James Ahern Jr.
James Ahern Jr. brings experience gained in the saddle to every ranch real estate transaction conducted at Ahern Ranches, his ranch real estate brokerage established in 2000.
“Everything I bring to the table comes from being in the saddle,” said Ahern, who owns working ranches in Alpine and Cameron, Texas, as well as Paonia, Colorado. “Ranch real estate requires a breadth of knowledge that spans raw land, production agriculture and wildlife habitat, the intricacies of tax law, real estate law and the entire realm of mineral, water, solar and hunting leases.”
He continued, “What I know comes from navigating these complexities for myself on my land—not from sitting behind a desk and reading about it.”
The ranch real estate business was a natural outgrowth of his passion for ranching. Both are part of his family’s heritage.
“My grandfather and father always owned ranches—and I spent as much time as possible on them when I was a kid,” said Ahern, who was reared in San Antonio and now lives on his Alpine ranch. “I purchased my own as soon as I could.”
Regardless of how many times Ahern has been part of a land transaction either for a client or personally, the excitement never fades.
“Land, especially land in Texas, is one of the greatest assets available,” Ahern said. “You get to own a piece of the greatest state there is. It’s an investment that historically appreciates at the same time you’re getting to touch it, improve it, live with it and enjoy it.”
He continued, “No matter where you go, you can say, ‘I’m a Texan.’”
(exerpts from land.com)