What’s Coming Up For RLI in 2018?

Happy New Year! We here at RLI hope you have a safe and successful 2018! The first few days of the New Year are a great time to work on your New Year’s resolutions and plan for the future. In the spirit of the holiday, we wanted to give you a sneak preview about what the REALTORS® Land Institute has in store for 2018.

One thing to look forward to in 2018 is a new and improved LANDU Education Program. After a conducting a deep dive review of all the LANDU courses, RLI hired an expert instructional designer to update the LANDU Education Program material. “The updated courses will begin being taught in 2018, with the goal of rolling out six updated courses at LANDU Education Week in June 2018,” said Amanda Jenkins, RLI’s Education Manager.  “RLI recognizes that in order to continue being industry leaders in the land real estate education arena an entire revamp of the LANDU curriculum is necessary. We’re excited to be working on this project with our subject matter experts and a knowledgeable instructional designer. We will be introducing new and improved courses in 2018 – keep an eye out!”

The 2018 LANDU Education Week, which will be held in Arlington, TX, from June 3-11, is a great way for agents aspiring to be ALCs to finish all the ALC education requirements in one week. The three required courses for the ALC Designation and three elective will be held at the event.

The countdown for the 2018 National Land Conference has begun with only 60 days to go! On March 12-14, ALCs from across America will gather in Nashville, TN, to share ideas and learn from the best in the land real estate business. In addition to the annual Cowboy Auction, expert guest speakers, and Let’s Make Deal$ LIVE, there are also some great new additions to the NLC18 line-up. There will even be new sessions, including the Land Tech Accelerator Program and a pre-conference tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. NLC18 is bound to be a conference you don’t want to miss!

NLC18 will also include the first ever RLI APEX Awards. Sponsored by The Land Report, this awards program will celebrate the best of the best land real estate professionals. Prizes will be awarded for top sales, performance, and highest dollar volume in closed land transactions. Here’s a full list of the APEX Awards. Interested in applying? If you meet the qualifications (more about those here), you can submit your completed application to Aubrie Kobernus, CEO at akobernus@realtors.org by the Friday, January 26 deadline.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get more involved with the REALTORS® Land Institute, there is an easy way that also gets you recognized as an industry expert! We’re always looking for expert ALCs and RLI Members to share their wisdom through guest posts. If you want to have your writing featured on the industry’s leading land real estate blog, please contact Jessa Friedrich, Marketing Manager, to submit your article.

We have a lot of great things lined up for 2018, and hope you do too! Happy 2018, from all of us here at the REALTORS® Land Institute.