How to find motivated seller w/ house & 5 acres


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I don’t know whether CRE or this particular forum is the best place to post this, because my goal is not to profit from investing in a piece of real estate per se, but I’ll give it a try. A friend and I want to transition to a small commercial farming operation growing mushrooms, raising some goats for milk & cheese making and growing vegetables. Are the methods of finding motivated sellers for houses that include some acreage the same as those for finding strictly residential properties? (We’re looking for a house that includes a minimum of five acres.)

We do have funds to buy a property, but we would also like to find motivated sellers in order to get the best value.

BTW, we wold consider houses with land in several possible states including:

VA
MD
PA
VT
CO
NM
MT
OR

and possibly others.

Thanks. I welcome all suggestions and comments.

Patrick