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Rural Farming and Agribusiness

Rural Marketing & Sales Specialists

Ray White Rural is part of the greater Ray White Real Estate Group and was established more than 20 years ago to service the specific needs and requirements of Australia’s rural farming communities.

‘Rural Land’ means land that is used or apparently intended to be used for gain or profit from grazing of livestock, dairying, poultry farming, viticulture, orcharding, beekeeping, horticulture, the growing of crops of any kind, and vegetable growing.

Although a ‘Country Lifestyle’ property may not have stock on it, the fact that it is apparently intended for such use would make it rural property under the law.

Rural Seller “Top 5” Tips

Here are our top tips for improving the value of your property on a budget:

  1. In the ‘digital age’ an outstanding picture or video (click on the image below) is worth a thousand words. Engage a professional photographer / videographer to shoot your property at its best and prepare well for inspections.
  2. First visual impressions are important. From the driveway to the front door tidy the property; remove junk and debris, mow/slash grass, give the area around the central home a makeover.
  3. You’re selling a farm but people live in houses! Declutter the house, freshen up paint, steam clean carpets, clean the windows, tend to minor repairs.
  4. Quality fencing and gates add instant appeal. Fix, repair or replace dilapidated fences and gates (we have contractors that do great work at good prices).
  5. Clearly document your farm plan including water assets and paddock/pasture management plans.

Selling your country property is one of the biggest financial decisions an individual or family has to make. We are here to ensure the most stress-free and successful outcome for vendors.

Rural Buyer “Top 10” Tips

Important issues to consider when buying rural land are:

  1. The economic climate of the area.
  2. Is the land to be used for agriculture, commercial purposes or private use?
  3. Check that the property has appropriate council approvals and council zoning for any external buildings, and any future development.
  4. How close by are health and other services that you need?
  5. What are the property taxes?
  6. Does the contract include any licenses such as water usage?
  7. What about accessibility of service utilities such as power and telecommunication?
  8. Check for flood plains, areas with access problems, water problems.
  9. Particularly check for any easements or rights of way that may be through the property. Even though they may have not been used for some time, their use by others can affect your rights as well.
  10. Check that effective controls are in place and work has been maintained to control noxious pests on the land, such as rabbits and noxious weeds. Eradicating these can be costly.

What is an ‘Agribusiness’?

According to Wikipedia an ‘Agribusiness’ is defined as the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production (farming and contract farming), distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply, as well as marketing and retail sales. All agents of the food and fiber value chain and those institutions that influence it are part of the agribusiness system.

Agribusiness in Australia

According to the National Farmers Federation 2012 ‘Farm Facts’ Report, Australia consisted of 134,148 farms of which 120,112 farms were solely dedicated to agricultural production and therefore deemed as ‘Agribusinesses’. These farms range from large broad acre operations through to smaller market garden style farms and everything in between including aquaculture.

Ray White Rural understands ‘Agribusiness’ and is adept at marketing, negotiating and selling ‘Agribusinesses’on the national and international stage.

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