Has represented buyers and sellers of ranches, farms & mountain land since 1995 in MT and investment properties since 1984. Lon's love of farm & ranch lands, mountains and the outdoors began in the 1970's in S.L.O. (Cal-Poly), CA where he also developed his affection for the agricultural community and ag way of life. While he deeply loves the land, it's his desire to help others fulfill their desires that drives him to help his client's achieve their goals, applying and aligning his knowledge and abilities to their interests.
Three decades of experience in most facets of investment real estate, asset management, real estate lending, finance and business; especially in ranch, farm & investment properties. Combines strong relational-skills with deep real estate acumen and in-depth analytic, financial and numeric skill-sets, paying close attention to detail. Believes income-producing ag ground is one of the best investments and hedges against inflation today.
Lon has achieved the coveted CCIM, CLB, ABR and CPM professional designations, has supervised or trained over 30 brokers & agents and has a breadth and depth of both business and real estate understanding not common amongst ranch brokers. And he welcomes the opportunity, now more than ever, to put his vast real estate expertise to work for you.
Past Chairman & Board member for several non-profit orgs, including Co-Founder & Chairman of two 501(c)3 non-profits that are going strong many years after turning over reins to others. In addition: has started/owned six businesses, including 3-retail, outdoor sports stores, still operating successfully on the same business plan.
Board Certified Land Broker (CLB) – recognizes leaders and expertise in land brokerage.
Certified Commercial-Investment Member (CCIM) – Commercial-Investment Real Estate Institute of NAR; demonstrating excellence, considered the “Masters” level of commercial & investment real estate. Received 1988.
Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) – awarded for demonstrated competency in representing the buyer’s interest in asset acquisition.
Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation by Institute of Real Estate Management; received January 2011. Financial & operational excellence in property and asset management & performance.
Land Advisor to Idaho Department of Lands
Presenter at 2010 BOMA Idaho Annual Symposium
Presented to Idaho Society of CPAs for continuing-education course
$795,000 • 209.5 acres
Great log home, log barn and horse & livestock property with gorgeous mountain views and off-grid features. Beautiful log home and 209.5 acres with cross-fenced pastures, roping arena, round pen, horse stalls & tack room.
$250,000 • 40 acres
A beautiful small ranch offering of two 40-acre & 1-20-acre parcel at $250,000 for the remaining 40-acres.
$5,150,000 • 777 acres
The 777-acre Fairchild Farm is both a very productive, plus serene and beautiful farm in a picturesque setting for an agricultural family.