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My wife and I recently purchased some land in Jackson County, south of Murphysboro, IL, for recreational use. While we have purchased real estate before, this is our first experience with bare, undeveloped land. Curtis was a wealth of knowledge and assisted whenever asked. He stayed in touch to keep the process moving forward, but never too much, which is always appreciated! My wife and I are thrilled with the property and could not have asked for a better guide through the process..
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Diane Morgan Buyer - Residential & Hunting Property
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I would like to thank Brandon Swartzlander for his unbelievable work ethic. He worked diligently to sell my property. I had a 41 acre piece of property to sell in late November that I assumed would sit awhile. I assumed wrong. He had a buyer for me in less than a month. Unfortunately that buyer’s financing fell through. Three days later he had another buyer and it sold. I am so glad I didn’t use a local real estate broker to list and attempt to sell my property. The best decision I have ever made was using Brandon Swartzlander. He made the whole process smooth from start to finish. Brandon also put in a lot of time getting to know the whole piece of property, the pictures were unbelievable. I could not have asked for a more professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic real estate broker. I would definitely use Brandon to buy or sell outdoor real estate again. Thanks again Brandon!
Robb Niepoetter Former Illinois Landowner
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My wife and I recently bought a small tract of recreational land. Our agent, Brandon Swartzlander, was terrific to work with during this purchase. Having never been through this kind of purchase we had no idea what we needed to do, except that we would have to make a trip to the bank. Brandon explained what was going to happen and even facilitated the process. He communicated with the seller, our bank and the title company and keep us informed what was going to happen along the way. He made himself available anytime we wanted to walk the ground. He answered any questions we had promptly no matter if our questions were sent via text, email or old fashioned phone call. We had looked at other properties listed with different companies and dealt with other agents who seemed bothered by any questions that we might ask. Maybe because we were only looking for a small tract? We will be recommending Brandon to any of our friends who ask us about buying ground. In fact, I already gave his name to my loan officer and another friend who will soon be in the market. We are so looking forward to playing on our farm with our kids and instilling a love of the outdoors.
Troy and Wendy Lampe Illinois Landowners
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Buying a house is probably one of the most stressful and complicated processes my husband and I have ever been through. Between the bank, the paperwork, and everything in between, we were lucky enough to have Brandon Swartzlander every step of the way. When we started looking for houses, we had no idea about the process we were about to begin. Brandon not only made himself available day and night, but even on vacation! He was very prompt in responding through email, text and phone calls with every question we had. He kept us updated and informed throughout the whole process, and when he didn't know the answer to something he was sure to find out and get right back to us! I always felt like I was asking questions that weren't important and he reassured me that no question was dumb or unimportant. He went above and beyond when it came to talking to the bank about getting us financed as well. The home we bought is unconventional and most banks do not like to finance those types of homes anymore. He helped us find the right bank and the process was as smooth sailing as it ever could've been! We will forever recommend Brandon to other people, and cannot wait to begin our new life in our amazing home!
Brianna Hug Illinois Landowner
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I consider myself lucky to have worked with Brandon through the purchasing process of my deer hunting property. You can't ask for someone better that both knows the outdoors and what it takes to purchase and manage a piece of property. He knows the territory very well in which he manages, and was helpful for me in so many different ways. He was always available to speak to me through the process no matter what time of day it was. I'm confident that if I ever have any questions or need anything at all, Brandon will always take my call and will be willing to help. Lastly, he also has the resources necessary for new and experienced buyers. This was my first purchase, and he made all the necessary financial introductions to make my purchase possible. Leveraging his expertise and resources made my buying process far simpler than I anticipated.
Billy Jeremias Illinois Landowner
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I have been hunting for quite some time and have had some decent success while doing it. Through the graciousness of a handful of landowner’s, I have been fortunate enough to have access to some pretty good hunting properties throughout South Central and Eastern Illinois. As good of a situation as it was to be able to enjoy the great outdoors on these parcels of ground, there was one thing that was missing. For as long as I can remember, I have always dreamt of hunting land of my own. Something that I could call mine, where I wouldn’t have to seek permission from the landowner to alter the ground to enhance my hunting opportunities. I had been actively and seriously searching for this piece to call my own when I came across a post on Brandon Swartzlander’s Facebook page. Ground that I thought was a perfect starter piece. I reached out to Brandon and the rest is now history. The ease in which this buying process went was due in large, to Brandon’s willingness to help out in any way. I highly recommend anybody who is looking for that property to call their own but isn’t quite sure where to begin, to reach out to Brandon. Thanks a lot, Brandon!! Now, let the real work begin. I am going to do everything within my power to turn MY piece into a whitetail’s paradise and I don’t even have to ask for permission……just maybe some advice.
