Experience Counts in Land Sales

“I’m sorry, but we have a problem”…..solemn words no one wants to hear from their Broker as a closing is approaching with commitments on the table. Most lots with houses have been scrutinized for title/survey issues numerous times and usually close without a hitch. However, land is uniquely different. We sell land for families who… Read more »

What is recreational land and how is it used???

Use of the word recreational land may present some confusion for those unfamiliar with the land facet of the real estate industry. Recreational land is property that is used primarily for recreation, enjoyment, and/or pleasure as opposed to only being used as commercial timberland. Often times significant volumes of merchantable timber have been removed from… Read more »

Metcalf Land Company Receives 2013 Best of Spartanburg Award

Each year, the Spartanburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Spartanburg area a great place to… Read more »

Listing with a Land Broker gets Sellers Top Dollar

Last month we posed the following question to our audience: In your opinion, which method of marketing and selling land yields the highest sales price?LandThink.com, an authoritative online resource for advice, knowledge, opinions and trends related to land, is pleased to announce the June Pulse results. Our informal online survey revealed that marketing and selling… Read more »

North Carolina-South Carolina Land REALTOR of the Year for 2013

The Carolina’s REALTOR’S Land Institute is pleased to announce that Rod Rogers, Accredited Land Consultant has been named the North Carolina-South Carolina Land REALTOR of the Year for 2013. Rod is one of only three Accredited Land Consultants in the SC Upstate and is an owner/broker at Metcalf Land Company in Spartanburg, SC. Rod specializes… Read more »

A Salute to Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs)

ALCs had the option of completing an electronic survey to help RLI develop a promotional statement to bring awareness to others about those who earned the designation. From the survey of 100 random ALCs, 51 percent of the respondents are owner/brokers coming from diverse geographic areas and specializing in one or more segments of land…. Read more »

Land Mines – To Cut… or Not To Cut

This is the second in a series of articles re-visiting some of the more memorable experiences that have occurred over 42 years of land brokerage. To cut…or not to cut deals with the popular idea of removing pines and leaving hardwoods when preparing pasture land. A few years ago while watching the excavator tear up… Read more »

What exactly is a land Deed?

In real estate, a deed is a legal instrument which affirms ownership. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property being transferred. Many people think that all deeds are the same. But generally, there are three types of deeds that are used when conveying real property…. Read more »

Land Minds – Power Line Rights of Way

This series of articles will re-visit some of the more memorable experiences that have occurred over 42 years of land brokerage. Near the top of the list of troublesome issues are utility rights-of-way (ROW), primarily high-voltage transmission lines. Most landowners are uninformed as to the limitations these encroachments impose on their property. A classic example… Read more »

The State of South Carolina’s Forests

Forest Area South Carolina has 13 million acres of forestland. This is 68% of the state’s total land area. Hardwood Timber types occupy over 54% of the state’s forestland. Pines occupy 46%. South Carolina’s forestland acreage remains stable, averaging 12.6 million acres since 1968. The 2006 forest inventory found that there are over 2 million… Read more »