2021 RLI Georgia Chapter President’s Message

Dear members,

I am honored to serve as your GA Chapter RLI 2021 President.  I appreciate the great efforts and leadership of our Immediate Past President, Raborn Taylor III.  His tenacious and ongoing passion for the land industry has lead us through a year of many unforeseen challenges while managing to find ways to provide opportunities for growth to our Chapter members.

A person cannot make it to the top alone and I owe a large part of my success to the mentors and encouragement I have received from the Georgia Chapter members and our land network. Our GA Chapter RLI members are elite in their fields with a commitment to maintaining a higher standard to their character and business disciplines.  Our membership throughout Georgia includes Realtors selling pecan and poultry farms in South Georgia, Realtors selling timber and recreational tracts in Middle Georgia, Realtors working the metro areas inside I-285 on the commercial end and Realtors selling mountains and trout streams in North Georgia.  The GA RLI has a strong foundation of land brokerage courses being offered.   Even through this pandemic we have continued to forge forward offering a range of knowledge and networking opportunities for our members.  We will continue to monitor and respect guidelines that are set while offering upcoming education classes and events throughout 2021.

We have two 2021 upcoming events for our GA Chapter RLI on the calendar for 2021.  First, the SunBelt AgExpo in Moultrie, GA October 19-21, 2021. We have reserved a booth and invite our members to choose a day or time to represent your GA Chapter at the booth. If you haven’t attended this event in the past it is one you won’t want to miss!  Second, we will end the year with the 2021 GA Chapter Annual Meeting & Induction of Officers.  This will be on December 9th from 10am-3pm at the GA Forestry Association in Forsyth, GA.  We will be bringing a panel of experts in to discuss the hot topics for our land industry.  Some will include Mapping, CRM, Land Research, ETC.

In representation of our GA RLI Chapter I will be attending the 2021 Georgia REALTOR® Inaugural Conference and trust you will join me.  Please find me and introduce yourself so we can connect.  I would love to meet each of you and learn the ways our GA Chapter RLI can better serve you.  The conference will be in-person and virtually on March 22-25.  If you would like more information about the conference  click here

The RLI National Land Conference March 15-17, 2021 | All Virtual Event can be found here https://www.rliland.com/national-land-conference/

I would encourage all members to regularly visit these websites. https://www.rliland.com/  And https://rligeorgiachapter.com/ these sites include tons of information to assist you in growing your land brokerage business.

Also, remember our Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/georgiarli/ and group https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgiarli where you, as a member, can post property listings or buyer needs.  All chapter events and surrounding southeast state chapter events can be found at these links.

If you are looking for elite land education, National LANDU week is close by in TN.

The 2021 LANDU Education Week will be held at the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® in Murfreesboro, TN from June 6-14, 2021 https://www.rliland.com/education/landu-education-week/

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your 2021 GA Chapter RLI President. I look forward to working together to strengthen our GA Chapter in 2021.


Mike Garrett, ALC
2021 GA Chapter RLI President

Your 2021 Officers and Board of Directors:
President – Mike Garrett, ALC
Vice President – Elena Stanfield, ALC Candidate
Treasurer – Sam Bowers, ALC
Secretary – Mike Matre, ALC, RF

Director – Raborn Taylor III, CCIM, ALC
Director – Jesse ‘Butch’ Armistead, ALC
Director – Dan Crocker, ALC

FD Bell – ePro, Chapter Admin