Ep 1: Country Living & Real Estate with Bill Gaughan

On the debut episode of the KC Business Huddle, we head out to the country and visit with Bill Gaughan of the Rural KC Team to talk real estate. The Kansas native has years of experiencing selling properties like country homes and farmland so we’ll talk to him about the business, real estate trends, and what made his choose this niche.
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We’re excited to launch the KC Business Huddle podcast to spotlight local small business owners and help you learn more about the people that play a huge role in our community.

Today we kick things off with Bill Gaughan, who is Associate Broker & Team Principal at Rural KC. This real estate company specializes in buying and selling country and rural properties that are near the Kansas City area. It’s a niche real estate business but one that helps people find dream properties.

There are number of things we want to discuss with Bill to get a better understanding of the business and it’s philosophy, but we also want to learn more about his background. So we’ll ask him about growing up around Lake Shawnee and how it led him into the rural side of real estate.

After we get into some specifics of the business, we get Bill’s opinion on how our area has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. He has some interesting thoughts on where real estate is headed as we all adjust to virtual workdays.

If you’ve ever thought about moving out to the country to live on acres of land, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with Bill and his team at RuralKC.com. But the second thing to do is listen to the advice he gives to anyone that wants to live outside the city. Things are definitely different when you live in a rural part of the state so make sure you ask yourself these questions before you pack up your stuff.

This just scratches the surface of everything we talk about on the show so check it out and let us know what you think. And make sure you support local business owners like Bill Gaughan next time you make a purchase.

Check out the timestamps below to skip around to specific topics on the show.

[0:47] – Bill Gaughan joins us on the show today.

[1:50] – How did you pick this profession?

[3:01] – How did you get into the farming side?

[3:42] – In a highly-competitive industry, what’s your competitive advantage?

[5:10] – Bill’s business philosophy.

[7:04] – Have far will you travel for a property?

[8:36] – What kind of impact do you think COVID-19 has had on our local economy?

[11:45] – Do you think there will be a downturn in commercial real estate properties?

[13:36] – Things to consider if before moving out to the country?

[14:53] – Is it difficult to find properties in the country with seemingly less available?

[16:01] – What drives you to make your company great?

[17:10] – Why do business with RuralKC.com?         

[18:42] – Have you ever thought about retiring from real estate as you get older?

[20:00] – If you could go back in time, what would you change about your business?

[20:44] – What makes real estate different from other sales jobs?

[23:19] – What advice would you give someone else in this profession?

[24:30] – How can someone get in contact with you?

[27:15] – Final thoughts from Bill.

Learn more about the team at RuralKC.com here. 


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Bernie Wurts

Since 1994, Bernie Wurts has been working with individuals and business owners to help them map out their retirement and succession plan.


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