More than 200 ranch acres at the north end of Spring Gulch Road sold last week to a Texas buyer, and as much remaining acreage is likely to sell by year’s end, according to the agent who took on the listing last August.

Realtor Bernie Uechtritz said two parcels, each of about 115 acres, went to “a great buyer, and out-of-state buyer, who is planning to build a home and live there with his family.”

Uechtritz, an Australian who lives in Texas and specializes in ranch sales, wouldn’t say who the new owner is. Unsurprisingly, no price was disclosed, but Uechtritz acknowledged that the parcels had at one point been advertised at nearly $25 million.

A total of 580 acres owned by Jackson businessman John Tozzi had been marketed off and on for years without finding a buyer. Uechtritz took the listing in 2019 and guaranteed

results, saying that a sale was “not a matter of if, not a matter of when, but a matter of who and how much.”

Uechtritz believes the two unsold agricultural parcels are actually superior to those sold, and predicted that they will move by the end of the year to someone among the many people he said are interested.

“The market is strong, the product is not available anywhere else,” he said, adding that there has also been interest in two nearby residential lots, one of 35 acres and one of 37.

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