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Life on the Land: Craig Kelley

Provided by Mossy Oak Properties


Buying or selling land can be an easygoing and satisfying process if you have the right team backing you up. There are a multitude of complex tax laws and intricate industry-specific terms that can make an average landowner unsure if he or she is making the right decision when transferring land. However, with the aid of a Mossy Oak Properties certified land specialist, owners and investors of land can navigate through this potentially tricky process with a smile on their face and a deed under their name.

To understand the backdrop behind a successful land transaction, we spoke with Broker of Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Service in Rockbridge, Ohio Craig Kelley. Craig provides some insight into the what makes his job unique and what others can learn from the Mossy Oak Properties experience.

What's the most enjoyable/rewarding part of your job at Mossy Oak Properties?
Being able to combine my career with my love for the outdoors.

What drives you to go above and beyond for your clients?
To establish a lifetime relationship with each and every client

Did you always have a strong connection to land growing up?

If you had to give a land buyer one piece of advice, what would it be?
Know exactly what you are looking for in a property, and don't settle for less.

What is something most people wouldn't realize about the land sales industry at first glance?
At least in Ohio, it would be that a brokerage like Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Services specializes in land sales.

Where do you see the land market in your area in the next 10 years?
It will continue to grow and become even more separated from the traditional real estate market.

How has the affiliation with Mossy Oak Properties impacted your business?
Just the MOP name alone has branded us as the go-to brokerage for land sales.

If you were mentoring a young land specialist, what advice would you give him?
Be an expert in land values in your area, and completely understand our contracts/documents used for land purchases.

If you had to invest your personal net egg in rural land, what characteristics would you look at first?
Return on investment and attention to the ease of future resale.

Craig's clients benefit from hands-on expertise and guidance on a daily basis, allowing them to purchase the property they've always wanted. For more information on the best brokers in the business, contact Mossy Oak Properties.

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