We had a great turnout of land brokers and agents from across Alabama this past week at our spring meeting. The Alabama Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) met on April 14, at the Mobile Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). More than 60 real estate professionals from 35 different brokerages signed up to earn 6 continuing education units from Dr. David Skinner.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation. Dr. Skinner presented two, 3-hour courses, “Conveyancing in Alabama” and “Asset Protection Strategies 1”. Dr. Skinner is a licensed Alabama attorney and popular instructor for the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE). The response of attendees to the courses was overwhelmingly positive.
We want to thank Alabama Ag Credit and First South Farm Credit, both were Gold Sponsors for the event, and shared with the group about their services and current market observations. Moe’s Original BBQ catered an outstanding lunch. After the CE courses were completed, brokers stayed to share property listings and buyer needs at the marketing session. Several showings were scheduled in the coming weeks as a result of the property presentations. The marketing session was facilitated by RLI board member Craig King (JP King Auction Co.)
2016 Chapter President, Jonathan Goode, ALC (Southeastern Land Group) shared about the purpose of the Realtors Land Institute and the benefits of being a member and earning the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. Two of our Chapter board members were recognized for recently earning the prestigious ALC designation; Clint Flowers (National Land Realty) and Calvin Perryman (Great Southern Land Company). Jim Logan, ALC (Mossy Oak Properties), 2015 Chapter President, was recognized for his service to the chapter in the previous year.
The Realtors Land Institute is a national organization for Realtors whose business focuses specifically on land. The Accredited Land Consultant designation is conferred upon only those brokers who have demonstrated a high commitment to the land profession through a rigorous educational regimen and vast experience with successful transactions involving land. The designation is the highest honor a land professional can earn. In Alabama out of over 16,000 active licensees, there are currently only 20 brokers who have earned the ALC designation.
Special thanks is given to our Gold sponsors and to the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) for marketing and coordinating the event. The Chapter has 2 more events planned for 2016, so please visit our website or our Facebook page to stay up to date on what is happening in our state. We welcome real estate practitioners, foresters, surveyors, attorneys, lenders or anyone interested in land to attend our public meetings.