For over 37 years, Schuil & Associates has built its business the old-fashioned way. . . one relationship at a time. Located in the Central Valley of California, farm real estate specialists recently released a mobile app to expand their reach.
“We want to market our services to the best of our ability,” says Rick Schuil, senior company partner and current chairman of the board. “We used to be a six-office company, but the old brick and mortar is being replaced by the web. We think we get more reach with the app, which attracts both buyers and sellers to our website, than having multiple physical locations. ”
Generating between $ 160 million and $ 200 million per year, the company’s 15 agents not only offer dairy brokerage services, but also manage small rural properties to large, premium properties.
“I was there when the fax machine was introduced. We wanted to be one of the first to have one, so that we could get the information out to customers as quickly as possible, ”he says. “With the advent of more technologies, we want to make sure that we are at the cutting edge of technology with all of our clients, so that we can be the best provider of agricultural real estate services. Having our app helps us achieve this.
Beyond California, the agricultural marketing company has operations in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington.
Do you prefer to rent rather than sell? Schuil says their team can help you as well. “If someone comes to us and tells us they own a piece of land in Iowa, for example, that they think is ideal for one of our dairy clients, we will definitely work with that person as well.” , he said.
To learn more about Schuil & Associates, visit schuil.com.