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For Real Estate Professionals

Resources for Working with Farms with Commercial Agricultural Potential

How do commercial farm buyers differ from other rural property buyers?

Many real estate professionals have a sincere interest in seeing working farms stay in production, and seek insights and guidance about how to market farms or farmland with commercial potential. Farm seekers are growing more sophisticated, and a primary tool that many farm seekers use in their farm search is the MLS and other real estate listings.

Farm aerial view -target realtorsLFG has compiled the resources below to help real estate professionals better understand and serve commercial farm buyers.

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With special thanks to the following individuals and agencies for assistance in developing these tools and resources:
Mike Ghia, Vermont Field Agent, Land For Good
Ben Waterman, New Farmers for New American Program Coordinator, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Jon Ramsey, Director of Farmland Access Program, Vermont Land Trust
Peg Merrens, VP Conservation, Upper Valley Land Trust