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Illinois Land Broker

Chase Burns

  • Cell: 309-368-0370
  • Office: 217-899-1240
  • Fax: 309-213-1642

About Chase

Chase is a licensed real estate managing broker in Illinois and has been selling land and rural homes since 2013. He specializes in tillable farmland, pasture land, hunting properties and homes on rural acreages. His experience is broad, having listed and sold properties ranging in value from $25,000 to over $6 million. It is this experience, along with his moral integrity and a heart to serve, that make him a great broker to work with.

His background, and education from Southern Illinois University, makes him an expert in wildlife biology. He’s a certified Level 3 Deer Steward, a very experienced forest manager, a private lands wildlife habitat consultant, and a serious whitetail bowhunter. 

From his upbringing on a farm, raising horses, sheep and cattle, and his involvement in FFA and 4H, Chase developed a passion for the ranching lifestyle and the lessons youngsters learn from working on a farm and raising livestock. Throughout his career in land sales, he continually studies the market, agricultural trends and commodities, and has built his knowledge base to the point of becoming one of the leading experts on farmland sales and investing in the Midwest. After graduating from World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2014, he has continued to study real estate marketing techniques to provide sellers with the absolute best information, tools and strategies. 

On a personal note, Chase is a devoted husband, father and follower of Christ. He and his wife – Jackie are raising their two boys on their farm in Mercer County, where they have cattle and horses, and a diverse homestead operation with chickens, honey bees, a large garden, a fruit orchard and greenhouse. They strive to live a field-to-fork lifestyle and enjoy feeding their family with foods they grow and harvest on their land. They are also active members of the First Baptist Church of Aledo, IL.

-Member of the National Association of REALTORS®

Licensed in Illinois (471.019052): LandGuys, LLC of Illinois | Springfield, IL

 

Testimonials

“We can’t say enough about how pleased we were with our land buying experience with LandGuys, Chase Burns, & Don Wagner! They were excellent every step of the way. Our questions were answered and the process went very smooth. We would definitely recommend.

Justin & Jenn Moffitt

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“We met Chase several years ago on our path to owning a small farmstead. There was an instant ease as he sought to understand the type of property we were searching for. If you are considering a land realtor, do yourself a favor and read Chase’s complete bio. You will find that he has A LOT of expertise in many facets of land management. We found his knowledge of properties and access to professional resources absolutely invaluable! Chase handled not only the purchase of our farmstead, but also the sale of a small acreage we owned. We had so many questions through the whole process! However, Chase was a call or text away and ever so patiently, clearly and concisely explained our options in each situation. We really feel like we had the VERY BEST possible outcome in both transactions. We recommend Chase–he really does want to be your ‘land guy’!

Jill Hays

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“Chase Burns listed and sold our house and was very professional every step of the way.  He led us through several complicated issues, provided the pros and cons and helped us make good decisions.  We would recommend his services.

Marshall & Carlene Adams

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If I had to choose words to describe Chase, I’d start with patient. We got connected with Chase a few years back as we began our search for our slice of heaven. We missed on a piece back then, but it was great to meet Chase and walk the land with him. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of this land buying and land management process. The road to this point has been long and winding. Chase has been ever patient as we debated looking in other states and areas. He always answered our questions no matter where we were looking, and put up with our indecisiveness. Fast forward to 2023 and Anchor Point Farm is a reality. We were excited that Chase was the listing agent. We couldn’t have done it without Chase’s patience and leadership through this process.

Chad Helms

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“The dream of purchasing a farm is daunting if you have never done it. You can second guess just about every step if you don’t have a the right people surrounding you. This is where Chase steps in and shines. His knowledge and understanding of the market and properties for sale in west central Illinois gave us the confidence to move forward and realize our dream. You will also learn very quickly walking a property that he knows land management and what it takes to work a farm to meet the goals you have for it. We could not be happier with the decision to work with him, If you are interested in buying a farm or need help managing your current one, you need to contact Chase!

Tom Sena

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“This is my second time working with Chase Burns. I’m new to buying and selling recreational property. The prospect of buying land can be stressful for newbies. The first property I bought was listed by Chase. He answered all my questions promptly and scheduled time for us to walk the property. I told him I was interested in making an offer and he helped me put one together. He also introduced me to 1031 exchanges. I closed on the property soon after that.

