Just want to take a moment to thank you for working with us on purchase of 103 acres in Sutter County. It was pleasure working with you. You have been very helpful throughout our purchase process. We liked your demeanor and honesty from the very first day and were always at ease knowing that we were working with a person of integrity who would protect our interests. We benefitted a lot from your knowledge of real estate and farming. You handled some eleventh hour changes from our side very adeptly. I would be happy to work with you again in future for my sales/purchases.
THANK YOU FOR "ALL" THAT YOU DID TO SELL OUR RANCH PROPERTY. WE COULDN'T BELIEVE ALL THE PROBLEMS WE WOULD FACE WITH CONCERNING THE RECORDED EASEMENT THAT WAS REQUESTED BY THE BUYERS WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE.
WHENEVER WE MET YOU WERE ALWAYS ON TIME AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. YOU WERE ACCURATE WITH ALL OF THE RECORDS AND AGREEMENTS THAT NEEDED TO BE PREPARED. YOU MADE IT EASY WITH THE EQUIPMENT YOU HAD TO ESTABLISH CLOSE BOUNDARY LINES FOR US AND THE POTENTIAL BUYERS AT THE TIME GIVING US A BETTER PERSPECTIVE.
YOU WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR US. YOU WERE HONEST, PERSISTANT, KNOWLEDGEABLE, ATTENTIVE, PATIENT AND ACCURATE ON WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND GUIDED US FOR A FASTER CLOSE OF ESCROW.
ESPECIALLY THANK YOU ALSO FOR DISCOVERING THE ERROR THAT THE JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY MADE ON THE EASEMENT DOCUMENT. THIS WAS IMPRESSIVE! IT HAD TO SAVE US DOLLARS AND TIME AND FRUSTRATION AND FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED.
IT WAS TRULY AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH YOU. THANKS AGAIN FOR SELLING OUR RANCH PROPERTY AND WISH YOU WELL WITH YOUR FUTURE SALES. WE DEFINETLY WILL RECOMMEND YOU TO WHOMEVER.
PLEASE ALSO THANK OLEN FOR HIS INPUT AND KNOWLEDGE.
DAVID & LINDA STROHN
April 10, 2017
Thank you doesn't seem enough!! Mike Kuppenbender sold our 160 acre open land parcel in 7 days and with professional ease that was appreciated by both buyer and seller. Mike was professional, and patient with all of our questions since the land was in Raymond and the sellers were located in Arroyo Grande and Los Angeles!! He made the transition calmly, and the check was in our hands in less than a month!! Thank you Mike, and believe me we will always recommend you and TRI Outdoor Properties.
March 31, 2017
Mike did a great job representing us as buyers of 160 acres next to our ranch in Raymond. We appreciated that everything went very smooth with the acceptance of our offer, signing and closing the deal (3-26-17).
Aug. 20, 2016
Oak View, CA
To Whom it may concern
After 3 years of listings with other land agents that went nowhere, Mike Kuppenbender of TRI Outdoor Properties was able to list and find a buyer for our desert acreages in the Mojave area in record time. He was able to establish a realistic value for the land and negotiate a price that was fair and reasonable to both buyer and seller. Even though the parcels are several hours drive away from his base he did not hesitate to go and view them immediately after we contacted them, and was always available for consultation by phone or email, and his paper was faultless. Where other agents couldn't even seem to spell my name properly, TRI Outdoors' documentation was impeccable.
Thank you again Mike for a job well done. Gordon Bateman
June 17th, 2015
Thank you for being instrumental in the sale of our property on Hwy 88. The professional quality and expertise which you brought to the process made all the difference. We Hope that the purchasing family will be happy with the property for a very long time. The land needed to be enjoyed.
Best wishes to you - in gratitude.
John and An Landgraf.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Olen, Tuesday this week we received final documents and a check for sale of our 80 acre parcel.
We want to thank you for all your efforts that facilitated sale of our 80 acre parcel in Calaveras County. We appreciated all the attention to detail and careful review of the ancillary issues that are involved in real estate sales here in California. Keeping potential buyers and us aware of listing materials and progress toward a sale were particularly comforting. We found the title company In El Dorado Hills to be professional as well which led a successful closing.
We look forward to your continued assistance with the sale of two other parcels north of Boston Yale Ranch Subdivision and would recommend your services to any buyer or seller.
Thank you, Roark and Elizabeth Weber
In early July our home and the surrounding 69 acres located at 4175 Sheep Ranch Road in Murphys, California, were sold to a buyer from the Bay Area. We had had the property on the market for more than three years when we became aware of Mike Kuppenbender of TRI Outdoor Properties.
