Matt Skinner

SPECIALTY: Broker / Owner

Iowa land broker Matt Skinner is no stranger to what makes up Iowa Land. Growing up on a  farm in Iowa he became “in tune” the hard way, at a early age the amount of sweat, equity, and hard work that went into financing and operating a profitable farm. Matt is a successful entrepreneur, getting involved in real estate at a early age. With having partnered in a real estate investment company it gave him unique education and experience with real estate. That ignited a fire in Matt, in hope that one day his passion of working in Iowa land sales would a be life long career. He specializes in farmland and recreational land sales in Iowa. When he isn’t out meeting with farmers or connecting buyers and sellers in land transactions, he turns toward spending as much time outdoors as he can. In his off time he is hunting or fishing with his family and friends. Matt combines both his passion for land and business to offer his clients with a unique service, a representative service that you will find unmatched when buying or selling Iowa land. Contact Matt today to talk land and allow him too put his experience and knowledge to work for you. 

Words from Matt

Being In the Land business is more than a career for me. Representing landowners with positive results is a life passion for me. Buying or selling a farm is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make in life. Emotions run high, I’ve worked through it with clients first hand. I take it on myself to communicate the details to help ease the process of the sale. Building relationships and working with clients is satisfying, working hard too make those clients happy after representing them in an Iowa land transactions is extremely rewarding for me. From the time I am first contacted I lead with a forward guided view depending on the situation and clients needs and desires. Let’s work!

Matts Past Land Broker and Client Success

Matt has been in the farmland real estate and land auction business since 2016. Matt has had a great deal of success working with his land clients . Over the years Matt has transacted 250 + land sales totaling over 26,000 + acres of land across Iowa.

Matts Favorite Quote- ” Remember that reputation and integrity are your most valuable assets- and can be lost in a heartbeat. ” – Charlie Munger

Extremely happy customer!! Matt was there every step of the way through the process and exceeded every expectation I had! Matt made the process very easy and was always just a phone call away if I had any questions! I would highly recommend this company if you are planning on selling any land.
-Boone County Stacey Elam


It was a pleasure working with Matt Skinner and Iowa Land Company to sell an 80 acre portion of an inherited farm. The entire interaction was done successfully by phone and email/text from Pennsylvania. Matt impressed us with his knowledge of farm land and farming. We have no regrets with ILC handling the auction of our Boone County farm.
– Linda(Sprecher) and Robert Heithoff


Matt & Luke are very much in touch with land prices. They were very helpful with us 6 on mom’s estate. 3 selling 3 keeping. their knowledge of Iowa land helped us decide what to sell and what to keep so everyone was equal was great. Matt and Luke were always there to answer questions.
– Humboldt County Howard Entler


Matt Skinner and the Iowa Land Company represented me in the sale of my farm. They were very professional and very accommodating. I felt no pressure from them at any time during the sales process and I greatly appreciated how much time they took to answer my dozens and dozens of questions. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to sell their farm.
– Monona County DeAnna Swaim


I am very pleased that Iowa Land Company represented us in the sale of our farmland. They were very thorough in their research of the area, soil type, photos, etc. Matt kept in touch with us every step of the way. Luke and Matt did a wonderful job of advertising and made the sale a success
– Calhoun County Janis Lindstrom


I highly recommend Iowa Land Company. I was very impressed with their professionalism and knowledge as to the land market. Fantastic job on advertising, and coordinating dates and location for the auction. I worked with Matt and he was very communicative and quick to respond to any questions I had, (no question was too small) and keeping me updated as to what to expect at all times.
– Jasper County Kristi Hammond


Iowa Land Company was excellent to work with in helping us sell our land, I give them 5 Stars and more! Matt Skinner was very knowledgeable and thorough. From choosing which auction company to go with, to closing on the sale, we couldn’t have asked for a better team. They helped us navigate unfamiliar territory every step of the way. Highly recommend!
– Jasper County Kelly Podrazo


Matt and everyone at Iowa Land Company were great to work with on the auction of our family farm. They understood the emotions and stress in dealing with the sale of a family farm that had been in the family for a very long time. They provided an outstanding, easy to understand proposal and walked the family members through every step of the process. They easily met every projected date associated with the auction and conducted a very professional auction. We strongly recommend Iowa Land Company. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to Matt, Luke and everyone on their team. Julie Austin (on behalf of the Goodell Family, Humboldt, Iowa)
– Humboldt County Julie & Terry Austin


Iowa Land Company did a great job selling our 55 acre property in Carroll County. Luke Skinner had a sensitivity to the history of land ownership in the area, and the team did a good job reaching out to local land owners. Luke handled seller input and questions from two coasts. Our local contact, who attended the auction, was impressed by the professionalism of the event, and we were excited to watch it via YouTube.
– Mark Halbur & Lori (Halbur) Krinsky


When it came time for choosing a Company to represent the family’s farm sale, there were many options to choose from. One Company stood out, Iowa Land Company. Their marketing plan and proven auction process sealed the deal for the family’s decision to go with ILC. They did everything they said they would do. When market obstacles became a challenge they didn’t blink, they stood tall and took care of business and closed the sale. Matt Skinner and his brothers are honest, experienced and passionate professionals who care about the people and their farms they represent. Their services are highly recommended..
– Iowa Land Seller


