Bates Land Consortium moves into the 43rd year of providing unparalleled personal service and remarkable performance in closing transactions. In combination, three associates bring 74 years of successful experience to the table for their valued clients and fellow real estate professionals – a rare pool of knowledge and integrity to draw upon for those seeking only the Best in the West.
C. PATRICK BATES has specialized in marketing and acquiring premier properties for select clients throughout the Rocky Mountain West for over four decades. Since 1970 his practice has been based entirely on referral and repeat business.
In 1974 he sold the Deseret Livestock Ranch – the largest block of contiguous land in the Rocky Mountains containing 202,000 deeded acres to an investor from Hong Kong – and it has been non-stop ever since. Speaking of repeat business, Pat sold the Deseret Livestock Ranch again in 1983.
He has earned a reputation for unquestioned personal and professional integrity, providing genuine personal concern for clients, seeking always to understand their singular goals and motives. Attorneys, accountants and other brokers appreciate his attention to detail and comprehensive knowledge of land and water values throughout the Mountain States. He is a Licensed Broker in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Pat played college baseball as a catcher at Brigham Young University and spent three seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league organization before settling into the real estate business in 1967. While fly-fishing is a passion, he mostly enjoys creating the most informative and attractive property offering brochures in the West and serving clients who become treasured friends.
In January 2010, the Firm was chosen by the Lane Family from Chicago to market the iconic Bell Ranch in Northeastern New Mexico. By August, Pat closed the sale of this historic 290,000-acre contiguous and all-deeded ranching empire.
SAM R. SANDERS joined Bates in 1990 after several successful years brokering high-end residential properties in the Salt Lake Valley. His attention to detail and personal interest in his clients are unsurpassed in the real estate business. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. His family operated beautiful, successful ranches in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon for almost 30 years..
Sam possesses great ability to focus on reality and one of the most pleasant personalities in the ranch brokerage fraternity. His knowledge of how to make transactions work for his clients is truly uncanny.
Sam is the Senior Associate Broker with the Firm and is a Licensed Broker in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. He possesses solid experience with water rights and grazing permit transfers. He also handles commercial and transitional land transactions with great skill.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics from Brigham Young University and spent 22 years as an engineer and senior manager in the aerospace industry. This was followed by four years as president of a medical technology company.
He has served on numerous city, county and state boards, including a city council and two irrigation company boards. Dave has years of experience serving in trusted fiduciary positions and enjoys a reputation for impeccable integrity. He has never strayed far from his roots and lives on a small farm in Kaysville, Utah.
Through the years he has purchased, developed and sold real estate. Well-seasoned, Dave joined the Company in 2006, bringing a unique blend of experience in ranching, real estate, property development, government, finance and technology. His attention to detail, coupled with an inherent love of land and natural resources, position Dave Packer to serve his clients – both buyers and sellers – most successfully in future years. He is licensed as an Associate Broker in Utah and as a Sales Associate in Idaho and Wyoming.