The official podcast of the REALTORS Land Institute, The Voice of Land. Tune-in for this educational land real estate podcast for land professionals.
The Costs of the Revised WOTUS Rule to Landowners and Developers | Guest Russell Riggs
The Waters of the United States - or WOTUS - has a long history and has changed over several Federal administrations. Guest Russell Riggs, Director of Environmental and Sustainability Policy for the National Association of REALTORS and the Government Affairs Liaison for the REALTORS Land Institute, breaks down the most recent revisions to the WOTUS rule and the negative economic impacts on farmers, landowners, home builders, and real estate developers.
Land Stewardship: Increasing Economic Vitality and Ecological Health
Partnership and stewardship is necessary to improve the economic vitality of rural communities and preserve the ecological health of the land. Guest Lesli Allison, CEO of Western Landowners Alliance, tells the story of how a unique alliance of western landowners and land managers is partnering to keep our private lands whole and healthy for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Fraud Prevention Tactics in Real Estate | Guest Kevin Tolbert, ALC
In 2022, real estate fraud resulted in victim losses of nearly $400 million (from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center). Accredited Land Consultant Kevin Tolbert says his land brokerage in Orlando, Florida sees fraud attempts daily. Host Justin Osborn, ALC talks to Kevin about the tactics and tools his brokerage uses to successfully identify and catch fraudsters.
Composting Strategies for Landowners | Guest Monique DiGiorgio
Organic compost has numerous benefits for landowners including increased productivity of crops and gardens. Monique DiGiorgio, co-owner of Table to Farm Compost in Durango, Colorado, talks about their business model to create and deliver a locally-crafted compost and artisan soil product that assists with plant growth, water conservation, and carbon sequestration.
Wetland Mitigation Banking | Guest Ren Martyn, ALC
A Wetland Mitigation Bank functions as a credit and debit tool to offset wetland disruption from development. On this episode of The Voices of Land podcast, we talk to Ren Martyn, ALC who is the principal and developer of Finger Rock Preserve in western Colorado, an Army Corp of Engineer and EPA approved Wetland Mitigation Bank. Ren explains the business model of Finger Rock Preserve, how it benefits commercial real estate developers, and the conservation and wildlife benefits of this 250 acre wetland.
Industry Trailblazer: Nancy Surak, ALC
In this episode, host Justin Osborn, ALC talks with guest Nancy Surak, ALC with Land Advisors Organization in Tampa, FL about being the first woman recognized in the APEX Top 20 National Producers. They discuss her standout career that spans over two decades and includes over $200 million transaction volume and countless awards recognizing her commitment to the land industry and her community. In this episode, Nancy covers everything from her start in land real estate to her tips for professionals just getting started.
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Quick listens and right to the point.
This is a great and informative podcast for those who want to get into the land side of real estate. Easy to digest and guests are happy to share their information and help others. Not overly technical, but a basic understanding is helpful. Looking forward to more episodes over time.
I’m an experienced podcast listener but I don’t always find myself with the extra time to listen! I’ve only listened to one episode and already have a notepad full of actionable steps and things to keep in mind as a land agent. I especially appreciate the length of the podcasts. They’re short, sweet and to the point with valuable information!