RLI at the REALTOR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

RLI Attends 2019 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

REALTORS® Land Institute leadership and members attended the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, DC, from May 13-18. Check out these key highlights from the event to see RLI’s presence and impact while at the event:

  • The morning of Tuesday, May 14, RLI hosted its RLI Leadership and Member Meeting where Russell Riggs, RLI’s Legislative Liaison to the National Association of REALTORS®, gave an update on the latest legislative issues affecting the land industry and Aubrie gave an update about the RLI 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
  • RLI Leadership again attended the NAR Commercial Reception in the evening on Thursday, May 16 to make sure our organization’s presence was felt.
  • While in town, RLI 2018-19 National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, and RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus visited the Capitol to thank Senator Cotton (R-AR) for sponsoring SR 115 which congratulates RLI on its 75th Anniversary this year!
  • Finally, on Friday, May 17, RLI 2016 National President Bob Turner, ALC, was invited to the stage by US President Donald Trump to speak on Opportunity Zones. Turner is considered the REALTOR® expert on the topic. President Trump started off his speech discussing how his policies have helped strengthen private property rights in the land industry. He came back to discussing land-related issues various times throughout the speech to his audience of REALTORS®, referencing the positive impacts of his administration’s polices being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency, the benefits landowners may see from the recent tariff policies, and more.

 

ALCs from 2018 LANDU Week at NLC19 receiving their pins

LANDU Education Week Attendees Awarded ALC Pins At NLC19

Once a year, the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) offers land professionals the opportunity to greatly enhance their expertise by taking all six courses needed to earn RLI’s elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation in one place, at one time: LANDU Education Week. Every year, a dedicated group of agents attend that take full advantage of this opportunity, complete all the courses, and go on to proudly receive their ALC pin. Many of those who received their pin after attending LANDU Week were also named top-producing agents as award recipients as part of RLI’s esteemed APEX Awards Program.

ALCs from 2018 LANDU Week at NLC19 receiving their pins

Left to right: Geoff Hurdle, ALC; Walter Hatchett, ALC; Eric Frickle, ALC; Clayton Pilgrim, ALC; Michael Murphy, ALC; Clay McCullar, ALC; Justin Osborn, ALC; Dan Murphy, ALC; Brent Lyday, ALC; and Joey Burns, ALC.

The coveted ALC Designation pin is awarded each year in March at RLI’s National Land Conference. This year’s recipients received their pins from 2018-19 RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, on March 5th in Albuquerque, NM. Of those in attendance who were invited to the stage to accept their pin, ten of them had attended the 2018 LANDU Education Week that took place in Arlington, TX, the previous June. RLI is proud to recognize these professionals and all of the elite agents that dedicated themselves to the earning the designation in 2018.

Eric Frickle, ALC

Eric Frickle, ALC, receiving his ALC pin from RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, at the 2019 National Land Conference.

Of those receiving their pin at conference was Eric C. Frickle, ALC, CCIM, with Eric Conrad Frickle Commercial Realty in California who was also awarded the RLI APEX 2018 Broker of the Year in Commercial Land Sales. When later asked about the value that the week provided, he stated “RLI’s LANDU Education Week was a great experience. It afforded me the opportunity to complete all of the courses I needed for designation in a classroom environment. This provided a great opportunity for building relationships with fellow classmates… and it was great to see them all again at NLC!”

Michael Murphy, ALC, receiving his ALC pin from RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, at the 2019 National Land Conference.

Also receiving their pins in Albuquerque were Dan Murphy, ALC, and Michael Murphy, ALC, Broker/Owners of the M4 Ranch Group in Colorado. If their names sound familiar it’s likely because they tied to be named the RLI APEX 2017 Top National Producer, the program’s most coveted and prestigious award, at NLC17. When discussing his experience at the 2018 LANDU Education Week, he recalled “We attended LANDU Week in 2018 and this is by far the best way to complete a majority of the ALC classes and make connections for life. Great classes and great instructors but the friendships created were a perfect bonus!”

