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Guns, bear spray and handsaws: These aren’t your average luxury real-estate brokers.

August 22, 2019 Candace Taylor, The Wall Street Journal

In a wide-brimmed straw hat, Tim Murphy walks nimbly across a fallen tree trunk suspended 6 feet above a creek, then turns and motions for me to follow. He has spent the past few minutes explaining where a guesthouse could be built on this wooded 10,600-acre property high in Montana’s Pintler mountains, but getting to the spot where he envisions the main house requires crossing the runoff-swollen creek. Eyeing the narrow trunk, I decide to take his word for it...

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T. Boone Pickens’s Ranch for $250 Million

August 11, 2018 Hall and Hall

Over nearly five decades, T. Boone Pickens turned a ranch in the Texas Panhandle into a retreat with its own airport, art gallery, chapel and an 11,000-square-foot kennel for hunting dogs. Now 89, the energy tycoon is putting his Mesa Vista ranch on the market for $250 million

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Hall and Hall Ranch Picked as “The House of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal Readers

August 11, 2018 Hall and Hall

Readers pick their favorite Mansion-featured home of 2017: A sprawling, windswept ranch in Montana that's still on the market for $12 million; 121,544 votes cast in poll. After a year of political drama and weather disasters, a secluded mountain retreat seemed just the answer for House of the Year voters. In the contest, readers pick their favorite homes from among the winners of the year's previous House of the Week polls, which typically feature three homes for sale each week.

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Ranch Management

You Bought the Ranch or Farm, Now What?

August 8, 2018 Hall and Hall

As we have evolved from a manager of a few foreclosed properties in the early 1980s to our current role as a representative of, more often than not, “non-resident” owners of ranches or farms, it has become increasingly clear that our position with landowners has evolved. Our role, providing resource management services, ranges from simple overseeing such as establishing budgets and paying bills with periodic reports to full-scale, day-to-day management of a ranch or farm.

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