Below are responses to the most commonly asked questions about RentThisLand.com. The questions are separated into three categories: general, landowner focused, and farm operator focused. For the most in-depth understanding of the website we encourage landowners to read the farm operator questions, and vice verse to see how the process works on both sides. If you come up with any questions about renting land that we haven.t yet posted, please submit your question through our contact page, and we'd be pleased to provide a response!
 

 
What is RentThisLand.com?

Rentthisland.com is a full-featured land rental website that has been designed to help landowners and farm operators create land lease matches. Rentthisland.com has many functions and features to take the time and hassle out of searching for land tenants, or finding available rental land. Unlike the traditional methods of renting land, Rentthisland.com helps landowners get the most exposure for their property, meanwhile making sure that interested farmers have the best chance of finding out about the opportunity. For more information, please review the questions below, and take a look at our 'How it Works' page to learn about the farm land for rent process. You can also find out more information at our 'About Us' page to understand how we reduce the time and hassle to lease land
 
Is RentThisLand.com an auction? 

No. The Rentthisland.com process is not an auction; it is a blind offer process. Farm operators who wish to rent a piece of land can submit a blind offer through the website. At no point does anyone publicly see who has made offers, or what has been offered. There is no up-bidding of price/acre. Farmers simply offer what they feel the land is worth. The landowner may select any farmer they choose, and based on any criteria they choose. When a listing closes, the landowner will be able to review the details of who has made an offer, how much they have offered, as well as a very valuable 'profile summary' for each farm operator. The profile summary acts as a resume where farmers can summarize what features of their operation make them the ideal choice to rent the land. The landowner may then contact any potential tenants to determine who will be the best fit for the lease agreement. 
 
Why is the offer process anonymous and exclusive?

An anonymous offer process is the best way to make sure the process is fair to all parties involved. During the time that a listing is active, farmers may not contact the landowner directly about a property, and landowners may not solicit offers outside of the Rentthisland.com process. This assures that all farmers are submitting an offer on an equal playing field (i.e. without insider knowledge of price ranges etc.). Only after the listing has ended will the landowner receive the information about who specifically has made offers, and what rental price has been offered. 

What if a landowner and operator want to use a crop-share pricing? Your system only allows offers to be expressed as a straight price/acre.  

Our system is not optimally designed to facilitate offers based on crop-share pricing. However, those wishing to enter into a crop-share agreement may still come to this arrangement. A landowner may mention in his listing that he/she would be open to a crop-share arrangement, or an operator may ask the landowner via the message board whether a crop-share arrangement would be considered. Neither the landowner or farm operators should assume that the other party will be open to a crop-share arrangement unless this expressly stated in the listing, or through the question/answer process. If it is determined that a crop-share scenario is welcomed, the operators should STILL express their offer in terms of a dollar value per acre. After the landowner receives all of the offer information and operator contact information, potential operators and the landowner are free to discuss an alternate pay structure, and draft their lease/payment terms in accordance. However, in all cases, Rentthisland.com's service fee will be charged according to the original per acre amount made at the time of offer. (Note: If our users express significant interest in crop-share pricing, we may consider updating our offer procedure in the future to accommodate!)

In instances where a landowner is positive that they only want to rent the land on a crop-share basis, RentThisLand.com will assign a $ price/acre that each farmer must input as their offer price. In these cases, RentThisLand.com's service fee will be based on the fixed offer price, charged only to the selected tenant. In these cases, we strongly encourage farmers to pay particular attention to their 'profile summary', making sure to highlight why they should be considered the best tenant. We also encourage farmers to submit supporting documentation at the time they place an offer, using our 'file upload' feature. This extra background information on your farm operation will assist landowners to identify the best fit for the lease. 

What if I need help?

By all means, contact us and we would be pleased to help. You can reach us toll free by telephone (1-855-RNT-LAND), by email (support@rentthisland.com), or through our online contact form. You can even check out Rentthisland.com's blog for all our farmland leasing updates.
 
