Never Buy Land Without an ALC

Never Buy Land Without an ALC…. 4 reasons from an article on Land.com written by Luke Worrell, ALC This article outlines 4 of the reasons you should never buy land without an ALC (Accredited Land Consultant)…..Trust….Skill….Knowledge…Connections. “When it comes to selling land, I am absolutely convinced that ALCs are the best in the business.  For starters, you can only become a designated ALC after you have proven yourself in the field.” Read the entire article here.

New Logo…New Location

New Logo…New Location They call us “movers and shakers” in the Land Business. Now we really are moving. Clift Land Brokers and Clift Land Auctions are moving to our new location in the Wells Fargo Bank Building at 905 S. Fillmore St., Suite 102 in downtown Amarillo. We are excited about relocating to this great location in the heart of Amarillo’s business and economic activity.  We are also sporting a new logo for Clift Land Brokers. The address and logo are all that are changing.  Our focus remains the same.  We still specialize in farm and ranch real estate, and …

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Double-Digit Jumps in Farmland Sales

June 6, 2017, Ag Web Selling Opportunity for Landowners For non-operating landowners, today’s prices offer an opportunity to sell and capture some of the land appreciation of the past few years, Dickhut says. “So far, few farm operators are selling land, and investors continue to be in the market looking for opportunities to add acres to their holdings,” he says. “The slow decline in the land market is part of the reason some are selling.” On the flip side, the current land market conditions also offer good buying opportunities. See entire article on AgWeb.com

Developments in 2016 Texas Land Markets

Clift Land Brokers was well represented at the 27th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets in San Antonio in April. As usual, a lot of great information came out of this conference. One highlight was the presentation by Dr. Charles E. Gilliland,  PhD, Research Economist for Texas A & M University Real Estate Center on Texas Land Values. Click here for a copy of that presentation.  While 2017 1st quarter land values were up statewide 1.8% over 2016 4th quarter, and while other regions showed an increase, Region 1 – TX Panhandle and South Plains Region was down 3.4% over …

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1031 Exchange Thoughts from David Fisher, Creative Real Estate Strategies

For years, Congress has been thinking of making changes to 1031 exchanges but no one really took them seriously. Well, I think that we better start taking them seriously now because the general consensus is that they are going to make changes and it’s going to happen sooner than later. And it probably won’t be pretty. Read Article

Clift Receives Graduate of Distinction Award from OSU

Amarillo, TX – On Saturday evening, April 1, 2017, George Clift, owner of Clift Land Brokers and Clift Land Auctions here in Amarillo, received the Graduate of Distinction Award from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. “This award, presented annually since 1949, recognizes graduates with a B.S. degree in Animal Science at OSU who have compiled outstanding records of achievement and service.” (okstate.edu). George has been involved in Agriculture for over 40 years. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1979 with Animal Science and Agribusiness degrees, he went to work for the Ralston Purina Company, where he spent 18 years …

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George Clift Spearheads Donation Drive for Wildfire Relief

George Clift spearheaded a campaign to challenge all Texas Association of Realtors® members and REALTOR® Land Institute members to donate to the Wildfire Relief Fund. We sent out the following letter to all TAR Members. A similar letter went out to RLI members, also offering the Ashland Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund as a suggestion for donations.   The numbers are mind boggling…. -hundreds of thousands of acres of grassland burned -thousands of square miles of devastation -homes and barns destroyed -wildlife gone -tens of thousands of head of cattle burned to death -ranchers’ lives lost trying to save their …

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Dallam Co Irrigated Farm Sells in Online Auction

There was a lot of excitement around the office this morning as we closed another successful online auction. We had a total of 18 registered bidders with about half of the bids coming in the last 30 minutes of the auction. Online Auctions are becoming more important in the marketing options for selling your farms and ranches.  Five of our registered bidders were from “out of the area”.  These bidders more than likely would not have attended a live auction.  Call Clift Land Auctions for more information about our online auctions. 800-299-5263.

CLB 2016 Sales Awards

George Clift handed out 2016 Sales Awards at our Company Sales Meeting on Wednesday, March 1st in Amarillo, TX.  2016 Awards included: Top Sales Agent – Gross Commission Generated – Hadley Perkins Most Transactions – Hadley Perkins Largest Transaction  – Tied – Jerry Schniederjan and Bryan Clift Thanks to these Sales Associates for all of their hard work in 2016, and Congratulations!

Another Successful Land Auction

Clift Land Auctions held another successful land auction in Clarendon, TX on the 16th.  We had a good crowd with 53 attendees and 20 registered bidders. We were offering 990 +/- acres in Hall County, Texas in three individual tracts. We had one tract of dryland (if sold separately) farmland, one tract of grassland/hunting property, and one irrigated tract.  The bidding reflected a strong interest in owning the hunting tract, as well as the entire property.  In the end, we had one buyer purchasing the entire property.  Our charity auction netted the Donley Co. Activity Center a donation of $250.00 …

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