Generous Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military

Generous Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military
Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, Generously Supports Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP)

December 3, 2013 (Chicago, IL)–The REALTORS® Land Institute announced today that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will fund five Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarships for the Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP). The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be awarded to the first MTP participants who request the scholarship.

The REALTORS® Land Institute created the MTP to support veterans’ employment opportunities through assisting military interested in the land business in earning the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation–an indication of the most accomplished, experienced, and highest performing land sales experts. The program, open to all U.S. Military who have served from 2000 forward, waives fees for one-year of membership to the Institute, offers a complimentary LAND 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage and Marketing course, and one elective LANDU course, valued at over $1500. The Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarship will honor five members with an additional LANDU elective course, for a total of three free courses. Access the application online.

Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, 2013 Institute Meeks Distinguished Service award recipient, is the owner of Eshenbaugh Land Company in Tampa, Florida. As a successful ALC land expert, Eshenbaugh has served as an instructor and course contributor for the Institute. He created the scholarship in honor of his brother John, who was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for valor.

Institute to Launch Exclusive Land Listing Site—THE LAND CONNECTIONS

Institute to Launch Exclusive Land Listing Site—THE LAND CONNECTIONS
REALTORS® Land Institute creates central listing site of land experts

December 13, 2013 (Chicago, IL)- The REALTORS® Land Institute announced that on January 3, 2014 they will unveil THE LAND CONNECTIONS-Do Business with the Best in the Business, the official central listing site for land experts nationwide. The online listing site will display properties from Institute members and prestigious Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs). ALCs are the most knowledgeable, trusted, experienced, and highest producing land experts nationwide.

When buying or selling land, ALCs have the experience, education, and network to create solutions, add value, and build wealth for clients. THE LAND CONNECTIONS will provide a seamless connection between buyers, sellers, and trusted land experts. Those interested in working with an expert land consultant will be able to navigate the listing site to view properties available by location.

On January 3, the website www.thelandconnections.com will go live and a site link will be located on the Institute homepage, www.rliland.com. The homepage of THE LAND CONNECTIONS will include 12 featured listings along with banner advertisements. These opportunities are available for purchase. Call the Institute at 800-441-5263 for pricing.
In order to be featured or listed on the site, land experts must hold membership in the REALTORS® Land Institute, ensuring that clients Do Business with the Best in the Business. Those interested in joining the Institute, please call 1-800-441-5263 or apply online.

Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) honored with 2013 National Commercial Award

Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) honored with 2013 National Commercial Award

The REALTORS® Land Institute
An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®
Clay Taylor, ALC, recognized for his achievements

December 18, 2013 (Chicago, IL) – Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Clay Taylor was awarded the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 National Commercial Award for his excellence in the commercial real estate industry. Taylor is one of 24 national award recipients.

As an ALC, Taylor successfully completed a rigorous education program with a proven track record of performance and a commitment to the land profession. The REALTORS® Land Institute grants the designation to only the most accomplished, experienced, and highest performing land experts across the country.

Clay Taylor, ALC, received the 2013 National Commercial Award because of his local achievements, and dedication to the REALTORS® Land Institute and the land profession. His commitment and successes were acknowledged when he received the 2012 Florida Land REALTOR® of the Year award. Taylor serves as the REALTORS® Land Institute Florida Chapter Treasurer.

Taylor, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, FL was given the Bronze Circle of Distinction award from Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2011 and 2012 for his sales accomplishments.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. An affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information visit www.rliland.com.

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Generous Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds John Eshenbaugh Military Scholarship of the REALTORS® Land Institute

Scholarship Provides Quality Land Education to Military Service Members

December 9, 2014 (Chicago, IL) – The REALTORS ® Land Institute announced today that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will continue to fund five  John Eshenbaugh Military Scholarships of the REALTORS® Land Institute through 2017. The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be available to the first five Military Transition Program (MTP) Applicants who request the scholarship.

The MTP is designed to assist military members in jumpstarting their careers as real estate land professionals. Through this program, the Institute will waive fees for one year of membership, a LAND 101 course, and one elective LANDU course, valued at over $1500. Course hours accumulated will contribute to the requirements of the ALC designation—an indication of the most accomplished, experienced, and high performing land sales experts.

Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, 2013 Institute Meeks Distinguished Service award recipient, is the owner of Eshenbaugh Land Company in Tampa, Florida. As a successful ALC land expert, Eshenbaugh has served as an instructor and course contributor for the Institute. He created the scholarship in honor of his brother John, who was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for valor.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. An affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information visit www.rliland.com.

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Six New Accredited Land Consultants Earn Prestigious Designation

August 28, 2015 (Chicago, IL)—The REALTORS® Land Institute congratulates the following real estate professionals who have recently distinguished themselves by earning the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant designation through the Institute. Earning the ALC designation is an indication of the most accomplished, experienced, educated, and highest performing land experts.

The following Institute members have earned and been conferred the esteemed ALC designation in August:

Albert Allen, ALC; Allen Realty Advisors, Houston, TX
Jeffrey Bernson, ALC, JHB Realty Advisors, Inc., Midvale, UT
Steve Bilicek, ALC, Texas Ag Realty, Richmond, TX
Carell Freeman, ALC, Independent Broker, Humble, TX
Mehdi Mostaedi, ALC, NAI Capital, Victorville, CA
Jason Robbins, ALC, RE/MAX Central Realty, Asheboro, NC

ALCs have successfully completed the rigorous LANDU education requirements, have a proven track record of success in the business and have been evaluated and approved by the Institute’s Designation Committee and Board of Directors. As a result of their commitment to professional development and a strong code of conduct, they are the most trusted land professionals in the industry.

