CLB and CLA Make Land Report Best List

September 5, 2017 – Amarillo, Texas

The Land Report magazine recently announced their 2017 America’s Best Land Brokerage Firms in their Summer 2017 issue, and for the sixth year in a row, Clift Land Brokers made the list. According to the magazine, each year the editors of the magazine select the Country’s leading real estate firms specializing in Land.

Clift Land Brokers’ 21 agricultural land sales associates exceeded the $50M mark in land sales in 2016, primarily in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and New Mexico. In the same report, Clift Land Auctions was named one of the 2016 Top Auction Houses. Clift Land Auctions works closely with Clift Land Brokers to offer landowners a full range of marketing options for their farms and ranches. “In 2016, Clift Land Auctions, broke into the Online Auction scene, and it has been a great success for our auction business as well as for our clients,” said George Clift. “In October, we are blending the two auction methods together by offering online bidding and live streaming at our live auction in Kiowa County, OK.,” George added.

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.

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.

CLA Holds Successful Online Auction

On October 27th, CLA concluded its first online land auction. And what a success!  We had bidders from Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, and Louisiana, for a total of 42 bids.  Half of those bids came in the last two hours of the auction.  We had bidders on this auction who would not have come to a live auction.  So we are excited about this outcome.   Download our Clift Land App today to check out our next auction.  It is set for December 2nd at 8:00 am CST thru December 8th at 12:00 noon CST and involves a 158 +/- Acre Farm in Carson Co. TX. You can also access our app through our Clift Land Auctions website, Online Auctions tab.

New Clift Land App

How can you bid on one of our online land auctions?  Download our Clift Land App to your mobile devices from Google Play (Android phones or tablets) and the Apple App Store (iPhones and iPads) or bid directly from our Clift Land Auctions website. The next online auction is for a 622 +/- Acre Irrigated Farm in Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Bidding begins at 8:00 am CDT on Friday, October 21st and will end in a soft close at 12:00 noon CDT on Thursday, October 27th.  For more information call our office at 800-299-LAND (5263). Texas County Irrigated Farm Online Auction

 

Clift Land Auctions Expands Into Online Auctions

Online land auctions are the wave of the future, and Clift Land Auctions is excited to announce our expansion into this new venue. This is a new area for us, but we believe a needed move to better serve all of our clients. We will still hold live multi-parcel auctions, because the online platform does not fit every property. We are in the development phase for our Clift Land App, which should be ready for download early in October. Our first online land auction is scheduled to begin on October 21st. Stay tuned for the latest on this new auction service.

Unimproved Tracts Bring $4,500+ Per Acre

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Unimproved Tracts Bring Over $4,500 per Acre in Auction

In a market thought to be between $3,000 and $4,000 per acre, Clift Land Auctions’ multi parcel auction process pushed the mark higher to average over $4,500 per acre. These unimproved tracts were part of two land auctions held on Tuesday, March 29th, one in White Deer, Texas and the other in Clarendon, Texas. George Clift, ALC, owner of Clift Land Auctions and Clift Land Brokers in Amarillo, Texas said of the auctions, “We had over 120 in attendance at these auctions with active bidding, which attributed to the nice return on the tracts that were sold.  Our experience shows that the multi parcel auction process brings out what the market is on a given day, and that holds true for Tuesday’s auctions.”

To kick off the bidding, Auctioneer Todd Robertson solicited a donation to the City of Groom Ambulance Services. The highest bidder, Plains Land Bank, represented by Stephen Donnell, Senior VP donated $300.00 at the Clarendon auction and another $475.00 at the White Deer Auction to help support this organization. Capital Farm Credit of Pampa, represented by Lance Weaver, VP Relationship Manager, stepped up to match both donations for a total of $775.00. Clift Land Auctions will match the Plains Land Bank donation with another $775.00.