 
 
What are the advantages of using RentThisLand.com? 

Time Savings - Our simple, hassle-free process helps you summarize the facts about your property and attract the tenants that will match your needs. Our process also eliminates the need for back-and-forth calling and emailing to negotiate your lease.
 
Exposure for Your Listing - Once you create your listing, our website will automatically notify users who are already waiting for land like yours. New farm operators register on the website daily, and if your land matches their location and criteria, they will receive an email to let them know. Plus, our eye-catching property signs let local farmers know your land is .for rent., and our internet integration means that your listing can be emailed or shared on Twitter or Facebook in seconds. 
 
Competitive Offer Process - Instead of wondering whether you.re receiving a fair lease rate, now you can know for sure. Receiving competitive offers means farmers will put their best price forward. You do not have to select the highest offer, but you will gain insight into the market value of your land. Plus, we save you the uncomfortable task of asking potential tenants to pay more, or dealing with awkward negotiations.
 
Flexibility and Control - You set your own lease terms, the length you want the listing to be open for offers, then monitor the $/acre and total number of offers privately from your account. If you want to end your listing early, you can! Farmers who have flagged your land on their watchlist will then receive notice automatically so they can make an offer before the listing closes. 
 
No Obligation Until You are Satisfied - If you are not satisfied that the average price/acre and the total number of offers received would give you the tenant and value you want, you have no obligation. If you're not satisfied with the offer summary when your listing closes, you are free to re-list with us, or elsewhere at no penalty. Only after you review the summary of Rentthisland.com lease offers and choose to receive the detailed offers, will you be committed to selecting one of our operators. 
 
What does it cost me to use RentThisLand.com?

Landowners can use Rentthisland.com for free, however you must read and agree to all terms and conditions prior to listing your land for rent.  Please refer to our Pricing and Payment page for more specific information about placing your farm land for lease. Landowners may also choose to purchase an optional Ad Pack of property signs at a low cost.
 
What if I want to personally handle the phone calls, emails and negotiations during the listing period? 

Some landowners may prefer to simply list land for rent, then receive phone calls and emails as they come. In these cases, landowners should not list their land on Rentthisland.com because our process does not work this way. We do not operate like a classified advertisement site. Instead of handling interest throughout the entire time a listing is posted, (as would be the case after posting a classified ad), Rentthisland.com pauses the process to give more farmers the chance to find out about the land rental opportunity. This way, farmers have a greatly increased chance to make an offer on the land without fearing that someone may call the landowner right before them, causing them to miss out altogether. This also benefits the landowner because all offers can be compared at once, rather than one at a time over the course of days, weeks or months. Knowing this, farmers have an incentive to put their best offer forward. As a result, landowners have a good indication of their land.s market value before they make a decision about which farmer to select. With Rentthisland.com you can still call prospective tenants, negotiate and discuss to find the best match . the only difference is that you need to wait until your listing closes before doing so. The advantage is that you get to review all the offers and farmers. background information beforehand, and only need to contact those you feel might be a good fit. 
 
Those who prefer to negotiate as offers come in individually are better suited to use the classified ad approach to land rental. 
 
What is the going rate for land in my area? Can you tell me what my land is worth? 

Rentthisland.com cannot provide any advice to landowners or farm operators with respect to a property.s value. First, we are not real estate agents or brokers, and providing advice of this nature falls outside of our expertise; we offer a website as a neutral venue for landowners and farm operators to explore real estate rental opportunities on their own behalves. We do not trade in real estate and cannot provide assistance in this regard. Second, the value of any piece of rental land is dependent upon so many variables that it would be virtually impossible to provide accurate advice in this regard. People often assume that there is a 'going rate' for rental land that is based on region. This is not the case. A land's value depends on the terrain, the drainage, the soil type, how the land has been farmed, what treatments have been used etc., all of which vary tremendously. One property may have a greatly different value than a piece located only kilometers away. Farmland values also depend upon wider market conditions, such as commodity prices. This is why we encourage landowners to include as much information as possible when creating a listing. Farmers will be able to review the information you provide, view the land, and make competitive offers that reflect your land.s value. By receiving blind offers on your property you will gain a good understanding of what your land is worth. 
 
