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When a property comes on the market and the sellers receive an offer immediately, their first instinct may be to think they should not accept the first offer that comes along. Many times my seller client will respond to early offers with, “Maybe we aren’t asking enough for our property.” Below is an analogy I like to use to explain this real estate phenomenon. Let me preface my explanation with saying, before listing the property sellers should do their homework Read more…

In all instances Southeastern Land Group strives to do what is in the best interest of our clients who are buying and selling land across the Southeast. One major part of helping our clients purchase or sell rural property is cooperating with other brokers. All agents, associate brokers, and responsible (qualifying) brokers for Southeastern Land Group are Realtors, meaning that we are not merely licensed real estate agents in the states where we practice, but we are also members of the Read more…

Southeastern Land Group is devoted to helping people buy and sell land in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. Each month we advertise properties that we have for sale in strategic print media. Specifically we purchase ads in 4-5 slick glossy magazines as one way to reach all possible buyers about the great tracts of land that we have for sale. To capture the attention of hunters, anglers, and others who enjoy being outdoors, we advertise in 3 magazines that are targeted Read more…

Southeastern Land Group is a network sponsor of the Gettin’ Outdoors Radio Network hosted by James “Big Daddy” Lawler”, and this past weekend Jonathan Goode was invited to sit in as guest host of the show. Big Daddy’s show airs weekly in west Alabama and east Mississippi, covering topics related to hunting, fishing, local festivals, or anything that happens in the great outdoors. Jonathan was brought in to discuss the Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook Off that took place Read more…

The Land Ordinance of 1785 One of the most important pieces of legislation from Congress that made a lasting impact on private property ownership in the United States was enacted in May 1785. The Land Ordinance was an effort on the part of the Confederated Congress to raise much needed funds for our fledgling country and to promote settlement of our western territories. In 1785, Congress did not yet have the power to levy taxes, but there was a desperate Read more…

When you are searching for a land broker to assist you with buying or selling land, you may have noticed that some of them advertise themselves as Accredited Land Consultants (ALC). You may have wondered “What is an ALC, and why is that important?” This article will provide a little information about what an ALC is and what that means for you. What is an Accredited Land Consultant? The ALC is a designation offered by the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) for Read more…

When you are buying or selling rural land in Alabama or Mississippi it is helpful to understand what Earnest Money is and how it works. You are in the process of negotiating an acceptable purchase price or sales price on a piece of land, and while completing the contract there will inevitably be a question about how much earnest money is deposited. What is Earnest Money? This is a demonstration in good faith of the sincerity of the purchaser to follow through Read more…

One of Georgia’s biggest political scandals involved a massive land sale that has implications for landowners that have lasted more than 200 years. This was a big black-eye for the state legislature and ultimately resulted in the federal government’s involvement in the land sale. In the 1780’s and 1790’s, after the Revolutionary War, Georgia claimed its territory extended from the Atlantic Ocean west as far as the Mississippi River. In the late 1780’s the state legislature began exploring the option Read more…

The Alabama Wildlife Federation is hosting a Wild Game Cook-off in Selma this coming Thursday night October 29, 2015 at 6:00. Jonathan and Whitney Goode will be representing Southeastern Land Group as 1 of 21 registered cook teams. The event is held downtown Selma by the Historic St. James Hotel on Water Avenue. AWF Wild Game Cook-offs are a celebration of Alabama’s game animals, game birds, and game fish that can be harvested for food. One of the main goals of the event is Read more…

I’ve been dealing with property line issues for years and the biggest problem that I’ve run across with rural timberland is vague and unpainted property lines between two timberland owners. Once you have your timberland property lines clear and established, it is foolish to not paint them. The most common resistance that I hear in regards to painting lines goes something like this, “Well I know where my lines are. Why should I worry about painting them?” That may be Read more…

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