“Finding a realtor who is as knowledgeable as Ellie is rare”

My husband and I highly recommend getting in contact with Ellie Perkins with California Outdoor Properties if you are looking to purchase agricultural property. She is prompt, easy to get ahold of, and went above and beyond for us throughout the buying process. Her agricultural background also provides her valuable industry insights. Those insights allow her to accurately represent her properties and point her clients in the right direction. My husband and I had been working to find and purchase a ranching home base for the past two years and, in my opinion, finding a relator who is as knowledgeable as Ellie is rare.” – McKay

Ellie Perkins is super helpful, very professional, and just a solid person.

“Ellie Perkins is super helpful, very professional, and just a solid person. I would recommend your firm, and if I do go back to buying land, I will definitely use Outdoor Properties of Nevada.” -Jeff A.

Todd has one of THE BEST websites and media presences for open lands in the business!

Todd has one of THE BEST websites and media presences for open lands in the business. From their website, videos, and use of tools like Land.Id they give all prospective buyers everything they need to see if a deal fits their portfolio.
I definitely look up to Todd and the crew at California Outdoor Properties for what the gold standard should be in this industry.

– Chuck N.

Janet, Ed, and Jeremy did an outstanding job representing us!

We wasted a year with another agent with zero results. This team came to us in April and we had an offer in May. The property is off-grid and had unpermitted living quarters in a large permitted building. The team helped us through the permitting process and found us a buyer very quickly. Needless to say, the whole process got complicated very quickly dealing with the Amador Building Department. 
After 4 weeks of jumping through hoops, they guided us through the process and kept our buyer apprised and interested with all the unexpected twists and turns. Congratulations on a job well done! – Recent Seller

Deeply Impressed by the Quality of Video Productions

Hello Todd,

I have just watched your video presentation of the York Ranch and the Joseph Creek Basin properties. While I am not interested in purchasing either property, I am a psychologist living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and I just wanted to tell you how deeply impressed I was by the quality of the video productions. You managed to conjure a whole way of life and an appealing slice of the great American west that I found deeply appealing. By the way, did you do the voice-over in the videos? I found the narrator’s voice and the script he read to be magical. Thank you for two wonderful presentations of two beautiful parts of God’s magnificent creation. I hope you and your family will remain safe and healthy in this difficult time.

All the best,


You are Amazing!

I recommend your organization whenever I have the opportunity; you are amazing. – Previous Seller of California Outdoor Properties

Realtor Connections

From agent to Bruce Renfrew: I have really appreciated your high level of knowledge of the area and your listing, your integrity and willingness to help our buyer tackle their concerns.  You have been such a delight to work with.  You are definitely on my referral list!

Your Videos are the best 4 minutes on YouTube

Good evening Todd,

Your videos are about the best 4 minutes on YouTube without a doubt. We’re a family of 8 and my kids love to watch one before bed after praying every night.  God bless you and keep up the good work! – Daniel

Amy made the selling process as easy as can be!

“Amy made the selling process as easy as can be. Very easy to work with and she was always there to answer any questions I had through the whole process. Highly recommend.”

I can’t speak highly enough…

Todd…I can’t speak highly enough of my interaction with both  Donna and Peggy ….. two of the nicest Realtors asking the best questions that I’ve ever dealt with. I just thought you should know and they really seem to be all about team. Hope you’re having a good day. – Bill

Volanti Duck Club “Much thanks to John & Charlie for a job well done…”

“We, at Volanti, want to thank your company for an excellent marketing program. Also much thanks to John and Charlie for a job well done. The sale of our club was due to your agents hard work, and I mean hard work! They were always reachable if we had any questions or concerns and gave us updates after every club showing. They both were great to work with. Being knowledgeable hunters was an asset. If I hear of any club thinking of selling I will let John and Charlie know. ”

The Volanti Duck Club

“They found us a great buyer and handled everything that needed to be done…making it very easy and enjoyable for us.”