What information do I need to create a listing?

Rentthisland.com offers a listing template, prompting you to include valuable information that will help farm operators decide whether they want to rent your land.
 
The template includes the following sections (not all of which are mandatory):
 
  • - Title of Listing (whatever title you choose!)
- Land Type (i.e. crop, pasture or other)
- Workable Acres/Is the value verified by GPS? (the total acres that can be farmed/used)
- Land Description (your general description of the property)
- Soil Type (various pre-set options)
- Soil/Crop Treatments (i.e. manure, cover crops etc.)
- Crop Rotation History (i.e. most recent crops planted)
- Drainage (i.e. whether the land has tile drainage, and if so, what kind)
- Road/Equipment Access Description (i.e. any load restrictions, narrow gates or bridges etc.)
- Address
- Meets Organic Requirements? 
- Lease Length (in years)
- Lease Start Date (i.e. when your land will become available for rent)
- Length of Listing (i.e. how long you want the listing to be open for offers)
- Lease/Payment Terms (i.e. when and how do you expect to be paid, what conditions are in the lease agreement etc.)
 
Many of the above sections include pre-set drop-down options to help you make your selection. Many fields are not mandatory, but are included to help you create the most complete listing possible.  You absolutely must include the workable acres, a description of the property (even briefly), the address, lease length, lease start date, length of listing, and information about your lease/payment terms. 

You may not include any personally identifying information, contact information or price expectations for the land. 


Before your listing is posted on the website, you will be prompted to review the details for accuracy. Your confirmation page will display a large map, with your land.s map location marked with a red pin. Sometimes the pin will not be in the correct spot.  Please double check the pin.s location and if necessary, move it to accurately reflect your land.s location (by clicking on the red pin, and dragging it to the correct place). 
 
What if I don't know all the details about my land? 

If you don't know all the details, be sure to include as much information as you do know.  The more information you are able to include, the easier farmers will be able to determine if they would like to make an offer to lease your land. It is important that you only enter accurate information; if you are unsure of any details, please indicate your uncertainty in the 'land description' section.
 
Can I edit my listing after I post it? 

After a listing has been posted, you will receive an email confirming your listing. This email will provide you with instructions on how to upload photos to your listing via email, if you wish to do so. If you wish to edit other details of your listing you must contact Rentthisland.com to make the changes on your behalf. This is to ensure that any substantial changes (i.e. lease length, acres, lease starting date or other critical information) are handled properly if offers have already been received on your listing. If a farmer has already placed an offer based on the information you have provided, a significant update could impact their interest in renting your land, or their offer price. If situations like this arise, our administrators can trigger a 'critical change' notice on your listing, which will be sent out to any farmers who have made offers; farmers will be notified about what changes have been made, and will be provided with a link to retract their offer if they choose. If no offers have been made on your listing, or if the edits are minor, we will simply update your listing information on your behalf, according to your instructions. 
 
What's included in the Ad Packs? Should I order one?

Our standard Ad Pack includes two large property signs (similar to a real estate sign, ground stakes included), which can be assembled in minutes and placed at your property, and a smaller phone pole sign  which you can attach to fence posts or phone poles at your property, or in the vicinity. If you are ordering an Ad Pack for a large piece of land, please contact Rentthisland.com to arrange for additional signs to be included in your pack at no additional cost. These signs will alert local farmers that your land is 'for rent', and will direct them to the website where they can review the listing details and consider making an offer. The signs also mark your property's location so that individuals who find your land on Rentthisland.com can clearly identify which parcel is for rent if they choose to view your land in person. Ad Packs are automatically shipped to the address indicated in the landowner's account 'profile' page. If the landowner wishes the ad pack to be sent to a different address, he or she should contact Rentthisland.com to provide instructions. Ad Packs can offer more advertising exposure for your property, but landowners should be sure that they can post the signs themselves.