Fast forward a few years and I was ready to upgrade. I found a property I really liked and made an offer prior to selling my farm. Buying before selling can be stressful if you need the proceeds to finance the new property. Chase provided guidance on how much to offer on the property I wanted to purchase. He also provided a pricing strategy for my property to maximize profit. Chase was patient with me. Clock was ticking to close on the new property and we needed to sell mine quickly. Land Guys put together very strong marketing materials and we were able to close on both properties within days of each other. Everyone in the land real estate business knows each other. They all want to make a deal work. It’s in your best interest to work with someone like Chase to set up a deal that works for you. I highly recommend Chase and Land Guys to get top dollar for your farm and strong marketing support to get it in front of potential buyers fast and efficiently.”

M Reyes
Knox County, IL

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“Smooth was kept informed , very knowledgeable, “

Jeff Harkey
Mercer County, IL

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“He works in a very timely manner with great communication throughout the whole process.  Couldn’t be happier with any other agent or company!”

Stacey Fritz-Schutte
Warren County, IL

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“Chase is a very knowledgeable professional. He is passionate about the outdoors and what he does for a living. He is always quick to answer any questions and will go out of his way to meet up with you if needed. Down to earth guy that is very approachable and never in a hurry to leave a conversation even with his busy schedule. We reached out to him about possibly selling our small acres and a week later we had the process going. Give Chase a call with any of your land/house needs. You won’t be disappointed!”

Jacob Reffet

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“Chase Burns is one the most professional individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I can’t honestly think of a person who I would more highly recommend other than Chase. If you are looking for a personable broker, that will take his his time in walking you through the process leaving no question unanswered, look no further.”

Kody Stone

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“I highly recommend Chase for any of your land buying, selling, appraising, or consulting needs. He has excellent communication, is punctual, and a true professional.”

Garrett Boelkes

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“Knowledgeable beyond his years. Chase listens and provides successful outcomes for both buyers and sellers”

Mitch Baum

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“Highly recommend working with Chase on the purchase of property/home I wouldn’t ever work with anyone else!! He is top notch at everything he does!! Even after working with him on purchasing our property he has always been there for me!! If I have a question he has an answer he always gets back to me and helps me with what I am in need of!! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chase to anyone best of the best I appreciate all his hard work he has put in for me and my family!!”

Ryan Rumler

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“Chase Burns assisted with every detail in completing the sale of my property. He was able to complete an offer in a timely manner & followed thru including the closing. My genuine thanks to  Chase & the entire Land Guys business. At a time in future when I decide to sell my house too, Chase/LandGuys will be my first call!”

Maggie McManus
Rock Island, IL

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“I highly recommend Chase Burns for all your land needs. He’s very knowledgeable and professional.”

Glenda Maynard
Aledo, IL

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“My 4 siblings and I sold our family from after 74 years. We are scattered around the US. We were able to sign all documents easily and had several zoom calls, one that Chase joined. The marketing and pictures of the farm helped sell and we were able to sell to a young couple who have the same feelings for the land that we have.

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“Chase Burns did a outstanding job of helping us find our dream farm for are family. Very professional and highly knowledgeable when it comes to farming and wildlife!

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“I have purchased 2 properties in the last year through Chase in Mercer county. Chase is a very relatable humble guy. I did not know Chase at all before purchasing my first property. Hes a great guy. Helpful and always is quick to respond to calls, texts and emails. He makes the process very simple and he is very up front. I like that. With today’s economy in some situations you have to get a little creative on marketing, presenting for both buyer and seller. Chase has been wide open to new ideas on dividing up properties and making them more appealing and affordable for young lower income people like myself. He gets the job done. Over all great experience and has helped my dreams become a reality.

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“I used Chase to help me purchase my 1st IL farm.   When I started the process, I contacted Chase to get his thoughts on what I wanted to accomplish.  In the process, I learned that Chase has a background in habitat improvement and wildlife biology.  Further, Chase has also been in real estate and construction most of his career.  As a professional, he’s more than qualified, extremely credible, and an avid hunter (so he knows where all the big bucks are!) 
As I went through the property review process, Chase was super helpful and applied his expertise across a broad range of properties pointing out the value tracts, unseen opportunities, hidden gems and the best opportunities.   In a short period of time, we identified our best opportunity and were able to smoothly secure it.   
In addition to buying process, Chase adds value after the sales.  As an avid hunter and wildlife biologist, he can help develop your land / property management strategy and identify your greatest bang for your buck.  Whether you are a habitater – deer hunter, a farmer, or a home buyer, Chase is a reliable source that can steer you in the right direction.  Anyone looking at real estate in Western IL is lucky to work with Chase.”