Collin Niemerg Illinois Landowner
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When my wife and I decided to list our property late last Fall, because of the acreage involved and the overall uniqueness of the property, we contemplated whether to list it with a local residential realtor or go a different route. One morning we opened up the local Sunday newspaper and saw Brandon’s picture in an ad. When we visited his website, we saw a testimonial from a long-time friend who had just successfully sold some hunting property through Brandon. So we considered it fate and chose to go with Brandon, and we are so glad we did. Brandon walked the entire 60+ acres and his description and photos used to showcase the property were a great representation and made you think he himself was the proud owner. We had quite a bit of activity and interest right out of the gate and had an accepted “contingency” offer within the first 90-days at a “fair price” a little above what we expected and were willing to take. We had a smooth closing at the end of April. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with the service we received from Brandon. We definitely made the right decision going with Brandon.
Dee Evischi Former Illinois Landowner
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When my wife and I first met Brandon, we could tell how passionate he was about selling land. Brandon was always very professional and would go above and beyond in anything that we asked him to do. Our property sold extremely fast, and part of the reason for that was Brandon. He spent hours putting in the time, whether it was posting pictures online, or actually walking the property, so that he was familiar with every square inch of it. Anytime my wife and I had to meet Brandon for signatures or walk the property, he always worked around our busy schedule. My wife and I highly recommend Brandon to sell any kind of property.
Darrin & Christina Atteberry Former Illinois Landowners
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As first-time landowners, our expectations of purchasing the right piece of land in a timely and hassle free fashion was met by Brandon. His professionalism, knowledge, and promptness of the proceedings created a positive experience for us throughout the process. He was friendly, honest and forthright, and always available to answer any questions or concerns. We appreciate all Brandon's help and support and highly recommend him to anyone interested in purchasing or selling real estate. Thank you.
Devin & Laurie Dudas Illinois Landowners
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I met Brandon two years ago when he showed me a listing. After talking with me during our tour, he knew it wasn't what I was looking for. His knowledge, passion and professionalism about land was very impressive. I remembered Brandon when I decided to sell my 20-acre patch of woods recently. All it took was one phone call. Brandon talked with me and figured out what I had and told me he thought he could sell it. He came up with a plan that I agreed to. I had a firm contract 8 days after he listed my property. The whole process went quick, including the closing. Brandon delivered exactly what he promised me.
Greg Manns Illinois Landowner
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Brandon went above and beyond helping me locate what I wanted exactly. Me and the wife are extremely satisfied with him and I recommend him to anyone looking for their dream hunting spot! He had our best interest in mind from the time I met him. I believe I have made a new friend for life with Brandon!
Brody Prater Illinois Landowner
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We couldn't have asked for a better experience while purchasing our land with Brandon. He made us feel comfortable and made the whole process a breeze, we couldn't believe how smoothly everything went. He is so approachable and easy to talk to, answering any and all questions we had along with explaining things to us by putting it into terms we could understand. Thanks a million, Brandon! P.S. He has a great sense of humor!
Cody & Mackenzie Willman Illinois Landowners
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Brandon was the best Realtor I've ever worked with. He went "above and beyond" a typical broker trying to get the right property for us. He was very patient and understanding during our stressful times and always acted in our best interests throughout the process. He is the best as far as I'm concerned and would recommend him to anyone! Would use him again if we ever sell our place!
Michael Tomchak Illinois Landowner
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Great experience with Brandon. I literally consider him a "friend" after this great experience.
Robert Fink Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon is very professional. He made this a very smooth transaction. I will refer him to others. Thank you.
Shirley Whyde Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was very knowledgeable about every aspect of selling my property. I had a ton of questions and he was always happy to answer them. I would and already have recommended him to several friends and family. My experience with Brandon could not have been any better!!
Karla Shaw Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon made this such a smooth and enjoyable experience, I didn't have to lift a finger and put minimal effort in this process. Brandon had it covered from start to finish. When I called he answered and always had an answer! It's obvious that he is educated and understands what a property buyer is looking for! I am not sure I could have owned this property without the hard work and understanding of Brandon Swartzlander! You guys are doing a great job! Keep up the good work and happy hunting season!