We do not recommend the purchase of Ad Packs for 2 week listings as this does not allow for enough time for shipping and adequate exposure before the listing ends. 
 
How do I answer questions on my listing?

If a question is asked about your listing, you will be notified by email. You can respond one of two ways:
 
1) You may simply 'reply' to the email you received from Rentthisland.com, typing your answer in between the two lines indicated in the email. (The email clearly says 'Insert Your Reply Below' and 'Insert Your Reply Above' the two lines). Replying to this email in the space indicated will automatically submit your answer. 
 
2) You can login to your account and view the listing page. At the bottom, you will see what question has been asked with a blue link underneath saying 'ANSWER QUESTION'. Simply click this link and a box will appear for you to type and submit your response. 
Please note that both questions and answers are moderated before being posted to the live website. Questions or answers that do not comply with the Terms & Conditions will not be approved. Specifying identifying personal information, contact information or price specifics about a piece of land are strictly prohibited. 
 
What can I do to make sure my listing is successful?

First, make sure your listing is created as completely and accurately as possible. The more detailed information you provide when you list land for rent, the easier it will be for farm operators to consider placing an offer. 

Second, answer the questions that are asked on your listing! If a farm operator takes the time to submit a question about your listing, there is a good chance they are interested in submitting an offer. Even if you do not know the specific answer to their question, it is always best to provide a response. Remember, land rental agreements are a two way arrangement, and farmers may be less willing to make an offer if they feel the landowner is not serious about providing information about the land or lease. The question board is how farmers complete their 'due diligence' before making an offer.
 
Third, make sure you follow the terms and conditions. You will receive the best offers on your land by waiting until your listing ends and reviewing the offers which have been received. If you are approached by someone else wishing to rent your land (asking you to take their offer instead of placing one through the website), you are more likely to face pressure to rent your land on the spot, without having the advantage of seeing the quality of farmers and what price range of offers you would have otherwise received. Following the 'rules' ensures a fair experience for all the farm operators, and it also helps you gain the most competitive offers.
 
Last, if you have any questions or concerns, contact us and we would be pleased to help!
 
What if someone contacts me directly (in person, by email, by phone) about renting my land? 

If this occurs, you should direct the individual to review the listing details on Rentthisland.com, ask questions through the message board, and submit an offer (if they choose) through the website. You may not suggest an offer price, as doing so would break the terms and conditions of using Rentthisland.com, and unfairly disadvantage farm operators who are following the process. 
 
What happens if no offers are made by the time a listing closes?

If no offers were made by the time a listing closes, the landowner is free to re-list with Rentthisland.com, always at no cost, or to attempt to fill their lease through alternate means. 
 
If I am unhappy with the offers placed for my land, do I have to pick one?

Once a listing closes, the landowner is forwarded a summary of the total offers made, and the average value/acre offered. The landowner can review this information in order to decide if he or she would be satisfied with the value they could attain from a Rentthisland.com operator. A landowner may choose whether they would like to receive the detailed information, including operator profiles, contact information, and specific offer prices. Only after choosing to receive the detailed information is the landowner obligated to select one of the Rentthisland.com operators.  Landowners also have the ability to monitor the number of offers made and the average of the offers during the time a listing is live, providing the number of offers is greater than, or equal to five. 
 
How much time do I have to pick my tenant after the listing closes?

You have 10 days from the time your listing closes to make your selection. At the end of your listing period, you must review the number of offers received and the average price/acre offered in order to determine if you wish to receive the contact information and detailed offers which have been submitted. If you do not wish to proceed with viewing this information, you must indicate that selection in your account. If you wish to view the detailed offer information, you will need to submit your selection within 10 days from the time your listing ended. This will 'close out' your Rentthisland.com listing.

What happens if a landowner does not pick one of the operators?

