Donald Bailey Managing Broker/Auctioneer

Email address: dbailey@buyafarm.com
Phone Number: 618-919-1031

Real Estate Broker Licensed in IL, IN & MO / Auctioneer Licensed in IL

Brokerage Offices: Sparta IL Main Office & Flora IL Branch Office

Hello, my name is Donald E. Bailey, but those who know me call me Don. I hope this little biography gives you some insight into the experiences that have shaped me into the person that I am today. If you are considering becoming one of my valued clients, or even if you already are, I believe the information that follows will allow you to better utilize my knowledge and experience to help you with your land sale or purchase.

First, lets start from the beginning. I was raised in Clay County Illinois on a grain and livestock farm with five brothers and two sisters. Growing up, my parents had two important rules for me and my siblings. We were up at the break of day with lots of chores to complete and we went to church every Sunday, no exception to either rule. Much like others at the time, we too were raised the old fashioned way. We produced almost everything we needed on our farm with the strength of our backs and the sweat off our brow. We did not need much from town, so we did not find ourselves there very often.

I am a third generation farmer, and I operated a 3,400-acre grain farm for many years. I married my high school sweetheart Shirley, and we have been together ever since, more than 46 years. Together, we managed to make it through all of the ups and downs that life, and particularly farming life, throws at married couples.

Shirley and I have managed to raise four wonderful daughters and were lucky enough to see them all graduate college. We have spent our entire lives in rural Clay County and continue to have strong roots in this community. Shirley is a Licensed Practical Nurse licensed in Illinois and Missouri. She also holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in Illinois and a Broker Associate License in Missouri allowing the two of us to work together at Buy A Farm. My oldest daughter Danielle Birch lives in the Peoria Illinois area and also works with Buy A Farm as a licensed real estate agent.

I recently retired from the day-to-day operations of farming but continue to own and lease our farmland. This continued vested interest in farmland and farming requires me to stay on top of current issues facing the farming community. I have always been an avid outdoorsman. Presently, I find the most enjoyment taking a few trips each year with my buddies to hunt big game elk, caribou, bear and mule deer. I do still spend some time hunting deer, duck, geese, quail and squirrel locally.

I am happy to say that I am a co-owner of Buy A Farm Land and Auction Company, LLC and have been since its beginning, helping to shape the company from its infancy. I am Managing Broker of the Buy A Farm Flora Illinois office which my wife Shirley and I own together. I have been blessed with the honor of top gross salesperson for Buy A Farm in the past, and I am very grateful to be associated with the remarkable co-owners and people connected with Buy A Farm. I also hold a USA Private Pilot (Single Engine Land) pilot’s licenses and take many of the photos you see on Buy a Farm’s website.

You should know that I truly enjoy meeting and helping folks with their needs connected to rural life and land. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate or simply have questions concerning rural life, please call me. Additionally, if you would like your property advertized to the maximum potential or if you want a very discrete private sale, I can help either way; it’s your choice. Thank you for your interest in Buy A Farm Land and Auction Company and our services. Please be sure to take the time to look around our website and view the listings that we have to offer at this time. As always, I am available anytime and I look forward to your call.

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Donald’s Properties

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  • Tillable and Timber / Income and Hunting

    203.00 Acres | $1,610,000
    Ware, IL | Union County
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  • Mostly Tillable Land with Some Wooded

    40.00 Acres | $260,000
    Kinmundy, IL | Marion County
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  • Commercial Property with 22,880 Sq Ft Building

    3.62 Acres | $97,500
    Centralia, IL | Marion County
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  • Two Homes Plus Several Outbuildings

    4.00 Acres | $198,000
    Cisne, IL | Wayne County
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  • Fenced Pasture and Hay Land

    28.00 Acres | $126,000
    Cisne, IL | Wayne County
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  • Commercial Property For Sale with 40 x 60 Building

    n/a Acres | $160,000
    Louisville, IL | Clay County
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  • Recreational and Hunting Property / Pole Building with Living Quarters

    230.00 Acres | $899,000
    Goreville, IL | Union County
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  • Timber Property Loaded with Deer Sign!

    5.00 Acres | $14,750
    Iuka, IL | Marion County
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  • Hunting and Recreational Tract For Sale!

