The LANDFLIP team was a proud Silver Partner of the National Land Conference that was held March 11-14, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference, hosted annually by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI), an affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®, drew a record number of land professionals from all across the country to The Music City.
The National Land Conference is where land professionals from around the country gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discuss challenges, trends and market perspectives. This was our first year attending the annual conference, and we greatly enjoyed networking with people who are equally as passionate about the land industry.
The discussions were very informative and addressed topics that included the 2018 Farm Bill, conservation easements, 1031 exchanges, foreign buyers, transitional land to be developed, hunting land, and environmental issues that might exist on rural properties.
Participants were also treated to a number of lively, expert-led round table discussions, including “Winning the Online Listing Game”, hosted by our own Ryan Folk and Tate Reddick, the founders of LANDFLIP and LANDTHINK. LANDTHINK contributor, Jonathan Goode of Southeastern Land Group, shared his expertise on “Increasing Your Brand Through Social Media” in another round table discussion.
In a day where we commonly communicate with our customers and contributors via email and conference calls, it was great for the LANDFLIP team to put faces to names. We were delighted that NLC18 was rich with attendees who are our customers and partners, including American Forest Management, Southeastern Land Group, MapRight, REALSTACK, The Land Show, and more.
We also got to catch up with many of our LANDTHINK Contributors, including Jonathan Goode, United Country Real Estate, Ben Alder of SVN Land Group, and Caleb McDow of Crosby and Associates.
The conference was not just talks and education. There were lots of social events, including a Howdy Partner Happy Hour, a welcome reception at The Valentine, one of Nashville’s newest honky-tonks, and a exciting Cowboy Auction. A new addition to this year’s conference was the APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. This program was designed to recognize the excellence and performance of RLI Members.
We would like to recognize many LANDFLIP Pro Sellers, including Dan and Michael Murphy of M4 Ranch Group, who took home the highest award- 2017 Top National Producer.
National Broker of the Year awards were presented to LANDFLIP Pro customers Dan & Michael Murphy of M4 Ranch Group (Recreational Land), and Dax Hayden of Hayden Outdoors (Ag Land – Ranches).
Top Twenty Producer awards went to the following LANDFLIP Pro customers: Rick Bourne of Southeastern Land Group, Dax Hayden of Hayden Outdoors, Dan Murphy & Mike Murphy with M4 Ranch Group, and Dean Saunders of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate. LANDFLIP Pro Sellers Jonathan Goode of Southeastern Land Group, Sam Bowers of Bowers and Burns Real Estate Company, and Calvin Perryman with Great Southern Land, were also recognized as top producers. Congratulations to all the Apex Award winners whose passion for what they do is truly contagious!
For a first land conference experience, NLC18 was a blast. The LANDFLIP team was flattered to receive a lot of positive feedback from customers who visited our booth. The event was educational, engaging and energizing for land professionals. REALTORS® Land Institute hosted a wonderful four days of learning, connecting, and collaborating with a fantastic group. If you missed this year’s conference, consider marking your calendar for next year’s conference in Albuquerque, March 3-6, 2019.
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