Dan Murphy, ALC

Dan Murphy, ALC, receiving his ALC pin from RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, at the 2019 National Land Conference.

His brother Dan also raved about the week saying “LANDU is the best way to accomplish the goal of attaining the highly coveted ALC Designation. The best part is surrounding yourself with the true professionals in our industry. While the education and convenience of LANDU is outstanding on its own, the contacts and friendships greatly outweigh the learning.”

Geoff Hurdle, ALC

Geoff Hurdle, ALC, receiving his ALC pin from RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, at the 2019 National Land Conference.

The star-studded line up of ALCs that were handed their pins in Albuquerque doesn’t end there. The RLI 2018 APEX Wrangler Award winner also spoke about what an honor it was to receive his pin after having completed the courses at the 2018 LANDU Education Week. Geoff Hurdle, ALC, of Hurdle Land & Realty in Tennessee with the APEX 2018 Wrangler Award for largest number of transactions closed in 2018; Geoff had over 181 closed transaction sides in 2018! Reflecting on the experience he mentioned “I knew that LANDU Week was the only way I was going to get in the education requirements for my ALC without it taking me years to complete. To have done that all at once sounds like a time-suck but, in actuality, it was a time-saver! LANDU Week also saved me money from a lot of travel. I am so, so thankful for LANDU and how it all worked out! I highly recommend LANDU Education Week. Besides, you meet a bunch of people after the same thing that become great friends!”

Walter Hatchett, ALC

Walter Hatchett, ALC, receiving his ALC pin from RLI National President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, at the 2019 National Land Conference.

On connecting with one other 2018 LANDU Education Week attendee that went on to get his pin at the 2019 National Land Conference, Walter Hatchett, ALC, of Kohler & Associates in Georgia said “Having the opportunity to attend the 2018 LANDU Week in Dallas and listen to and learn from top land real estate professionals was a great experience for me. The networking and knowledge gained was priceless, as well as making friendships that will last a lifetime. It was truly worth the investment, to me, to have all the classes needed in one location and timeframe to assist in obtaining my ALC Designation.” Walter was also recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program as a RLI 2018 APEX Top Twenty Producer.

If you are thinking about earning the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, make sure to check out the 2019 LANDU Education Week taking place in Denver, CO, from June 2-10. We hope to see you receiving your ALC pin at the 2020 National Land Conference (NLC20) in San Antonio, TX, from March 29 – April 1 — and maybe even receiving one of our esteemed RLI APEX Awards after all that expertise makes you a top producer!

Jessa Friedrich, Marketing Manager, REALTORS Land InstituteAbout the Author: Jessa Friedrich, MBA, is the Marketing Manager for the REALTORS® Land Institute. She has served in her current role in the land real estate industry since March 2015 overseeing all matters pertaining to the organization’s marketing and communications.

2019 RLI APEX Awards Ceremony

Nation’s Top-Producing Land Agents of 2018 Recognized by Realtors® Land Institute APEX Awards Program

March 20, 2019 (Chicago, Ill) – The Realtors® Land Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. The APEX Awards Program is designed to recognize the excellence and performance of the best in the business by distinguishing agents with these prestigious production-based awards. All winners were announced by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM.

RLI recognized Dean Saunders, ALC, with Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Florida with the program’s most coveted and prestigious award, the APEX 2018 Top National Producer.

RLI is also proud to recognize the accomplishments of the APEX 2018 National Broker of The Year recipients in each of the following seven distinct land categories:

  • Ag Land Sales – Crops: Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro LLC., Ill.
  • Ag Land Sales – Ranches: Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, Fla.
  • Recreational Land Sales: Kasey Mock, The Mock Ranches Group and Keller Williams Realty, Texas
  • Timberland Sales: Chandlar Graham, Larson & McGowin Properties LLC, Ala.
  • Commercial Land Sales: Eric Frickle, ALC, Eric Conrad Frickle Commercial Realty, Calif.
  • Residential Land Sales: Marty Domres, ALC, Domres Real Estate Inv., Inc., Fla.
  • Auction Land Sales: Steve Bruere, Peoples Company Of Indianola, Iowa

RLI also awarded Geoff Hurdle, ALC, of Hurdle Land & Realty in Tennessee with the APEX 2018 Wrangler Award for largest number of transactions closed in 2018; Geoff had over 181 closed transaction sides in 2018.