Matthew Reese
Wilmette, IL

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“I have purchased 2 properties in the last year through Chase in Mercer county. Chase is a very relatable humble guy. I did not know Chase at all before purchasing my first property. Hes a great guy. Helpful and always is quick to respond to calls, texts and emails. He makes the process very simple and he is very up front. I like that. With today’s economy in some situations you have to get a little creative on marketing, presenting for both buyer and seller. Chase has been wide open to new ideas on dividing up properties and making them more appealing and affordable for young lower income people like myself. He gets the job done. Over all great experience and has helped my dreams become a reality.”

Mason Fullerton
New Boston, IL

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“Chase Burns did an outstanding job of helping us find our dream farm for our family. Very professional and highly knowledgeable when it comes to farming and wildlife!”

James Zerfahs
Knox County, IL

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Don and Chase were very professional in how they handled our property and the unique structure of ownership involved with it. Their ability to work through multiple owners while presenting the property on the market to qualified buyers with a comprehensive marketing approach was beyond expectations. Don and Chase understand this type of property and coupled with their network, they produced a successful outcome for both the buyers and sellers. Thank you LandGuys!

-Karen Shadid
Victoria, IL

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Chase helped our family purchase a recreational property. First and foremost, he was excellent at communication and very engaged throughout and after the process. If we had concerns or questions, he was quick to help us out, and made sure to meet us at every property we were looking at- walking all over with us. He was also family-friendly which was helpful as our kids are young. Another great thing about Chase is his extensive knowledge of land management- he helped us see the potential our land had and had ideas or contacts on how to make that dream a reality. We worked with a few other brokers early in our search and Chase was just so much better to work with. Overall – very satisfied!!! He helped us find our dream property and was very supportive the whole process through!

– Tracy Schrauben

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My husband, Tim, and I met Chase during our search for land. We required wooded acreage with a building site suitable for our future home. We came out of the process very satisfied. His knowledge about trees, wildlife, and forestry was impressive. He willingly shared his knowledge and advice on each piece of property we looked at. Ultimately we found the right piece of land and Chase followed through on every detail from our first phone call to closing. I was impressed with Chase’s depth and breadth of knowledge, his professionalism, and especially his follow-though. His reliability and honesty are unmatched by any other agent I’ve ever met. His people skills are just a bonus. He communicated thoroughly and made our experience a positive one. I would work with Chase again on any future land purchases and will recommend him to anyone looking for property.

-Annette Kiesewetter
Marketing Strategist & Landowner
Washington, IL

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I met Chase by responding to one of his recreational land listings. Having worked with a number of uninspiring agents, what I found in Chase completely changed all of my expectations for professionals working in this field. Chase’s knowledge, experience and expertise are second to none. What I most appreciate in Chase are his personal skills – he is honest, dependable, hard working, a great communicator and is 118% genuine. He is committed to his customers, his industry and professional growth – he loves what he does. For me, Chase has created a new “high bar” standard for those I seek to work with in this industry – so far, he is in a class all by himself.

-Greg Tipsword
Microsoft Account Executive & Landowner
Barrington, IL

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I would like to take this platform to thank Chase Burns, Landguys, and Don Wagner for doing a great job selling my property . I wish the new owner the best of luck this year. This property was very special to me and the sales team as well as the buyer have been flat out awesome!!! As we transition to Missouri , I wish I had these guys guiding me to my new farm. God Bless every one of you.

If you are buying or selling, go with Landguys!

Jason Soseman

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Chase Burns defines “Above and Beyond”. My husband and I moved to Illinois from California, in the middle of an extended winter. Chase was amazing. We described the little farmhouse with acreage that we were dreaming about, and Chase found it. But, he didn’t want us to fly all the way to Illinois without seeing interior photos and having a full report, so he went out of his way to tour the property and sent us tons of pics and a full review, including info on the septic, roof and plumbing. We fell in love with our farmhouse and put an offer in within five days of the house being on the market. We have lived here and enjoyed our property for three months, now. Two mini-horses, three baby goats, 18 chickens, four cats and two dogs later… We are so in love with our hobby farm! Chase has freely shared his knowledge and contacts for land, hay, property upgrades, remodeling, ect. He is not only a professional realtor and an invaluable resource, he has also become a great friend. We have family planning to move to Illinois in the next year, and Chase’s services will be highly recommended to them!
Thank you Chase for making our dreams come true.

