Broker Toby Stay Named LandGuys’ 2021 Top Producing Realtor®

Mount Sterling, IL – LandGuys Broker Toby Stay has been named LandGuys, LLC’s Top Producing Realtor® of 2021. He represented $48.3M in real estate sales volume, an incredible 53% increase from the previous year. When asked what contributed most to Stay’s success, Scott Whittington, Owner and Managing Broker, explains that it’s his “consistency and dedication to his clients” that makes him stand out among the rest. Whittington goes on to say, “His ability to make connections continues to show year after year. There is no ‘off’ button with Toby! Combine that with his knowledge of land and the market, and that is why his Sellers and Buyers both love using him for their land transactions.”

Comments from Clients

Becoming the top producer among a team of 18 Realtors is no easy task, and Stay persistently puts in the effort to earn that title. Excelling in communication, negotiation, and efficiency, he works tirelessly to form and cultivate client relationships, and the proof is in the numbers as an astonishing 88% of his transactions in 2021 involved returning clients. Stay expresses his appreciation, “I highly value those who have continued their business with me when it comes time to upsize and sell their property for their next bigger investment.”

One of his top investors, Bobby Kendall, Owner of The Whitetail Group, has spent years working closely with Stay. In discussing what one thing makes him such a successful Broker, Kendall believes that it’s “the foundation he has in whitetail deer hunting and the strategies behind setting up a farm to consistently harvest mature bucks. This knowledge resonates with buyers naturally and creates the ultimate trust that he is the agent to help them find the right farm.”

He’s not alone in thinking so highly of Stay. Recent clients share their experiences:

“Thank you for all you did for us! Toby went above and beyond what any real estate agent has ever done for us before, between looking for a new house and land to the negotiations process to the fine details of closing. I would use Toby again for sure.” – Scott Tozier, October 2021 | Purchased Property in Brown County, IL

“Toby was so good that there was never a question that went unanswered.  It didn’t matter what time of day or night he was there for any concerns I had.  He does an outstanding job.” – Penny Drake, July 2021 | Sold Property in Adams County, IL

A Remarkable Year

Stays’ outstanding year featured many exciting properties. From an ownership share of an immaculate lodge on an 888-acre hunter’s paradise in Schuyler County, IL, to a professionally developed, 167-acre farm in Pike County, IL, with a fantastic homesite overlooking a private, 3.5-acre lake that offers incredible fishing, 2021 was full of variety and adventure. With so many deals under his belt, Stay recalls his most memorable sales, “Over my 14 years of being a Land Broker, the transactions that stand out the most to me are the ones where I am helping first-time buyers introduce their family to the many opportunities that owning their own parcel of land brings to them. Whether the use of their purchase is for hunting deer, turkeys, ducks, and sheds, or rather to hike, fish, camp, or go 4-wheelin’, mushroomin’, or creekin’, everyone’s goal is to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors!”

Schuyler County, IL 888 Acres

Pike County, IL 167 Acres

Parting Words

So, how does it feel being named LandGuys, LLC’s Top Producing Realtor® of 2021? Maintaining his humility, Stay comments, “It is obviously an honor. … I’m proud to be a part of such a great team of people that work hard to make LandGuys one of the fastest growing, most respected brokerages in the Midwest. Looking forward to another record breaking year!”