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We Help Our Buyers

As part of Milliken Forestry Company, we have provided more than 60 years of thoughtful guidance to our clients in prudent real estate investment decisions, helping them identify and evaluate properties that satisfy their unique financial or recreational goals. RLI’s team of real estate consultants combines professional experience in forestry, appraisals, wildlife, farming and rural residential and transitional properties. Our extensive experience allows us to help you assess all potential ownership rewards.

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Where do you start?

As a buyer, you know what properties fit your vision of ownership, but how will it perform as an investment or otherwise meet your goals? Our team brings a variety of experiences to help you understand timber investment returns and recreational development opportunities.

Find the Type of Property You Need

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The primary goal is to provide family and friends a place to enjoy the outdoors with you and enjoy your vision of management. An emphasis on recreational value does not mean that investment quality should suffer. In many cases, recreational and investment goals are not difficult to align.

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If your land investment interest includes an interest in properties that are in the path of progress, then a Commercial property might be an excellent asset to round out an investment portfolio. RLI can help you assess long-term land use changes and develop a strategy to match your budget and risk tolerance. Perhaps you are considering a rural location for an industrial location. RLI can assist in site assessment for utilities, available infrastructure, visual and audio buffers and cooperative zoning.

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Have you wanted a farm with a history of grazing or row crop production? RLI can help you evaluate income producing potential in agricultural properties, including lease rates, yield analysis, and conversions to and from forest products.

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The American Dream of home ownership does not have to be relegated to city limits and suburbs. RLI’s staff has experience in evaluating rural homes and land and can help you identify features or land use opportunities that you may not have considered.

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Few investments offer the stability of well-managed timberland while connoting a feeling of achievement for the owner. Whether it is a hands-off approach to an investment that resides in a ledger or a tangible family asset that is meant to be enjoyed, RLI evaluates timberland properties that match client objectives for performance and potential.

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Mountain properties offer unique opportunities to celebrate and share vistas with family and friends, or to seek seclusion in a bucolic existence. RLI’s Western North Carolina staff can help you locate the right property with the right features for your plans.


You may know if the location is convenient, but what does the location mean to timber productivity or potential habitat quality? Our management footprint in The Carolinas and Georgia covers nearly a million acres. That kind of presence means we have an intimate knowledge of local and regional timber markets and recreational capabilities.

Helping you become a confident and knowledgeable buyer.

What are similar properties selling for and, most importantly, at what price does the property you are considering become a solid investment? Land and timber values are important, but RLI goes further. We help you identify every component of value – all factors influencing price and potential. Whether your interest is investment or recreation, we can help project returns and accomplish your goals.

Representation – our experience becomes yours.

We will guide you through every step of the purchase process from initial offer development to contract and closing preparation. In many cases, the fees associated with RLI representing you as a buyer will be paid by the seller. So, do not miss the opportunity to have your interests represented. We have a history of helping clients that we are very proud of and would like to hear how we might be able to help you.