LAWRENCE–Heck Land Co., a northeast Kansas rural property brokerage, announced on Thursday that Brian Pine, an agent with Heck Land since 2018, has joined founder Kelvin Heck as a partner in the business.
Heck Land Co. also announced the addition of Dana Baker as a rural residential agent.
These structural changes complement the skills Heck Land Co. already has on hand, and gives the complete spectrum of brokerage expertise to serve its clients well into the future.
“These team additions mean Heck Land is going to be part of this community in the state of Kansas for a long time,” Kelvin Heck said. “It provides a lot of assurance to past, current, and future clients that we’re going to be around to serve them.”
With extensive experience in production agriculture, Kelvin and Brian are experts on farm and ranch sales, recreational land, lease evaluations, water rights, property valuation, and commodities pricing. The addition of Dana brings further expertise for rural land sales that include residential dwellings.
Of Dana joining the team Brian Pine stated, “A more robust rural residential skill set in our office is a huge advantage to Heck Land as a company and the clients we serve.”
Dana grew up in small towns and assisted her dad in the family business. She lives in Baldwin with her husband of 20 years and their three girls.
“Having grown up in a small town and live in a small town now, I know and appreciate rural communities,” Dana said. “I’m thrilled to be able to help people achieve their dreams of living in a rural setting.”
Kelvin Heck says even though Brian has functionally been a partner since he joined the company, making it official means a stronger team.
“The partnership that’s always been there is even stronger now,” Heck said. “We each know everything about our clients and the company so we can cover it all.”
Heck also shared that Diane Haist joined the team as Senior Marketing Manager on a part-time basis in February 2019.
Together, the team works with agricultural land, recreational land, rural residential, and development buyers and sellers. They handle transactions all across the state of Kansas including within the Kaw River bottom from Manhattan to Kansas City, as well as in Franklin, Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Johnson, Shawnee, and Riley counties.
Heck says they are proud to provide services for clients who often have unique needs or circumstances different from typical real estate transactions.
“There’s a difference between the way people do business in rural communities. There’s more trust, and fewer contingencies,” Heck said. “In rural business transactions, there’s still a lot of handshake, word is your bond business, and that’s important to us because that’s how we do business.”
More information and rural property listings from Heck Land Co. can be found at https://hecklandco.com/.