Cody Skinner

SPECIALTY: Broker / Owner

Coming from a farm in Northern, IA, Cody learned the honest way to earn a dollar, using nothing but the land and sparsely available resources that the Lord had to offer. Cody’s locally grown family sweetcorn businesses were the main sources of revenue during his college years. It was here where Cody learned that he wanted to combine his love for the outdoors and the land to fuel a career. After graduating from Morningside College with a B.A. degree in 2013, he knew that he wanted to work in an environment where he would help others reach goals while staying true to his passion.

In June of 2014, Cody became a licensed real estate agent who specializes in connecting buyers and sellers in both agricultural and recreational properties. Cody has since sold numerous tillable/investment tracts that have ranged from 18 to 1,622 acres, and has been fortunate enough to represent farm operators, investors, first time farm buyers, family estates, and trust. Cody has experience working throughout most of the state, but spends most of his time focusing on his sales territory within Iowa Land Company. Cody has a decade of land real estate experience brokering over 200 farm real estate transactions totaling over $175,000,000 in sales. 

Whether Cody is working with an investment group, family, or a single individual, the most rewarding and looked forward to moment of each farm sale is being able to hear their story. Every farm has a story, every buyer has a story, every seller has a story, and that’s what fuels Cody’s desire to do more, work harder, and stay true to his passion. 

If you’re considering buying, selling or need a farm appraisal, pick up the phone and give Cody a call. He would love to hear your story.

Iowa Land Co was great to work with. The company did a good job marketing for us and and put on a good auction to get the most money possible. Cody was great at staying in contact and updating us on the process and where we stood on everything. I would use them again.
Michael Lewis


I had a bit of a complicated sale and Cody was always available to answer questions, offer good advise, and keep the process moving. His efforts are very much appreciated.
Robert Smoldt


Good service and attitude are very hard to find it seems in todays world, but I found this and more in my dealings with Cody Skinner. Cody helped me sell my farms and replace them through a 1031 exchange this past fall and he did a very good job of it. I was able to make contact day, night, or weekends and Cody was there to help or respond back promptly. He did his best to smooth out the bumps along the way, as there are always some of those. I depend on honesty, integrity, and service and enjoyed all three with my dealings with Cody. I look forward to working with him in the future.
-Bob Glace


Highly recommended. Cody was fantastic to work with. Very pleased.
Rick Ness


I am a Real Estate Broker in Western Iowa. I also owned a farm in Southern Iowa which I was looking to sell. After a couple failed attempts to contact other realtors, I contacted Cody. He always had my best interest in mind and stuck to detail. I would highly recommend Cody if you are in need of Farm Real Estate services in Southern Iowa.
-Wayne Hansen


Cody helped me sell my farm in Western Iowa in under two weeks. Even though Cody also represented the buyer, I felt he had my best interest throughout the entire process. Thanks so much for all your help in selling our farm. Your vast knowledge in the great outdoors as a hunter and land manager coupled with your professionalism as a land agent made it all happen! We are sure you’ll add a great benefit to your industry! We look forward to doing more business with you and Iowa Land Company.
-Bob and Lisa Goodrich, Droptine Farms


I am a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Iowa, but still write offers through Cody. His knowledge of land, crops and hunting far exceeds my own. He worked hard for months to find me the perfect farm that fit all my needs. I would highly recommend Cody and Iowa Land Company to anyone looking to buy or sell.
David Welch


Thank you for helping us with our fall of 2016 purchase of land in Troy Township near Murray, Iowa.
You went out of your way to be helpful in every way possible and your advice and expertise in having the seller make the CRP application in a timely manner was invaluable.
We appreciate that you made yourself constantly accessible for all our questions even though you had to deal not only with us, but also with our joint buyer.  You did an excellent job keeping us all on the same page.  We look forward to doing business with you in the future.God’s Blessings in your new business.
– Mike and Kathy Kelly


Cody and Matt Skinner found me the perfect piece of hunting ground that I had wanted all my life.  They first listened to my wants and needs and then identified several farms that they thought would fit the bill.  We thoroughly walked each property.  They knew the properties well and were very helpful in identifying access points, food plot locations and potential stand set ups. These guys are hard core hunters and it shows. Once I found the farm I wanted they guided me through negotiations and finally to an accepted offer and a smooth closing.  Cody and Matt were extremely  professional in all aspects of the transaction.  These are some of the most hard working, down to earth guys I have ever come across and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.
-Paul Kitslaar


I have dealt with Cody on three different land transactions, two as a seller, and one as a buyer. I have been very impressed with his professionalism, personal detail, and marketing strategies. Cody was available at all times answering all questions thrown at him making me feel as if I was his only client. Cody is first class land agent that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell or buy land.
– Clint Davis


Cody did a great job and got our farm sold. He worked with all parties involved to make sure it went as smooth as possible.  I will be using him in the future on all other land deals.
-Chad Briles


