Month: December 2015

“When do you think farmland prices are going to correct?” is a question posed to me recently. My answer was, “I do not know a single farmer who is trying to give back land that they have purchased recently, and most are still interested in acquiring more.” This question was asked specifically about farmland prices in Alabama and Mississippi, states where I am a licensed broker. Our company, Southeastern Land Group (SELG), does not serve mid-western states, so the information Read more…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from your friends at Southeastern Land Group! This is a great time of year, and many of you are spending time with friends and family, and that means you may also be getting some much deserved time off. If your schedule does allow you some leisure time, Southeastern Land Group invites you to check out a few ways to help you scratch that land itch you may have right now. Here are several ways that Read more…

On October 1, 2015, AlaLandCo officially changed its name to Southeastern Land Group. Our name change coincided with an expansion into multiple states. Southeastern Land Group is now licensed to offer land brokerage in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Our new name is NOT related to a merger or acquisition; we had been planning the name change and re-branding for months beforehand. We are the same people, offering the same great service now to an even larger area. The new name has been Read more…

“What do I need to do to make an offer on this property?” is a question I love to hear. I have never sold a piece of land without first having received an offer, so this is a great first step toward a closing! Generally I respond with, let’s draw up the contract so we can present it to the seller. Sometimes a prospective purchaser will want to just present a verbal offer, but our company policy is to get Read more…

“Why do I have to sign a listing agreement?” is a question that we are often asked when meeting with a  landowner about selling their land. Earlier this year I was burned badly by an exception I made to my personal rule of having all sellers I work with sign an exclusive listing agreement to market and sell their property. The person who burned me was a long-time family friend who made an honest mistake that ended up costing her Read more…

We receive many calls from landowners in Alabama who want to know, “Is it a good idea to divide your rural property to help it sell?” Each property should be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if a division will help the owner achieve their objectives. In the past month I have made recommendations to two different land owners about whether they should offer their properties as a whole or divide them and market them separately. Both tracts Read more…