We decided to sell our Century farm in early November and on December 31st we had the money in the bank. Given this quick turnaround, they clearly were very effective in getting the message out to prospective buyers. We are very pleased with the professional approach of Matt and Luke Skinner and we highly recommend the Iowa Land Company. Every marketing strategy that they used was effective in getting and exceeding the that we had for the sale. There was excellent communication before, during, and after the sale. Given the personal magnitude of the decision to market our property, this high level of communication was very important. We could not be more satisfied with our decision to list our farm with Iowa Land Company.
– Calhoun County Tom and Bev Bruening


Matt & Luke are very much in touch with land prices. They were very helpful with us 6 on mom’s estate. 3 selling 3 keeping. their knowledge of Iowa land helped us decide what to sell and what to keep so everyone was equal was great. Matt and Luke were always there to answer questions.
– Humboldt County Land Seller


Luke and Matt did a great job selling our family farm in Sioux County, Iowa. It was a complicated transaction that involved seven sellers living out of state. We appreciated their timely response to our questions and their polite and professional manner.
– Jennifer Dejong


Luke and Matt did an excellent job marketing and selling our family farm in Wright County, Iowa. Their marketing material including a drone video was excellent. Luke and Matt were very professional and responsive and overall it was a pleasure working with them.
– Dibben Family Trust – Wright County


Having been a residential broker in California with some experience in real estate marketing but none in farmland – my wife wanted to find someone who could appreciate her parent’s farm and would market it with consideration and respect for the other local farmers.. We checked with several other agencies-  Iowa Land Company was our choice. They exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t have been a better experience from start to finish. Matt was our broker, a pleasure – thanks again Matt!
– John and Holly Hardin


I worked with Luke and Matt on the sale of some of my land in Buena Vista County. I was impressed by not only their knowledge but also their professionalism in the marketing and then the sale of this land. A lot of great compliments after the auction on their professionalism. I would recommend the Iowa Land Company to anyone who is either looking to buy or sell.
– Ellrich Trust – Buena Vista County


Matt and Luke Skinner did an excellent job in the sale of my farm. Would use again if I needed a realtor! Highly recommend!
– Darline Burgdorf


My entire experience with the Iowa Land Company was very impressive, from start to finish. We contacted Iowa Land Company and the very next day Luke and Matt traveled many miles to the property located in extreme Western Plymouth County Iowa. They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend this company, so grateful we chose them. They were always willing to go above and beyond my expectations. This company gets 5 stars on every aspect on the sale of our 2 properties.
Hummel Ranch – Plymouth County


From day one I knew I was in good hands, Matt was always there to answer my questions throughout the auction process. The day of the auction my expectations were well surpassed when my farms brought well over the reserve price we set together. I will be doing more business with Matt in the future.
Art Saveraid


I dealt with Matt at Iowa Land Company on buying a farm in Iowa. They are a company that is very professional, honest and follows through on their word. Matt was very helpful for me especially with the fact I lived so far away and he handled it so everything that I needed to do I was able to do locally, and on time. I have nothing but good to say about their company and my experience with them.
Kent Elbert


I want to thank you again for all of your effort in effecting the sale of our farm.
Though there was great interest right from the time that I announced my intention to sell, much of that interest, as I expect normally occurs, was from the good ole boys who wanted to get in early and buy at 1980 prices, and  there were many others interested who really dream of owning a farm, but who do not have the resources to buy, and also of course there were some who had serious interest; you were very good to quickly sort out the serious buyers.
I knew if I accepted every lowball offer that was made, I would just be piling up $180/hr time for my attorney to answer, so I rejected all such offers that got to me, and I know of some that you discouraged before coming to me.
The property aerial You-tube video that you made, was very effective to showplace the farm. Everyone that I sent it to, that I spoke to, was very impressed.  I believe the video had over 500 views.
By you having that ability to produce a video of that caliber you have a very effective tool for the sale of property.
I thank you again for all of your effort for my wife and I in the sale of our property.
Best regards Dennis


Iowa Land Company is a great group of guys to work with! They exceeded our expectations! Their high tech marketing approach was the success to our auction. They always kept us informed with what was going on during the whole process. We want to give a big “Thank You” to all of them for everything they did for our family!
– Pahl Family Farm


We had Iowa Land Company sell some of our land for us. They did a very good job of handling all of the paper work and keeping us informed as things were going. They called quite often and also stopped to visit. They did a great job of selling our land by auction. We know they will do a great job for anyone wanting to sell land either by auction or listing it. We highly recommend them for any kind of real estate transactions you have.
– Condon & Virginia Clark


My name is Connie Coy, I live 4 hours south of Woodburn in Missouri with my family. I can’t tell you how appreciative we are of the great service you gave mom and dad! The constant communication and guidance with them through the process was awesome!  You are definitely proactive and timely! It appears you put as much time and energy in this smaller parcel of land as you do bigger parcels of land and treated them the same as a customer with 500 acres to sell. My brother in-law attended the auction and his feedback of how you handled the business and strived to get them the best price was very impressive. While it was bittersweet for them, it was a relief for my sister and I to know this was being handled by honest, down home, hardworking Iowans! Please tell everyone involved how much their hard work and dedication meant to us!
Thanks again!
– Connie Coy  


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