In recognition of the tremendous networking opportunities available to RLI Members, especially those that have earned the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, the APEX Awards also features two ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards:

  • Largest ALC-to-ALC Transaction – Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, Fla; Ben Crosby, ALC, Crosby & Associates, Fla.; and Murray Wise, ALC, Murray Wise Associates, LLC, Ill.
  • Largest ALC-to-ALC Referral – Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments, Texas, to Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro, LLC, Ill., and John Moss, ALC, The Loranda Group, Inc., Ill.

All applicants must be members of RLI and have at least four million dollars of qualifying dollar volume in closed land sales in 2018. Each applicant was also recognized as part of the RLI APEX 2018 Producers Club with the twenty highest producing applicants awarded as an APEX 2018 Top Twenty National Producer.

“The APEX 2018 Award Winners are the crème of the crop when it comes to conducting land transactions. RLI is proud to be partnered with The Land Report for the second year now to give these land agents the national industry recognition as a top-producer that they deserve,” said RLI’s CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, about the new program.

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its second year by doubling in size with 100 applicants totaling a combined $2.3+ billion in qualifying transaction volume. For more information on the award winners, make sure to get a copy of The Land Report, one of the industry’s leading magazines for landowners and land professionals, which will be publicizing winners in their upcoming Spring 2019 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. Learn more at https://www.rliland.com/national-land-conference/rli-apex-awards-program

 About the Realtors® Land Institute
The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land,” continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!

2019 RLI Leadership Awards

Realtors® Land Institute Awards Top 2018 Land Real Estate Professionals

March 19, 2019 (Chicago, Ill.) – Over 340 land professionals gathered in Albuquerque, NM, to attend the 2019 National Land Conference hosted by the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI) where six RLI members received awards through the esteemed Realtors® Land Institute Leadership Awards Program. All award recipients are nominated and selected by their peers for their efforts.

Bob Turner, ALC, with Southern Properties in Cordova, Tenn., received the 2018 Robert C. 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 their long-term commitment and service to fellow members, the land profession, and the community.

Bill Burruss, ALC, with William H. Burruss III, Inc. in Lynchburg, Va., received the 2018 Land Realtor® of America Award. The Land Realtor® of America Award recognizes RLI members for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow members, their profession, and their community.

Luke Worrell, ALC, with Worrell Land Services in Jacksonville, Ill., received the 2018 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in their career who is on their way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to RLI.

Jim Miller, Esq., received the 2018 Excellence in Instruction Award. The Excellence in Instruction Award recognizes RLI’s Land University (LANDU) Instructors for their exceptional teaching skills, contributions to the professional development of our students, and volunteerism for the LANDU Education Program.

RLI also awarded the RLI Texas Chapter with the 2018 Chapter of the Year Award and Traci Schermerhorn with the RLI Iowa Chapter as the 2018 Chapter Administrator of the Year.

“The RLI Leadership Awards recognize the land professionals most dedicated to serving our organization and serving our industry. They are truly the best of the best in the business as proven by their service and contributions and we could not be more proud to have them as a part of RLI,” said Jeramy Stephens, ALC, 2018-19 Realtors® Land Institute National President.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute                                  

The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land,” continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.

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2018 Land Market Survey Shows Slow But Steady Growth In The National Land Market

January 16, 2019 (Chicago) The Realtors® Land Institute and National Association of Realtors® Research Group released the results of their annual Land Markets Survey. The 2018 Land Markets Survey showed sustainable growth in both national land sales and land prices. Survey respondents reported a gain of two percent year-over-year increase in land sales and a two percent increase in land prices between the October 2017 and September 2018 period being measured.

