• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Farm Auctions--have you bought/sold?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Farm Auctions--have you bought/sold?

    My husband and I divorced last fall and our small farm has not sold yet. I'm antsy to be done with it and wanted to hear about people's experience with auctioning property, specifically farms.

    Thanks,
    F2F

  • #2
    A friend of ours retired and sold farm and contents at auction; he reckoned what he *might* have lost financially was more than made up for by the fact that it was all over and done with in 48 hours, and he walked away with no concerns and a juicy big + sign in his bank account!

    I'd discuss it with your local auction houses, get personal references, talk to both satisfied and dissatisfied customers, etc.

    Good luck!

    Comment


    • #3
      I live just outside of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which is the land of auctions. It is very common here to auction real estate, as well as just about anything else.

      We purchased a farm last year and tried to go the auction route. We found some properties that went at prices we expected and possibly at little lower. There was one that we really wanted that went out of our price range within three bids- the house was barely liveable, it did not have a usuable barn, and not one rail of fencing - but the location was to die for if you were a hunter or trail rider.

      We have also noticed that which auction company you use makes a huge difference. There is one company here that outshines the others- advertising everywhere, print ads, flyers, signs, great auctioneers who are willing to talk to you about the propety at length- and their properties seem to bring the higher prices.

      You can put a reserve on the bottom line price. The auction company does not announce the reserve to the public but may not sell the property if your reserve is not met.

      It took me 7 years to get divorced, so I know what you are going through by wanting it to be all said and done. Hang in there!
      Last edited by cutter99; May. 31, 2011, 08:09 AM. Reason: spelling
      "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White

      Comment


      • #4
        My family is an auction family...so we have done loads of estate sales. The market isn't the greatest for high price house hold items, though it is starting to climb. If you just want it over and done with having an estate sale is probably the quickest easiest way to go.

        The one big thing you need to do is research the Auction house that you are going to use. Ask for references, ask around, ask antique dealers, they know who to deal with and who not to deal with.

        You will have the final say whether the property sells or not, if your reserve isn't met they will not sell it. For the ones that haven't sold on sale day, it is usually within a week they are sold, because the buyers had a chance to go through it during sale day, were able to come up with the money for the reserve etc.

        In you case I think if both parties agree, it may be a great way for you to go.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          If I can just get the property sold, then I'm done. It's a relief to know that there is a reserve.

          Thank you Romany, Cutter, and Charlo for the replies and advice.

          My property hasn't had one look and it's been on the market since early April. It's competively priced, and I've got a great realtor. Her contacts indicate that other similar properties haven't had any looks.

          There is a farm that is similar in size to mine just a mile down the road that is going up for auction. This is what gave me the idea. I will go to that auction and start my "research" there.

          Any other comments and advice on this topic is certainly welcome.

          Comment


          • #6
            Here in Middle Tennessee, auctions are very common to settle estates. I know they not only have reserves but also will confirm with the owner the time of the sale if the price is acceptable. I bought my home and acreage at auction. I went to look at an antique trunk and ended up with a 160-year old farm house and 14 acres.

            StG

            Comment


            • #7
              Wow, StGermain. I've picked up the odd puppy while looking at horses, etc. but NEVER a farm!

              Comment

              Working...
              X