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11/24/2015
Very Professional
Mr. Burdiek, We would like to thank you for bringing your client to our auction on November 7th in Rossville. You had him well prepared for buying farm ground using all the tools at your disposal. You and he conducted yourselves in a very professional manner. We really appreciate doing business with you. Sincerely, Darrell Simnitt
03/01/2012
Can't Say Thanks Enough
Diane and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work finding the perfect family to buy and enjoy our place in Sportsmen's Paradise. You went far beyond what we expected and ended up being a good friend in the process. We are good friends with some of the other families in Sportsmen's and will be fishing there in the future and would enjoy it if we could call you to go fishing with us. Once again, thank you very much! Wendell and Diane Harrell
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Bill Vacek
09/03/2012
Game Trailer
I am writing this letter to commend Greg Liddle of Hayden Outdoors for his outstanding job of marketing and successfully selling my 4,325 acre property in Southeastern Colorado. Greg lives 7 hours away from the property by truck, but that did not deter him from frequently driving to the property in person to show it to qualified prospective buyers and other ranch brokers. Greg even drove to oversee the work of contractors working on the water wells, piping, roads, and so forth. When I’ve purchased ranches in the past, it was surprising how few agents and brokers took the time (and fuel) to meet qualified buyers at the subject property – I cannot imagine how a property could be sold for top dollar if a knowledgeable senior selling agent/broker is not present to point out a property’s strong features and expertly answer buyer questions. Greg took the time to explore the property from corner to corner before he took any prospective buyer on a tour – this ensured that he didn’t get lost or turned around when showing the expansive property. In my previous ranch buying experiences I was shocked at how often the junior person guiding the tour didn’t even know his way around the road system. Greg’s particular expertise lies in the area of game management. He worked tirelessly to search out the game trails and install game cameras to document the trophy big game present on our property. He coordinated “range management” to balance selective, limited cattle grazing with the food and water requirements of the game to optimize the condition of the property for recreation. By the time my ranch went under contract to sell, Greg’s efforts paid off by drawing 30” mule deer and a herd of approximately 80 elk onto the property. With so much of the surrounding territory overgrazed, it seemed like half of the elk in the county were finding their food on my property! (I already miss the place.) Greg frequently checked the game cameras for fresh images of monster bulls and bucks … by emailing these pictures to previous ranch viewers he was able to reinvigorate their interest and bring them back into the mix of potential buyers. He is proactive. He wasn’t just sitting around waiting for someone to write on offer! Greg respected my money as he would respect his own money. He recommended expenditures on only the improvements that were absolutely necessary to broaden the appeal of the ranch and maximize its resale value. On several occasions I asked his advise about certain improvements to enhance the property’s marketability. On most of those occasions he adviseagainst the expenditure. As a result of his efforts at spending my dollars carefully while also maximizing the property’s recreational value through game/range management, we were able to sell the property in October 2011 for more than its 2007 purchase price. We recouped not only the purchase price, but also the cost of improvement and the cost of carry, with enough left over to show a profit. Given the frothy real estate market of 2007 and the economic weakness of 2011, we were obviously pleased with this result. Other brokers I spoke with in the area were impressed with how many qualified showings Greg was able to schedule. It seems like everyone in the state knew of the listing. He was bringing in prospective buyers from all over the USA, and even had inquiries from overseas. I don’t know the details of exactly how Greg did that; I’m sure he could tell you. It was very obvious he didn’t just put the property on a website and wait for his phone to ring! Greg’s expertise also spans a working knowledge of state game and water regulations, legal aspects of the transaction, mixed use land optimization, neighbor relations and local community relations, and even weather considerations. Although my ranch sale was a cash/no contingency transaction, it was apparent that Greg has a working knowledge of recreational property lending sources – he was able to introduce a couple of prospects to a leading ag property lender. All of my experience with Greg is as a listing agent. However, if we decide to purchase another recreational property within Greg’s market area, I will probably utilize his services as a buyer’s agent, given his strong overall knowledge of the market and his insights into the “levers of value” for trophy properties. Sincerely, Mark A. Jensen President PrimaLend Capital Group, Inc.
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Greg Liddle
12/30/2013
The Extra Mile
We, Dale Christensen and Patricia Raih, had previously listed our cabin and property with another realtor for 4 or more years of wasted time in Colorado, when Lisa frank and Twila came in the picture from Hayden Outdoors. Lisa and Twila went the extra mile and sold the property with in 3 months. Their expertise was phenomenal, I would recommended them on any persons property they have for sale. We are listing the rest of our property with them.
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Lisa Frank
01/10/2017
A Pro
Zack, took the ball and ran with it, handled issues like a pro. Bottom line the guy sells property.
