We want to share a little about the Agents that make Mossy Oak Properties such an amazing choice for all of your Real Estate needs. Today we interview Tayler Riggen and learn a little bit more about him both personally and professionally. Tayler is a Certified Land Specialist who specializes in Ag and Recreational land, and rural acreages. Tayler lives in rural Mahaska County with his wife, Katie, and his son Jack. They have 2 dogs, a lab named Copper and a terrier named Smoke.



What do you like to do in your free time? Hobbies?

I mostly spend my free time with my family, but outside of that, my biggest passion would be deer hunting. I hunt anything and everything, but my passion for the whitetail deer is a year-round obsession. I also have a passion for camera/film work. Most of my hunting is filmed, and can be followed online at Muddy’s Trophy Pursuit.

I’m active and love to play golf, basketball, softball, and fish when I have time. I also currently raise a herd of sheep.

I’ve been a member of my church’s council, and I help manage our church website, as well as produce a weekly radio segment that airs for an hour every Sunday morning.

What is your professional background?

I graduated college with a B.S. in Horticulture and a minor in Agronomy. I spent 6 years working as a golf course superintendent before I took a Sales and Marketing position with Muddy Outdoors and Big Game Treestands, which fits well with my work in real estate.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

I’m busy. Very busy. But my wife keeps me grounded and is great at re-directing my perspective on what’s important. I’m very blessed to have her in my life. I try to turn off all work later in the evenings when possible, but we do adhere pretty closely to a “no work on Sunday” policy. We are active in our church and spending every Sunday in church with family is my “re-charge”. I could work 7 days/week, but I’m actually more productive when I only work 5 or 6 and rest on Sunday.



What do you like best about working in Real Estate?

Meeting new people and helping them find their favorite place to be. Many people that I work with feel a strong connection to the land and nature and country living. I can relate to that and enjoy being a part of that in others’ lives.

What has been your biggest challenge working in Real Estate?

Finding sellers and listings. I work mostly on referrals, so I would be happy to helpanyone that you may know interested in selling. I typically have many more qualified buyers than listings.

What is your most memorable Real Estate Experience?

In 2014, I sold a Marion County farm for a man named Joe Franz, who was in search of a better whitetail hunting farm, and wanted to do a 1031 exchange. Around that same time, I found and listed what I would say is one of the best 80 acre properties for whitetail deer habitat that I’ve ever set foot on. I called Joe and told him that I had found the perfect property for him, that he would have great deer hunting there, and he trusted me enough to purchase that farm. We closed in June of that year, and 4 months later in October, Joe was able to harvest a 265” record-breaking whitetail. At that time, it was the largest whitetail ever harvested on video, and I was able to be a part of the entire process. As a deer hunter and someone who has a great respect and admiration for the whitetail, this will most likely be the largest deer I’ll ever put my hands on, and to be a part of the harvest was a great experience.

Tayler currently has a great property available. Check out this fantastic 15 acre property in rural Mahaska County.

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