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04/15/2019
You Guys Made It Happen!
“JC was exceptional in everything he did for me! I’ve always wanted to own my own hunting ground and you guys made it happen! Thanks JC and Hayden Outdoors!” Chad Ohnmacht
Agent: 
J.C. Bosch
12/20/2018
Knowledge and Professionalism
We met Justin while we were looking at another property. We were impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He thought ahead to ward off potential problems and always returned our calls right away to get the answers we needed. We would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
11/30/2018
Much Appreciation
Thank you Seth! You have done an excellent job helping me on this property and finally getting it to closing! We appreciate it and wish you and all your family a nice Christmas and great New Year! ~Zada
Agent: 
Seth Hayden
11/13/2017
Great Service
Justin, I thought you were great and would definitely refer you to friends or family. Your knowledge of the area, the recreational opportunities in Nebraska and near the property was very valuable. Thanks again for your help in acquiring my new ranch! Best, Marvin
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
Agent: 
Leo Hayden
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.
Agent: 
Greg Liddle
06/27/2018
Scott and Jeanette Clampitt
If you’re looking for property or a unique home, Shad is your guy. He helped us find the home and land of our dreams. He helped us sell the home we were currently in and when I say helped, I don’t mean he took pictures and called it good. He took the better part of a day finding all of the unique areas of our previous property and home and put together a whole presentation that Jeanette and I feel truly represented our home. In just a few short months our home sold for the price we wanted and he did it over the Christmas Holidays no less! His expertise isn’t just limited to the logistics of buying and selling. His lifetime experience of farming truly was helpful. He absolutely understands land management whether it be farming, haying or hunting. If you’re looking for an agent who genuinely cares about you and your dream property, look no further, Shad is your man.
Agent: 
Shad Sheldon
05/25/2018
Jim Janovich
[Justin Hertzel] had the listing that we were interested, and I was pleased with how thorough [he was]. I would definitely recommend [him] to others.
04/15/2019
Trails End Ranch
“ATV access to view acreage really stood out. We really appreciate timely, accurate advice on our best path to successful purchase completion on our terms.” – Laurence Lang Trust
Agent: 
Greg Liddle
04/15/2019
Full Execution
“Nathan is probably best agent I have dealt with. Full execution of information and quickly” – Robert Shafer
Agent: 
Nathan Linin

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