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2014 Another year has come and gone and I wanted to recap some of our highlights.

We have added six real estate licenses to the office. Dennis Biehl joined us in January and what a wonderful addition he has been to MPI. Dennis made the move from Lexington to Omaha in search of a new adventure. After that, Matt Penner from Beatrice, he received his real estate license and has been a great team member ever since. Shortly after we added Colleen Voss from Wood River and it has been wonderful having a stronger pulse in central Nebraska. Kevin Dudding moved back from Colorado and is back in the office. Shae Smith from Bennington joined us in May after graduating from Florida International University where he played football. And Eric Geiger continued his career by receiving his Iowa license in November.

In June we found Charles Ewing, an appraiser who wanted to be a part of starting Mid-Continent Properties Appraisal division. After some paper work with the Nebraska Real Property Appraisal Board MPI is proud to say we offer Ag appraisals by Chuck Ewing and Dennis Biehl. If you haven’t met this pair then it will be the highlight of your year.

In March we attended the Ag Expo where we met lots of new friends and made some great contacts.

We have a brand new online look with the addition of a new website. We’ve been tracking our online presence better than ever.

On a perfect summer night we had the company party. We all attended a baseball game and enjoyed lots of hotdogs and a Storm Chaser win.

And of course along the way we’ve been managing farm properties, holding auctions, and selling midwest farm land the whole time. We have put up some great numbers this year and look forward to the 2015 year. Thanks to everyone who has made 2014 such a wonderful year to remember.

Mid-Continent Properties, Inc. added a new service for our clients this year by adding Chuck Ewing, a Certified General Appraiser to the staff.  We now offer agricultural property appraisals which is a beneficial service of our company. We can better serve our clients with the proper tools they need to buy or sell agricultural properties. Property appraisals are necessary if you need the most specific and finely researched property value possible. Appraisals are needed when a legally recognized report is required.  For example, if you are using the land as an asset for a loan, you will likely need an appraisal. Please check with your lender first of course. The lender actually orders the appraisal. Unfortunately, the borrower has to pay for it! If you are establishing a value on land in an estate, or moving land in or out of a trust, an appraisal is necessary. If your objective is something along those lines, we can help you with an appraisal.

However, we find offering appraisals has actually increased the number of Broker Price Opinions that we are doing. We are happy to do Broker Price Opinions. Often a client will call and request an appraisal, but after the initial discussion, we recognize that an official appraisal is not needed and a Broker Price Opinion will be sufficient. We present the idea of a Broker Price Opinion which will save money and time. A Broker Price Opinion is not a legally-binding document.  However, they are accurate if you want to know the approximate price of a piece of land. When done correctly, a Broker Price Opinion will offer you a reasonable valuation.  For example, if you are selling property in a private transaction a Broker Price Opinion will likely be ample.

If you are curious, if you need a Broker Price Opinion, or an appraisal, call and we will help in valuing your property.