 2021
The 4th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Do I really need a professional ranch manager?"  With over 30 years of experience as a Farm and Ranch Manager with Hall & Hall, Jerome Chvilicek has professionally administered some of the largest and most diverse farms and ranches in the US. Hear what actually goes in to being a professional farm/...
Episode 3 Season 2 of the Ranch Investor Podcast released - "Is There More Money In Conservation than Livestock Now?"
Posted: April 2nd 2021
The 3rd episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Is There More Money In Conservation than Livestock Now?"  Are “environmental markets” the future for Ranch Investors? Hear what the guys from mitigation.org think about carbon credits, habitat offsets, and the future of solar, wind, ecosystem services. Officially known as Magnolia, we hear their mission of...
Episode 2 Season 2 of the Ranch Investor Podcast released - The “Airbnb for hunting access”
Posted: March 20th 2021
The 2nd episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "The “Airbnb for hunting access”? That’ll never work..."  Everyone thinks it’s a great idea, but most are skeptical it will work.  Does this sound like the makings of a wildly successful entrepreneur?  Well, it should, and just like ranching, you can’t be afraid to go against the grain, be the black sheep,...
2020 Montana Land Sales
Posted: March 10th 2021
Andy Rahn gave a presentation to the Montana Farm & Ranch Brokers Association on the 2020 Montana land market in review, and early trends of 2021.  The Montana land market in 2020 was very dynamic, and the statistics from Montana Land Source are in and have been analyzed for this presentation.  The meeting was well-attended both in-person and via Zoom.  A recording of the presentation and...
Ranch Investor Podcast Season 2 Episode 1
Posted: March 10th 2021
The first episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "What the hell happened in 2020 Ranch Real Estate???"  In this episode, hosts Colter DeVries, Andy Rahn and Denver Gilbert discuss the 2020 ranch real estate market, and early trends in 2021.  Colter and Denver, who are brokers with Clark & Associates Land Brokers, specialize in true agricultural...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #15
Posted: January 20th 2021
Episode #15 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Why even listen to this podcast?"  Want to know what goes on behind the scenes here at Ranch Investor Podcast? In this episode, we invite our audience to actively participate in the production of our high-quality content. This episode is all about you the audience, the listener. You are why we do this so grab a pen, take...
Andy Rahn featured on Montana Business Vlog
Posted: January 6th 2021
Andy Rahn sat down with Joel Silverman of Silverman Law Office on June 8, 2020 to be interviewed for the Montana Business Vlog.  We discussed the development of Montana Land Source, and how Andy has gone from professional appraiser to entrepreneur and the challenges he's faced along the way. The Montana Business Vlog and Podcast is produced by Silverman Law Office and SocialFlixx, and hosted by...