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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…

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 Read more…

You need to do these 3 things RIGHT NOW if you have decided to put your piece of rural land on the market. Before you let your agent advertise your tract of land on the open market, there are a few things that will help you get and keep top dollar when your property sells. This list is not exhaustive, but doing these few things will generally increase your profit and expedite your sales process. 1. Contact your accountant- “Why do Read more…

Buying your first piece of rural land can be very exciting. First time land buyers often tell me, “I want to buy a piece of land, but I don’t really know what I am doing.” Buying land is something most people do only a couple of times in their life, so this article is aimed at increasing your chances of having a successful transaction. The list of questions and information contained in this article are not meant to be exhaustive Read more…

Every fisherman has a heartbreaking story about “the one that got away“. That is not the type of story you want to have about a piece of land that you really wanted to purchase. Last week I had a conversation with a high net worth individual about a piece of property they missed out on last year. This person had been looking for the perfect piece of property for over 5 years, and they finally made an offer on a property I had Read more…