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Stevens Ranch - Live Auction Dec. 17, 2018 - 2,360+/- Acres Holt County, Nebraska

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:30pm

The Auction will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 410 West Douglas St. - O'Neill, Nebraska. Directions to the Ranch From Burwell, Nebraska: Approximately 26 Miles North/Northeast on Nebraska State Highway 11 and then east on 848 Road 1.5 miles to the west edge of the property. From Atkinson, Nebraska: Approximately 29 miles South on Nebraska State Highway 11 and then east on 848 Road 1.5 miles to the west edge of the property.

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Auction Description

 Not every day does an opportunity such as this present itself!!  With over 30% of the ranch consisting of hayable land, the property offers a nice balance of sub-irrigated hay meadow and solid sandhill pasture.   While the ranch offers a very secluded western feel, nearly every portion of the property is very easily accessible due to over 2.5 miles of maintained county road bisecting the ranch.   With data connectivity playing such an important role in today’s economy, the area is also served by fiber optic line!

     The main house on the ranch consists of a 2 story 3-bedroom home, with 2 car steel framed garage.   Other improvements include a bunkhouse, working facilities, and a calving barn and also winter protection in multiple locations.  The land is cross fenced into several meadows and summer pastures by nearly 14 miles of cross fencing and water is provided by 9 windmills and several hydrant locations serviced by electric submersible wells with static water levels varying from and estimated 15' to 20' in many locations.

If you are seeking a friendly neighborhood, with good grass, plentiful water, and great people, the Stevens Ranch  awaits your personal inspection!  

Call us today to schedule a private tour of this great ranch!!



Terms and Conditions






Buyer shall receive full possession of the ranch at closing, other than the bunkhouse.  Seller shall retain possession of the Bunkhouse on the property until May 1, 2019.  Seller shall pay for electricity or any other utility expenses incurred for the bunkhouse until May 1, 2019.




Sale Procedure


The ranch will be offered for sale as one single parcel containing 2,360+/- Deeded Acres in Holt County, Nebraska, known as the “Stevens Ranch”.   The Live Auction will be considered an Absolute Auction only after the reserve bid of $3,600,000.00 has been met.  In the event the reserve bid is not met, the Sellers reserve the right to negotiate with the highest bidder to complete a transaction.  All bidding increments are at the sole discretion of Land Marketers Realty and the Auctioneer. 

Bidding will remain open until the Auctioneer declares the land SOLD.

Land Marketers Realty reserves the right to require bank references upon request and reserves the right to refuse bids from any bidder.




 Purchase Agreement


Immediately following the closing of the auction, the successful bidder(s) will sign Brokerage Disclosure and will enter into and sign a Contract to Buy Real Estate (Land) for the amount of the bid. Required non-refundable earnest money deposit to be in the form of a personal, business, or corporate check for an amount equal to10% of the purchase price which is due upon the signing of the contract and to be deposited with McCarthy Abstract in O’Neill, NE. (Title Company and Closing Agent) The Purchase Agreement will not be contingent upon financing. Terms and conditions of the auction announcements shall be incorporated and made a part of the contract.




 Buyer(s) shall pay in electronic transfer funds or cashier's check, the balance of purchase price with the added closing costs, and sign and complete all required documents at closing.  Buyer shall have the choice to close on or around December 28, 2018 or January 14, 2019. Closing to be conducted by McCarthy Abstract and the closing service fee to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s).






Seller shall convey title by Warranty Deed free and clear of all liens. Title Insurance to be used as evidence of marketable title and cost of the premium to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s). Property to be sold subject to existing roads and highways; established easements and rights-of-way; any prior mineral reservations; and other matters affected by title documents shown within the title commitment; and zoning, building, subdivision, and other restrictions and regulations of record. Title commitments will be available for review at the auction.




Property Condition


The prospective Buyer(s) should verify all information contained herein. All prospective bidders are urged to fully inspect the property, its condition, and to rely on their own conclusions and the property is being sold AS IS-WHERE IS, without warranty, representation or recourse to Seller or Seller’s Agent. Furthermore, Buyer shall sign all Property condition Disclosure Statements and Lead Based paint disclosure which will be made available to the Buyer(s), for the Buyer (s) review, prior to the auction sale.


Real Estate Taxes 


2018 real estate taxes due in 2019, to be paid by Seller.

2019 and all future real estate taxes to be paid by Buyer(s).


 Legal Description and Boundary Lines


Legal descriptions are subject to existing fence boundaries.  Neither Seller or Seller’s Agent represents the location of any fence lines or boundary lines.  All stated acreages in the brochure or any advertising are approximate and are obtained from county tax records.  No warranty is expressed or implied as to exact acreages of property. All bids are for the total ranch without regard to exact acreage. There will be no adjustment in purchase price if acreage is different than what is stated in the brochure and/or published at the auction.




Mineral Rights   


Seller to convey all OWNED mineral rights to Buyer(s) at closing.




#1031 Exchange    


The Seller of this property shall have the option to execute a Tax Deferred #1031 Exchange, which shall not delay the closing of this Sale/Purchase Transaction.  Furthermore, said #1031 Exchange shall not be any additional expense to the Buyer.


Noxious weeds


There are noxious weeds present in the local area.  Examples of said weeds would be Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle, or Leafy Spurge.




Disclosures:  Land Marketers Realty and all other agents of Broker are acting as a Sellers Agent and will be representing the Seller throughout the ENTIRE Sale Process. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that Land Marketers Realty deems reliable, although neither the Seller or the Sellers Agent Guarantees the accuracy of any of the information contained in any advertising.  Sellers Agent and the Seller assume no responsibility for the omissions, corrections, or withdrawals. Any Aerial mapping is not intended as a survey and they are for visual aid purposes only. The prospective Buyer(s) should verify all information contained herein. All prospective bidders are urged to fully inspect the property, its condition and to rely on their own conclusions. Any announcements made by Land Marketers Realty the day of the sale will take precedence over any other material.  Property is being sold AS IS-WHERE IS, without warranty, representation or recourse to Seller.