How Do You Start a Search for a Ranch?

5C Quarter Horses Ranch sits on 365 acres in Mount Pleasant, TX. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When you decide to buy a ranch, you’re making a significant investment. One of the first things to consider is whether your ranch will be used primarily as a retreat for your family or for producing income through cattle, mineral rights and hunting leases, for instance. Even if your primary purpose is pleasure vs. business, your ranch should produce enough income to cover maintenance.

Twin Mountain Ranch | Gordon, TX

Twin Mountain Ranch,  0 Mitchell Hill Road Gordon 76472, David Burgher, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Texas Hill Country-view of lake

Find knowledgeable sources to ask questions and listen to their opinions. Simultaneously read about ranches on the market and visit the ones that pique your interest. It will lead to an excitement and anticipation of owning your own ranch.

Wyldewood Farm | Denison, TX

336 Sheryl Lane 75021, Denison, Jena May, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

You can invest in a ranch for many reasons. You might be drawn to the history of the land, such as with the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, which has operated since 1849. You might want to hunt, raise horses or spend time with family in a beautiful rural setting. Determine your goal first. Then visit possible properties and explore the surrounding towns and attractions – anything that contributes to the character and your enjoyment of the area. 

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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