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Zack Wiese
10/15/2012
Consistency and Honesty
The purpose of this letter is to recommend and congratulate the Hayden Outdoors Team, headed by John Leo Hayden and Dax Hayden for the successful sale of the Dunne Valley Ranch. My name is Steve Dunne, President of Dunne, Inc. the owner of the 21,000+ acre Dunne Valley Ranch located on the Oklahoma border south of Dodge City, Kansas. The ranch has been in our family since 1941 and after much soul searching my two brothers and eight cousins came to the conclusion that holding on to the ranch for prosperity sake created more potential for family strife than selling. Since none of us had any interest in the cattle business it was just too valuable of a piece of property to be split amongst literally dozens of future nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc.. As one might imagine, this was not an easy decision. Our goal was to keep part or all of the minerals, and to sell the surface. When looking for a broker to list the property, we wanted to be sure that they would reach out nationally, if not internationally. In addition we required someone familiar with ranches and ranching, not just a broker willing to sell it for the lowest commission. My research pointed to Hayden Outdoors for their recent sales in the area, like The Box Ranch. I contracted Hayden Outdoors and they came and met me in Wichita. We listed with Hayden Outdoors and they began an extensive marketing campaign. The ranch was shown to 20+ potential buyers over the term of the listing, and John Leo Hayden kept me informed of showings, potential negotiations and of course all offers. The land was listed for eighteen months and a successful sale was closed in August of this year. Like any good broker, Leo brought me every offer regardless of the amount, but where Leo rose above the typical broker was his advice to me on those offers. Instead of encouraging me to take the first low ball offer that came in the door to make a fast (and sizable commission), he would say “Steve I am telling you your ranch is nicer than that, it is worth the money you are asking!” and by golly after lots of blood, sweat and tears we got damn near all of it! Ultimately we ended up with top dollar for the surface and kept all the minerals for future generations. John Leo Hayden, Dax Hayden and the entire Hayden Outdoors team worked tirelessly and greatly helped in selling the property. I will recommend Hayden Outdoors to my friends who have farm, ranch or recreational land to sell. Regards, Steven W. Dunne
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Leo Hayden
06/12/2012
Smooth Process
I would like to compliment you on your service of my recent purchase organized by Hayden Outdoor Properties. I found a New Mexico ranch on the web page and easily navigated to contact Greg Liddle. Since initial contact, I was exceedingly impressed with Greg. He followed up and kept in contact with me. It was through his persistence that I have come to own this great ranch. Greg proved to be knowledgeable and was always extremely friendly. The transaction was so smooth that it was obvious that I should list a Kansas whitetail property that I want to sell with the Hayden's. I hope to have a similar experience with Kerry Cromer. Greg has kept up with me long after the sale and the only question I have now is how many friends can one man make. Greg provided the best personal service I have ever received in a multitude of real estate dealings I have had in my lifetime. He is a credit to your organization and you are to be commended. Sincerely, Kenneth Nelson, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
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Greg Liddle
03/19/2013
Understood What We Were Looking For
Hi, I would like to write my recommendation and thanks to Lisa Frank who helped us to find our first home. She understood after meeting us what we are looking for and while we were looking for another property she knew there was one we would love and so we did. She helped us go through the closing process and we finally got our dream house. Yours, Tira and Michael Doran
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Lisa Frank
01/31/2017
Understands how to market a rural property
Honestly we feel thru prayer and a break from the pressure to work with a system that just wanted to list our property and throw it out there, we noticed a nice clean black truck with the name “Hayden Outdoors Real Estate” with a Lecompton phone number and address just two miles from our home. Kim and I looked at each other. We picked up the phone and called the phone number. We met with Shad Sheldon within a couple of days. We shared our frustration about the marketing of our home outside the parameters of the MLS system. I can’t tell you how comforting it was when Shad finished our sentences; understanding exactly what the issues were for us. We have been marketed by Hayden Outdoors for 4 months and have had 5 families show interest in the home; with a 6th showing for next week. All of these showings have been with serious, well qualified buyers. This company understands how to market a rural property and spends the money to do so.
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Shad Sheldon
11/13/2015
True to her word!
To Hayden Outdoors: I was expecting the sale of my property to take 4+ years to sell, as other local properties have taken that much time to sell. The property is a unique setting, offering solace and serenity with a beautiful mountain view. Lisa Frank took the time to ask questions about the 60 acres in order to familiarize herself with its unique features and capabilities. I had worked it as a Certified Tree Farm for 13 years and hoped a new owner would utilize it and enjoy it as much as I have. She kept me well-informed by explaining all the steps in the process, and I have to say that I admire her professionalism, ethics, and sincerity. She obviously enjoys working with people, and made an excellent buyer match for this ranch. I don’t know how she does it! My property was sold within 11 months to another forest-loving person—a very good match! My experience with Lisa Frank has always been top-notch. She is true to her word. She handled all aspects of selling my property with integrity and personal attention to details. I never felt pressured. I highly recommend Lisa as an agent, as she brings many years of experience in ranch real estate, treats everyone with respect, and handles any problems with a “can-do” attitude. She put me at ease and I felt really listened to by her. It has been a true pleasure working with her and would call on her again, without hesitation, to broker property. She represents Hayden Outdoors with excellent service! I couldn’t ask for anything more. Dawn Golden Former owner of Golden Dawn Tree Farm
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Lisa Frank

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