In the world of agricultural real estate, the most coveted properties are those that provide a solid return, predictable appreciation and excellent tax shelters, with unlimited recreational potential for the investor. Welcome to farming and ranching. Historically, agricultural properties throughout the Northwest have provided all the aspects of a quality purchase with unparalleled freedom to actually enjoy your investment. Hunting, fishing, cattle and horses provide the hallmark for outdoor enthusiasts but still allow for an unprecedented return and tax position. When the time comes to liquidate an asset of this nature our background and experience in working with all the aspects of production Ag allows us to present your property in the very best light and find buyers that are searching for that specific parcel, just like yours.
At JLM we pride ourselves on aggressively marketing our listings on a national and even international scale. Our sales programs have drawn buyers from all 50 states, Europe, Asia and the United Kingdom. All of our listings are published in high gloss national farm and ranch publications and across the internet. We guarantee that your property will receive the highest quality exposure at the lowest commission rates within the industry. Please call our main office for quotes and advertising plans…to put it plainly…”If you’re thinking of selling your farm or ranch let us show you how we are going to get it done.”
The qualifier to all of this potential is that agricultural real estate investments are a blind item for most buyers. The myriad complexities of self-sustaining agricultural entities can create an environment that deters many investors. Day to day operations are a constant concern, production capabilities must be maximized at the lowest cost to insure a profit; ongoing maintenance is crucial to assuring appreciation and the taxation of agricultural operations constitute a speciality on to themselves and first and foremost…How do know if you’re buying quality or a financial nightmare…?
JLM represents a total over 150 years of experience in the ranching and farming industry of the Western U.S. Our agents are all lifetime farmers, ranchers and realtors. Many having held posts as instructors to the Montana State University system, extension specialist, outfitters, and even the heads of the Montana Angus association. When we represent a buyer our first concern is locating those properties that stand up to the intense scrutiny of professionals that spend every day reviewing hundreds of aspects of farms and ranches all over the West. Each purchase will include an assessment and due diligence program that insures that each property meets all represented points and a purchases price that is indicative of its potential. If it doesn’t, we’ll find another one. Again we are not concerned about the sale…We’re concerned about what you’re working with after the purchase.
JLM offers a unique approach to residential purchases. As a rule actual home purchases are done as part of our support work for larger investments. For example, often times farms or ranches can be slightly remote and buyers need a residence close to town to facilitate travel arrangements, shopping, guests or just a night on the town; or at times companies looking to relocate commercial operations need to acquire housing for executives or their work force, this is where we can help. We have one dedicated broker, who ranks in the top 10 in residential sales, who’s only priority is finding homes that in some manor compliment our clients need for in-town housing. All these properties are viewed from an investment position, in terms of rental potential, appreciation, quality neighborhoods, maintenance and upkeep requirements and are planned with an upside exit strategy in mind. Because of the regional nature of the housing markets these programs are limited to Montana and northern Wyoming.
Commercial real estate investment, even in todays markets, represents some of the fastest growing areas of return in an unprecedent push for development in the small to mid-sized cities of the Northwest. JLM concentrates on the dynamic markets of Billings, Montana. Recently rated in the top 10 fastest growing cities in the U.S., top 10 best places to raise a family and the 8th best city to retire in….all making “The Big Sky Country” of Billings the most affluent investment municipality in the Northwest.
Companies considering relocating, individual investors looking for solid cap rates and speculators searching for growing urban areas will find Billings offers raw land acquisitions, established center city apartment and retail complexes and new franchise opportunities that have been growing consistently with excellent returns for last 10 years. All with costs that are far below national averages….making your dollar substantially more valuable. Excellent expansion potential, advanced public services and infrastructure coupled with a willingness of city government to assist and promote growth have created an atmosphere that is not only business oriented and friendly but caters to commercial development. This enthusiastic approach to business tied to an area that offers an excellent yet affordable standard of living and very western, ethics oriented work force, has created some of the best long term potential for financial gains in America.
JLM offers commercial services that specializes in locating, research, permitting, contractor integration and development support; all centered around the needs of buyers and sellers both large and small. From leasing to buying and new construction to remodels we have programs tailored to any level of commercial investment.
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