Although an increase was seen for both land sales and prices, growth was at a slightly slower rate than the previous year. The slowdown is likely a result of rising interest rates, potential negative impacts of the tariff/trade war, and commodity prices still remaining depressed. The overall slowdown of the land market is primarily attributed to the modest gains across residential land sales (four percent from five percent), commercial land sales (three percent from four percent), and agricultural land (one percent from two percent) compared to the previous year. Additionally, the survey found properties were sold in a shorter time frame than in previous years with land typically on the market only 90 days, compared to the typical 95-100 days seen in past surveys.

2018 Land Markets Survey

Although respondents reported an increase in land sales and properties sitting on the market for a shorter time, they still expect to see a slower land sales market in 2019. Survey participants listed financing and zoning issues as the two major issues affecting land sales. A lack of comparable land values, appraisal issues, and rising interest rates were also mentioned as some of the biggest issues facing the land industry.

RLI’s 2018-19 National President, Jeramy Stephens, ALC, said “With so many factors making land transactions harder to navigate, it is more important than ever for land buyers, sellers, and investors to find an agent certified as an expert in land real estate – like an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) — for their transaction.”

The annual Land Markets Survey is a tool for landowners and land real estate professionals in all sectors of the business to use for bench-marking and as an informational resource when conducting business. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that the survey has been conducted to reveal current trends and the ever-changing state of land markets within the industry; and this year’s survey had the highest participation rate ever. The Realtors® Land Institute has made the full survey results available for free to the public on their website at rliland.com/about-realtors-land-institute/land-markets-survey

About the Realtors® Land Institute
The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land,” continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. The Realtors® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263.

 

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Should You Start A Christmas Tree Farm?

One of the surefire signs that Christmas is around the corner is seeing those beautiful green pine trees popping up in every household. If you are thinking about growing some trees of your own, ask yourself these five questions to see if a Christmas tree farm is right for your property.

1.Do You Have The (Right) Land?

With the average Christmas tree farm squeezing in 1,500 Christmas trees per acre, these trees can take up a fair amount of land. If the property you own doesn’t have enough room, you can always sublet land from a neighbor. Since Christmas trees take a long time to grow, make sure to work with a land expert in your area to make sure you get the best deal for this long-term commitment.

Soil type is another factor to take into consideration. While different trees do best in different soil types, well-drained, loamy soils are a good bet for almost every type of Christmas tree. Soil that holds onto water will drown the trees.

2. Do You Have The Time?

Christmas trees are low-maintenance, not no-maintenance. Not much has to be done in the first four years of growth, but after that, the trees do require upkeep. Once the trees start to mature, you’ll want to shape the trees to help them maintain that gorgeous conical shape everyone loves.

3. What Trees Will You Grow?

There are dozens of types of Christmas trees. Which ones will you grow? Here are some of the most popular according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

  • Balsam Fir. This tree is incredibly fragrant and will fill your house with that classic Christmas tree smell.
  • Douglas Fir. The way this tree grows gives it a natural fullness and conical shape.
  • Fraser Fir. People love these trees for the unique silver color underneath the needles.
  • Scotch Pine. Tired of sweeping up needles every day? Scotch pines are famous for not shedding and retaining water after it is cut, making it a great low-maintenance tree.
  • Colorado Blue Spruce. The ice-blue color of these trees makes it popular with people looking to do a little something different this Christmas.

4. Are You Looking For A Crop That Will Turn A Fast Profit?

Certain crops reach maturity quickly and have a high regrowth rate, making them great if you need cash in a pinch. Christmas trees are not one of those crops. From seed to fully-grown tree, the average Christmas tree takes anywhere from eight to ten years to reach maturity. And that’s only if everything goes right. Make sure you can afford to not make money off this specific crop while it matures.