A landowner who chooses to receive the detailed offers but decides not to select one of the offers will be subject to a renege fee equal to the service fee that would have been charged to the winning operator, or $500, whichever is less. This renege fee is necessary to ensure the integrity of our system for all parties. As a business, we need to safeguard our farm operator users from the rare and unfortunate scenario where a landowner would use Rentthisland.com's services to gain information about the value of their land, without the intention of actually renting it. Farm operators need to be assured that the offers they make are being received by a landowner who is acting in good faith. A landowner who chooses not to receive the detailed offers after the listing closes faces no penalties or obligations. 
 
Why is my credit card information required before receiving the detailed offer information?

Your credit card information is collected as collateral until you notify us of the operator you have selected.  Your card will not be charged, unless you renege on your commitment to select one of our operators, or fail to make your selection within 10 days of your listing's end. Again, this is only to ensure the integrity of our process. 

What if my listing hasn't ended but I am already happy with the number of offers and prices? Can I choose to end my listing early?
 
A landowner who is monitoring the activity on their listing and becomes satisfied that they would be able to select a Rentthisland.com operator may choose to end their listing early. Doing so will trigger a 48 hour period within which final offers will be accepted. Rentthisland.com' system will automatically notify any farm operators who had flagged the listing on the 'watchlist', so they will not miss the opportunity to place an offer. 
 
Does RentThisLand.com help after the match is made? Will you help me finalize the lease?

Our services are defined very narrowly, within our capabilities and expertise, so we can do them very well and provide the highest standard of service to our clients! Rentthisland.com is an online service only. We provide a neutral website where landowners can list their land and farm operators can indicate their interest in renting land by submitting offers. Landowners must specify their own lease terms, and the landowners and operators are free to negotiate, amend their leases in whatever form they choose after using our service. Rentthisland.com is not in a position to verify information provided, give input into lease or payment terms, or enforce any of the above. We provide the online service to get you started but the rest is up to the individual parties to decide, carry out and enforce!  
 
 
Why should I use RentThisLand.com? 

Rentthisland.com lets you search for rental land (by location, acres, land type etc.), but it also offers free, automated email alerts to let you know when the types of land you want become listed in your area. It only takes minutes to customize your preferences, and once you do you won't have to worry about missing an opportunity! If you spot a listing you're interested in, you can add it to your 'watchlist'. If a listing on your watchlist is about to end, or if a landowner decides to end a listing early, you'll be notified automatically so you never miss your chance to make an offer. You can ask questions on any listing by using the Question/Answer message board, and can view all the questions and answers others have asked. If you are interested in renting a piece of land, you can submit your offer, quickly and securely through the website. Rentthisland.com will help you find out about land rental opportunities, and provide a fair, easy and time efficient way to make an offer.

Visit our blog post to read about how renting farmland in Canada is more realistic since higher land prices prevent farmers from purchasing land. 
 
How do the email alerts work?

When you register as a 'farm operator', simply indicate how far from your location (address) you are interested in renting land; you can select a radius of 10km to 200km. Then tick the box that states, 'send me email alerts when new land becomes available'. You can then customize how often you want to receive these emails (i.e. daily, weekly). You can also customize optional filter settings, such as the land type (crop, pasture, other), range of workable acres, range of lease term, or whether you only want to see listings showing crop rotation history, photographs, or that meets organic requirements. Once you are registered, your preferences are saved and you will begin to receive alerts.  You can edit your preferences at any time by logging into your account and saving your changes. 
 
What is the 'profile summary'? What information should go in my 'profile summary'?

Your profile summary is a very important section. If you make an offer to rent any land that is listed on Rentthisland.com, the profile summary is forwarded to the landowner, along with the price/acre you have offered, and your contact information. Every farm operator has unique background, experiences, qualifications and practices. This section lets you summarize your operation and why you would be the best choice for landowners to select. Use this as a sort of 'resume' or 'cover letter' to highlight the features of your operation that set you apart from the others! Remember, Rentthisland.com is not an auction. Many landowners are looking at factors in addition to the price offered. You want to make sure this section clearly highlights your competitive strengths!
 