I would like to thank Iowa Land Company (especially Cody Skinner) for assisting in the sale of our 780 acres of Iowa farmland /  hunting ground. They were very professional in all aspects, from setting up the listing with the drone video and photos and on through the rest of the sale. I appreciated the way they handled the sale without any pressure, as it was very difficult to part with the land. Again, I wanted to thank the Skinner boys for their hard work.
-Dean Farms South LLC


Iowa Land Company was very helpful with the entire process of selling the property for my dad’s estate. They handled every aspect of the sale and had consistent follow-up with all parties to ensure the sale was low stress, and minimal impact for the family. Definitely would recommend this company for future sales.
– Ben Martin | Mitchell County, IA Landowner 


Thanks for all you have done for us. Starting out we had no idea what we were doing and you took us on the journey. Thanks again Cody for being so good at what you do.
– Jim and Judy Serbousek | Cedar Rapids, IA


Our family recently entrusted Cody and his colleagues at Iowa Land Company to sell our farm. From the beginning, Cody was professional and very knowledgeable in answering our questions and concerns regarding this emotional undertaking. Selling a family farm is stressful and Cody gave us the sense and confidence we needed to move forward with the process. He communicated each step to ensure we did not experience any surprises. He was very responsive to any questions I had during this journey. We had some apprehension and anxiety during this period of Covid-19 and Cody was appreciative of our concerns and made every effort to make sure we were comfortable in our decisions. We were very fortunate to have Cody lead us through the process and highly recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling at this time.
– Grant Benson


I want to thank Cody Skinner, and the entire team at Iowa Land Company, for their help selling my farmland in Grundy County Iowa. As an absentee landowner I had many questions and concerns about market conditions and the various methods and strategies of selling Iowa farmland. Cody provided detailed market analysis and comparable sales information (over several years) without imposing any pressure to sell. When I decided it was time to make the sale Cody explained various sale strategies and the pros and cons of each alternative. I decided a live auction would be the best choice and Cody quickly began the advertising process. I was impressed by the quality of the aerial photographs, flyover videos, and narratives produced by Iowa Land Company. These were used to produce postal mailings, handouts, videos on their website, and even a YouTube video. I was kept up to date on all pre-sale activities and all questions, concerns, and requests for needed information were quickly resolved via text and/or email. Cody assembled a group of interested buyers and organized a live auction at the local American Legion in Conrad. I was provided with real time updates throughout the auction process, and Cody sent me a video of the entire auction, as I was not able to be there in person. Cody followed up on post-sale activities ensuring all paperwork was completed and funds were received. There were no surprises and the selling process was easy, comprehensive, and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Iowa Land Company and will use them for any questions or concerns I have regarding Iowa farmland in the future.
– Joel Hall 


When selling out-of-state property, problems can arise from not knowing the people who are selling the property, signing papers, updating the abstract and how to check on the progress of the sale. I did research real estate brokers in the area and decided on Cody Skinner with Iowa Land Company. It is a decision that I have never regretted! Cody was available to answer all my concerns and questions. With all of the questions I had from day one, Cody always called me or text me in a timely and courteous manner. If he did not know the answer, he did his research and let me know in a day or so. Before the property went on the market, he let me see the pictures of how the land was advertised. I was amazed at the clarity and beauty of the photos! A drone was used to show various views of the property. The property did not stay on the market for long, about a week, and a couple of people wanted it. Cody helped me to set a plan in motion for choosing the best offer. Any changes I wanted in this contract, he was willing to work with me. He never demanded that I do it his way. Upon the closing of the sale, Cody even checked with me to see if I had received my money! I was so thankful that with the Lord’s guidance, he led me to choose Cody. I would heartily endorse using their company!
– Susan B. Weaver


“After meeting with Iowa Land Company, we knew they were the professionals to use to sell our land. They brought preliminary research and shared what we could expect. Nick and Cody Skinner communicated all details required for the auction and met our timeline. They worked with me on final details for two closings and all went perfect. I definitely would refer them for any land sale or auction.”
– Sandy McDonald / Keith Windus Family Trust


THE BEST LAND CO EVER. Cody and all the people involved were always professional and Knowledgeable in all aspects of the sale. I Thank You for all that you did to make THE SALE of the family farm a success!!!
– Dave Patterson


We were in a need to sell a farm fairly quickly and contacted Iowa Land Company.  Cody and Nick came to our farm for consultation about selling the farm.  We found them thorough, knowledgeable, honest, and easy to work with.  We were comfortable with signing an agreement with them to sell the farm.  They advised us on the best way to sell the farm, what price we should initially ask for, and what we might expect during the selling process.  During the time they were trying to sell the farm, they kept us informed on what potential buyers were saying and how much interest we were getting.  We got the farm sold fairly quickly, and we felt we got the best price we could get for the farm.  We were satisfied with the farm sale, and we were pleased that we chose Iowa Land Company.
– Randy Benson


Iowa Land Company was the right decision for us when we decided to sell our family farm. Cody and the rest of the team at Iowa Land Company were knowledgeable and professional from appraisal to closing. Their attention to detail and expansive advertising insured that we received the best outcome from the farm auction. They are a family business that always consider your best interests.
-Duane Patterson