INVESTORS are flexing their monetary muscle and shelling out phenomenal amounts to secure rural properties.
The thriving success of cattle and prime lambs plus a lucrative crop harvest late last year has instilled confidence in the agricultural industry far and wide.
And while many investments, and businesses, were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, rural property and commodities emerged as a shining light and performed well throughout 2020 and into 2021.
This is the message from Riverina rural real estate agent Angus Macleod of Elders.
Mr Macleod has seen intense interest in various holdings in this area.
He said if a current property, listed on the market around 10 days ago, was to be a guide there was buoyant interest across the board.
Mr Macleod, along with colleague Geoff McGilvray, is currently marketing a Mates Gully Road property called "Heatherly."
They have been inundated with calls and requests for inspections. And this demand is typical of what many other holdings are attracting too. Mr Macleod said interest was from current agricultural operators who were looking to expand their holdings. Plus there was city inquiry, from those looking to make a "tree change" or move to a regional area.