Barnes

From left, Rick, Garrett and Jamie Barnes are pictured in this photo.

From left, Rick, Garrett and Jamie Barnes are pictured in this photo.

Barnes Realty was started in the early ‘80s. Jamie Barnes, son of the founder, became licensed in 1992, and his wife in 1998. In tradition, their 19-year-old son, Garrett, got his license in 2021. Not to be outdone, their daughters have expressed interest in getting licensed as well. In the meantime, daughters Ava and Lilli, are currently involved when schoolwork doesn’t take up their time. Currently, there are 14 salespeople at Barnes Realty: LaVonne Aberle, CW Frizell, Garrett Barnes, Jared Innis, Josh Wright, Lynn Hennigan, Nathan Kneib, Rick Barnes, Roger Aberle, Ryonee McCann, Stan Coupe, BP Sharp, and Jamie and Alyssa Barnes. At present, there are two locations; Hiawatha, Kansas, and Platte City, Missouri. “Land sales are the focal point of our company, but we also manage farmland and rental property throughout the area and have a pretty extensive list of hunting tracts for lease,” Barnes said. “Very often when we sell a farm, and the purchaser is not hunting the property himself, we will help him rent the seasonal hunting rights to provide additional income to the owner.” Because Barnes Realty specializes in land sales in multiple states, the mode of transportation usually is a helicopter. “Dad had the original idea back in the early ‘80s, and both of us are licensed to fly. We got our training at Iowa Western Community College in the late 1990s,” Barnes said. “We purchased and built a one-person helicopter, but it proved to be very dangerous. We moved into a Hughes two passenger which we flew for a few years. However, we eventually purchased a four-passenger Robinson R-44.” Barnes said the company purchased drones for their aerial photography for most of their listings. “The drone is obviously much cheaper to operate than the helicopter, and the photography is much better,” Barnes said. Barnes explained the position his company takes towards business. “We take our seller agency position very literally. Each tract of land we sell is treated as if it were our own property.” Barnes said. “Sometimes owners can also be benefited by selling their land by the public auction method. If they choose that method, we will stay the course and make sure the owner gets a good result. We believe land ownership is still one of the greatest aspects of wealth generation and capital protection in this country.”

Barnes Realty was started in the early ‘80s. Jamie Barnes, son of the founder, became licensed in 1992, and his wife in 1998. In tradition, their 19-year-old son, Garrett, got his license in 2021. Not to be outdone, their daughters have expressed interest in getting licensed as well. In the meantime, daughters Ava and Lilli, are currently involved when schoolwork doesn’t take up their time.

Currently, there are 14 salespeople at Barnes Realty: LaVonne Aberle, CW Frizell, Garrett Barnes, Jared Innis, Josh Wright, Lynn Hennigan, Nathan Kneib, Rick Barnes, Roger Aberle, Ryonee McCann, Stan Coupe, BP Sharp, and Jamie and Alyssa Barnes. At present, there are two locations; Hiawatha, Kansas, and Platte City, Missouri.

“Land sales are the focal point of our company, but we also manage farmland and rental property throughout the area and have a pretty extensive list of hunting tracts for lease,” Barnes said. “Very often when we sell a farm, and the purchaser is not hunting the property himself, we will help him rent the seasonal hunting rights to provide additional income to the owner.”

Because Barnes Realty specializes in land sales in multiple states, the mode of transportation usually is a helicopter.

“Dad had the original idea back in the early ‘80s, and both of us are licensed to fly. We got our training at Iowa Western Community College in the late 1990s,” Barnes said. “We purchased and built a one-person helicopter, but it proved to be very dangerous. We moved into a Hughes two passenger which we flew for a few years. However, we eventually purchased a four-passenger Robinson R-44.”

Barnes said the company purchased drones for their aerial photography for most of their listings.

“The drone is obviously much cheaper to operate than the helicopter, and the photography is much better,” Barnes said.

Barnes explained the position his company takes towards business.

“We take our seller agency position very literally. Each tract of land we sell is treated as if it were our own property.” Barnes said. “Sometimes owners can also be benefited by selling their land by the public auction method. If they choose that method, we will stay the course and make sure the owner gets a good result. We believe land ownership is still one of the greatest aspects of wealth generation and capital protection in this country.”