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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The 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
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
The topic on everyone's mind in agriculture around the rich crop producing lands of Western Kansas is how high will land prices go and will the market continue it's climb upward. Land prices in Kansas continue to increase and have enjoyed appreciation of nearly seven percent according to a recent article in The Progressive Farmer by Victoria G. Myers.
Perhaps the perfect introduction to this topic is also taken from this same article. Victoria states,
"The federal deficit is ballooning, the housing market is teetering on another trip to the basement, unemployment lines keep getting longer, taxes are poised to climb, and the stock market seems a little schizophrenic. In the midst of all this frenetic noise, the agriculturalland market keeps quietly
Once again Faulkner Real Estate in Ulysses, Kansas will be hosting open houses for four homeowners. This Thursday September 30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm these four homeowners will open their home for the public to view. Please stop by, view each home and meet our team of Ulysses REALTORS.
1248 E Ohio, Ulysses, Kansas - 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, 1,402 SF up with partial basement.
Just what so many are looking for! 3 bedrooms, double-attached garage, extra family room, large open living, dining, kitchen; partial basement, porch, patio and an oversized shop with half bath all near the golf course. Additional features include Pella casement windows with retractable screens, steel siding, laminate floors in living area, and extra family room. Take a look