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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…

Over the past two years I have received several dozen calls from entities that are looking for properties suitable for wetland mitigation opportunities. Today I showed another property to a prospective mitigation buyer. We looked at all of the creeks, streams, wetland areas, and water courses on the property. These prospective buyers have a very specific set of criteria that they are looking for in a property. The aim of this article is to help provide some elementary information about mitigation banking to landowners. The general Read more…

Are you searching for rural land for sale in Alabama or Mississippi? When you have looked at a property and asked all of the right questions, there comes a point when you have to make a decision: “Do you want it?” Sometime ago I had the privilege of meeting with a family to write an offer on a property they really like. We had looked at the tract several times together. As I sat at their desk and they asked a Read more…

Being a real estate professional is not just about selling property, it is about relating well with people. In my business as a land broker I view my job as helping people buy or sell land: with the emphasis on helping people. I’ve been reflecting lately on how there can be so many real estate agents in any given market. One conclusion is that each of those agents knows people. People sell properties, people buy properties. Those people need to deal Read more…

Before you head out to preview a piece of rural property, here are a few key tips that will make your next outing more enjoyable, safer, and your time more beneficial. 1. Contact the agent– Always touch base with the agent before heading out to view the property. Arrange for them to meet you and show the proper access, boundary markers and key features of the land. This way you get a clearer picture of the property being offered, and Read more…

Southeastern Land Group (SELG) has a great app called, TerraPlat, that we have developed to make your search for land much easier. Our company invested a lot of money in this proprietary software to offer our clients and customers the very best property search and viewing experience. The app is currently available as a website online at www.terraplat.com and can be downloaded for free at the App Store. TerraPlat has some cool features that make searching for properties much easier. First, it offers a Read more…