5. Think Beyond the Tree

You can also sell greens, garlands, and wreaths alongside your trees. Holly, poinsettias, and pine cones are also extremely popular with decorators and crafty people. This text is from our 2019 updated Timberland course:

The land can be used for specialty products such as Christmas trees, boughs for holiday wreaths, mushrooms, honey, or maple syrup. Additionally, the land can be used for other wood products, such as saw, firewood, wood chips, decorative wood, greenery, cones, and seeds.

Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season. We hope this article helped you decide whether or not your land is right to start your own Christmas tree farm or an agritourism business.

Whether you are looking for land to grow Christmas trees or any other kind of crop, be sure to always work with a qualified land real estate professional, like one that can be found on the Find A Land Consultant search tool, to get the best deal for your hard earned money.

Want to learn about growing trees for profit? Be sure to check out our Timberland course, which will be available to take in 2019!

About the Author: Laura Barker is the Membership and Communications Specialist for the REALTORS® Land Institute. She graduated from Clark University in May 2017 and has been with RLI since October 2017.

RLI 2019 Leadership

The Realtors® Land Institute Announces 2019 National Leadership

September 18, 2018 (Chicago, Ill.) – The Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), a commercial affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, proudly announces its 2019 leadership. Renee Harvey, ALC, the Owner/Broker of Century 21 Harvey Properties in Paris, TX, was elected by membership as their 2019 RLI National Vice President. Renee joins the 2019 RLI National Board of Directors as a part of their Executive Committee alongside 2019 President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, of Stuttgart, AR, with National Land Realty and 2019 President-Elect Kyle Hansen, ALC, from Nevada, IA, with Hertz Real Estate Services.

In this position, Renee will serve a four-year term on RLI’s Executive Committee making her the association’s 2021 RLI National President. She has an extensive record of service to RLI, serving most recently as Vice Chair of the 2018 Governmental Affairs Committee, Chair of the 2017 RLI Education Committee, and a member of the 2017 RLI Board of Directors. She also played a large role assisting with the organization’s rebrand from 2016-2017, serving on two member-based task forces. Prior to that she served as Chair of the RLI Governmental Affairs Committee in 2015 and as the RLI Texas Chapter President from 2010-2011.

Renee joins the RLI Executive Team at an integral time for the organization as they continue to push forward into the final year of their three-year strategic plan, which has an overall goal of strengthening RLI’s position as The Voice of Land. As a key pillar of that plan, land professionals can expect to see a full offering of newly updated Land University (LANDU) courses in 2019 as well as a brand new Recreational Land Real Estate course added to the program. Members of the organization will continue to see an increase in awareness among consumers of the RLI brand and will also benefit from the strengthening of RLI’s local chapters, both being major goals of the strategic plan.

In response, RLI’s CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, released the following statement upon Renee’s election: “The RLI Board of Directors and I could not be more fortunate to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable addition joining us in our mission to further position RLI as The Voice of Land in the industry. We look forward to another success-filled year of bringing our members exceptional expertise, camaraderie, and resources to help them become the best in the business.”

The election also adds two At-Large Directors to the RLI Board. In an effort to give members a stronger voice into the direction of the organization, the addition of these elected seats were implemented in 2017. Out of the seven candidates running for an At-Large Director position, RLI is proud to announce the election of Bart Miller, ALC, of Mason & Morse Ranch Company in Glenwood Springs, CO, and David Hitchcock, ALC, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, LLC, in Lakeland, FL, onto the 2019 RLI Board of Directors.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land”, continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors Land Institute, provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!

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For additional information contact:
Jessa Friedrich, Marketing Manager
800-441-5263 | jfriedrich@realtors.org

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RLI & Whitetail Properties Partner To Bring A Whole New Level of Expertise To Land Agents

August 8, 2018 (Chicago) – The Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), The Voice of Land, is excited to announce its partnership with a leading industry brokerage, Whitetail Properties. Through this partnership Whitetail joins a growing group of industry brokerages taking advantage of RLI’s Education Partnership. The two organizations are joining forces to bring Whitetail Properties’ land real estate agents expertise, prestige, and opportunities across the country.

