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Office Location PO Box 629 - 120 South Main Street,
Ulysses, KS
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Southwest Kansas Farm Ground - Chris Faulkner

Chris Faulkner, Associate Broker, Faulkner Real Estate talks about pertinent market information regarding land and farmground sales in Southwest Kansas. Buyers and sellers of land and farm ground in western Kansas can look to this blog for up-to-date market information.

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Faukner Real Estate Celebrating Land Sales at 3i Show

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 5:05pm. 3,774 Views, 0 Comments.

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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National Exposure for Your Southwest Kansas Home or Land

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 11:25am. 1,563 Views, 0 Comments.

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

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Wind and Solar Rights Now Tied to Surface in Kansas

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 1:08pm. 3,304 Views, 0 Comments.

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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Time to Review Verbal Land Leases in Kansas

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 9:25am. 1,888 Views, 0 Comments.

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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Celebrating 25 Years and 25,000 acres of Land sold in 2010!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 4:19pm. 1,174 Views, 0 Comments.

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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how high will Western Kansas land prices go?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 10:05am. 1,863 Views, 0 Comments.

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

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Faulkner Real Estate has sold 3,000 acres of land in southwest Kansas in January of 2010

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 10:01am. 1,512 Views, 0 Comments.

Land is moving in Southwest Kansas!

Faulkner Real Estate contracted 2,880 acres for 5 Sellers in 5 counties in Kansas in January. All properties were sold using our "Private Auction" (bid by phone) sales method developed here in Ulysses, Kansas by Mark Faulkner 11 years ago. The "Private Auction" still proves to be the popular choice for our Buyers and Sellers of farm ground in Southwest Kansas. Of the 2,880 acres sold much of it was in CRP or expired CRP with about 960 acres of Irrigated ground being sold as well. Land prices remain strong as Buyers take advantage of thousands of acres of CRP coming out of production. Everyone always asks, "Why are people selling?" Well, there's not one answer. Some farmers are selling their land because they're ready

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Land Sold Well in 2009 and Continues to Sell in 2010!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at 12:29pm. 1,752 Views, 1 Comments.

Western Kansas and Easter Colorado Land Sales Strong in 2010. 

Faulkner Real Estate, is celebrating another record breaking year of residential and agricultural sales in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. We ended 2009 with just over 160 land, home and commercial real estate transactions on the book in over 9 counties in Kansas and Colorado. After the record setting pace of land sales, mostly production farm ground, over the last 2 years the US economy hit the wall. Many spoke of depression and the economic outlook was bleak. However, in the mighty midwest conservative values and good business principles kept us, while not untouched, less affected by the economic downturn. 

Land appreciation did level slightly in 2009 compared to 2008, but still

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How will the expiration of CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) acres affect farm land sales?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at 12:05pm. 1,491 Views, 0 Comments.

Conservation Reserve Program Land (CRP) Selling Well (edit/delete)

Many farmers in the Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado region have expressed concern to me about the millions of acres to come out of CRP in the coming years. In 2009 alone we saw thousands of acres come out of the program and much of it come up for sale. Many feel that the increase in supply will decrease demand. While this theory is well proven and mostly true. Currently there has not been enough over supply to decrease demand. 

In fact in some cases it is causing the opposite reaction. Many farmers are seeing this an an unprecedented opportunity to obtain the land they've sought for years that was tied up by CRP and absentee owners. Now that CRP is not as a viable investment option

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Faulkner Real Estate Extends Innovation with New High-Powered Real Estate Website

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 at 3:39pm. 2,502 Views, 0 Comments.

For years now I have been dreaming of developing a more powerful, and useful, website for our customers. Although our market area is small by population we reach a very large geographic demographic. So, after several months of planning and talking and planning some more we have released www.faulknerrealestate.com 3.0. 

This new website offers more tools for real estate buyers and sellers in Western Kansas than ever before. Now our customers can have the most up-to-date information on residential, agricultural and commercial real estate at their fingertips. Our new site offers so many amazing features you'll have to spend some time poking around to appreciate them all. However the following will stand out to you right away:

 

  • Full-featured listings

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