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About the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)

The REALTORS® Land Institute is an affiliate of the over million-member National Associations of REALTOR®. It is the only branch of the REALTOR® family focused on land brokerage transactions of five specialized types:

  1. farms and ranches
  2. undeveloped tracts of land
  3. transitional and development land
  4. subdivision and wholesaling of lots
  5. site selection and assemblage of land parcels.
Originally named the Farm & Land Institute, it was organized in 1944, and has been dedicated for over six decades to improving the professional competence of its members in land brokerage. In addition to brokerage of the five main types that are unique to the Institute, its individual members frequently engage in other land specialties such as agribusiness, appraisal, consulting, land auctions, and land management.
RLI Objectives

The REALTORS® Land Institute’s main objective is to bring together real estate professionals interested in the improvement of their professional competence in activities related to land; including land brokerage, agribusiness, land management, planning and developing, appraising, acquisition, land auctions, and other land specialty areas.

As a leading land education source, the REALTORS® Land Institute offers land education programs. RLI also offers the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. This designation is awarded to those who meet strict requirements such as required Land University courses, experience in the field, involvement and service to the institute. RLI’s National Marketing Sessions provide a national forum for members to represent client’s interests, whether buying, selling or exchanging.

The Institute is serving its members’ interests by:

  • Identifying its members as land specialists within the real estate profession
  • Developing and maintaining professional standards of practice
  • Fostering professional expertise through educational activities
  • Awarding the professional designation of Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) to those members who have met rigid educational and experience requirements
  • Advocating the wise use of land and the reasonable rights and privileges of private ownership
  • Promoting members’ business activities through marketing programs.
The REALTORS® Land Institute is open to all REALTORS®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATES, or National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) affiliate members who are interested in professionalism in land brokerage.
Iowa RLI Chapter #2 Leadership
Matt Adams
Peoples Company
12119 Stratford Dr, Suite B
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: 515-222-1347
Email: matt@peoplescompany.com

Kirk Weih, ALC
Hertz Farm Management
P.O. Box 50
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
Phone: 319-895-8858  
Email: kirkw@hertz.ag

Vice President
Travis Smock
Peoples Company
12119 Stratford Dr, Suite B
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: 855-800-LAND
Troy Louwagie, ALC
Hertz Farm Management
P.O. Box 50
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
Phone: 319-895-8858  
Email: troyl@hertz.ag
Board members and Regional Vice Presidents

Roger Johnson
Farmers National
610 East Seerly Blvd, #5
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Austin Maas
Ruhl Farm & Land
226 E. 2nd Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Email: AustinMaas@RuhlHomes.com
Ben Hollesen
Ben Hollesen Auctions
1402 430th St.
Sioux Rapids, IA 50585
Email: BenHollesen@gmail.com
Noah Wendt
Agland Realty
16110 NE 68th St
Cambridge, IA 50046
Phone: 515-491-7915
Email: wendtnoah@hotmail.com
Executive Director
Traci Schermerhorn
2208 NE 14th Ct
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
Iowa RLI Chapter #2 Committee Chairpersons
Education/ALC/Convention Kirk Weih, ALC
Travis Smock
MLS - Website Steve Bruere
Randy Hertz, ALC
Bylaws/Grievance/Legislative Sam Kain, ALC
Andrew Zellmer
Finance Troy Louwagie, ALC 319-895-8858

Jon Hjelm, ALC
Austin Maas

Land Trends and Values Kyle Hansen, ALC 515-382-1500
Nominating Committee Chris Smith, ALC
Executive Committee (RVPs and Elected Officers)
Industry Awards Eric Schultz, ALC 563-264-0240
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