As the industry leader in education for land agents, RLI now offers Whitetail Agents exclusive discounts on Land University (LANDU) online courses, RLI’s National Land Conference and LANDU Education Week events, and earning the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation. The goal of this partnership is help Whitetail agents to be more productive and effective for their clients.

Aubrie Kobernus, the CEO of RLI, commented on the partnership saying “We developed this strategic LANDU Education Partnership opportunity for brokerages looking to invest in enhancing their agents’ skills by taking advantage of the resources we have available. This partnership is a win all around – especially for Whitetail Properties agents and their clients!”

“We are most excited about partnering with the Realtors® Land Institute because we feel their principles align with our seven core values. To us, these core values represent the foundation of every great company. We greatly appreciate the opportunity RLI has given us to grow our business by increasing our knowledge, our network, and our position in the market,” said Dan Perez, Founding Partner and CEO of Whitetail Properties, also commenting on the new partnership.

Whitetail’s Core Values Include:

  1. We exist to provide our clients and customers the ultimate land buying or selling experience.
  2. We exist to serve our clients and customers with the highest degree of honesty and care.
  3. We exist to elevate the image of the real estate profession by taking integrity, accountability and ethics to the highest level.
  4. We exit to lead by the example of our actions and not our words.
  5. We exist to never stop learning and growing.
  6. We exist to approach and engage in our work with commitment, enthusiasm and passion.
  7. We exist to always take the high road regardless of its steepness.

As a partner, Whitetail Properties agents can now enjoy steep discounts on the courses and fees associated with earning RLI’s ALC Designation; a key requirement for Whitetail agents looking to earn their WPCLS (Whitetail Properties Certified Land Specialist) Designation. Whitetail will be hosting a newly updated version of RLI’s Transitional Land Real Estate LANDU course for its agents in August. This course will count towards earning the elite ALC Designation.

About the Realtors® Land Institute                                     

The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land”, continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!

For additional information contact:
Jessa Friedrich, RLI Marketing Manager
800-441-5263 | jfriedrich@realtors.org

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Record Number of Land Real Estate Professionals Gather In Texas To Gain Expertise

June 11, 2018 (Chicago) – The Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, is proud to announce a record-setting number of land real estate professionals in attendance at their annual LANDU Education Week. Fifty attendees from fourteen states gathered in Arlington, TX, last week to gain top-notch expertise through RLI’s Land University (LANDU) Education Program. Twenty-one of those students completed all six courses being offered towards the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation.

LANDU Education Week“We couldn’t be happier with the turn out or more excited to be getting so much great feedback about our newly updated courses, especially as this is the 30th anniversary of RLI’s Land University (LANDU) Education Program. We are so proud of all the students that took a valuable step towards furthering themselves as industry experts by coming out to complete the course work,” said RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE.

LANDU Education Week

 

Attendee Greg Good, Agent, Clift Land Brokers / Clift Land Auctions, said “The week was intense but the classes move quickly with excellent instructors engaging each class. I thoroughly enjoyed the courses and the opportunity to meet and connect with other students within our industry from across the country. It’s well worth the time and investment.”

2018 LANDU Week

LANDU Education Week attendees were among the first to experience the newly updated courses which feature increased attendee interaction as well as new takeaway resources that will help them to implement the expertise they have gained after returning to their businesses. By the end of this year, RLI’s education program overhaul will include updating a total of ten courses with fresh, relevant content and the addition of a Recreational Land Real Estate course to meet the changing needs of land professionals in the industry.

2018 LANDU Education Week

Newly updated courses that were offered at the 2018 LANDU Education Week included Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage; Land Investment Analysis; Transitional Land Real Estate; Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges; and Real Estate Mapping Technologies & Techniques. RLI will be hosting additional updated courses online throughout the year.

To learn more about the camaraderie, expertise, and resources available to land professionals through the Realtors® Land Institute, view their member benefits.

 About the Realtors® Land Institute                 

The Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice of Land,” continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors Land Institute, provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!