The last 18 months have been increasingly stressful for Texans. This seems to have resulted in a “land boom” for country tracts. In a very interesting article from Bizjournals, Dr. Charles Gilliland from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center reports a 28.9% increase in rural land sales. I have experienced this surge here in Medina […]
Put the Tractor in the Barn for Awhile
I was at the Rockpile, my small place south of Castroville the other day to check on the “rental cows”, cows that belong to a friend but spend the summer at my place just to keep the grass down and the taxes low and noticed this guy laying in the left rut. Sights such as […]
Ranch Prices and the Covid Virus
As coffee shops across Texas reopen, talk will center on the effects of the pandemic on the economy. Closer to home, my conversations with friends and clients often focus on how Covid will affect ranch prices. A common hope among sellers is that it will have little effect while among buyers, the hope is for […]
An Investment You Can Eat On
We are unfortunately living in times of great uncertainty. Concerns about our health, our finances, and our families and future are at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts. I am blessed to have a small tract of land near the house and can drive out and escape the craziness on the web and on TV. Should […]
Buying Land? Get a Broker!
In today’s digital age, having a broker represent you in a land purchase is more important than ever.
Return to School
Today I returned to St. Mary’s University to speak to seniors in the Greehey School of Business. The visit, as it was last year, is a chance for two-way communication between a decidedly seasoned businessman and the best and brightest new marketing consultants soon to be released into the real world. Primary topic was my […]
Happy Holidays from Jim Mullen (and Ruby) at Quailpro, LLC
While it may be hard to get into the holiday spirit when it’s 70 degrees outside, I wanted to wish everyone a great holiday season. And, if you have plans to buy or sell a ranch in 2020, give me a call and we can get started. One man, one office, 35 years of experience […]
Ranch Broker Writes Blog!
An old farts sojourn into social media; writing a blog for ranch buyers.
Are Ranch Brokers Obsolete?
For many years, residential property sales were dominated by the agent. The listing agent listed a house, a buyer’s agent brought a buyer, and after some negotiation, the sale went through, over and over millions of times a year across the U.S.. In the Digital Age, that scenario may be on the way out as […]
Book Excerpt: When to Buy Your Ranch
Section III. Timing Your Purchase and Improvements Does it make any difference when you buy your ranch, when you high fence a ranch, when you dig a new stocktank? In this section, I provide some suggestions as to when to implement your plans, either for buying or developing your new ranch. Ch. 3-1: When to […]