FarmlandFinder acquired by New York-based EasyKnock

Des Moines startup FarmlandFinder announced today that it has been acquired by EasyKnock, a residential sale-leaseback platform based in New York.

EasyKnock allows American homeowners to convert their equity to cash by selling the property to EasyKnock while remaining in the home they love as a renter. The acquisition will allow EasyKnock to expand its services to a broader audience. Earlier this month, the company ranked No. 568 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.

“FarmlandFinder is an innovative platform addressing challenges of U.S. farmers,” said Jarred Kessler, founder and CEO of EasyKnock in a release. “Today’s acquisition brings FarmlandFinder’s platform and expertise to EasyKnock, strengthening our offering and our commitment to providing new ways for homeowners and now landowners to convert their equity to cash.”

Launched in 2016 by Steven Brockshus, FarmlandFinder is an online marketplace for agricultural real estate that offers a suite of tools to help land professionals with farmland acquisition, valuation, and analysis.

“We’re thrilled to continue to build our offering as part of the EasyKnock team,” said Brockshus. “The addition of our rural farmland offering with EasyKnock’s products, platform, and reach is a powerful new option for more Americans looking for liquidity.”

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Previous coverage

FarmlandFinder announces online farm sale-leaseback program -Feb. 12, 2021

FarmlandFinder raises $3 million -Dec. 3, 2019

FarmlandFinder wins American Farm Bureau’s Ag Innovation Challenge -Jan. 15, 2019

FarmlandFinder expands product to 12 states -Jan. 7, 2019