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Recent Iowa Farmland Auction Results

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published September 04, 2019

196+/- Acres in Sac & Crawford County, IA brings excellent price

On August 29, 2019 our team traveled to Wall Lake, IA for the Margaret A Boes Living Revocable Trust Auction. We were extremely[...]

"My farm currently has a tenant, can I still sell it?"

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 30, 2019

Can I Sell My Farm With a Tenant?

A common question we hear at DreamDirt Farm Real Estate and Auction is, “My farm currently has a tenant. Can I still sell it?” 

Female Auctioneers?  Isn't That a Man's Job?

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 27, 2019

Defining an Auctioneer

How do you define, or even picture, an auctioneer? Many will imagine a man in a Stetson cowboy hat, belt buckle and a microphone in hand standing on a hay rack cracking[...]

Do Auctions Bring Less Money Than Listings?

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 23, 2019

Why Shouldn't I list privately first?

Occasionally, I get a phone call that starts with the statement, “I know with an auction I have to take less money…” 

USDA Report on Midwest Farmland Values

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 21, 2019

what is farmland worth?

Recently, the USDA released an annual report summarizing farmland values for 2019. According to the report, the U.S. farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of[...]

The DreamDirt Story

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 16, 2019

lay of the land

The idea of DreamDirt started on a hillside in Harrison County, Iowa in 2003.  We had met and fell in love in 1995, married in 1997.  We had lived busy lives! As I neared my law[...]

Iowa's July Farmland Sales Summary

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published August 14, 2019

Iowa Farmland Sales Volume for 80% Tillable Farms

Farmland Prices in Iowa For july 2019

In the past few months, farm land prices have remained fairly steady. In July, tillable land values were[...]

Iowa's June Farmland Sales Summary

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published July 16, 2019

Iowa Farmland Sales Volume for 80% Tillable Farms

Farmland Prices in Iowa For june, 2019

Land prices over the past few months have remained fairly steady. June 2019 tillable land values are[...]

Old Barns: Why We Can't Blame Farmers for Tearing Them Down

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published June 25, 2019

Tearing Down an old barn

Barns hold sentimental value - but is that enough?

As I drive down the countryside looking out the window, I love to admire the Midwest’s beautiful landscape. I imagine[...]

Land Seller Seminar Scheduled for July 24, 2019 at Mason City, Iowa

By Jason Smith, CAI Auctioneer | Land Broker | Published May 28, 2019

We will begin our 2019 Summer/Fall Land Seller Seminars/Webinars  July 24, 2019.  The seminar will be conducted in person at our North Iowa Farm & Land Auction Center at Mason City, Iowa as well[...]