Farmers Post Launches
Lintlaw, SK - Decisive Edge Business Solutions Inc. launches its innovative farm auction website called ‘Farmers Post’ today (www.farmerspost.ca).
Garry Petrie of Lintlaw, Saskatchewan is one of the first customers to list with Farmers Post, confident he has chosen best place for selling his 2400 acre farm and yard. Petrie was looking for an alternative way to sell the family farm, ideally a flat fee website where the seller could control the input and time frame. He discussed his vision with the owners of Decisive Edge Business Solutions Inc, a prairie software start-up company, and they agreed to take on the challenge.
Farmers Post is a non-traditional online auction site for high value farm-related assets such as farm yards, cultivated or pasture lands, and large equipment. Farmers Post connects buyers directly with sellers, presenting an alternative approach to using the traditional real estate agents, auctioneers, and other costly middlemen. Farmers Post is strictly online-only bidding and typically bidding remains open for several days to ensure both buyers and sellers get the best deal without the unpleasant pressures & costs of a traditional auction.
I was looking for an online system where potential buyers can make offers on a piece of land at their own pace and not take time out of busy days to deal with purchasing land
“I was looking for an online system where potential buyers can make offers on a piece of land at their own pace and not take time out of busy days to deal with purchasing land” says Petrie. Listing with Farmers Post allows you to reach out to potential buyers directly at a low flat fee and ultimately to handle your sales process your way. Traditional selling tools such as real estate agents and typical auctions will cost you 5% or more, so on a $150,000 quarter of land that will cost the seller at least $7,500. On Farmers Post it only costs you a flat $700 listing fee – no other fees, commissions, or confusing fine print.
The seller decides the starting price, when to start and end the bidding, and who you want to sell to! You are free to cross-list your assets on any other website, newspaper, or even involve middlemen. Farmers Post lets you set up your own personal auction page and “invite” your neighbors and likely buyers in the area so no one misses out. You can change or remove your listing at any time at no additional cost. What's even better is you are under no obligation to sell to the highest bidder, or any bidder, if an acceptable agreement cannot be reached. Farmers Post sends you the name & contact information for each bidder on your listings and it’s up to you to directly negotiate with your choice of bidders.
Decisive Edge Business Solutions Inc. is a Calgary-based company owned by rural Saskatchewan born and raised shareholders. Decisive Edge is proud to introduce this innovative new venue for farmers to connect and make fair deals happen where both parties leave satisfied. With the average Canadian farmer approaching retirement age, rarely with any young family members up for the task of taking over, farm sales to non-family members is becoming the new "norm"; Farmers Post is anticipating the needs of today’s farmers.
For more information, we can be reached at (403) 879-9421 or toll free at (855) 462-7473.