Qualifications of Traegen H. Knight

Qualifications and Licenses

  • Arizona Real Estate Salesperson License - #686603
  • Arizona Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - #31167

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management – Arizona State University – May 1999

Technical Training

  • Advanced Rural Appraisal
  • Appraising Conservation Easements
  • Principles of Rural Appraisal
  • Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Fundamentals of Rural Appraisal
  • Rural Business Valuation
  • Advanced Sales Confirmation
  • Real Estate Sales Licensing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Intro to Contract Writing
  • Highest and Best Use
  • Tax Analysis I & II
  • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions


Headquarters West Ltd., St. Johns, Arizona
Perform fee appraisal writing on farms and ranches of various sizes throughout Arizona and New Mexico.  Provide real estate consulting, land research, mineral & water lease & royalty negotiations.  Perform ranch, farm and property sales and marketing throughout Arizona and New Mexico.   – May 2004 to present.

Ganado Group, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona
Perform fee appraisal writing, and compile comparable sales database for fee appraisals, property management for ranches in Arizona and New Mexico including over 90,000 acres and 12 lessees.  Duties also include farm and ranch sales, collateral inspections and property inspection. – March 2000 to May 2004.
Natural Resource Conservation Service, Springerville, Arizona
Document Emergency Watershed Program (EWP) status, file governmental reports, monitor rangeland and wildlife condition including soil and water quality and enforce grazing deferment of private and state trust lands. – August 1999 to March 2000.
Reeds Motor Lodge Springerville, Arizona
Assistant manager and motel desk clerk for family business.  Duties included customer service, staff supervision up to eight employees, property maintenance, business promotion, night audit, and problem solving. – January 1992 to March 2000.

K5 Enterprises Springerville, Arizona
Early experience on family ranch including, animal husbandry, veterinary practice, maintenance and ranch management.  Worked together with the Forest Service, State Land Department and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, to design and implement best management practices for rangelands in Apache County, Arizona.


  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers - Member
  • Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association – Member
  • Arizona National Livestock Show - Auction Committee Member
  • Arizona FFA Organization - Past State Officer
  • National FFA Alumni Association – Lifetime Member
  • Arizona Junior Hereford Association - Past State President
  • Arizona State FFA Alumni Association – Lifetime Member

Partial List of Clients

  • New Mexico and Arizona Land Company
  • Farm Credit Services Southwest
  • Babbitt Ranches
  • Bank One
  • O RO Ranch – JJJ Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Salt River Project
  • The Stockmen’s Bank
  • Arizona State Land Department
  • Arizona Cattle Growers Association
  • Anderson Clayton Corp.
  • Grand Canyon Trust
  • Farm Service Agency
  • The Zuni Tribe
  • Cole Companies
  • Bar T Bar Ranch
  • Great Basin Land & Water
  • C Spear Ranch
  • Olsen-Smith Ltd.
  • Langley Properties
  • The Hopi Tribe
  • Dobson Family Farms
  • Land Corp of Arizona, Inc.
  • Arizona Land & Ranches
  • Snell & Wilmer
  • Catholic Church – Gallup Diocese
  • United States Forest Service
  • H Bar V Ranch
  • Bar Flying V Ranch
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Arizona Game & Fish Department
  • LDS Church
  • BHP Mining Company
  • Badger Creek Corp.
  • Meixler Investment Management

Partial list of properties sold

Traegen H. Knight
Headquarters West, Ltd.
PO BOX 1980
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (928) 524-3740, Fax: (928) 563-7004, Cell: (602) 228-3494
Email: info@headquarterswest.com

Web: www.headquarterswest.com/traegen