Joshua A Tellefsen Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was very personable and patient. The bank we were/are dealing with is not the quickest at getting things done. He hung in there is... greatly appreciated.
Jayme Wilke Illinois Landowner
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Brandon did a great job working with us to get this deal done. Thanks for all his help.
Steven Hund Illinois Landowner
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He was on the phone working as he was going into surgery, the agent was having emergency appendix removal. He was working with the seller with the offer I had made. One in a million agent...
Michael Heinzmann Illinois Landowner
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Brandon Swartzlander Wow!!! First Class!!! Brandon went above and beyond with the sale. This is my second property I've purchased with Brandon and look forward to purchasing many more from him. If your looking for a realtor that goes above and beyond for you Brandon Swartzlander is your man!!!!!
Jeremy Moore Illinois Landowner
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Our family cannot say or show how grateful we are to Brandon Swartzlander and his team for assisting us so much with the purchase of our first home/land.
Sanders Illinois Landowner
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I would like to let you know that my agent Brandon Swartzlander was a 100% professional from the moment he stepped onto our property till after the closing was completed. He promised to sell it at a price that we would be happy with and he sure did. I highly recommend Brandon with anything that has to do with selling or purchasing property. He is the true meaning of a land specialist. Thanks for everything! The Ewert Family
Dave Ewert Former Illinois Landowner
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I would recommend working with Brandon to anyone looking to purchase property. He is extremely knowledgeable and made the purchase extremely easy.
Dan Hartman Illinois Landowners
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Brandon Swartzlander is a great agent who helped me through the whole process and was great. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy there dream property.
Fory Albert Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was very helpful in finding a buyer for my property. He was easy to work with and was helpful with negotiations. From the beginning to the end I felt like I had made the right choice by having him as my agent.
Ryan Kent Former Illinois Landowner
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We couldn't have asked for a better experience buying our land than what we received working with Brandon. He was extremely responsive to any request or question we had, always getting us an answer right away. It was very apparent that land and hunting were his passions, and his excitement when showing a property was infectious. He was very knowledgeable about how wildlife used the property and pointed out many signs and features that we would have missed on our own. He made finding our farm easy, and allowed us to make a long time dream of owning our own hunting land come true. We STRONGLY recommend Brandon if you're looking to buy or sell land in SO IL. He has "land" in his last name for a reason!
Augie & Alissa Diericx Illinois Landowners
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Brandon was extremely helpful throughout the entire process of selling my home and property - from my first contact right up to closing. In my opinion, he really went above and beyond his call of duty. I would highly recommend him to any family and friends who needed to sell their rural property!
Leigh Wieda Former Illinois Landowner
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Very professional and respectful.
John Long Former Illinois Landowner
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Great personality and professionalism. Good man.
Bob Lybarger Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was very helpful answering all of our questions and providing numbers for the the utility's. He did a heck of a job and went above and beyond at closing to make sure the place was clean!
Joe Parks Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was awesome, he showed me several properties and was very patient. Then he told me about the property I bought. Unfortunately, I could not get on the property so he and I FaceTimed while he walked the property and I bought it. Technology use was very smart.
Scott Brewer Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was amazing. We had a couple of offers on our property that fell through, Brandon never gave up!
Gordon Bruce Dunbar Former Illinois Landowner
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Positive and Professional!
Don Rhodes Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon is very knowledgeable about land and the selling process. He also kept me informed throughout the entire time.
Scott Wampler Former Illinois Landowner
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Brandon was great! He kept a great line of communication and although it was a small listing he put as much effort into moving it as I would assume he does a large tract. Hope to do business with him in the future.
Dan Winter Former Illinois Landowner
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My husband and I spent MONTHS looking for a small piece of acreage to build our forever home on in the Southern Illinois area. A place that would be ideal for horses for me, as well as hunting and a pond for my husband. We used every other listing site and had a hard time finding something that was “the one” let alone an agent that really listened to what we needed and made it a priority to find it for us! Brandon was our guy!! Within weeks of working with him we found our property that was PERFECT for us! I can’t say enough about how he made the whole process a great experience! I HIGHLY recommend Brandon to anyone looking for their perfect piece of land!
April Schaeffer Ilinois Landowner
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Brandon was very professional and worked very hard to get a great price on our land. He went out of his way to help this property sell. We highly recommend Brandon to anyone selling property in Hamilton County, IL. He did a great job!
