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REALTORS® Land Institute

ABOUT RLI

The REALTORS® Land Institute (the Institute) is a membership organization created for and by land experts, dedicated to building knowledge, building relationships, and building business for its members- the extraordinary real estate professionals – who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. Read more about the REALTORS® Land Institute history here.

The organization offers programs and services designed to:

  • provide superior land education and professional development programs
  • encourage open knowledge sharing and interaction among members
  • develop networking and referral opportunities
  • make deals and add to productivity
  • serve as a voice in Washington on land-related issues

Members of the organization specialize in land brokerage related to:

  1. farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, and other specialty land properties
  2. undeveloped tracts of land
  3. transitional and development land
  4. subdivision and lot wholesaling
  5. site selection and assemblage of land parcels
  6. appraisals and land valuation
  7. auctions
  8. farm and land management
Members of the REALTORS® Land Institute may earn the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, which is conferred to only those land specialists who complete a rigorous education program and who achieve a volume of successful land transactions. Through its LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, productivity, and professionalism. Learn more about the ALC designation here.
Based on information supplied by NAR Research, the volume of land sold increased between 2010 through 2013 from $4,031,200,331 to $16,505,762,861. The results of an Institute survey in which about 200 random land specialists participated indicated that the averageALC earned $373,925, which is approximately $100,000 more a year than the average earned by non-designee respondents. The largest ALC transaction in 2013 was $80 million and the largest ALC transaction reported to date in 2014 is $562 million.