Common concerns for buyers, sellers, and owners of ranch property revolve around land access issues. These are unique issues for the ranch market, as the laws and logistics of getting to rural land may be more complicated than urban properties, where access is generally assumed and given. Ranch properties often share borders with private, state, and federal land, with or without roads bisecting those boundaries. Potential complications may arise around ownership and legal use of those roads, which can vary on a case-by-case basis. This is why it’s important to never assume legal land access, and be aware of issues that could arise.
December 2017 – Ranch Marketing Associates co-founder and managing broker Billy Long is thrilled to announce strategic new partnerships that will propel RMA into 2018 after an incredibly strong 2017.
Stepping into the new position of Managing Partner, Cody Ullman brings a strong real estate development and business background. “I couldn’t be happier to join this team at RMA as a managing partner,” says Ullman. “Ranch Marketing Associates has a strong reputation and is a top name in the ranch real estate business. We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and building this company for the next 20 years, working off the incredible foundation Billy and Ron have created.” Prior to joining RMA, Ullman managed a capital portfolio focusing on complex equity and real estate investments and was a partner in a family business conglomerate that encompassed commercial real estate and cattle ranching. Licensed in Colorado and California, Ullman, who lives in Santa Ynez, enjoys big game, upland and waterfowl hunting as well as fly-fishing and golf.
“I’m really proud of the company Billy and I have created,” says co-founder Ron Morris. “RMA is a renowned brand in the ranch real estate world and a top producer. After a stellar 2017, I’m passing on the managerial baton, but enjoying a more relaxed role.”
With offices in Colorado, California and Wyoming, RMA Brokers has added new responsibilities and new brokers in all markets:
- Christy Belton, top producer, partner and manager of the Steamboat Springs office, is taking a more active role moving forward.
- Joining the California office, Ann Abernethy Guernsey is already stirring up dust with new listings in Santa Ynez— Rancho Latigo, a stunning recreational ranch; Great Oaks Vineyard and Ranch, a world-class winery; and Bernie Taupin’s renowned equestrian estate Round Valley Ranch. Ann divides her time between Santa Barbara and Aspen and is the host of “Women & Wine,” a quarterly networking forum for outstanding Aspen women.
- Graham Goodfield brings a wealth of contacts and resources. A sixth-generation Santa Barbara resident, his ranching family has worked the central coast of California for decades. Graham owns Los Padres Outfitters, a local outfitter that services the Los Padres National Forest and backcountry lands.
RMA Brokers closed nearly $100 million in business transactions in 2017, most notably with the sales of Wolf Springs Ranch and Inyanga Ranch in Colorado. RMA is licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and California with plans to open offices in Montana in early 2018.
Join us for an exclusive preview event at one of the most stunning properties in Dayton, Wyoming.
When: July 13th | 11 AM–2 PM
Where: Horseshoe Ranch
In association with Concierge Auctions
This sophisticated ranch offers over 3,800 deeded acres with boundless recreation, a plethora of wildlife and ultra-modern luxury living amidst stunning vistas. With enough space to entertain and private access to a wide variety of outdoor sporting, this is the ideal setting for private living or a corporate retreat.
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All of us at Ranch Marketing Associates wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Ron Morris Billy Long
Matt Johnston Carl Luppens Jason Legler
Happy Broussard Hoss Port Christy Belton Duane Daskam
Ryan Tatsch Mike Deer Jack Kavanaugh
Maggie McVoy Richard Peterson
RANCH MARKETING ASSOCIATES MAGGIE MCVOY
Maggie’s family has been in Colorado since the 1850s and helped to settle Ouray and Cripple Creek, Colorado. Maggie is also a Colorado native and has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1973. During those 42 years, she has worn many hats, raised her family, and lived in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone and Marble.
Licensed in Colorado, Maggie has been a consistent top-producer and award recipient throughout her real estate career. The heart of the rockies beats strongly in her desire to bring the best of Colorado to everyone. An award winning Realtor® for 15 years, Maggie returns to real estate and is ready to share her passion for the west with you.
