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In the Spotlight

Institute Auctioneers Inducted

into the Hall of Fame

L-R: Rowell, Schrader, and Sheridan

Congratulations to three Institute auctioneer members Tommy Rowell, of Moultrie, GA, Rex Schrader, ALC, of Columbia City, IN, and Bill Sheridan of Mason, MI, who were inducted into the Auctioneer Hall of Fame. Rowell, Schrader, and Sheridan were recognized for their hard work, continued success, leadership, and commitment to the industry. The Hall of Fame was established in 1961 and only 146 auctioneers hold this honor.

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Unbridle and Unleash Your Potential

at the 2015 National Land Conference

 for the 2015 National Land Conference: Unbridled. Unleashed., held March 23-25 in Tucson, AZ to release your full potential and build the competitive advantage--with industry expert advice, peer collaboration, and fresh ideas for the future. You'll expand your business and even make deals. Visit the conference website for more details and register.

ALCs Earn $100,000 More

The results of a REALTORS® Land Institute survey in which 200 random land specialists participated indicated that the average Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) earned $373,925, which is approximately $100,000 more a year than the average earned by non-designee respondents. The largest ALC transaction in 2013 was $80 million and the largest ALC transaction reported to date in 2014 is $562 million. Many aspire to attain the ALC designation, an indication of the most accomplished, experienced, educated, and highest performing land professional across the country.

Waters of the U.S. Call for Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has released a proposed rule to revise the definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) for all Clean Water Act (CWA) programs. The REALTORS® Land Institute is advocating for  this proposal to be completely withdrawn and strongly encourages all Institute members and land professionals to submit a personalized letter giving your voice to why this proposed rule should be withdrawn. The deadline for letters is October 20. Download the template letter.

Welcome New Members


The Institute has welcomed over 160 new members in 2014. Membership drives the organization and these new members have taken the next step in their careers to enhance performance, expand their network, and build valuable professional knowledge. A warm welcome is extended to all of these new members.

Not yet a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership

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