Farm Agency

Selling farms and land throughout the South West

Stags Farm Agency ranks as one of the top specialist farm departments in the UK.

The department consists of ten dedicated, fully qualified Chartered Surveyors and farm agents, operating throughout the South West via Stags established network of 20 strategically situated offices, including a central base at Exeter.

Focusing solely on the sale of farms and land, Stags Farm Agency staff offer prospective vendors and purchasers a combination of in-depth local knowledge and professional expertise, which enables them to deliver exceptional advice. By working alongside Stags other rural departments, including residential property, professional services and livestock sales/auctions, the farm agency team can draw on their colleagues’ specialist knowledge, creating a complete package of skills.

Stags Farm Agency surveyors come from rural backgrounds and are armed with a network of personal contacts. They have a good understanding of relevant issues in farming, rural business and property and can advise on anything from maximising value through to planning, tax and farming grant schemes.

Delivering better results

  • In 2015 Stags sold £46,413,243 worth of farms and land across the West Country, up 41% on 2014
  • In 2015 77% of commercial farms sold by Stags were purchased by existing farm businesses
  • Stags Farm Agency sold 4,363 acres of farms and bare land in 2015
  • In 2015 37% of farms sold by us in 2015 were livestock farms, 32% were smallholdings, 21% were mixed and 10 were dairy.
  • Our figures show that in Devon lifestyle/residential purchasers bought 45% of the farms and land sold in 2015, followed by farmers (41%) and investors (14%). 
  • 74% of all farm buyers hailed from the South West.
  • We sell all types of land, buildings, smallholdings and farms

With a large database of potential buyers – 60 per cent of whom register with the Exeter office and 40 per cent with the remaining Stags office network, including London - Stags captures all serious prospective purchasers seeking farms, estates and land in the West Country.

In the past ten years, when acting jointly with national agents, Stags has, in 90 percent of cases, introduced the buyer to the farm.

Stags has sold tens of thousands of acres and is regarded nationally as the main agent to contact for property and land in the South West.

Thanks to our detailed local knowledge, outstanding marketing techniques and exceptional advice on the appraisal, valuation and sale of specialist rural properties, Stags consistently achieves the best possible sale prices.

Advertising more widely than any other West Country agency

Stags advertises more extensively than any other West Country agency – this includes all print and digital media,  major local and regional newspapers, as well as specialist country and farming media such as the Farmers Weekly and South West Farmer, and national newspapers such as The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. This means greater exposure for all properties and land being sold through us. Our growing digital emphasis includes active social media channels with the ability to sector target effectively.

Top Internet Ranking

Independent analysis has shown that Stags website is one of the top ranking property sites on the internet, receiving more visits than any other West Country property agent (we have over 6,000 visits per day). Our name appears at the top of the first page in most – if not all - internet searches for rural property. We are very active on all forms of social media, using this as an effective route to new markets.