Active Rain For the Win!! Thank you "YoPauly" For Reading my AR Bio!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska

Have you ever wondered if AR is worth it?  Have you wondered does anyone get leads from Active Rain?  Are they good leads?  Is the time you spend on AR both entertaining and profitable? Do you wonder if anyone ever reads your AR Bio?

My answers would be in this order: Yes...Yes...Yes...Yes...Yes!

Early last summer I was contacted by some folks who lived in California and had a farm in Nebraska to sell.  Where the heck do you find an agent who knows how to sell and who will treat you fairly when you live 1,400 miles away? 


Read Mike McCann's BIO on Active Rain!!       AR works folks!!

YoPauly (part of his email name) called me that day in June of 2021 and asked if I could help sell their family farm or if I did not work in their part of the state, would I refer them to someone.Mike McCann Mach1 Realty Friend, NE 2022 Farm Sold

While on the phone, I pulled up data on the farm that was located about 120 miles from my home office and knew immediately I could help them.  120 miles for me is about 1 hour and 40 minutes as we have a major highway a few mile away from my office.

From my office to the farm 120 miles away was 5 stop signs total.

We went through the details and eventually got to the listing papers after I completed my Due Diligence and viewing of other area farms and pricing study.

I asked the Seller how he found me and he said he and wife had read my Bio on the internet and some articles I had written. 

The final sale price was $1,200,001.  The 1 $ is a story for another time!

The new owner took full ownership possession in March and was a joy to work with as well.  We had many hoops to jump through on both the buyer and seller sides. 

Heck the Buyer even got married during all of this and he was decorating the dance hall the night before he got married when I called to tell him his offer was accepted!  (His wife told me two things at closings...he was in a much better mood after my phonce call...and she realized that she would be in massive debt when she signed the papers at closing.  But it was a happy closing)

For the was going through the First Time Farmers program for younger farmers...think paperwork similar to a VA loan buyer.  And dealing with a nervous Bride.

For the seller it was a couple of small clouds on the title, distance, family, and a need for a couple quitclaim deeds plus a 1031 Exchange.

I worked with a wonderful lady from Nebraska Title based out of Crete, NE.  She was the reason this closed as she was able to get the clouds cleared on the title. 

There also were two great lenders and a patient buyer and seller who listened to my guidance and suggestions.

For me, I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel...and there were times when the buyer and/or seller needed to be reassured that there was indeed light that they would soon see!

A challenge...yes...rewarded at the end by a happy Seller...happy Buyer...and a well earned and healthy commission.

I was talking with the seller on the phone a day after closing and I said I wanted to confirm where he found me.  Without hesitation he said his wife does research for a University for a living. She found my Active Rain Bio and liked what she read.  He also said she is sharing the site with others after their success with the farm.

That means only one thing:  Active Rain is an awesome place to find business!! 

Thank you Active Rain....Until Next time....Perhaps you should review and update your Bio!!   Mike

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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or for easy e-mail access! Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker


Comments (11)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Mike... glad it worked for you. Still waiting for a truly decent lead. I get them from my website where I also blog, but not from AR.

Apr 25, 2022 09:43 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's great for you and an incentive to keep it rolling.  I get calls from the community posts I put up even though some of them are a few years old

Apr 25, 2022 10:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

wow Mike- that's great news and encouraging to others who are here. I hope you'll share the $1 part of the story with us. 

Apr 25, 2022 07:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - a terrific story.  And as usual, wonderfully told.  

Apr 26, 2022 07:47 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

What a great story Mike!  I love it!  You have a way with telling stories that is so natural and fun!  Keep on rocking the rain!

Apr 30, 2022 05:20 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Great success story ! You never know where the next deal is coming from and always good to freshen up your profile.

May 01, 2022 04:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mike,

Now that is a wonderful success story and well told! I've found some great referrals from Active Rain and grateful for the trust the agents have put in me to work with their clients.

May 01, 2022 07:40 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Thank you all for stopping by.   Question: How do I get the other 200.000+ AR members to stop by?  I love those who do stop by...but it is almost always the same folks.  Would be nice to hear from those in the trenches and battles of our business as well!!


May 01, 2022 06:47 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning.  Good shout out as to one of the plus's here in the Rain.  Mark

May 02, 2022 03:02 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Mike,

Really glad to hear that there are some young farmers getting into the business. I hope, they are wildly successful, so their babies can grow up on the farm. No better place for little kids to have an amusement park all day long and learn some responsibility too.

May 03, 2022 08:29 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations on your successful sale!  Wow - online seller and a nice commission!

May 05, 2022 05:39 PM