Wilson Ranch

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Wilson Ranch - Recently Sold

$13,563,480
El Dorado, Kansas

The Wilson Ranch is an excellent tall grass ranch situated on the western flank of the world-renowned Kansas Flint Hills. This nearly 6,459 acre all contiguous ranch consists of gently rolling grass-covered hills and a few scattered trees. The open nature of the property allows for distant vistas of flowing native grass as far as the eye can see. Being situated just 30 miles northeast of Wichita, four large watershed lakes add diversity and recreational appeal to the ranch.

Location: 

Located approximately four miles north northwest of El Dorado, Kansas, the southeast corner of the ranch is only two miles from Kansas Turnpike (I35) Exit 76, at the intersection of State Highway 77 just north of El Dorado. State Highway 196 passes within a quarter mile of the southwest corner of the ranch.

El Dorado has a jet-capable airport with two hard-surfaced runways, both of which are 4,200 feet in length. Wichita has commercial air service at Mid-Continent Airport.

Kansas City is 170 miles northeast (right up the Kansas Turnpike), Tulsa is 165 miles to the southeast, and Oklahoma City is 180 miles south.

Locale: 

The tallgrass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills is a prolific ecosystem covering nearly five million acres in east-central Kansas that is naturally productive due to the inherent soil types overlaying one of the oldest limestone rock formations in Kansas. With the Wilson Ranch residing on the western flank of the Flint Hills, the topography is dominated by gently rolling shorter hills with very few of the typical rock outcroppings normally found in the central and eastern areas of the Flint Hills. The gentle topography and farmland to the west are obvious indications of the much deeper soils found on this ranch. Add in the generous annual precipitation of around 32 inches and a growing season of nearly 190 days, and it becomes clearer why the grass production on the Wilson Ranch is so dynamic.

General Description: 

The Wilson Ranch is a highly productive, but low cost, efficient and easy-to-manage cattle ranch with modest improvements. The ranch is cross-fenced into nine pastures, with good fencing and good water throughout. This contiguous block of land with great access and a reputation to produce vast amounts of grass forage is nearly all open rangeland, so brush control is minimal at most. The headquarters are located in the center of the ranch and are easily accessed from all of the various pastures. The ranch roads are very good and the only public road comes into the ranch and terminates at the headquarters.

Acreage: 

Total deeded acres:  6,458.80± (all native tall grasses)

Improvements: 

The ranch headquarters consist of a large older set of working/shipping pens, a loading chute, an older pole barn, and a modern two-bay shop with attached living quarters. The fences overall are rated as good, including some recently built fencing. There are no additional pens, houses or outbuildings on the ranch.

Climate: 

The average high temperature in January is 43 degrees and the average high temperature in July is 89 degrees. Average annual precipitation is 32 inches. Local elevation is 1,000 feet above sea level and the area averages around 190 frost-free days annually.

Taxes: 

Property taxes are estimated at $9,000.38 annually.

Mineral Rights: 

Seller is reserving 50% of all non-producing mineral rights and 100% of all producing mineral rights.

Broker Comments: 

The Wilson Ranch is a very good producing outfit that is easy to own and manage. The fences, water and improvements are laid out to be a high volume, efficient cattle operation that doesn’t require a lot of labor or equipment to run. The modest buildings don’t require much maintenance, the fences have been kept up and therefore only need to be maintained, and this one large contiguous unit all combine to make this ranch hard to beat on a net operating basis. The Wilson Ranch is very accessible due to its proximity to nearby highways on both the east side of the ranch and the south. Being located near the turnpike and 30 miles northeast of Wichita puts a premium on location. Whether you need to fly in to visit your ranch, or you are bringing cattle in for grazing or shipping them out for finishing, this ranch is centrally located as it pertains to the beef industry. The recreational components plus, close proximity to the growing Wichita metro, combine to make the Wilson Ranch a great real estate investment.

Sources/Footnotes: 

Hall and Hall Partners, LLP and their representatives are engaged herein as Transaction Broker.
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The Facts: 
  • Approximately 6,458.80 acres, all contiguous
  • Approximately six miles north of El Dorado on Highway 77
  • Easily accessed from Highway 196 and State Highway 77
  • Seller to reserve 50% of all non-producing mineral rights and 100% of all producing mineral rights
  • An outstanding working ranch with excellent grass and abundant water
  • Four large water-shed lakes and several ponds
  • Gently rolling hills
  • Headquarters are modest but in good condition
  • Morton building with a living area for the manager and a shop
  • Good set of working and shipping pens along with a decent but older horse barn
  • The fences for the most part are good
  • Currently the ranch is in excellent condition with an abundance of carry-over grass
  • Grass turf itself is some of the best around
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

Seller's Agent:

The Seller's Agent represents the Seller only, so the buyer may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The seller's agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the seller's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the seller to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts about the buyer that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract. 
  1. The Seller's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of the buyer; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of any statement by the seller or any qualified third party. 

Buyer's Agent: 

The Buyer's Agent represents the buyer only, so the seller may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The Buyer's Agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty, and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the buyer's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the buyer to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The Buyer's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition for the benefit of the seller; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements made by the buyer or any qualified third party. 

Transaction Broker:

The Transaction Broker is not an agent for either party, so the Transaction Broker does not advocate the interests of either party. 

  1. The transaction broker is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Protecting the confidences of both parties, including the following information: The fact that a buyer is willing to pay more; 
      1. The fact that a seller is willing to accept less; 
      2. The factors that are motivating any party; 
      3. The fact that a party will agree to different financing terms; and 
      4. Any information or personal confidences about a party that might place the other party at an advantage; 
    2. Exercising reasonable skill and care; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the parties regarding the transaction; 
    5. Suggesting that the parties obtain expert advice; 
    6. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    7. Keeping the parties fully informed; 
    8. Assisting the parties in closing the transaction; 
    9. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract; and 
    10. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The transaction broker has no duty to perform any of the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of any party;
    2. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition; or
    3. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements by the seller, buyer, or any qualified third party. 

Statement of representation:

“Do not assume that an agent is acting on your behalf, unless you have signed a contract with the agent's firm to represent you. As a customer, you represent yourself. Any information that you, the customer, disclose to the agent representing another party will be disclosed to that other party. Even though licensees may be representing other parties, they are obligated to treat you honestly, give you accurate information, and disclose all known adverse material facts.”

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.