How to Bid

If you have not already registered with us, please follow our registration process in order to bid on property listings.  Click on the Operators tab at the top of the screen to start your registration.

After registering, you can search for properties and bid on them directly from the page where you find the listing details.  We offer three types of listings:

• Sealed Bid:  With a sealed bid listing, you can submit a per-acre bid privately.  Only you and the landowner will be able to see the amount.  Once you have agreed to our terms and conditions and submit your bid, you are committed to it.  You can increase the amount, but you cannot decrease it.

• Public:  In a public lease offering, bids are placed in the same way as a sealed bid listing with a few exceptions.  First, you can only submit a bid that is higher than the current high bid.  Second, the amount of the highest bid and the nickname of the person who submitted it show up on the property detail page.  If you want to bid annonymously, make sure to choose a nickname that doesn't hint at your real name.

• Crop Share / Other:  You will not be able to submit a numeric bid for a crop share / other lease offering.  All of the information that you want the landowner to know should be included in your bid notes and cover letter.

Landowners never have to choose the highest bidder.  Make sure that your profile and the information that you submit with your bid explain why you would be the best tenant for that property.  We recommend that you use our References Form (in Word or PDF) as your references document.   

US Farm Lease's fees for operators are 2% of the lease amount the first year and 1.5% the subsequent years.  You need to make sure you take this into account when you bid on a property. There is no fee for bidding on property.

 If you have further questions, please refer to our FAQ.