UPDATE: Bird Creek Ranch sold as one parcel for $1.995 million ($1,304/acre) at public auction in Tulsa on May 23. The 1,530-acre holding was offered in 11 tracts ranging from 20 to 320 acres. More than 70 individuals attended the auction with 36 registering as bidders.
“The local real estate community seemed to be impressed with the outcome of the auction and many registered bidders expected the land to sell for under $1,000 per acre,” said Scott Shuman. “As a result of the auction we have now been asked to look at several other parcels of land for potential auctions. It was a great way to introduce the auction division of Hall and Hall.”
ORIGINAL POST: Hall and Hall Auctions will open the bidding on Bird Creek Ranch Monday afternoon, May 23, at one p.m (CST). The ranch’s 1,530± acres, which are located just minutes from downtown Tulsa, will be offered in 11 tracts ranging from 20 to 320 acres. All tracts have extensive frontage on paved Tulsa County roads. The southeast side of the property borders Bird Creek.
“Bird Creek is ideal for the investor seeking to increase his or her portfolio, or a local farm operator expanding an operation,” says Scott Shuman, who heads up Hall and Hall Auctions. “For the hunter or outdoor enthusiast, this property offers a tremendous opportunity.”
The multi-parcel method of sale will be used to allow ranchers, farmers, investors, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts to bid on individual tracts or the combination of tracts that best suits their needs.
Hall and Hall
United Country Nixon Auction & Realty will auction the Twin Peaks Ranch on Monday, May 23. The historic 1,800-acre ranch will be sold in six parcels.
“Simply calling this property a ranch doesn’t do it justice. There is really no simple description to capture all that this property entails,” said John Nixon of United Country – Nixon Auction & Realty, who will be conducting the auction.
Located in Barber County, Kansas, the Twin Peaks Ranch can be found just west of Medicine Lodge and is easily accessible from Highway 160.
The six land tracts are as follows:
• Tract 1 – 800± acres. Twin Peaks pasture: set up for grazing, good water supply, cross-fenced, 78 acres of cultivation, Hwy 160 access.
• Tract 2 – 400± acres: ponds, excellent grazing and hunting.
• Tract 3 – 400± acres: mineral rights included, excellent hunting, Cedar Creek runs the length, heavy timber, 70 acres cultivated, large deer and turkey populations.
• Tract 4 – 80± acres: fenced, water, excellent views, includes some heavy timber.
• Tract 5 – 80± acres: beautiful vistas, mostly CRP acreage paying $28/acre.
• Tract 6 – 40± acres: homestead with unfinished home, barn, sheds and pens, rural water, electricity, mineral rights included.
Mineral rights for Tracts 1, 2, 4 and 5 will sell following the real estate.
The auction will take place at the Nixon Auction House located on Highway 160 in Medicine Lodge on Monday, May 23 at 10 a.m.
United Country – Nixon Auction & Realty
Farmers National Company was begun in 1929—historically not a banner year for starting new businesses, but over 80 years have passed and the company is thriving. Originally, the company’s core business was farm management, and today it’s the largest, fastest-growing and most successful farm management company in the U.S. The full-service real estate company offers traditional listing services as well as auction services.
Where: Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Operates in 23 states, covering a wide swath of the middle of the country. Its newest office was just added in Washington state.
Why: “We completed nearly 200 successful auctions of over 41,000 acres in 2010,” say Lee Vermeer, VP of Real Estate Operations. The sheer reach of Farmers and impressive closed sale numbers are overwhelming.
Wow: “Farmers National Company has sold over 2,600 farms and ranches and completed 750 successful auctions, resulting in over $1.25 billion in sales in the last four years,” says Vermeer. “We have over 200 licensed agents, all of whom can offer full auction services.”
Farmers National Company
$135 million (2010 auction revenues)
The country’s oldest working cattle ranch was bought by J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler. The 17.8-acre tract at the easternmost end of Long Island is steeped in history. In addition to its legacy as a cattle ranch, it served as quarantine site for Col. Theodore Roosevelt and his 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry (aka the Rough Riders) after their victorious charge up San Juan Hill. Paul Brennan of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate represented the sellers, Gardner and Diane Leaver.