Land Blog… Get the dirt!

Kent is a registered Forester In Georgia with experience including but not limited to: timber appraisals, harvesting, thinnings, timber sales, herbicide prescriptions and planting supervision. Before transitioning into real estate Kent worked in the logging and lumber industry as well as land management for many years. He enjoys writing about what he loves and hopes that you will find something useful to you within his blog.

Land Navigation for the Land Owner and Land Broker!

I love the topic, I use these tips often to locate property corners and property lines. Let’s start with Google Earth.1. I Start by drawing the property on Google Earth using the polygon tool at the top. This creates a KMZ file. Google Earth allows you to email the...

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How Do I Choose the Right Realtor to Sell My Land?

To start with not all real estate is the same! If you have residential, commercial or land,  choose a Realtor ®  who specializes in that type real estate. For example if you have a knee injury, will you go see the allergy doctor, of course not!  I have...

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How Do I Finance That Tract of Land?

Many people recognize the importance of diversifying their investment portfolio and that may mean investing in some land (timberland, recreational, agricultural or maybe that old farm you would like to retire to).  You may have the cash or maybe you need some...

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When To Thin…How To Thin!

I was on my way to the courthouse and saw something very interesting and thought it worthy of a blog post!  Many people wonder, when should I thin, how should I thin and the list goes on and on. Let’s begin by defining Live Crown Ration. Live Crown ration is a...

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BUY Land with a PARTNER or go it ALONE?

I recently participated in a LandThink survey. LandThink brings together the various components of the land industry and provides land investing knowledge, ideas and networking opportunities to land professionals and investors to create a stronger land marketplace....

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8 Things You Should Know When Buying Vacant Land or Lot!

I sell a lot of vacant land and there are things you need to know. Hopefully this will prepare you for your purchase of land. This is not a comprehensive list but this will help aide your decision!!1.   Location– The old adage location, location,...

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Why I LOVE Real Estate!

     1. It’s a People Business - You meet some very interesting people with varied backgrounds, interest, education etc. I have learned so much conversing with sellers, buyers and other Land Brokers. Hopefully my passion  about LAND is...

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Why You Should Invest in Real Estate?

Disclaimer – I am not licensed or certified to make investment recommendations. At the time of this posting, August 24 the DOW futures are down about 700 points. The Dow fell 3.12% on Friday, August 22. Therefore I decided to expound on ‘Investing’. I read something...

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Who Should You Hire When Selling LAND?

I was talking to a fellow Land Broker the other day and he mentioned he had run across a listing and was actually angry 'for' the seller. The listing broker had written up a one sentence description and posted one picture on the property. He felt so bad for the...

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WHAT ARE MINERAL RIGHTS?

Having worked for a coal mining company for 18 years, I thought this would be an interesting post. Mineral rights refer to the ownership of the mineral estate which lies beneath the surface. Separate from the surface estate, the mineral estate comes with it’s own...

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QR Codes…What Are They?

Have you been seeing these funny images around? Well they were first used to track parts and inventory and now you see them everywhere. They are now widely used in  Real Estate marketing. You might see them on a flier, yard sign or advertising medium. These...

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Why A Drone?

I have become super interested in drones and doing a lot of research in preparation of buying one and that day finally came..... I bought a DJI Phantom 3 Advance.   Drones are also known as UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).Why a drone? Well to begin with I believe...

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I just bought some land! …. should I allocate my cost ?

Wow! It finally happened! You are now the proud owner of some woodland acres or timberland. Like most new owners, you cannot wait to enjoy the property. Therefore, you pull on your boots  and head for the woods. This is what all too often happens when a new owner...

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What Impacts the Health of the Rural Land Market?

I recently participated in a survey conducted by LandThink,  The Survey asked: In your opinion, which factor has the largest impact on the overall health of the rural land market?  LandThink brings together the various components of the land industry and...

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Land Ownership….what you need to know!

Land ownership is a simple concept that can be a wonderful strategy for  diversifying your  investment portfolio.   It sounds simple but there can be some pitfalls, so educate yourself. It sounds like an easy and fool proof way of making money, but be careful, it...

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Technologies Your ‘Land Broker’ Should Be Using

This blog post is geared toward the land broker, but it is important to you the landowner as well. If your broker has not incorporated  these technologies into their business, you are using the wrong broker. The days of putting up a sign and perhaps running a...

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Real Estate Marketing

My blog is generally more geared to land and forestry. However I am in the business of listing and selling real estate, particularly land brokerage.  Therefore I am constantly researching topics related to the latest technology and marketing techniques. I have...

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LAND..What’s Selling..Whose Buying?

I recently participated in a survey with Land Brokers across the country and the results were recently published by the Realtors  Land Institute. As expected there were some very modest improvements in sales and sales price. The following chart shows how the...

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Are There Different Type of Water Rights?

One of the first cases involving water rights was Tyler v. Wilkinson in 1827. This was a dispute between 2 mill owners. Could the upstream mill owner impede the flow of water to the downstream mill owner. Thus Riparian water rights came into existence.Generally...

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Forestry & Wildlife Workshop Coming to Talbot County GA!

A great event is planned by the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce on April 24. The itinerary is shown below. This should be an exciting event with topics including buy not limited to:1) Market Outlook for Southern Timber2) Forestry Genetics3) Managing Bob White Quail...

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What You Need to Know About Forestry Genetics!

I have been riding around looking at property and something just jumped out at me one day! I sell a lot of timberland in west central Georgia and after all being a ‘Registered Forester’ this topic is important to me. Some  trees look great, others, not so good....

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How is My Credit Score Determined?

The company I am affiliated with provides some great training! During one of our business meetings we discussed 'credit scores' and how they are determined. Eddie Kirby with Guarantee Mortgage did a great job!If you borrow money, you better know what your score is....

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To Burn OR Not To Burn…That is the Question!

To start the discussion let’s establish some rules…generally prescribe burning in done in pine stands and here’s why. Hardwood bark can be thin and is NOT a good insulator against the heat built up during a fire. Thus fire can damage the hardwood tree making it more...

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The LAND MARKET…..Normal OR Not?

I was reading an article by an economist and it gave me the motivation to pen this post. I recently attended a meeting of ‘Land Brokers’ and everyone is asking… Have we returned to normal? What is normal? Will prices return to pre-2008 levels?We have probably not seen...

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