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Episode 2 | Why the ultra-wealthy and financial elite are buying ranches?


Keep your cards close to your vest and never disclose your motivation, is it that easy? “Buyer Motivations” are a factor that drives any market. In this episode, we discuss what the appraisers, Trent and Taite Johnson, at Warren Land and Livestock see for buyer motivations; who is buying, how, and why they are buying ranches.

Born in Gillette, WY; Taite has since lived in Billings, MT. Taite graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Business Management/Administration and Minor in Entrepreneurship. His background and passion for the land and agriculture is what drew him to the real estate industry. Taite’s responsibilities will include providing appraisal services for agriculture, recreational and investment properties in Montana and Wyoming. Additionally, he will provide farm and ranch appraisals for estate planning, estate settlement and mortgage lending purposes. He previously worked as an engineer in the plastic manufacturing industry, and has experience in banking and business internationally.

Trent Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming and his master’s degree in financial planning from Montana State University in May. Trent’s responsibilities include specializing in rural farm and ranch appraisals in eastern Montana and northern Wyoming for estate planning, estate settlement and mortgage lending purposes.