Autumn…The Best Time of The Year!

I love the fall, it’s exhilarating, the weather is nice and it motivates one to get outside and enjoy GOD’s creation. (courtesy of John Pyle Photography, johnpylephotography.com)   WHAT CAUSES THESE LEAF COLOR CHANGES?  During winter, trees slow down their...

Do You Need a Survey?

I was reading an article about surveying written by a surveyor. The article was informative but I feel like it missed a lot of information that a client or landowner needs to know. I am not a surveyor, but have spent 30 years dealing with land and at one time, I had a...

How Long Does It Take To Sell LAND?

Often clients ask me how long does it take to sell my land? I looked over 5 years of my transactions and the average “days on market” was 7.5 months. Obviously the economy is incrementally improving and we are seeing days on market decrease. Recently, I listed two...

What are topographic Maps? What Are They Used For?

This is a favorite subject of mine. Let’s discuss what they are. Topographic maps are also commonly called contour maps or topo maps. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) took over responsibility for mapping the country in 1879 and has been the primary civilian...

Do You Own LAND Along a Creek or River? Read On…..

Do you own land along a creek or river? In many cases these bodies of water are the boundary or property line. In some instances the lines may go to the bank of the creek/ river but in most cases it is the centerline. As you can imagine, nature has a way of changing...

Thinning Your Timber – What You Need To Know!

I was recently asked by a client to assist him in thinning his 15 year old Loblolly Pine plantation located in Talbot County, GA. The tract was +- 208 acres in size. The area with the planted pines consisted of 173 acres. See the following aerial photograph. The stand...

Great Mapping Software for the Land Broker

As a land Broker we are expected to furnish the very best tools to our clients and that includes maps including aerial photography and topographic maps. I use a program called Terrain Navigator Pro by Trimble. The program is robust and provides me lots of function....

5 Solid Reasons to Own LAND!

There are many more reasons to invest in LAND, however I have identified the five I believe to be the most important. Landowners profile are quite different and we are all motivated by different things and circumstances. Following are the most important reasons from...