Real Estate & Property Management

We Manage Your Real Estate with Real Expertise

As a real estate owner, you know that profitable and efficient property management is becoming increasingly more complex and challenging. It demands more and more of your personal time as well as requiring increased effort, knowledge and skill. 

Let our many years of experience in real property management make a significant difference in the condition and yield of your property. Like many of our clients, allowing us to manage and maintain the details while you make buy and sell decisions not only makes your efforts more profitable, it leaves you with the time to enjoy the benefits. 

Residential / Commercial

Managing a rental property requires near-constant availability and a diverse skill set, making it a time-consuming proposition for the average property owner. Hiring a good property manager can add significant value to your investment and help you grow the value of your real property investment. 

Services include: 

  • Screen & obtain quality tenants 
  • Negotiate & enforce leases or rental agreements 
  • Collect rent & lease payments 
  • Conduct regular on-site inspections 
  • Recommend & contract for repairs and maintenance 
  • Identify environmental hazards 
  • Purchase or sell property 
  • Obtain & monitor insurance coverage 
  • Payment of & protest of property taxes 

Farm & Ranch Management

Farming & ranching has become a complex business that requires expertise in many different fields. As a landowner, you may not have specific knowledge in a particular area, or you may live several states away, making management of the land difficult. 

We will work with you to identify specific goals and objectives for your property, then develop a plan and budget to meet them. That includes analyzing your property's capabilities and limitations to negotiate the type of lease that suits it best. 

Services include: 

  • Screen and obtain quality tenants 
  • Negotiate & enforce lease agreements (farming, grazing, hunting, wind farm, right-of-way easements, radio towers) 
  • Conduct regular on-site inspections 
  • Purchase or sell property 
  • Recommend & contract for brush and weed control 
  • Recommend & implement conservation programs 
  • Implement & monitor government agriculture program participation (annual DCP programs, EQUIP, CRP, FCIC crop insurance, disaster & emergency assistance, LDP or commodity loan programs) 
  • Conduct wildlife census & surveys 
  • Monitor stocking rates & grazing pressure 
  • Negotiate surface damages 
  • Identify environmental hazards 
  • Payment & protest of property taxes 
  • Obtain & monitor liability insurance coverage & insurance on improvements 

Wind Energy Leasing

At First Financial Trust, we became involved in wind energy leasing in the late 1990’s and have been working with numerous wind developers ever since. Located in the heart of the most concentrated area of wind energy generation in the United States, First Financial Trust has seen many changes, and we have the knowledge and perspective to negotiate the best terms for your property. 

Wind energy leases are complex documents with many factors to consider; therefore, having someone with years of experience and an awareness of the issues that become important in future years is invaluable.