Is my profile summary visible publicly

No, it isn't. Your profile is not shown anywhere on the website and will only be sent to landowners if you choose to make an offer on their listing. 

Why isn't the land rental price stated on each listing?

Rentthisland.com is a unique land rental process. It is not a classified ad where a landowner posts an asking price. Instead, landowners are seeking offers on their land. You will not find any price expectations included on Rentthisland.com listings. If you are interested in renting a property, you should consider the information contained in the listing, assess the value of the land as it relates to your own operation, and make an offer that you feel reflects the land's worth. This process is similar to the 'tender'  or 'sealed bid' process that sometimes takes place on rental land, however Rentthisland.com offers an automated, online venue to complete the process.
 
Why can't I contact the landowner directly?

In order for Rentthisland.com to be fair for all farm operators, it is important that no one contact the landowner directly.  You are not allowed to approach a landowner to try to negotiate the lease of their land through any means other than Rentthisland.com; this includes inquiring about an asking price. Doing so is not fair to other farmers who are abiding by the terms and conditions. 
Also, landowners who list their land on Rentthisland.com are doing so because they would like to participate in an anonymous, blind offer process and do not want to be contacted directly.  They agree to this as a condition of using the website. Instead, landowners would like to receive offers on their land which they can privately consider at the end of a listing. Landowners will only contact those parties they choose in order to make their final decision. Any users found in violation of this condition (farm operator or landowner) will have their account deleted and will be banned from further use of the website. 
 
What if I have a question about the land/listing? 

We encourage farm operators to clarify any details about the land, listing or lease terms prior to making an offer. Each listing has its own 'Questions and Answers' section. Farmers can simply type and submit a question right on the listing page. All questions are moderated by Rentthisland.com prior to being forwarded to the landowner. Farmers must ensure that their questions comply with the site's terms and conditions; this means that farmers may not use their name, provide any contact information or inquire about the expected price for the land. (Attempting to violate the terms and conditions will result in the question being denied, and could lead to being banned from the website). Once approved, the landowner is forwarded a notification about your question. Once a response has been submitted by the landowner and posted to the listing, you will receive an email notification so you know your answer has been posted. 

What fees apply?

There is a $20 fee to place an offer on a listing. 
 
The farm operator who is selected by the landowner will be charged a 1.5% service fee based on the total value of the lease advertised on the site. Please refer to the Pricing and Payment page for more information. 
 
Will my offer be seen by other farmers? Can I see what other farmers have offered?

No, and no. Your offer will never be shown publicly and you will not be able to view other offers. Our process is blind and private. Only the landowner will know who has made an offer, and how much each farm operator has offered on a listing, and only 
after the listing closes. During the time a listing is active, the landowner will only know how many offers have been submitted, and the average price/acre (average is only shown if 5 or more offers have been placed). Your offer information will never be publicly revealed by Rentthisland.com. 
 
If I make the highest offer, will I win the lease?

Not necessarily. The highest offer will not automatically be selected. Landowners may decide to go with a lower offer for any number of reasons. Some may be more interested in how an operator will farm the land, what crops will be grown etc. While higher offers are more likely to be selected, this is not an auction. Landowners are free to select an operator based on the criteria they deem most valuable.
 
What features make RentThisLand.com fair for farmers making offers?

Any farmer can register on the site and receive automatic email alerts when new land is posted. We have designed our system to give every interested operator a fair chance to find out about new listings, and even receive reminders in order to place offers before a listing closes (watchlist feature). These features are freely available to all registered users.

