Building the Future
I am honored to be the 2013 National President of the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)—an organization based on a rich history and commitment that is clearly stated in the opening lines of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics: “Under all is land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depends the survival and growth of free institutes of our civilization.” With this being the centennial anniversary of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, we celebrate the importance of integrity in the business and that the core of all real estate is our most precious commodity, the land.
The business of land has seen changes. Auctions have become key strategies in sales, farm prices have risen beyond expectations, and mineral, oil rights, and fracking are in the news. Many investors in the United States and abroad are seeking land ownership opportunities since other investments are not yielding desired income. Land is the “new gold.”
The esteemed Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation signifies the highest level s of land expertise. The ALC designation has gained recognition as representation of those who are the most experienced, knowledgeable, and highest performing professionals. In this organization, bonds are built, information is shared, and deals are made.
RLI’s leadership team, the organization’s committees, and the Board of Directors are devoted to “BUILDING THE FUTURE.” They will continue to:
The organization’s strategic plan will be reviewed and updated to cover 2014-2017. The vision and mission of the organization as well as clear action steps will be reviewed and revised to make sure that we move forward to “build the future.” The organization has a rich history and the future history being built will be strong.
We have five new courses being rolled out in 2013 offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online college classroom deliveries. One-day courses have been added to the curriculum with our two and three day courses.
LANDU Week will take place on July 14-20; the new optional ALC Advanced tier will recognize ALCs for their professional development participation; our voice in Washington will continue to be heard through our affiliation with the National Association of REALTORS®. We will build upon our LandLIST tool and will roll out a LandScape benefit for those who want to have informal discussions. The new 2013 Member Directory will be available that will include all members who pay their dues by December 31, 2012.
The list goes on.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2013 National Land Conference—LAND: The Real Deal. If you are in the business of land, it is where you should be on March 18-20.
Here’s to BUILDING THE FUTURE!
Chuck Wingert, ALC