RLI Oklahoma Chapter President’s Message

Welcome to the REALTORS® Land Institute Oklahoma Chapter’s new website.

I’m sure we can all look back on 2017 and reflect on both the good things that happened as well as the not so good, both personal and business.  From this we learn and can change if needed.  All too often learning from experience, the majority of the time it is a bad experience.  Hopefully, through our RLI Chapter, we can discuss and share some experiences and make the learning curve a bit easier.

It is always a pleasure to meet with other members and discuss situations that matter to us as land REALTORS®.  I had the pleasure last year to run into Chapter members at various places, the Tulsa Farm Show, State OCA Ranch Roundup, a ranch on my way to Guthrie, and a real estate auction in my area.  Not only did I run into members, I had the pleasure of working with several of them:  Bob Bahe, ALC, Sandy Bahe, ALC, John and Becky Walenciak.  I talked land with Sherm Shanklin, Rod Canterbury, Kevin Gann, Greg Ganzkow, Garet Thompson and I’m sure I missed someone in the list, but the point is, these interactions with Chapter members are invaluable!  If you extend your contacts out to members of other state chapters, your land network and you will benefit, personally and professionally.

The same goes for the education offered through Chapters and national, whether in the classroom, webinars, blogs, meetings or conferences, you’ll stay abreast of changes and trends affecting our profession.  These are tools that deal directly with land brokers, but to reap the benefits, you must participate.

I hope you made a resolution in 2018 to become more involved in RLI and your Chapter.  Meet other members, start information sharing, and networking…..be an active part of the premier organization for land real estate professionals.  It‘s simply priceless if you participate! 

In closing, I wish everyone the very best.  We have so much to be thankful for even though things sometimes don’t go exactly as we would have liked.

Until the next time,

Ricky Ward, ALC

RE/MAX Champion Land Brokers

2017/2018  RLI Oklahoma Chapter President