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Trusted Guides to Unique Ranch and Recreational Properties

California is home to some of the most spectacular ranch and recreational properties in the West . . . and we know the landscape well.

From the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific Coast, The Chickering Company has spent over 35 years brokering California ranches, mountain hideaways, coastal retreats, fishing and hunting lodges, and more. In addition, we locate and evaluate properties throughout the West.

Our clients count on our specialized knowledge, experience and discretion to guide them to exceptional properties and represent their interests in real estate transactions.

We look forward to serving you!

GVR-Blog

Ranch Buying: California or the Rockies?

Owning a ranch is a dream come true for many people. There is a lot of excitement in investing in something that promises both great times on the ranch with family and friends and an opportunity for financial gains from operations and appreciation.

While our clients can measure the intangibles (the joy of spending time on the ranch), we work with you to help understand everything else that should be considered. Last spring, Worth Magazine published a helpful article titled How to Buy a Ranch.   As you might imagine, location was discussed early on and is a good place for us to weigh in as it impacts both the intangibles and tangible benefits of owning a dream property.

Most of our clients live and work in California, and finding an outstanding property that’s close to home is a common interest. A ranch’s proximity to “civilization” also adds another tangible benefit. It’s the factor that can help properties maintain value and appreciate. While this may sound rather fundamental, it’s important. We have helped clients find great properties in the Rockies and will continue to do so. It’s not really an either-or, as there are some amazing ranches throughout the West.

With location considered, we are ready to help you understand and evaluate different types of properties, their income potential, management, water rights and more. We hope to speak with you soon.