Responding to a presumptuous visitor who asked what the famous King Ranch land was worth, Robert Kleberg emphatically exclaimed, “It’s not worth anything until you do something with it” That pithy reaction reveals the savvy understanding of land economics, an understanding imbued with astute insights into not only the fundamental technique of creating land value but also the determinants of land use. This is the first paragraph of a fantastic book I am reading by Charles Gilliland.
This chapter is about identifying desired land characteristics. What do you want in a piece of rural property? Is it for farming or ranching, an equestrian estate, a hunting get away or do you want to create a recreational natural park for friends and family? It helps to have something in mind when you are out looking for Texas ranches for sale. The counties that we serve vary as well. For instance, Washington County Texas has beautiful Horse farms with glorious rolling hills so you will want to look at property in Brenham, Chappell Hill or Burton while Colorado County offers beautiful trees and sits close to the Colorado River so it is green and lush. Wonderful towns like Columbus, New Ulm and Weimar are all great towns for a family weekend get away. If you love to hunt then you would want to consider Fayette County that offers lots of wildlife and heavily wooded land.
What ever you decide that you want in rural land, always know that you can count on our experienced agents that have lived in the area for years. Also know that they are here to help you “do something with it”. We all have wonderful resources to help you create and sculpt the property into what you envision.