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Dude ranching for the right people and on the right ranch can be an extremely rewarding way of life. But if you are considering buying a ranch you must understand that it is not a get rich business but a lifestyle with the possibility of a comfortable living.

Finding Your Ranch

Ted Harvey is a licensed Real Estate Agent working with Live Water Prpoerties, LLC. Live Water Properties is a unique ranch real estate brokerage company representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of investment grade ranch holdings in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nebraska, California and Utah. Their focus is on fly fishing, bird and big game hunting, receration ranches as well as cattle and agricultural working ranches.

Specifically, their approach is systematic with regards to wildlife and fisheries habitat enhancement, sales data management and presentation, and expertise on ranch ownership issues such as water rights, mineral rights, grazing programs, agricultural operations, conservation easement placement, land planning and estate planning. To see current listings go to www.livewaterproperties.com

Ranch Planner

For anyone considering buying a ranch or would like to review their current dude ranch financial status we have developed Ranch Planner Software. This program will help you understand the business and financial side of your dude ranch. By estimating information such as number of guests each year or the expense of operating the ranch, the program will provide you with complete financial statements for the next five years, including Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss and Expense Statements.

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If you want to analyze a ranches existing business model, or refine your own operation we are here to help. Let us help you avoid mistakes that we learned about through years of experience. So whatever your need is call us to help guide you through the process.

Areas We Can Help

  • Ranch Management
  • Riding Programs
  • Finding and purchasing horses for your operation.
  • Guest Activities
  • Hiring Staff
  • Building Vacation Packages
  • Business Plan Development
  • Sales and Reservations
  • Profit & Loss, Cash Flow, & Income Projections
  • Marketing
  • Kitchen & Lodge Management
  • Selecting a Ranch

So you would like help finding the dude ranch of your dreams, or assistance developing your business we have a questionnaire that will help us understand your needs. This may take a few minutes. Go to Form