About us

The Acreage Division of DCA sells Acreage, Timberland, Hunting Land, Waterfront  |   Our Team

Who We Are?

 land, waterfront, farms, acreage, services, real estateIn 1975 Daniel Crapps opened a one-man office in Live Oak, Florida. Since then, Daniel Crapps Agency, Inc. has moved to Lake City, Florida and has a sales force of approximately 16 agents and 3 full-time employees.

The Farms and Acreage Division was formed in 1987 and consisted of Daniel Crapps, Katrina Blalock and Baynard Ward. Chuck Davis joined the organization in 1997. This division was formed for the purpose of concentrating marketing efforts on specialized types of property, primarily land sales within the greater North Florida area. In 2000 they organized a group of investors for the purpose of purchasing large timber tracts and in 2000 were successful in purchasing over 29,000 acres in North Florida. At the request of this partnership, they subdivided the property into large tracts, created a marketing plan and were successful in selling out within eighteen months. As of March 2020, our Farms and Acreage Division has been instrumental in selling over 386,936 acres and just since 2012 our sales surpassed $166,946,156 with a brighter future on the horizon.

Our Experience

With combined efforts of over 95 years of real estate experience this Acreage Team is second to none and they are committed to quality growth and development. They work collectively and responsibly in the fulfillment of their customers detailed needs and desires leaving no stone unturned. They have assisted hundreds of buyers and sellers with 1031 Tax Free Exchanges and know the importance of, “Time is of the Essence”. Their extensive combined experience along with a long list of cooperating brokers throughout Florida and Georgia allows customers a full range of properties to consider in numerous areas.

land, waterfront, farms, acreage, services, real estate

Meet Our Team

Baynard WardBaynard Ward

Baynard Ward is a native Floridian born and reared in Suwannee County, Florida. Baynard became a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker in 1974 and has 44 years of professional experience in the real estate industry. He is currently as licensed broker in Florida and Georgia.

Baynard was raised on a farm and has experience in row crops, pasture and hay production, beef cattle, and timber. He was employed with Star Petroleum Corporation for six years with responsibilities that included oil and gas lease acquisition, title work and damage settlements. Some of Baynard’s clients include Champion Realty Corporation (a subsidiary of Champion International), Nature Conservancy, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Tenneco Packaging Corporation (formerly Packaging Corporation of America). In 1986, Baynard joined the Daniel Crapps Agency of Georgia, Inc. and was instrumental in developing the Farms & Acreage division of the agency. During that time, he has represented several large timber companies in disposing of their properties. To date, he has personally been involved in the sale of over 380,675 acres of land in Florida and Georgia. Baynard has served as President of the Lake City Board of Realtors and has also served on the Board of Directors. At the request of Champion Realty, Baynard served four years on the board of supervisors of the Crossings at Fleming Island Community Development District in Clay County, Florida.

email: ward@danielcrapps.com  |  386-397-6859 Cell
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