“Ray Brownfield was able to locate a great property for us in a very tight market. Ray now manages that property in a conscientious and professional manner.” MR
“Thank you for allowing me to attend your land seminar yesterday (9.8.21). I would have been thrilled just to be able to sit in the room and hear the speakers you lined up. You, however, served up the Cadillac version which I did not anticipate including the lunch, the gift, and great conversation. Thanks to you and your team for putting this together." MF
“The Land Pro team has consistently provided timely and professional farm management/real estate brokerage services. We value the relationship.” TM
“After fifty years in the family, a decision was made to sell our farm. There were several questions to consider including land valuation, how to market, the actual sale process, and the legal documents needed to complete the transaction. We decided that help was needed so a professional was sought to assist.
Several agents were interviewed, resulting in the selection of Land Pro LLC. Initially, the Illinois Farm Credit Association recommendation was a key factor, but other resulting actions by Ray Brownfield ALC AFM certified that our first choice was well founded. He is well connected in the agricultural community, including rural Illinois and the Chicagoland area. By the end of the process, we discovered that he has a national presence as well.
Ray was able to recommend a host of professionals to aid in all aspects of the marketing and sales process including a land survey. A decision was made to use a live / web auction process. He knew that the local farm community was resistant to many of the current COVID restrictions and searched out a local location that would accommodate the potential buyers. He knew a virtual option would be important, so Ray was key in finding a site with excellent electronic connectivity in the rural setting. Several weeks were spent in posting sale signs around the community and on web sites.
The actual sale went without a hitch resulting in a price above the expected amount. The resulting buyer was on-site for the sale but lives out of state. Ray had invited him as part of the marketing process.
Ray’s office staff was very helpful in drafting the needed legal documents to complete the sale. Everything was done remotely using electronic documentation. I highly recommend Land Pro LLC.” RM
“Our family has had a business relationship with Ray Brownfield and Land pro LLC for the last thirteen years. We have used both their management and real estate brokerage services. They always keep us informed and are very professional.” ML PM CL
“I have known Ray for years. The consulting and information he has given me pertaining to land purchases or rents has been outstanding. He is well informed regarding land return on investment and of the benefits to my company. He also convinced my wife we should be a certain farm. I have attended his fall seminars and came away with good information from his speakers. Ray is friendly and I would recommend anyone who is thinking of buying land or is looking for a land evaluation, to call Land Pro LLC.” DC
“Ray Brownfield manages my farm of east of Kempton IL. I do not live near my farm, so having Ray manage it has made it so much easier for me. He manages every aspect of the farm including checking on the farm often and keeping in touch with the farm operator. Ray is easy to talk with and understand. I am fortunate to have Ray manage my farm.” DM
“Ray Brownfield and his team have partnered with me for 35 years and provided indispensable help in expanding my acreage and building my network of dependable vendors and resources. I attribute, in no small part, the success of my operations to his insight and counsel. He has been unfailing in his integrity, proficiency, and reliability. I met, Ray decades ago in Chicago, where he introduced me and my husband to an established network of Chicago farmland owners. Over all these years he has been my most constant farm consultant and farm realtor, helping me nearly double my acreage since I met him. He has proved immeasurably helpful in navigating owner/operator relations, optimizing productivity on my land, understanding government regulations with their long-term and short-term implications, and in providing economic forecasting. My business has been richly blessed by his partnership and I have been encouraged by his friendship.” AL
“Have known Ray for over 40 years. He is a real professional who knows farming and gets the job done.” JG
“Ray is a personable, excellent, and professional farmland real estate broker. At first, I was skeptical that we could sell our farm within our anticipated time frame, but Ray's marketing and industry knowledge resulted in a timely sale at a reasonable price. He kept us informed at every step and gave us great advice throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Ray.” DT
“Ray brings a solid background of experience and knowledge of agricultural issues to his consulting work. This especially helps with the negotiations with our tenant farmers. He understands their concerns, and ours, to arrive at a fair rent price for both parties. Not only has he been our farm manager, but also helped us successfully negotiate and close the sale of one of our farms. It has been a pleasure for us to work with Ray and his team.” BT
"My siblings and I recently sold a farm we owned in Illinois. Mr. Brownfield of Land Pro professionally listed and advertised the property. He was very personally involved, knew the area well, and we were most appreciative of the way he handled a drainage problem we had (we were out of state owners). He carefully investigated the cost of repair and informed us and the potential buyers so that we were able to get the best and fairest offer on our very good farmland. We highly recommend Mr. Brownfield's service!" JB