The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. Over 100 years old, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business including the Annual National Land Conference being held on March 11-13 in Dallas, Texas. Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information, visit www.rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.

2015 Land Markets Survey Now Open: What’s Happening in Your Land Market?

November 4, 2015 (Chicago, Ill.) — The REALTORS® Land Institute collaborates twice a year with the research department of the National Associations of REALTORS® to create a biannual Land Markets Survey. This survey is a one-of-a-kind report that benefits the entire land industry and contains pertinent statistics about the current state of the land market. The survey also compares current findings with past findings, setting benchmarks for the industry and revealing new insights to land professionals.

Terri Jensen, ALC Advanced, 2015 Institute National President of REALTORS® Land Institute, shared “This tool provides insight into the land industry’s many market segments:  farm & ranch land, timber, development land, transitional land, and other market segments such as auction and private treaty sales, as well as investor activity. The results of this market survey can be used with your expansion buyers, investors, and 1031 exchange buyers – it’s a great marketing tool!”

To put forth the most accurate, authentic and comprehensive results possible, expert land professionals are encouraged to take the survey before it closes on November 20. All participants will receive a FREE electronic copy of the survey upon its release and will be entered into a drawing for one of two $50 AMEX Gift Cards. The 2015 Land Markets Survey is an instrumental tool for land professionals around the globe, no matter what industry of the land market they serve, and participation is greatly appreciated.

The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. Over 100 years old, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business including the Annual National Land Conference being held on March 11-13 in Dallas, Texas.  Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information, visit www.rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.

REALTORS® Land Institute Lands New EVP As They Look To The Future

March 18, 2016 (Chicago, Ill.)- Bob Turner, ALC, 2016 REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) National President, announced Aubrie Kobernus as the Institute’s new Executive Vice President (EVP) during the 2016 National Land Conference in Dallas last weekend. The change comes as the Institute pushes to bring members added value to their membership in an effort to further enrich their careers as land professionals.

Current RLI President Bob Turner, ALC, expressed “Aubrie has the talent and skills to lead The REALTORS® Land Institute into the future. She is a member-driven leader that has tremendous organizational knowledge and skills from her experience with the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR). We are truly lucky to have a leader with such strong core values and extensive experience within the REALTOR® Family. I think she is the perfect choice to lead the Institute into the future!”

Kobernus brings fourteen years of experience in multiple facets of the real estate industry including association/non-profit management, governmental affairs, public policy, affordable housing, and community development.  She has extensive experience in program development and management, culled from working at the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, where she managed three divisions: Governmental Affairs and RPAC, the Commercial Council, and the MAAR Benevolent Fund Corporation.

“I am thrilled to be chosen as RLI’s next Executive Vice-President. I am excited to work in partnership with RLI leadership and our exceptional staff to return RLI to being a member-driven organization with the tools and resources to make our members the best in the land business anywhere in the world,” Kobernus stated.

Kobernus will be moving from Tennessee to work at the REALTORS® Land Institute’s headquarters in Chicago this April.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. Over 100 years old, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.

2016 National Land Conference Draws Best In The Business

March 16, 2016 (Chicago, Ill.)- Over two-hundred and fifty land professionals from thirty-one states gathered in Dallas, Texas, from March 11-13 to attend the 2016 National Land Conference hosted annually by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). Ninety-six Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) attended the conference and over twenty 2015 ALCs received their ALC pins at the conference’s ALC Luncheon. During the conference, the Institute presented seven distinguished ALC members with esteemed Institute Awards.

George Clift, ALC, of Amarillo, Texas, received the 2015 Land REALTOR® of America Award. The Land REALTOR® of America Award recognizes members of REALTORS® Land Institute for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow Institute members, their profession, and their community.

Aaron Graham, ALC, of Gretna, Nebraska, received the 2015 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in his/her career who is on his/her way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to the Institute.

Porter Martin, ALC, of Traverse City, IL, received the 2015 Meeks Distinguished Service Award. In honor of dedicated, long-time Accredited Land Consultant Robert C. Meeks, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to an ALC in recognition of long-term commitment and service to fellow-Institute members, the land profession, and the community. Otto Sprenger, ALC, was also recognized at the conference as a recipient of this award in 2003.

Steve Anderson, ALC, and Andrew Van Rensburg, ALC, were both posthumous recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Instruction Award. The Excellence in Instruction Award recognizes REALTORS® Land Institute instructors for their exceptional teaching skills, contributions to LANDU professional development, and volunteerism for the REALTORS® Land Institute education program.

David Hitchcock, ALC, and Clay Taylor, ALC, both of Lakeland, Florida, received the ALC-to-ALC Networking Award after working together to complete an $8,150,471 transaction. The ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards showcase the range of referral opportunities available to those land professionals who have achieved the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation.

The Institute also awarded the RLI Illinois Chapter with the Chapter of the Year Award and Molly Suarez of the Iowa Chapter as the Chapter Administrator of the Year.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. Over 100 years old, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.