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Dodge City, Kansas

Mark Faulkner, owner/broker of Faulkner Real Estate, Inc., and his southwest kansas real estate team are gearing up for this year's 3i Show in Dodge City, Kansas. They're excited to see some familiar faces and likely a lot of new ones.

Faulkner has a lot to be excited about. The last few years have been record farmland sales years for the Faulkner team of auctioneers utilizing their Private Auction sales system-a method Mark Faulkner invented 18 years ago. "The method is something I dreamed up for a multi-parcel farmland sale with farms and ranches spread over several counties and two states. The Private Auction combines the advantages of a private treaty sale with the excitement, and unlimited price potential of a public land

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If knowlege is power, reading this blog will empower you, I hope. I'm a generally inquisitive kind of guy. I like to know what is happening, and I like to analyze why it's happening. So, I've been studying our southwest Kansas, Ulysses and Hugoton home markets closely. In this blog I'll talk specifically about our small residential real estate market. I'll share some insights into why homes sell, why they don't. I'll share strategies for helping your home sell well, or to help you make a good purchase decision. I am not the all-knowing all-being REALTOR, however I've been in this industry for quite some time. Plus, I took a statistics class once in college; so surely that qualifies me.?

First let's discuss our southwest Kansas market in general. It's

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Tuesday January 17, 2012.

Teeter Irrigation hosted their annual customer appreciation breakfast at their headquarters in Ulyssses, Kansas this morining. My father, Mark Faulkner, and I stopped by at around 8:00 for breakfast and listened to their Senniger Irrigation rep discuss nozzles and pressure regulators. The discussion continued with Owner Monty Teeter talking about how small pressure differences in at your nozzle can make big differences in the efficiency of your system and lead to overpumping. I had a short discussion with Kenneth Teeter, Monty's brother, about what they've seen in the fields this past year. Kenneth stated that farmers in southwest Kansas have been pushing their systems harder through the drought to save crops and take advantage

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Have you ever stepped back and thought about all of the available avenues for marketing real estate in western Kansas? Your mind can spin out of control and so can your bottom line. Do you place an ad in the paper, what about the local cable channel? Should I write a blog? Post it on Craig’s list and hope I don't get scammed? Advertising can be complicated and expensive. Luckily we've got a solution. Have a seat, pause your mind and leave it to us.

 

Our Marketing Mix:

  • Professional print publications
  • Newspaper advertising
  • Local cable advertising
  • Social media through Face book- ads, updates...
  • Online presence on Faulkner Real Estate and syndication through MLS, LandWatch.com, LandsofAmerica.com and their nearly 150 partner websites
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Effective July 1, 2011, wind and solar project developers in the state of Kansas are subject to a number of new requirements.  These new requirements were proposed in Kansas Senate Bill 227, which was introduced by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Senator Carolyn McGinn.  The Bill passed through Committee and the Kansas House and Senate in a mere three weeks, and was signed by Governor Brownback on April 13, 2011.

The new requirements fall into the following categorie:

Severance of Wind and Solar Rights: The statute states that no person other than the surface owner of a tract of land shall have the right to use the land for the production of wind or solar generated energy unless granted such right by the lawful owner of the

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The rain has finally fallen, the weather is heating up and school will be out before we know it. All of these things lead to increased activity in the real estate market. Faulkner Real Estate currently is seeing new homes coming on and going off the market weekly as this real estate market comes to life, much like the native buffalo grass of the prairie in spring. In addition we currently have a large selection of country homes in any direction you need from Ulysses, Kansas. From a large family home on approximately 7 acres northeast of Ulysses, to a large home with an incredible shop on a few acres east of town. Looking for something close to the city limits, but in the country. We have two homes within three miles of town. One larger home to the south

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Ulysses, Kansas - April 13, 2011

100_0376_400The Harvest Bowl, 10-lane bowling center in Ulysses, Kansas will be offered up for sale to the highest bidder this next month. Faulkner Real Estate will be performing one of their "Private Auctions" which involves taking bids over the phone up to a specified date. The bidding for the Harvest Bowl will go through May 10th and will end after that date when one final bidder remains. 

The building is over 8,000 square feet and has a large parking area with 150 feet of Kansas Highway 25 frontage. The bowling center was recently remodeled and includes 10 Brunswick 'A' Machines as well as automatic score keepers, bumpers on every lane an extensive snack bar and many other features. The center is selling as a turn-key package

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Your Roof-An investment that really pays off.Those of us that reside in Southwest Kansas can be sure of one thing, extreme weather changes! If you don’t like the weather just wait a day, it will change. As we are cozy inside our homes our roof is over our head like a protective umbrella to our house. It is taking the hot sun, strong winds and when we are lucky some moisture! It is one of the largest expenses involved in home ownership and easy for us to ignore or put off. 1994 was the year when many homes in our area were replaced due to a large and damaging hail storm. Time goes faster than we think and many of those homes are well overdue for roof replacement or repair. Insurance companies and appraisers are requiring roof inspections for new purchases.…
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An article in the Garden City Telegram caught our eye this past week. Whitey Whitehill writes about the importance of this time of year for land owners who have their land leased. According to Kansas law cancellation of land and pasture leases must be 1. In writing 2. at least 30 days prior to March 1st. must fix March 1st as the termination date. Remember February doesn't have 30 days in it, so your Kansas verbal land leases must be terminated by January 31st. Of course the best way to prevent a lapsed deadline is to more clearly spell out your lease in writing. There are many good attorneys in our area that are familiar with Kansas lease laws and that can help you ensure you have a sound and equitable agreement. Anyone interested in seeing a sample

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What a ride!

I cannot believe it's been 25 years since my father, Mark struck off on his own and started Faulkner Agency in a tiny (600 square foot) office on main street in Ulysses, Kansas. I remember helping he and my mom, Suzanne, scrape the old tile (probably asbestos laden) off of the concrete slab floors of their new office space. The office was a modest cinder block building with barely enough space for a few desks. Over time the business grew and my family made the big decision to knock a hole in the north wall of our quaint office and double our space to a modest 1,200 square feet. Our office space wasn't the only thing that changed over time; our name did too. As I mentioned above, we started as Faulkner Agency. Dad was a born salesman and

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