It was apparent from the initial visit to our property that Mike was experienced and knowledgeable about this area of California, current market conditions and the challenges of selling properties that were large and somewhat different than what might be termed standard in nature and rural locations.
During the period of a few months, Mike was helpful in many areas supplying us with attractive flyers, information about how and where he was listing our property, and providing statistics about other sales and fluctuating market conditions. He was always highly professional, cooperative and readily available.
Mike's advice regarding pricing was most valuable. When we finally followed what he recommended, activity picked up with an increased number of visitors, and we shortly had a cash offer for the full price we were asking. His conversations and negotiations with the buyer's agent always went well in a calm and cordial manner. I had numerous conversations with him especially during the escrow period. He was always willing to explain everything in detail, giving me all the time I needed to absorb the implications of all the information he was providing.
Mike's most helpful advice during the escrow periood was to not jeopardize the actual sale by being too concerned and troubled by relatively small items that could be resolved by patient and calm dialogue between agents and/or the buyer and seller. Mike made me feel that any concern could be handled if I was open to thinking that was fair and reasonable.
I can't say enough in the way of thanks for Mike's professional, patient and intelligent approach to representing us during the sale of our property. He is a credit to his profession. We were fortunate to meet him.
July 12, 2014
RE: MIKE KUPPENBENDER TRI Outdoor Properties
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
two properties in Mountain Ranch, Calaveras County, California were
listed with and sold by Mike Kuppenbender. One property was improved on
42+ acres, and the other was 32+ acres of unimproved property.
am very satisfied with the service I received from Mike. His marketing
strategies were innovative and successful. He found buyers for each
property and negotiated terms of sale in each instance that were
satisfactory and fair to both myself, as seller, and the respective
I found Mike to be very courteous and professional, and I am pleased with his superb work on my behalf.
KENT L. WILSON (Retired California Attorney)
Olin, thank you for all you have done for us. As you know Debbie and I had
been searching for three years for our getaway property. All of the
professionals we worked with prior to you did not hear us. Others
appeared to listen but then would take us out to unacceptable properties
for our needs.
It was different working with you in that you
respected our criteria and only focused on workable properties. This
resulted in us finding and enjoying a wonderful property. Thank you for listening and securing a property that will become a family legacy estate.
All our best.
Larry and Debbie Ione Ca
May 6, 2013
I was blessed to have listed with TRI Outdoor Properties TRI
Outdoor Properties..............In response to the sale of my Northern
California property I'd like to thank Mike Kuppenbender for representing
me. Because of his aggressive marketing, I was able to procure a buyer
from Germany, get my full asking price in cash, and sell "as is" within
a week from acceptance by both parties........
March 25, 2013
Olen Zirkle of TRI
Outdoor Properties did an impressive job of listing and selling my 40
acre property. The sale was due to his extensive time and efforts. The
attractive pictorial presentation, documentation and thorough
representation all worked well to show the property at its best.
had other realtors and they wanted to sell only the house and not the
extensive improvements like the olive grove, stock pond and construction
which were also part of the property.
If I were to sell a property, Mr. Zirkle would be my first call.
Re: Sale of 251 acre property in the Walnut Grove area, Sacramento County CA
To whom it may concern:
I was the trustee on the above property. The beneficiaries were the children of a long time friend who had passed away. The land was unimproved and used strictly for agriculture.
I have known Olen Zirkle for many years and I gave TRI Outdoor Properties the listing because of my assessment of his capabilities and character. Both Olen and Mike Kuppenbender sat down with me and explained the ins and outs of what they would do and what was expected of the buyer and sellers so that we would always be informed of the appropriate procedures.
By bringing me into the process as an informed representative of the
sellers, I always felt involved and comfortable in being represented by
TRI Outdoor Properties.
The last few years have been difficult for
real estate sales and required patience on our part. Olen would call
periodically to update me on calls he was getting and on comparable
sales in the area. For quite awhile there were no offers. Because of
the tough market, we began to get some flaky buyers who thought they
were going to buy the property at a fire sale price. Olen dealt with
them politely but firmly and as a consequence we didn't waste an
excessive amount of time with them. When we finally found a buyer who
wanted the property at a fair price, the closing took very little time
and effort on our part and was successfully concluded. I would not
hesitate to recommend TRI Outdoor Properties to others or to use them
for myself in the future.
W. Woods Porter 530 756-1158
February 25, 2012
TRI Outdoor Properties
2209 Plaza Drive Suite 100 Rocklin, CA 95765
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to acknowledge Olen Zirkle, Senior Land Specialist for his exceptional and professional service in recently selling our 45 acre property in Sheep Ranch. Ours was a very difficult and remote property and we were grateful for Olen’s dedication to getting our property sold.
