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In order for a seller to command top dollar for the sale of a rural piece of land, a buyer must generally be very certain of what they are purchasing. The degree of certainty, or the comfort level, the buyer has with a given property often directly affects the price they are willing to pay. “Markets hate uncertainty” is a saying we’ve all heard dozens of times in the past few years. The real estate market is also not averse Read more…

On the way home from school last Friday, my son JD, asked me “What is wrong with buying a property that already has a conservation easement on it?” You may think that is an odd question for a 12 year old to ask, but around my house we talk about land all the time. The previous week he had been riding with me in the truck as I was on a Bluetooth phone conversation with a client who was considering Read more…

“Well how many acres actually make up this property?” If you have looked at more than about 5 parcels of land, you have no doubt come across a property where it wasn’t exactly clear how many acres constitute the given tract. How is it possible that there can often be discrepancies between a county plat map, county tax assessor report, survey, and deed to the same property? Before we go any further, let me give a disclaimer that I am Read more…

Southeastern Land Group is pleased to welcome William Lyon to our team of land agents and brokers. William founded and has been the responsible broker for Lyon Properties since 2001. He and his wife, Kim, and three children live in the Tyler community of Lowndes County. William has a strong reputation of integrity, is well-respected in our industry, and brings a solid record of land and farm sales to our team. Please contact William if you are buying or selling Read more…

The results of the election this week took many, if not most, of us by surprise. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to make a dramatic course change from the direction President Obama has been leading our nation. My hope is that this newly charted course takes business owners and investors to new places of profitability and opportunity, while limiting government obstruction with common-sense regulations. I am not a prognosticator, especially when it comes to politics. Nor do I hitch my Read more…

Ever wondered how Native Americans could turn a round rock into a sleek, sharp weapon? This week on The Land Show VLOG, Tim Baker Jr. shows you how it’s done. Using lithic technology, Baker turns a flint rock into a symmetrical, flat arrowhead—proving that past methods have not been forgotten in the present. Check it out here! Visit www.thelandshow.com and www.selandgroup.com for more! #SELG #TheLandShow

Last week Robert King shared an excellent article about how to choose the best tractor for your farm. He gave some great advice regarding the sizing and equipment you might need. This article is an attempt to offer my perspective on the topic. If you are a new tractor owner, like I was 2 years ago, then you need to do some research online, with a dealer, and preferably in a field test-driving one. It’s hard to know what you Read more…

I get asked a good bit by landowners to-be if they will need tractors. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question though. It makes sense for some to get large equipment, but for some it does not. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind that might help you determine whether you need to invest in a tractor: Are you mechanically inclined? Tractors break—even brand new ones. Tractors are for working and are meant to perform very specific tasks. Read more…