Derek Grimsrud, ALC (Accredited Land Consultant), has developed a great reputation in the farm real estate business in Iowa and Missouri. Selling farm real estate since 2006, Derek understands the importance of a high level of professionalism. Derek became a broker in 2012 and received the coveted Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation in 2013 (see below). His knowledge and experience in farm real estate allows him to provide service to buyers and sellers that is second to none.
Derek has been working in the outdoor industry for over 15 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University in MN, Derek worked in management for many years with Cabela’s, which is the World’s Foremost Outfitter of sporting goods and outdoor gear. Derek then took a Regional Sales Manager position with Precision Shooting Equipment and Browning Archery. Derek handled 4 states including Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. Travelling the Midwest for PSE allowed Derek to become familiar with these states and take advantage of some great hunting opportunities, especially for mature trophy whitetails. Although it was difficult to leave PSE, an opportunity came along to sell farm real estate in Iowa and Missouri. Derek’s sales and business experience combined with his passion for the outdoors set him up for success in farm real estate. This has proven to be the perfect career for Derek and hence he has been selling farmland since 2006.
The highlight of Derek’s hunting career came when filming a hunt for Whitetail Properties TV in 2010. Derek harvested a Boone and Crockett whitetail on film with a muzzleloader. The mega-buck officially scored 204” and netted 201” non-typical.
More importantly, the highlight of Derek’s real estate career was earning the Accredited Land Consultant designation. From Realtors Land Institute
“Accredited Land Consultants are more than land professionals. They’re the most accomplished, the most experienced, and the highest performing land experts across the country— whether they specialize in agricultural land, timberland, ranch and recreational properties, or vacant land for development.
Achieving the ALC designation isn't easy. It requires successful completion of a rigorous education program, a proven track record of performance, very high sales volume requirements, and a commitment to professionalism. When a land specialist becomes an Accredited Land Consultant, that individual joins a select network of real estate professionals who work together to build and share knowledge, develop trusted relationships, and expand business opportunities. Only the best in the business aspire to achieve the ALC Designation.”
Read more about ALC designation at - http://www.rliland.com/
We thoroughly enjoyed our farm purchasing experience with Derek. It is a unique opportunity to look at properties with an individual who is so knowledgeable on whitetail hunting, deer management, and the local deer herd. So often, farm realtors know farming but not the depth and type of information important to someone passionate about trophy whitetails. It was both useful and enjoyable to exchange ideas about QDM type farm development and hunting strategy with Derek. Derek’s knowledge, however, did not end with the deer aspect of the purchase. He was very keen to all the facets of our farm purchase and kept us informed during the process. Furthermore, his ‘no-pressure’ approach to closing the deal was very much appreciated. In short, a person will be glad of their decision to use Derek Grimsrud in purchasing their dream Midwest property.