Eric and Jennifer Roberts Former Illinois Landowners
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Brandon answered every question I had immediately or if not immediately he got me answers very quickly.
Gary Towell llinois Landowner
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Brandon Swartzlander is great to work with when buying or selling property! He works extremely hard to help the buyer and seller reach terms that are doable for each!!! Definitely, if you are looking to sell or buy land, Brandon and his team are the ones you should rely on to get the job done!! -Rich Fulkerson Illinois Land Owner
Rick Fulkerson Illinois Landowner
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Brandon is just one of those guys that would be an asset to any team. Very likeable personality, outgoing and professional. Myself and family will ever only use Brandon for all our future land purchases!
Paul Lampley Illinois Landowner
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A BIG THANKS to Curtis for making our dream of owning our own ground become a reality! Such an easy and honest guy to work with, and frankly we consider him a GREAT friend now. Pretty cool to meet a real estate guy who we had never met and became Great friends. My wife and I have looked for ground for 20 years and have dealt with many real estate guys that either had no idea what they were talking about, as far as hunting, or just didn't take us serious. But with Curtis it was like walking hunting ground with your old buddy! My son harvested a gobbler this morning on our new ground! Thank again Curtis and thanks to Midwest Farm and Land!
Corey & Mary Sandschafer New Illinois Land Owners
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Thank you so much John for helping Jason and I purchase our 40 acres! We have only officially owned the property for one week and we are so happy with our decision! My nephew killed a deer during youth season and we are all enjoying identifying the vast variety of trees on our new property! John kept us informed throughout the process and was wonderful to work with, thank you so much for making our dreams come true! Jason and Erin Dehart - Illinois Landowners
Jason and Erin Dehart Illinois Landowners
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Just wanted to take the time and thank agent John Hutchens with Midwest farm and land. He was very helpful on all questions about the land always took time to return phones calls, texts, and send maps even late at night. John went above and beyond on helping with our land purchase, and he even showed up at our closing to be there for support. We will definitely call John Hutchens on our next land purchase or when we get ready to sell real estate. Thank you Midwest Farm and land.
Brian & Amy Talbert Buyers
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John, thank you for the knives we received they are good looking! And thank you for being representatives on this chunk of ground! Y’all did an amazing job. As a family and a whole we appreciate the service y’all do to our hunting community! Keep it up! Dwaine, Randy & John Rhoades
Dwaine, Randy & John Rhoades Buyers
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We were so happy to find John Hutchens to sell our home and the way he handled everything pertaining to the sale. We had tried to sell our home for two years and were with two different realtors, but to no avail. John drove up to our house one day after we had taken it off the market. He asked if we'd be interested in putting our home up with him. We hesitated because by then we were pretty disillusioned. We're very glad we did! Within three months we had an offer and within 30 days, the sale was completed. John was very attentive to our wants and needs, he was always available to talk to, and if he didn't know something about a question we asked, he quickly found out the answer! We definitely recommend John Hutchens if you're trying to sell your home!
Terry and June Bashore Sellers
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In the fall of 2019 my boyfriend at the time now fiancé and I started thinking about buying a house. My mom told me about a friend of hers who was a realtor and her name was Cindy Quinn-Wood. She put me in touch with her and we told her what we wanted to look at. Cindy instantly started gathering information on the house we were interested in. We went and looked at it and she put me in touch with a great person to help with a mortgage loan. Cindy was great with answering any questions even when I felt like I was bothering her. She was so great and very knowledgeable and if she didn’t know the answer she made sure to find out the right one. We finally closed on this house at the end of January 2020 and we are so happy with the house and that we went with Cindy. I will make sure to recommend her anytime I hear of someone looking to purchase a new home.
Stephanie Schmitz Buyer
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Brandon and his team at Midwest Farm and Land Co. made selling my property extremely easy, and were very professional to work with. I had moved to Montana, and I was worried that being out of state would affect the process, but that was not the case. Brandon consistently kept in contact with me every time an offer was made, and when the final sale was set in motion, I did not even have to travel back to Illinois for paperwork. Every question I had was answered quickly and honestly, and explanations for everything were made in excellent detail. Brandon and his team had my property sold in no time, and I highly recommend them if property needs to be sold. Their work ethic and thoroughness is stellar, and I was extremely happy with the ending rate of the sale. Midwest Farm and Land Co. definitely gets a five star rating from me.
Cody Yates Former IL Land Owner

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