The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) 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. Originally named the Farm & Land Institute, the organization was founded in 1944 and was originally an affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®. 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:

  • farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, and other specialty land properties
  • undeveloped tracts of land
  • transitional and development land
  • subdivision and lot wholesaling
  • site selection and assemblage of land parcels
  • appraisals and land valuation
  • auctions
  • 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. Learn more about the ALC designation here.


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