    55.50 Acres | $151,250
    Clay City, IL | Clay County
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  • Hunting Property with Cabin, Shed and Outhouse Plus Timber and Pond

    47.00 Acres | $168,968
    Iuka, IL | Marion County
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  • ONLINE AUCTION: Fayette County IL 18.82+- Acres

    n/a Acres |
    Pittsburg, IL | Fayette County
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  • Very Well Maintained Farm with High Soil PI of 106.1

    102.00 Acres | $747,350
    Kinmundy, IL | Marion County
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  • Commercial Property with Great Visibility and Traffic Count

    7.66 Acres | $850,000
    Mt. Vernon, IL | Jefferson County
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  • ONLINE AUCTION: Saline County IL 162.5+- Acres

    n/a Acres |
    Harrisburg, IL | Saline County
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  • ONLINE AUCTION: Saline County IL 359+- Acres

    n/a Acres |
    Harrisburg, IL | Saline County
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  • ONLINE AUCTION: Jefferson County IL 391+- Acres / 8 Tracts

    n/a Acres |
    Waltonville, IL | Jefferson County
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  • Reduced

    Tillable with Income, Home Sites, Good Access

    45.67 Acres | $159,845
    Woodlawn, IL | Jefferson County
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  • Sale Pending

    Tillable / CRP Income / Privacy / Hunting

    10.00 Acres | $32,500
    Johnsonville, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Mature Timber, Home Sites, Hunting, CRP Income

    120.00 Acres | $450,000
    Louisville, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Hunt Property

    46.00 Acres | $161,000
    Louisville, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Deer, Turkey and Timber!

    97.50 Acres | $304,687
    Xenia, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Cropland, Woodland, Hunting, Home Sites

    25.00 Acres | $86,250
    Hord, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Clark County Deer Property!

    46.00 Acres | $139,000
    Marshall, IL | Clark County
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  • Sold

    Open Land and Timber with Small Cabin

    15.00 Acres | $43,500
    Louisville, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Wooded Hunt Property with Several Nice Home and Lake Sites

    89.00 Acres | $302,328
    Flora, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    All Wooded Tract South of Fairfield IL

    21.00 Acres | $40,000
    Fairfield, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Well-Maintained Farmland with Good Soil Types

    72.00 Acres | $454,210
    Hord, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    2-Bed, 1-Bath Home and Pole Barn For Sale

    6.00 Acres | $55,000
    Vernon, IL | Marion County
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  • Sold

    Farmland and Marketable Timber Plus CRP Income

    30.00 Acres | $105,000
    Iola, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Mostly Tillable with Pole Barn and Home Site

    118.00 Acres | $550,000
    Clay City, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Tillable Land with Good Soils

    21.50 Acres | $112,875
    Wynoose, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Tillable - Marketable Timber - Great Soil Types

    160.00 Acres | $640,000
    Cisne, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Fenced Farmstead with Home, Outbuildings, Pasture, Timber, Pond

    40.00 Acres | $147,000
    Clay City, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Tillable Farm - Good Soils - Great Price!

    38.00 Acres | $190,000
    Wayne City, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Unique Building Site or Investment Property

    8.00 Acres | $63,000
    Belleville, IL | St. Clair County
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  • Sold

    Nearly All Tillable with Great Soil Types

    23.00 Acres | $126,500
    Bible Grove, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Secluded Timber Tract / Hunt Property / CRP Income

    30.00 Acres | $90,000
    Hord, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    Nearly All Tillable with Great Soil Types

    40.00 Acres | $220,000
    Hord, IL | Clay County
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  • Sold

    ONLINE AUCTION: Union County IL 112+- Acres

    n/a Acres |
    Makanda, IL | Union County
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  • Sold

    3B/1B Country Home, Garage, Machine Shed and Utility Shed

    7.00 Acres | $71,845
    Cisne, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    All Tillable with Good Soil Types

    37.00 Acres | $192,400
    Cisne, IL | Wayne County
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  • Sold

    Mostly Tillable Farm / Great Soil Types

    85.00 Acres | $595,000
    Ware, IL | Union County
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  • Sold

    ONLINE AUCTION: Saline County IL 92+- Acres / Selling in 2 Tracts

    n/a Acres |
    Galatia, IL | Saline County
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  • Sold

    ONLINE AUCTION: Saline County IL 120+- Acres

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    Harco, IL | Saline County
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