The recent benefit from dealing with three very capable, enjoyable and professional women at California Outdoor Properties, in Yreka, CA, resulted in a sale in Sept 2020. It needs to be stated that property in our area is not necessarily fast moving when it is at the high end of the market – and each of our reps was determined to get us the price we wanted … knowing it would not be the money we spent in the building process. They found us a great buyer and handled everything that need to be done … making it very easy and enjoyable for us.
“Selling real estate is tough and everyone, who has sold a home, knows how stressful it can be. Add to it COVID-19 concerns and ask yourself ‘How would you feel about having total strangers come into your home?’ That’s precisely the concerns we had and the gals at COP were very sensitive to that issue. In addition to all the wonderful things they did for us, they made sure that we felt comfortable with the tours they conducted. We could not be more pleased!” That is the statement my wife just made about our relationship with COP. I have to agree with every word! And add … “The network of prospects these folks have is amazing and the advertising they do – to make sure your property looks great and is seen by people all over the western US – is fantastic! Obviously it also WORKS!” Former owners of RebelsLair.Calm – 5800 Ager Beswick Road in Montague CA. – Tim & Lisa

“The Team Kathy Hayden, Amy Friend, & Nicole MacAdam are Absolutely the Best”

“Nicole’s exceptional communication skills made the transaction of selling our property as close to flawless as it gets. She answered every call, text, and email quickly and offered the expertise we needed to make decision’s during the selling process. The team of Kathy Hayden, Amy Friend, and Nicole MacAdam are absolutely the BEST! Thank you California Outdoor Properties!!!”- Rick & Teresa Anderson, Sellers

“CeCe is a Pro”

“I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I appreciated all of the hard work CeCe Short & Robin Short did recently on the sale of my house & lot at Lake Berryessa Highlands.

It was tough for them – I had some major work to get done, then Covid-19 came into the game.

During this difficult time, CeCe kept me updated on the latest RE happenings. When it was again time to show, she took great care making sure anyone coming to my place had all of the necessary masks, etc.

CeCe is a pro – I was very glad to have her as my agent. She knows the area well, went above and beyond at odd hours many times to get my place sold and closed, ensured all details were taken care of and got it all accomplished during a very trying time!

I want to make sure you know how much I appreciated everything she did to sell my house and property.” – Debbie, Seller,”A Very Happy Client”

You are a lucky employer!!!

Dear Sir,

You are a lucky employer!!!

You have working for you  the most Professional,  Punctual and Personality Plus lady working for you.

Nikki has led us through the entire home buying process with amazing skill. We have done several Real Estate purchases

and sales in our 60 + years. Nikki is by far the most astute, knowledgeable and pleasant agent we have experienced.

Nikki should be commended for her outstanding work and work ethic.


Please extend our good wishes to an outstanding employee ,Nikki Rodriguez.


Tom and Verna Caraway

Engs-Ward team at California Outdoor Properties

“My experience with Charlie Engs and John Ward at California Outdoor Properties was very positive. From the very beginning they moved quickly to pull together an outstanding marketing package with photography and Drone video. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the property sold, not to mention getting my sales price. Charlie, John are true professionals who worked diligently to handle the details to ensure a smooth and timely closing on the sale. I would certainly recommend the Engs-Ward team at California Outdoor Properties to all my friends and family.”  ~ Al Firenzi, Seller

Bruce would be my choice as an agent in any area of real estate we chose


Let me begin by saying thank you from my wife Sharon and myself for everything you and your team have done in the completion of the sale of the Sorce ranch.

I want to especially commend Bruce Renfrew for the job he has done. He was professional, understanding , extremely competent , worked us through the ups and downs and was so responsive.

With my travel schedule abroad, he worked with Sharon, always keeping her up to date on the latest developments of our ranch and the market in general. Answered any questions and if he did not know the answer, he got back to us in a very short duration of time. He has become a friend and confidant.

We have lived in many places around the world, and bought and sold many properties, but Bruce would be my choice as an agent in any area of real estate we chose.

Please pass on our appreciation and thanks. We have bought a beautiful ranch outside of Nashville Tennessee, and we will retire here thanks to Bruce.

Good luck in your future transactions and we will be your number one reference for any one who needs one.

Charlie Engs & John Ward

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie Engs and John Ward from California Outdoor Properties in sourcing and purchasing my ranch. They, and the rest of the team at California Outdoor Properties, are consummate professionals, who worked diligently and tirelessly to ensure a smooth buying process for me. Charlie and John are efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable, and I would recommend them highly to anyone looking to buy a ranch in Northern California.


Buster Posey – SF Catcher, 5-Time All-Star, and 3-Time World Champion

Once in a while you get to work with someone who makes a difference…

Once in a while you get to work with someone that really makes a difference between a real estate transaction and a great experience. Kathy Hayden is that someone. I recently purchased a property she had listed in Callahan CA.

I found the property on your website which I had been looking at for the past 2 years. The difficult part in this whole thing was I made an offer in May but I was going to be in Alaska commercial salmon fishing June-July and would be out of touch with most of the known world. There were a few dicey situations that came up and she competently took care of them such as ownership of a well. If she hadn’t the deal would not have gone through.

