Those of us living in farm and ranch country understand the term "collecting for the farm auction". As we know, living out here takes a greater capital outlay than living in town. Expenditures for equipment, fencing, land/pasture management, livestock management and environmental management is significant when compared to that of people living in town. Many of our clients looking to relocate from an urban to rural environment are not aware of these costs and are surprised when learning of them. As a real estate professional, make sure you communicate effectively with your clients and educate them of all the costs associated with a rural lifestyle. It will not only build trust with them...it will build a solid clientele!