Citrus Groves in Polk County for a Combined $2 Million


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Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

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Brian Beasley,  CCA, CNLM

Lakeland, Florida March 11, 2011 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, land broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, FL, announces two recent transactions for citrus groves sold in Polk County for a combined $2,015,000.

The 163-acre Dundee, Florida grove was sold for $1,475,000. The seller was represented by Brian Beasley, CCA, CNLM, and Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM.

A 67-acre grove located in Lake Wales, Florida was sold for $540,000. The buyer was represented by James F. Clements, ALC and the seller was represented by Richard Dempsey, ALC.

“Demand for citrus groves remains strong. The citrus industry continues to face adversity from a variety of sources, however, fruit prices have increased over the past several seasons, and the expectation is that they will remain at or above current levels for some time. As a result, good-producing groves are commanding premium prices,” states Dempsey.

CBC Saunders Real Estate is known statewide as an authority and resource for Florida land and conservation. The firm specializes in conservation, agribusiness, ranch, citrus, farmland, and large acreages, as well as land and resource management.

Recently included in the “America’s Best Brokerages” list distributed by The Land Report, CBC Saunders Real Estate joins only 55 land brokerage firms nationwide and is a Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate global network top brokerage.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is designated a Coldwell Banker Commercial a “Global Top 15 Commercial Elite Office” for 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006. Owned by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, CBC Saunders Real Estate has become a strong real estate brokerage presence in the State of Florida, closing the largest land deal in Florida in 2005 since Disney.

Today, the company is respected by experts as the place for reliable knowledge of land and conservation. With sales associates covering the State of Florida and beyond, CBCSRE has proven experience, expert knowledge, excellent customer service, aggressive marketing focus, and business savvy that takes real estate clients to the highest level of service and solutions for land, land and resource management, and conservation easements.

You can find Saunders and the company’s agents quoted or published in a variety of respected journals, such as Florida Real Estate Journal and Florida Trend. To enhance the company’s commitment to industry education, Saunders authored the benchmark and award-winning consumer publication “We Create Solutions: A Primer on Conservation Easements” and produces a popular Florida Land Real Estate Conference.