I wanted to take a minute to let you know you have an all-star working for you.

Best Regards,


Bruce Renfrew

“As a physician in a busy private practice, I have the privilege of meeting many interesting people in life in a variety of settings. In time, I have come to a very basic, but I think important realization. The most brilliant and technically gifted individual cannot attain any meaningful success in the absence of integrity and strong interpersonal skills. Bruce’s personality, work ethic, and real estate expertise are a perfect distillation of this concept. Those fortunate enough to know him would certainly agree that his insight into, and passion for rural real estate are overshadowed only by his humble and warm personality. His kindness and calm demeanor made me, my wife and small children feel instantly at ease…..He is among very few people whom I can genuinely say I would entrust with the lives of my loved ones. I know I will stay in touch with him for many, many years to come.”


-Dr. Shawn Skaife, M.D.

“Working with Todd has been amazing!”

Todd has been unbelievably patient, available, and skilled.  He has  guided delicate, emotional negotiations between me and the previous owner.  He has found creative solutions to seemingly unsurmountable logistic problems.  Helped me navigate County and Coastal regulations. Sat thru endless meetings with me. Showed with tools when needed.  And lent me his three teenage kids for a day of on-site adventure cleanup!

During what should have been intensely stressful, he reminds me that property ownership should be fun… It has truly been a pleasure working with him.

G.G.  Mendocino County, CA

Rocking R Ranch


I wanted to send you a personal note to reiterate Judy’s comments about how glad we are that we switched to work with you & appreciate all you did to help us. 

 Best of luck to you & your business!    

-Seller of Rocking R Ranch

A BIG thank you


A big thank you to you and your colleagues for the excellent job you did on this transaction. Your knowledge, patience, and willingness to help us whenever you could was greatly appreciated. 

-Buyer of The Teal Club

Jim Martin

December 8, 2015

“To Whom It May Concern,

We recently purchased a ranch in California and had a great experience with realtor James Martin of California Outdoor Properties. Jim is experienced, knowledgeable and professional; he has a lot of contacts in real estate and banking and he is a really nice person! Jim is attentive and a reliable communicator, both of which are extremely important in real estate transactions.

Jim answered every one of our questions promptly and was readily accessible by both email and phone. Jim is dedicated to client satisfaction and has demonstrated that he is willing to go “above and beyond” to help solve problems that may arise. When we had trouble with our lending agency, Jim found an alternate lender that solved the problem within a day and allowed us to complete the purchase of our ranch. Jim also continued to be of help after the purchase was completed.

We highly recommend James Martin without any hesitation. We would also be happy to talk about our experience, so please feel free to call us if you have any questions.”


Grant and Susan

Todd & Marty Renfrew

Dear Marty and Todd,

Do you realize what you have done? You have made me the happiest person on earth! Thanks to my dear friend, Saied Gborbani, for finding the best specialist there is in outdoor properties.

My dear husband and I worked so hard to purchase and build our business, the Buckeye Ranch, in Vacaville. It was a labor of love – eighteen hours a day, seven days a week – and we loved it.

Fortunately, I began buying another of my dreams fourteen years ago to eventually retire to. After Bob’s passing, twelve years ago, continuing on alone finally was a bit more than I can handle. I needed to retire but did not know who to turn to. I remembered our dear friend Saied, who had always made sure to stop by the Buckeye now and then to be certain things were going well. He searched for the best there is in specializing in ranch properties and found you!

Todd, you and Marty work together as Bob and I did, and that is a wonderful thing! Thank you very much for all you have done to help me and my dreams for the future.”

Very Truly yours,

Heather of Heather Glen

Robin Short

Dear Mr. Renfrew,

My husband and I would like to write you regarding one of your agents, Robin Short, to inform you of the superb work she and CeCe Short did to sell our property in Calistoga. Robin took the lead on this project and is an extremely diligent, patient and good natured person. She undertook a great amount of responsibility and strategizing in order to accomplish a positive outcome.

She helped us through many steps to get the property presentable, including walking the property with a “water witch” to find the exact place to drill a well (they were very successful!). Robin kept us informed about the status of our property, and was always helpful and supportive when we faced obstacles and needed recommendations and follow through. We would like you to know that this sale was very complex and Robin had to deal with many trying personalities. She did this with an always upbeat attitude, much resilience and incredible patience. This was a long process and we are so grateful and thrilled that we were able to sell our parcel with a clean, thorough and positive result.

