Lou has for over twenty-five years has provided expert experience in rural markets in Western Piedmont North Carolina and Southern Virginia. He has over 1,000 successful transactions and has developed over sixty rural subdivisions.
A member of the Realtors® Land Institute since 1998 he achieved the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant Designation in 2004 #1079 and is one of less than 400 ALC’s in the United States. Lou is a certified RLI “Land 101” 2 day instructor and has taught the class all over the US.
Lou developed and teaches the only Land Educational class for the State of North Carolina “Introduction to Land Brokerage” a 4 Hour C.E. class. He also created a C.E. class for the North Carolina Board of Appraisers “Rural Land Valuation Art or Science”. This class is the only Land educational class for the Appraisers of North Carolina.
He has been involved in the NCRCA Commercial Forms Committee since 2008 and introduced Form 502 “Land Information Work Sheet” a form for agents to identify 73 issues and observations when listing or selling Land and Farms.
Lou authored a book entitled “Insider’s Guide to Land Investments” and has written numerous articles on the subject of Land.
He has served on the Carolinas Chapter RLI since 1998-2109 and served as Chapter President 2003, 2016/2017. He has been a member of the NCRCA Board of Governors since 2008 and as its Chair 2016/2017. In 2009 Lou was awarded the RLI’s Excellence in Education” award and in 2010 the Carolinas Chapter RLI “Land Realtor® of the Year” "Carolinas Chapter "Land Realtor of the Year 2108
Lou provides expert advice and experience not only to the public, but is also the guide to his successful brokerage.