I used the CLHbid.com platform to lease more land. Being relatively new to the area and working full time off the farm, I would not normally be privy to new land coming up for lease. When I saw the CLHbid.com “Land for Lease” sign go up on land not far from home, I was immediately interested. On the day of the auction I was working in the oilfield, however was able to bid from my lap top. In the end I was able to lease additional land, adding to our existing base without actually even meeting the owner in advance of the auction.
Our family farm involved two generations working and living on the same farm. When the time came to exit, we were referred to CLHbid.com and we were told it was a new innovative option available to exiting farmers. Given the rather sudden timing of our decision, CLHbid suggested a one-year crop lease to be followed by a sale in the fall to allow time for marketing. The CLHbid team with a farming, financial and legal background guided us step by step through a stress-free transition. Our land was leased out in the spring using the CLHbid.com auction platform, and in just two hours it received 19 bids with a final rental rate never seen before in our area.
Lawrence, Joan and Ken Martineau
When the time came to lease out land this spring I was too busy on my job so my wife and I choose to have CLHbid.com put our land up for bid using their online auction platform. Never wanting to haggle with neighbors the CLHbid.com platform gave all our neighbours notice and in the end an equal chance to bid. The entire process was seamless and very professional. We received an excellent rental rate and even though several bids were made we were only ever given the name of the highest bidder. We like the way CLHbid.com focuses on treating all neighbours equal and keeps all bidding confidential.
Byron & Deb Bue
You made the sale of my farm land so easy & hassle free, I cannot thank you enough. You did an exceptional job of advertising and just getting it out there. The final sale price was beyond my wildest dreams. I will recommend you to everyone I know that wants to sell their farm & if you need me to talk to anyone that is doubtful just let me know.
I retained the team at CLHbid to market a unique cabin I owned on the river. There was really no comparable to ascertain value and I wanted a set exit date. In the past I also had been approached by a few different individuals requesting a chance to buy if I ever sold it. I found the CLHbid format to be perfect in that it gave everyone an equal opportunity to bid while giving me a definite date for the sale. I felt the marketing was second to none. I would certainly use CLHbid in the future.
I have used the CLHbid.com platform as a bidder. I found the registration to be straightforward and user friendly. As a bidder, I liked the nice clean format for selling/buying land. I also really appreciated the anonymity in the bidding process. I thought the marketing material presented by CLHbid.com was well done and it got me interested even before seeing the land in person. In the end, I didn’t get the land I bid on as it went higher than I expected.
We tried to sell some of our farm land in the past retaining a local firm to place a tender in the paper for us. We would never go this route again. With the tender process, there is little transparency for either the Seller or Buyer. In the end the highest tender was well short of what we eventually sold the land for. We only wish the CLHbid.com option had been available to us at the time. We believe the CLHbid.com model solves all of the problems inherent with tendering, especially in a small community. When the time comes, we will be using CLHbid.com to sell our remaining land.
Brian & Karin WilsonFarmers
I think CLHbid.com is the way of the future. Now people need to realize this is another option to sell their land other than listing it or an auction. If I was to sell land, I would go this way and I think most people would consider it if they know about it. It is a fair system and no backroom dealings. I think my land values have increased with the CLHbid.com concept.
Tim GarnerProfessional Agrologist / Farmer
After over 50 years on our Ranch we decided to sell. After looking at various options we elected to go with CLHbid. CLHbid totally removed the stress that comes with business dealings between neighbours and friends. All bidders had an equal chance to bid in privacy online. We are convinced CLHbid got us the highest sale price we could ever have expected for our Ranch. We were not required to pay for an expensive guarantee either. Given their legal background the CLHbid team was most helpful in all aspects of the selling process. On sale day, the Ranch sold in just 3 hours to 3 neighbours. We were never informed as to who was bidding or who was second highest bidder and liked it that way. In the end, the Ranch sold on our timeline, for top dollar and we remained friends with all our neighbours.