Qualifications of Traegen Knight

Headquarters West, Ltd.
PO BOX 1980
St. Johns, AZ 85936
P: (928) 524-7004
C: (602) 228-3494

Traegen grew up in Springerville, Arizona working on his family’s ranch.  In youth he was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA through high school.  Traegen obtained a B.S. degree in Agribusiness from Arizona State University in 1999 and began a career in farm and ranch real state in 2000. 

Traegen joined Headquarters West, Ltd. in 2004 where he performs appraisal writing on farms and ranches of various sizes throughout Arizona and New Mexico.  He provides real estate consulting, management, land research, mineral/water lease and royalty negotiations.  Traegen has served as an expert witness providing testimony for administrative hearings on real estate values and ranch management as well as real estate depositions.  He performs ranch, farm and property sales and marketing throughout Arizona and New Mexico.  He is also an estate executor for a large ranching family in Arizona.  Traegen recently served as a commissioner on a three member panel for a large real estate partition case in northern Arizona.  Traegen, along with his wife Marilyn and their five children, own and operator a 500+ head commercial cow/calf business in northern Arizona.  Volunteer work includes helping with the local 4-H activities, Apache County Fair, Boys & Girls Club, youth basketball and the Arizona National Livestock Show.

Professional License

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

Agricultural and Civic Organizations

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Arizona Cattle Grower's Association
National FFA Alumni Association - Lifetime Member
Arizona State FFA Alumni Association - Lifetime Member
Apache County Fair
Boys & Girls Club
Youth Basketball
Arizona National Livestock Show - Auction Committee Member

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

Partial List of Clients

NM and AZ Land Company Anderson Clayton Corp. Hopi Tribe
Farm Credit Services Southwest Grand Canyon Trust Dobson Family Farms
Babbitt Ranches Farm Service Agency Lands Crop of Arizona
Bank One Zuni Tribe Arizona Land & Water
ORO - JJJ Corp. Cole Companies Snell & Wilmer
Wells Fargo Bank Bar T Bar Ranch Catholic Church - Gallup Diocese
Salt River Project Great Basin Land & Water US Forest Service
The Stockmen's Bank C Spear Ranch H Bar V Ranch
Arizona State Land Dept. Olsen-Smith Ltd. Hunt Oil
Arizona Cattle Growers Assoc. Landgly Properties AZ Game & Fish
LDS Church BHP Mining Badge Creek Corp.
Meixler Investment Management    


B.S. Degree in Agribusiness from ASU, 1999