We recommend Robin without any hesitation whatsoever and thought that you should know of your exemplary agent.

Christine Remy
Jack Holton

Antelope Valley Ranch

Hi Todd –

Now that escrow has closed on the sale of the Antelope Valley Ranch, we want to tell you how much we appreciate your professionalism and support throughout the process.

You captured the essence of our ranch in your marketing, positioning and media selection.
This led to an efficient sales process that delivered qualified and motivated buyers.

Once escrow opened, you led us through all the hoops without a hitch.

We believe that California Outdoor Properties, your network of brokers and relationship with Cabala’s Trophy Properties made the difference in an efficient, professional and a very successful outcome.

Thanks, and we hope to see you one day, down the road.

Frank and Nancy Sammann

“Thanks for all of your help!” Big Light Ranch

Hi Todd,

We wanted to extend our gratitude for your assistance in selling the ranch. It was an interesting process, that is for sure, and as with most challenges I believe we are all the better for it. Sandy handled the situation with professionalism and sensitivity, not to mention patience, and the outcome was good for all. In today’s world it is not often that a company is the perfect combination of professional and down to earth client-centered, and with you at the helm California Outdoor Properties is. We truly feel that you and Sandy placed our best interest before yours at every turn, and that is rare indeed.
Thanks again, Todd.

Lee and Holly

Steele Canyon Road

“It was such a pleasure to work with CeCe & Robin Short. They are very efficient and made the whole process very easy for me. I would definitely use them again and refer them to my friends and family.”

– Dennis Dellinges

Sky Mountain


Our move would not have been possible without your help! We have dealt with numerous agents on our path to finding and buying our “forever home” and your knowledge of the business, desire to help both the seller and the buyer, and your patience and willingness to go the extra mile for your clients, far surpasses all agents we have worked with. We truly are grateful for your help and firmly believe it would not have been possible to acquire our new ranch without you as our agent.

Thank You for your time.
Chip Johnson & CJs POLICE K-9s

10,000 acre Big Valley Ranch

Todd, you did an excellent job all the way around and I consider you the best ranch broker that I’ve ever known. Thank you very much.”

Sellers of Big Valley Ranch

Rebel’s Lair

Good day, Kathy,

What else can be said but “What a beautiful display of our property?!” Thanks for making our day and doing such a beautiful layout. Lisa and I are very pleased with your work … and the photos you took – to make our home look even more lovely and inviting for the viewer – are really good. It’s easy to see why you said “I take pride in my photos.”

Lisa remarked, more than once about the effort and time you put into making them “different and good.” I have to say it certainly paid off!

Tim and Lisa Gregerson

Eaton Land

Ceci Dale-Cesmat was the agent representing the Sellers of Eaton Land.
“We had worked with Ceci before and that was our reason for selecting Cabela’s Trophy Properties to represent our property. She is an excellent agent and really knows rural properties.”

Indian Creek

“Todd, it has been SUCH a wonderful summer. We continue to discover lakes and trails and just pinch ourselves because every day holds such beauty. The local people are great, too! Just wanted to thank you again for helping us buy our dream. It has surpassed all expectations.”

Owners of Indian Creek, Taylorsville, CA

Chasing Rainbows

“It was a real pleasure working with Kathy Hayden. This was a long distance deal and Kathy made it happen without any problems. Great Job!”

Going Above and Beyond

Todd –
We have been busy unpacking and getting settled – I just wanted to let you know how we appreciate your time spent on getting Spanish Springs sold – I have nothing but good things to say about your ethics and professional way of doing business.Spanish Springs was a challenge to sell and you waded through all the problems and issues with grace and composure – A pleasure to do business with – stay in touch.

Gary Gragnani

Comments & Photos from Satisfied Customers

“We couldn’t have been happier with the job Todd Renfrew did on selling our ranch property in Northern California. Todd was a complete professional. He went way beyond what a “normal” realtor would do! Todd, working through Cabela’s countrywide presence, did a great job of advertising and promoting our ranch. The ads were beautiful, well written, and did the trick. We can’t recommend Todd and Cabela’s high enough.”

Judith Barath-Black & John Black
Santa Cruz, California

Customer Testimonial

Joe and I were very impressed with Todd Renfrew of California Outdoor Properties when we bought the Anderson Ranch in Modoc County in 2006. We have since listed (and sold very quickly) one of our properties and also have our 2080 acre White Horse Canyon Ranch listed with him as well. We have been very satisfied with the marketing efforts of his company and Cabela’s Trophy Properties. They are the best!”

Joe & Judie Brown
Alturas, CA