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4 Things you can do right now to increase your ranch's value

21 Feb 2020
by Bownds Ranches

If you’re thinking of selling your land, you may be wondering what you can do to increase the value before selling. While ranches are valued differently than other types of real estate, there are still ways you can add value before finding the perfect buyer.

Property Access

When we say access, we are talking about improving the overall accessibility of the land. If you have acres of dense forestry, that part of your property that is untouchable. For example, by cutting down a few trees you will be able to navigate new parts of the ranch and even build a road or two.

If You Have It, Improve it.

Live water that is. When it comes to selling your ranch, live water is a huge selling feature. Anyway you can enhance your properties live water to make it more appealing to the buyer is a win. For example, building a dam, low water crossing or lake. Doing these things will keep your buyer from having to do them later, therefore adding value to your ranch.

Build Fencing

Adding fencing to your property is another great way to add value and ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck. There are two options when it comes to ranch fencing, high or low. High fencing is perfect for the property owner that wants to keep the wildlife in and doesn’t mind doing a little crowd control. Low fencing is exactly the opposite, it is for the owners who like to watch the wildlife come and go as they please. Do some research to help determine which type of fencing is best for you and your property.

Improve Your Gate

First impressions are important, and your ranch’s gate is the first thing that anyone will see. How’s it looking? A grand entrance is sure to wow any and every guest. Adding a front gate is a simple way and quick way to add value to your ranch. Remember, new gates should be sized to accommodate future needs.


A day in the life of a rancher is non-stop, there's always plenty to do while tending the land. But there's no lifestyle more fulfilling. If the idea of owning a property that can be passed down from generation to generation appeals to you, Brandon Bownds is only a phone call away. As a 5th generation Texas rancher and a 3rd generation ranch broker, he knows what it takes. Brandon's passion is his pride, and it would be his honor and privilege to help you find, upgrade or sell your family ranch.