When a buyer comes to us wanting to buy a farm in Central Oregon, the first question we always ask the buyer is “Have you owned a farm before?” Some people come from out of state and say, “My goal is to buy a farm.” If you have never had a farm, there are many variables to consider: irrigation rights, septic systems, boundaries, cattle raising. There are important questions to answer: What are your goals for the farm? Do you want to raise livestock? Do you want to farm lavender? Perhaps you are moving here because of our new legalization of marijuana and want to become a grower? If you are planning on coming here and having grow houses, what power is available to the site?
Some buyers who think they want to buy a farm but may just want to have chickens and one horse. In that case, they may be very comfortable owning just three acres and getting their feet wet before we take you up to that 20 acre farm or that 200 acre farm.