The REALTORS® Land Institute


The REALTORS® Land Institute (the Institute) is a membership organization created for and by land experts, dedicated to building knowledge, building relationships, and building business for its members- the extraordinary real estate professionals - who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. View the REALTORS® Land Institute history.

The organization offers programs and services designed to: 

  • provide superior land education and professional development programs
  • encourage open knowledge sharing and interaction among members
  • develop networking and referral opportunities
  • make deals and build business
  • serve as a voice in Washington on land-related issues

Members of the organization specialize in land brokerage related to all types of land, including:

  1. farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, and other specialty land properties
  2. undeveloped tracts of land
  3. transitional and development land
  4. subdivision and lot wholesaling
  5. site selection and assemblage of land parcels
  6. appraisals and land valuation
  7. auctions
  8. farm and land management
Members of the REALTORS® Land Institute may earn the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, which is conferred to only those land specialists who complete a rigorous education program and who achieve a volume of successful land transactions. Through its LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, productivity, and professionalism. 

Based on information supplied by NAR Research, the volume of land sold increased between 2010 through 2013 from $4,031,200,331 to $16,505,762,861. The results of an Institute survey in which about 200 random land specialists participated indicated that the average ALC earned $373,925, which is approximately $100,000 more a year than the average earned by non-designee respondents. The largest ALC transaction reported to date in 2014 is $562 million.


Directive Statement

The Institute provides the education, tools, advice and networking opportunities that are the foundation for all land professionals to become the best in the business—to become an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)The Institute continually strives to maintain its status as the association for a global network of land professionals through providing members with the tools and benefits they need to build their business and exceed.

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