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Southeastern Land Group would like to congratulate Jeffrey Hardy and John Hardin on earning the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation. Land brokers and agents who earn the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation have demonstrated intense commitment to their profession by completing 104 hours of land specific education from the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and closing over $10 million in land transactions. Currently there are only about 506 Realtors in the whole country and only about 20 in Alabama that have Read more…

If you own land, or are contemplating buying or selling land in Alabama, you need a basic understanding of Alabama’s probate courts. The legal system and process varies a great deal from state to state. Alabama’s court system includes Probate Courts, which are considered courts of limited jurisdiction along with municipal courts, small claims courts, juvenile courts, and district courts.  Each of Alabama’s 67 counties has a probate court,  which according to the Alabama Bar Association, has jurisdiction over matters dealing with wills, Read more…

 Southeastern Land Group is committed to helping our clients and customers improve their experience of buying or selling land. We recently started using Dotloop in an effort to offer better service to our clients. Dotloop is an online service that allows you to view and sign documents electronically from your computer, phone, or mobile device. Our team of agents and brokers can now provide an even higher level of service by increasing the speed and efficiency of sending listing agreements, purchase agreements, or Read more…

When purchasing a piece of rural land, should you buy title insurance? My answer to that is ALWAYS “Yes”. You may not be familiar with title insurance and what this type of insurance policy covers, so we will hit the high points of title insurance for rural land purchases. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, and this is my personal opinion, not legal advice. I am trying to provide practical information from a real estate broker’s perspective. All of the information Read more…

One of the many benefits of living on a rural farm in west Alabama is the beauty of a clear night sky. It’s hard to beat standing under a starry sky and contemplating the vastness of the universe. Where we live, in Perry County, there is very little ambient light to hamper your view, and usually you have nature’s night noises to accompany the show. Tonight I stood under one of those star-filled skies, and relaxed to the chorus of Read more…

Buyers of rural land are deterred by a lack of legal access to the property. A recent Pulse Survey from Landthink.com  posed the question to prospective land buyers, “Which do you see as the biggest drawback or deterrent when considering the purchase of rural land?” The choices of problems given in the poll were: lack of legal access, zoning restrictions, lack of a year-round water feature, lack of electricity, and an existing conservation easement on the property. Respondents seemed to be most deterred by the lack Read more…

“Time is of the essence”- If you have purchased or sold real estate, you have likely seen this phrase. The expression conveys the importance of responding to an offer in a timely manner. When the land market in Alabama gets good, like it is now, multiple offer situations are becoming more common. I have represented several owners recently who had properties that had been on the market for months with little to no activity, and all of a sudden, multiple Read more…

Are you looking for a hunting lease in Alabama? The spring is one of the busiest times of the year for land sales, and also for people looking to find a hunting lease for the upcoming deer hunting season. Southeastern Land Group does not handle hunting leases, but we have compiled a List of some of the largest entities in Alabama that do offer land for hunting leases. You can find land from the largest timber companies in the state like Read more…

TerraPlat is an App offered by Southeastern Land Group to help you easily locate and navigate our land listings around the Southeast. TerraPlat is a proprietary program developed specifically to help Buyers and Brokers identify properties that we currently have listed, to be able to find them on a map, and to be able to navigate the property in real time. You can download the app to your mobile device by searching for “TerraPlat” in your device’s app store. The download Read more…

Would you like access to seemingly endless information and data about real estate markets in Alabama? If so, you need to be connected with the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE). The Center for Real Estate is part of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. ACRE provides a plethora of resources for many different types of stakeholders. Developers, real estate licensees and brokers, University students, economic development offices, and Alabamans all benefit from the work of the Read more…