-Andrea Plumlee

Listings

Tillable New
IllinoisHenderson County
122 Acres $603,900

This farm has it all, including trophy deer, loads of turkeys, and an absolutely gorgeous layout and it produces a high volume of 150-170″ class bucks every year.

Pending
IllinoisMercer County
17 Acres $138,000

Small recreational property with big potential.

New
IllinoisMercer County
67 Acres $270,000

Trophy whitetail hunting and recreation on the Edwards River with CRP income.

New
IllinoisMercer County
160 Acres $960,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 980 Sqft

The perfect trophy buck basecamp with home and pole barn.

Tillable Pending
IllinoisMercer County
201 Acres $2,060,250

Good, productive farmland with 119 Productivity Index.

New
IllinoisRock Island County
0.25 Acres $12,500

Vacant lot in great Quad City area location.

Reduced
IllinoisRock Island County
17.9 Acres $139,000

Nice recreational tract with a cleared buildable site.

Tillable Pending
IllinoisRock Island County
20 Acres $219,000

Excellent small tract, prime for building, hunting and hobby farm!

New
IllinoisRock Island County
72 Acres $699,900
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2052 Sqft

Beautifully updated home with great livestock setup, and excellent deer hunting.

TurnKey Sold
IllinoisHenderson County
15 Acres $185,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,375 Sqft

Secluded ranch home with acreage, close to town and the Mississippi River.

Sold
IllinoisHenderson County
28 Acres $99,000

Waterfowl and Whitetail Hunting PLUS a campsite with well and power.

Sold
IllinoisHenderson County
40 Acres $230,000

(SOLD)-Year-round recreation, with campsite, great hunting, and nearby public land and river access.

Sold
IllinoisHenderson County
133.5 Acres $649,000

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisHenderson County
240 Acres $1,080,000

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisHenry County
18 Acres $79,500

(SOLD)

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
2 Acres $275,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,487 Sqft

A solid brick ranch situated on 2 wooded acres in a beautiful part of town with 2487 sq ft of main level living.

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
4 Acres $72,000

Wooded 4 Acres in Knox County, IL with perfect build site overlooking lake!

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
8.34 Acres $62,550

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
11 Acres $215,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,387 Sqft

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
41 Acres $475,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • Sqft

SOLD

Tillable Sold
IllinoisKnox County
64 Acres $425,000

Strong income opportunity with beautiful homesite(s) in Knox Co, IL!

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
80 Acres $502,000

(SOLD)

Sold
IllinoisKnox County
553 Acres $4,150,000

Sold

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
1 Acres $109,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,076 Sqft

(SOLD)

TurnKey Sold
IllinoisMercer County
1.38 Acres $112,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • Sqft

Sold

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
15 Acres $140,000

(SOLD)

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
21 Acres $139,913

(SOLD)

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
38 Acres $795,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • Sqft

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
40 Acres $399,000
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • Sqft

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
40 Acres $224,000

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
43 Acres $215,000

Rugged timber, secluded fields and bedding areas, along Pope Creek.

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
69 Acres $265,650

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
80 Acres $425,000

Trophy deer hunting with strong CRP income.

Tillable Sold
IllinoisMercer County
81 Acres $1,105,650

Prime Farmland Opportunity. 100 percent Tillable with Class A Soils.

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
200 Acres $830,000
Sold
IllinoisMercer County
204 Acres $448,800

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisMercer County
210 Acres $934,500

SOLD

Tillable Sold
IllinoisMercer County
231 Acres $985,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2500 Sqft

Incredible trophy deer and waterfowl farm with two cabins.

Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
8 Acres $269,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1493 Sqft

Country home with acreage, outbuildings and a pool.

TurnKey Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
12 Acres $315,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,400 Sqft

SOLD

TurnKey Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
25 Acres $709,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,500 Sqft

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
32 Acres $82,125

Waterfowl honey hole on the edge of the Quad Cities.

Tillable Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
40 Acres $260,000

SOLD

Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
77 Acres $154,880

SOLD

Tillable Sold
IllinoisRock Island County
145.5 Acres $1,076,700

Gorgeous building sites, excellent hunting and strong tillable income, near the Quad Cities.

Sold
IllinoisWarren County
4.48 Acres $289,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • Sqft

Comfortable country living with plenty of space and low utilities.

Sold
IllinoisWarren County
6 Acres $585,000

Texas ranch-style home with acreage by Little Swan Lake

Tillable Sold
IllinoisWarren County
103 Acres $1,075,000

(SOLD)

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