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COLORADO RANCHES FOR SALE NEAR ASPEN AND GLENWOOD SPRINGS
Chaney Ranch – New Castle, CO: This 20+ acre horse lover’s dream property is surrounded by white panel fencing that shows off the four irrigated pastures and improvements which include a historic brick farmhouse, bright red classic barn, new 10-stall metal barn with turnouts, hay barn, outdoor arena and round pen, guest house and manager’s home. Excellent senior water rights and conveniently located within one hour of world-class amenities and airports of Aspen and Vail. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,395,000. Contact Mike Deer
Brannan Ranch – New Castle, CO: Situated along a mile of Main Elk Creek, the picturesque 243-acre Brannan Ranch has riding and hiking trails crisscrossing the property. A modest 1,200 sq.ft. cabin captures the views of the valley, surrounding hillsides and meadows. The ranch is ten minutes from wilderness area, 15 minutes to New Castle, 30 minutes to Glenwood Springs and a short drive to championship golfing and Harvey Gap State Park. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $3,800,000. Contact Mike Deer
Emma Farms – Basalt, CO: This private 136.2-acre historic ranch with vested development rights is just 20 minutes from downtown Aspen. A working cattle ranch for over 100 years, Emma Farms has been thoughtfully divided into 7 lots surrounding 75 acres of open space protected by a conservation easement. The ranch consists of fields of irrigated meadow surrounded by old-growth trees and BLM Preserve to the south. Approvals are in place for seven lots with generous building rights. A fully renovated historic homestead, caretaker units and barns are included. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $10,900,000. Contact Billy Long
Inyanga Ranch – Glenwood Springs, CO: Inyanga Ranch consists of over 530 acres of beautiful river frontage, ponds, meadows and historic cabins at the end of a box canyon, protected by steep granite cliffs that rise up to the Flat Tops Wilderness. Bordered on three sides by national forest land and BLM, the ranch has two miles of Canyon Creek providing an excellent natural fishery and source water for nine acres of spring-fed ponds. Carefully crafted in a palette of metal, cut granite and cedar, the home echos the surrounding cliffs and merges into the environment. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $29,000,000. Contact Billy Long
Ranch Marketing Associates broker Jack Kavanaugh recently participated in a Trout Unlimited outreach to our retired soldiers and Wounded Warriors to guide and instruct them in the finer points of fly fishing on the Eagle River at the historic Camp Hale World War Two training site near Vail, Colorado on the Eagle River. Jack shared his expertise and river lore with soldiers recently back from Afghanistan and Iraq.
A Licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado and Wyoming, Jack brings a lifelong love and knowledge of the lands and rivers of the west to Ranch Marketing Associates. An avid outdoorsman, fly fisherman and conservationist, he is knowledgeable in all aspects of ranching operations and recreational sporting properties.
Jack has brokered hundreds of millions of dollars of properties in the Rocky Mountain West as well as successfully managing and directing the marketing operations of a major Montana resort community. Many large working and recreational ranches in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado have been successfully marketed by Jack. He has worked with ranch sellers and buyers as well as conservation trusts. His ability to craft solutions to complex problems by bringing all parties together in negotiations and his dedication to serving his client’s needs during his 15-year ranch marketing career has earned him a sterling reputation in western ranch circles. Contact Jack at [email protected] or 303.909.1706
The team at Ranch Marketing Associates wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. We appreciate your ongoing friendship, partnership and business and we look forward to working with all of you in the years to come!
Currant Creek Valley Ranch – Canon City, CO: This scenic recreation and hunting property is ideally located 19 miles northwest of Canon City, Colorado, in a beautiful rural valley setting. Currant Creek Valley Ranch consists of 191+/- deeded acres plus an adjoining BLM allotment of approximately 1,000 acres and an additional private grazing lease. The ranch boasts some of the best deer hunting in the county and has a seasonal stream running through the property providing irrigation water, stock water and excellent habitat for wildlife. Improvements consist of a nice brick ranch home, livestock corrals and barns. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $899,000.
Contact Duane Daskam
SHARED RANCH COMMUNITY ESTATE
Aspen Meadows Ranch – Kremmling, CO: Aspen Meadows Ranch is part of the 19,000-acre Grand River Ranch shared ranch community which offers an assortment of amenities including equestrian center, two fishing camps, sporting clays range and guest lodge. Improvements consist of a 3,655 sq.ft. beveled log home with extensive stone work on two levels, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Nearby, a two-level “old world” styled barn has living space on the upper level and 3 horse stalls, tack room and storage on the lower level. Aspen Meadows Ranch has so much to offer, is in close proximity to several top ski areas and is just 10 miles from Kremmling’s jet accessible private airport. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $7,000,000.
Contact Ron Morris
HORSE LOVER’S DREAM
Chaney Ranch – New Castle, CO: The 20+ acre Chaney Ranch is every horse lover’s dream. The entire property is surrounded by white panel fencing that shows off four irrigated pastures and improvements which include a completely renovated, historic brick farmhouse with veranda porches on three sides; bright red classic barn with loft, vet clinic, wash rack, stallion stall and pen; new 10-stall metal barn with turnouts; hay barn; outdoor arena and round pen. Also on the property are a guest house and manager’s home with office. The ranch has excellent senior water rights and is conveniently located near world-class amenities and within one hour of the Aspen and Vail airports. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,495,000.
Contact Mike Deer