Buying a ranch in Montana is an exciting venture. For some, it’s the prospect of owning a piece ofMontana’s history, a chance to walk freely across vast, untouched territory. For others, it s the opportunity to raise livestock and work the land for profit and satisfaction. Regardless of your reason for buying a ranch, you should prepare yourself by taking the time to consider what it is you truly want from the land. To get you started, here are a few items to consider.
Find a Montana Realtor
If you’re buying ranch property in Montana, then you want a professional that knows the land. Montana is a big state with a huge diversity in ranch types. From the open plains and rushing rivers of the eastern side of the state to the rugged mountains in the west, the realtors at Clearwater Montana Properties can guide you to the ranch of your dreams. Click here to find a CMP agent that can help you make those dreams a reality.
Water For Your Ranch
Before you head out onto the property, find out if it has a water source. Although it’s possible to farm or raise livestock without a water source, it’s not preferable and your job will be much easier with a good supply of groundwater or a river, lake or pond nearby. Ask if the water was tested recently to make sure that it is clean and also consider the supply and how long it will last. Water is the lifeblood of working land. Make sure you have some.
Not all who long for the country are looking for seclusion. Location is a big factor in your decision, not just in what type of land you purchase, but also were it is located in relation to people. Although there are small towns dotted all across the Montana landscape, some ranches are very secluded from any type of population. Others are near small towns with all the amenities you might need for daily life. Make sure you let your realtor know your social expectations so they can guide you to a ranch that fits.
Fertile soil and lots of open space are an important aspect of any working ranch, but they are not the only important aspects. Before heading out onto the land, make a list of amenities you’d like to have incorporated into the land. Perhaps you want some forested property for recreating, a natural source of fishable water. You might be interested in property that abuts public land or have your sites set on property with outbuildings and equipment already included. Make this list before you go out and your realtor can make good choices about what they show you.
Buying a ranch is a huge investment and a working ranch will become your life. Clearwater Montana Properties doesn’t want you to settle. We know the ranches in Montana. We understand the differences between eastern and western Montana land and what these properties have to offer. Your job is to imagine the ranch of your dreams and our job is to find it and put you on it. So dream big, we’ll get you there.