Mike Swan was honored to be invited to speak at The Seminar Group’s Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana. The two-day seminar in Helena, Montana on March 3oth and 31st addressed unique issues faced by sellers and buyers of agricultural assets in Montana. Anyone involved in the agricultural marketplace, whether they be owners, realtors, lenders, attorneys and other advisors, need to be up to speed on the latest issues to achieve their goals.
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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE - "MIKE SWAN - THE VALUES OF THE LAND" WRITTEN BY LORIE WOODWARD CANTU, WAS FEATURED IN THE WINTER 2015 ISSUE OF LAND, A LANDS OF AMERICA PUBLICATION.
When Mike Swan’s father, George, taught him the values of responsibility, hard work and protecting the family name as they worked side-by-side on the family’s commercial cow-calf ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, it wasn’t in anticipation of a phone call from the actress Jane Fonda.
Join people from around the world for the most prestigious Native American fine arts market as it returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico August 22, 2015, 7am - 5pm, & August 23, 2015 8am - 5pm! The Santa Fe Indian Market is in its 94th year and is the largest cultural event in the southwest that celebrates tribal traditions old and new while featuring fine art, dance, food, music, designers, film, wood carvings, leather goods and much more.
Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Birch Springs Ranch.
We are excited to welcome Scott Williams, a Wyoming native, as a new Sales Associate to Swan Land Company. With extensive ranching, recreational and business experience, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Raised on a working cattle ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming, his childhood experiences taught Scott the life lessons of working hard, being accountable and helping out where needed.
As mentioned in a recent blog post discussing an article from the New York Times about Investing in Land, Mike Swan, owner and managing broker of Swan Land Company, deliberated several important aspects to pay close attention to when buying and selling ranch property. One of those key aspects that he discussed was water rights. Water in the West is a critical commodity and can have a major impact on the real estate of farm land and agricultural properties. Although information to research water rights is available, it can be a major endeavor to dig deep enough to gather pertinent information.
Mike Swan, broker owner of Swan Land Company in Bozeman, Montana, as quoted in the New York Times, explains some reasons for investing in land. The August 8th article in the Real Estate section - A Ranch With 1,000 Acres, For Your Inner Buckaroo, written by Julie Satow begins from a New Yorkers perspective: 'Most New Yorkers would barely know what to do with 1,000 square feet of space, let alone 1,000 acres. But what’s to stop us from trying to figure it out. Buying a ranch is the stuff of childhood cowboy fantasy — riding horseback past herds of bison or standing knee-deep in a rushing stream filled with trout.
Forked Lightning Ranch featured in the Wall Street Journal