Olen was helpful, dependable and followed through on everything he said throughout the listing and selling process. He walked the extra mile for us to find the right buyer. We highly recommend his service.
Darrell & Bonnie Kuhn 111 Sun Mountain Road Sheep Ranch, CA 95246
LINDA S. HELM
POST OFFICE BOX 215
ORLEANS, CALIFORNIA 95556
April 14, 2011
CABELA'S TROPHY PROPERTIES, LLC
610 GLOVER ROAD
SIDNEY, NEBRASKA 69162
Re: Commendation of Tri Outdoor Properties, Inc/TRI Commercial Real Estate Sale of 20085 Road 211, Friant, California
To Whom It May Concern:
Escrow Closed today on property that has been in
my family since 1856. Although the finality of thse sale is
bitter-sweet, the entire transaction was made less painful by the
competence and professionalism of my realtors.
In particular, Mike Kuppenbender exhibited the
following charateristics that I believe make him an outstanding realtor
and an asset to the Cabela's team:
--He followed through with his promises; i.e., he
took over 25 photographs of my place in order to select the best one
for advertisement purposes, posted them on multiple websites within a
short period of time, obtainded a bona fide cash buyer, and closed escrow in less than 14 days;
--Although I was in a desperate situation because I
had become behind in my mortgage payments and the property had been
unsuccessfully listed with other realtors for over two years, he was
always positive in his approach and never acted as though the situation
was hopeless or that I should settle for less because of my
--When the potential buyer asked if I would
consider taking less than full prIce, Mike countered on my behalf by
stating that the property was worth the asking price (of course, he had
backup evidence, such as comps in the area but the fact remains that his
stand and confidence on this issue made the deal);
--Because I had a major concern about the
protection of a Native American archeological site on the property, he
addressed this concern in a timely and efficient manner by getting the
buyers to initial documentation regarding the recording of that site;
--After escrow closed, he contacted me to confirm the closing and to learn if I had any concerns or inquiries.
All of the above factors led to a successful real
estate transaction in which a beloved and unique piece of property was
saved from potential foreclosure and I was able to come away from the
sale with enough proceeds to establish a college fund for my son.
In summary, I have recently learned in leadership
training that the attributes of a successful leader are as follows:
honesty, competence, communication, and vision. I believe I have just
LINDA S. HELM
February 5, 2011
Re: Property Sale
To Whom it May Concern:
My Family and I listed our 154 acre parcel of vacant
land in Mariposa County, California with TRI Outdoor Properties.
Because of their relationship with Cabela's Trophy Properties and their
extensive internet marketing network they were able to secure a buyer
from the State of Louisiana. They sold our property in a reasonable
amount of time and professionally represented both us and the buyer.
I can strongly recommend the TRI Outdoor Properties'
team of Mike, Olen and Royce if you are looking to sell or purchase any
outdoor property. They did everything they said they would do and more.
April 4, 2010
Re: Sale Property Located at 3896 B Highway 140, Catheys Valley, CA (Mariposa County); Consisting of 159.41 Acres of Vacant Land
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I am the previous owner of the above referenced property which I
listed with Olen Zirkle of TRI Outdoor Properties. I had never met Olen
in person but found out about his real estate company through a mail
solicitation. Before listing the property with TRI Outdoor Properties I
had listed it with three other brokers, including two local brokers,
without much success due to the fact that it is so big and so far away
from my home in the San Francisco Bay area.
I called Olen to talk about my property and to discuss my ideas on
marketing. I found him very responsive and accepting of my ideas which
he later incorporated into the advertising on several land specific
websites. I had direct input and approval of all of the marketing
materials which turned out to be quite spectacular in quality and
content. As I was to discover, TRI Outdoor Properties has access to a
well trained and qualified graphics department which included maps and
an aerial view, all of which made the property look inviting. They took
many pictures that highlighted the attributes of my property and put
them into a marketing brochure that did an excellent job of portraying
the property's many features, as well as to put a big sign along the
highway at the property entrance.
In addition to the state-of-the-art advertising, TRI Outdoor
Properties' personnel were always available to show the property even
though it was several hours drive from their main office. As a group
they were able to negotiate an acceptable price and to work with me and a
private lender to get financing in place that met my needs and
satisfied both the lender and buyer. Olen always returned my phone calls
promptly and kept me well informed of all those who showed any interest
after their initial calls and contacts.
If you are looking for a group of qualified land brokers with the
excellent brokerage skills and integrity to work with you on the sale of
your property, I highly recommend the TRI Outdoor Properties group.
March 12, 2010
I just want to tell you how I appreciate you and you firm "TRI Outdoor Properties". You sold not one, but two of my large recreational properties in this tough economic market. If I can be of any assistance to you or any of your other clients, don't hesitate to have them call me for referral.