Clift Land Auctions has been in the land auction business for over 13 years, and has sold over 200,000 acres of farms and ranches during that time.  For more information about Clift Land Auctions, the multi-parcel land auction process, and how you can benefit from this marketing option, visit CliftLandAuctions.com or call 800-299-LAND (5263).

Absolute Land Auction Draws Large Crowd in Ruidoso NM

Absolute Land Auction Draws Large Crowd in Ruidoso NM
On Thursday, September 3rd, Clift Land Auctions held a successful land auction in Ruidoso, NM, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Offered in an absolute land auction was the Webb Piñon Draw Ranch near Weed, NM. “This ranch offered a lot of diversity from cattle grazing and a 30,000+ acre forest grazing allotment to excellent Elk hunting. We offered this land in nine individual tracts, which significantly increased the buyer pool for the seller,” commented George Clift, owner of Clift Land Auctions in Amarillo, Texas. At the end of the auction, this ranch sold to six different buyers, bringing $3.05 M.

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(Pictured left to right Debbie Stone, Jennifer Stone, and Gary Stone of Weed, NM and Larry Preuit of Las Cruces, NM)

To kick off the bidding, the auctioneer solicited a donation for the Sacramento Mountain 4H Club at Weed. John Bain, Senior Vice President of First American Bank in Artesia, NM won the bid and the opportunity to help out this new club. Clift Land Auctions will match the donation and Larry Preuit of Caprock Real Estate, Inc. in Las Cruces, NM offered to match it as well. The 4H Club will be receiving a total of $825.00. Representing the club were Gary, Debbie, and Jennifer Stone, who were on hand to accept the donation and express their appreciation of this gesture.

Caprock Real Estate Services, Inc. in Las Cruces, NM served as the Broker of Record for this auction. Their team was instrumental in successfully marketing this ranch throughout the auction process.

For more information about Clift Land Auctions, the multi-parcel land auction process, and how you can benefit from this marketing option, visit CliftLandAuctions.com or call 800-299-LAND (5263).

For More Information Contact:
George Clift, ALC
Clift Land Auction, LP
806.355.9856
LandUpdate@CliftLandBrokers.com

Clift Land Auctions Gets $1.7 M for OK Panhandle Farm

Clift Land Auctions Gets $1.7 M for OK Panhandle Farm

IMG_1495On Thursday, May 28th, Clift Land Auctions held a land auction in Boise City, OK.  Up for sale in three individual tracts was 1,281 acres of Oklahoma Panhandle irrigated farmland.  “While most of the interest in this farm came from the Boise City and Felt, OK area, we had interest as far away as Amarillo, TX and Cheyenne Wells, CO,” commented George Clift, owner of Clift Land Auctions and Clift Land Brokers in Amarillo, Texas.

While eleven people registered to bid at this auction, most of the competition for this farm came from four determined bidders. “That’s what multi-parcel land auctions are all about”, said Clift, “When you split a place into multiple tracts, you bring in more potential buyers, some interested in just one tract, others wanting to combine two or more tracts, and still others wanting the entire property.” This auction ended with the three tracts going to three separate buyers.

IMG_1509To kick off the bidding, Auctioneer Todd Robertson conducted a charity auction, soliciting a donation to the Felt Foundation, LLP for the Felt School System.  Winning this auction and donating $650.00 to the Foundation was Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma out of Guymon, OK.  Shawn Davis and Wes Fitzgerald attended the auction representing the lender. Farm Credit also sponsored the refreshments for the auction.  As at each auction, Clift Land Auctions will match this donation up to $500.00, making it a pretty good day for the Foundation. (Pictured: Shawn Davis, Farm Credit of Western OK, Shirley Camilli, Felt Foundation, LLP, and Wes Fitzgerald, Farm Credit of Western OK)

In the last five years, Clift Land Auctions has sold over $27M in farms and ranches, proving the value of multi-parcel auctions.  For more information about Clift Land Auctions, the multi-parcel land auction process, and how you can benefit from this marketing option, visit CliftLandAuctions.com or call 800-299-LAND (5263).