This is not an auction. In an auction system, the highest 'bid' typically wins. This is not fair to landowners who may value other criteria higher than price alone. Also, an open auction system is more likely to penalize newer or smaller operations who may not be able to increase bids in order to 'win' more land.  With a blind-to-all offer system, each operator has the onus to consider all factors (land features, acreage, location, soil type etc.) and place an offer based on what the land is worth to them, and what they can actually afford to pay. Having an offer system encourages operators to offer what the land is worth, and will give landowners a good appraisal of fair market value; however, unlike an auction, land values will not artificially become inflated as a result. This also protects farmers' interests when there is a downturn in land values, commodity prices or other factors influencing the markets in question; the blind offers will give the landowner an understanding of whether historical land values are not currently realistic, while still ensuring he gets fair offers for his land. Finally, with blind offers, the landowners will not know who has offered what amount, or even what the highest amount offered has been; this makes it impossible for the landowner to intentionally provide information to a preferred operator who wants to make an offer via the website, or, to artificially drive up offer prices (both of which would contradict our terms of service and likely result in restrictions from posting further listings). The landowner will not know what specific offers have been made, or by whom, until the listing has closed. 

Our terms and services strictly prohibit any contact about land listings between prospective renters and landowners while a listing is active (i.e. open for offers). Farm operators may not approach landowners seeking to arrange .backdoor. deals, as this would disadvantage operators who are complying with terms and conditions. No personal information or contact information is to be shared on the website. 

All prospective operators may ask a question of the landowner at any point during a listing. These questions are moderated to prevent any attempts to bypass the offer procedure. All questions, are posted publicly on the listing.s message board, so all operators have access to the answers. The identity of the operator asking the question is NOT displayed on the message board. 
Farm operators MAY change their offer while a listing is still live. Suppose an operator really would like to gain new rental land:  They may choose to make offers on several listings within their area to increase the likelihood of gaining acreage. If the operator is successful in gaining enough acreage but still has offers placed on ongoing listings, he may reduce his offer price by up to 20%. If an operator has not been successful on previous listings and wants to increase his chance of winning live listings, he may then choose to increase his offer price by any amount. Again, because the offers are blind to all, any operator may offer their most competitive price, but will not face undue pressure by a live auction scenario to offer more than they would like to pay. 

If a landowner decides for whatever reason that they need to end a listing sooner than the original end date, he may do so. A landowner may close the listing early, however, doing so will not blindside any operators who still hoped to submit an offer. If a landowner ends a listing early, it will trigger a 48 hour window within which offers can still be made; this will automatically send an e-mail notification of the early closing to any operator who had placed that listing on their 'watchlist', giving them the opportunity to place an offer if they choose.
 
Why doesn.t the highest offer automatically 'win'?

Since Rentthisland.com is not an auction, the highest offer will not automatically win. Landowners may select whichever operator is the best match for their price and lease expectations. While some landowners may select the highest offer, others may place more emphasis on the farming approach and practices (which farm operators highlight in their 'profile summary'). We encourage farm operators to put in their best offer price, but the landowner ultimately decides who to choose.
 
What can I do to improve my chances of 'winning'? 

Every landowner has unique needs and values. We really encourage operators to thoughtfully complete the 'profile summary' section. This acts as a cover letter of sorts, telling the landowner why you would be the BEST renter for the land. Be sure to highlight great points about your operation, how you will treat the land, your ability to make payments etc. Also, while the highest offer will not necessarily win, you will stand a better chance if you make a competitive dollar value/acre.

Can I change my offer? 

Yes, you may. Farm operators may raise or lower their offer during the time a listing is still live. We understand that your situation may change from the time you place your offer. You may have succeeded in gaining the acres you need for the upcoming year and want to reduce your offer so as not to overextend your expenditures. You may lower your offer up to a maximum of 20%. You may also raise your offer by any amount if you wish to increase your chance of being selected as a winning operator. 
 
Can I cancel my offer? 

You may not cancel your offer once it has been submitted. Please consider each listing carefully before making an offer. 
 
What if the landowner doesn't pick any of the offers?

If a landowner decides not to pick one of the offers submitted through the website, each farm operator who made an offer on that listing will automatically receive  a 'free offer' credited to their account, which can be used on any future listings. 
 
What if I need help?

By all means, contact us and we would be pleased to help. You can reach us toll free by telephone (1-855-RNT-LAND), by email (support@rentthisland.com), or through our online contact form. You can even check out Rentthisland.com's blog for all our farmland leasing updates.