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American Forest Management Services:
Real Estate

American Forest Management’s dedicated real estate group specializes in the sale of rural acreage. To learn more about our real estate services, check out our sister web site,

For over 50 years, American Forest Management has provided the services and tools needed for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions throughout the land sale or acquisition process.

American Forest Management is actively engaged in the rural property real estate market every day. We offer land services throughout the Southeast, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Appalachian, Gulf States, and Lake States Regions of the United States. Since 2005, American Forest Management marketed more than $1.45 billion in farms, timberland, development recreational and HBU properties in 1,704 individual real estate transactions totaling 932,914 acres, and has represented buyers for the acquisition of nearly a billion dollars of land. Prior projects have ranged in size from less than one acre to 135,000 acres with numerous projects involving single tract and bundled tract sales, plantations, and high-end development properties.

Hunting tracts, plantations, timberland or development properties - American Forest Management can help you stake your claim to that special piece of property that you have been looking for. Whether buying or selling, our highly trained professionals will guide you through every step of the process. With more than 41 offices in 17 states, AFM and American Forest Management have been helping landowners acquire, improve, manage and enjoy millions of acres of land in the best parts of America. Since 1966, that's been our only business! If you are purchasing land for recreation, investment or development, we are qualified to answer the most technical inquiries and give essential advice in a way that is informative and helpful. Our real estate sales personnel can address specific issues such as soil productivity, timber volume and pricing, fertilization rates and wildlife management techniques and provide assistance with the entitlement process.

American Forest Management Sales Force

Unlike most timber management and land resource companies, or even the largest real estate firms, we have an extensive, skilled, core staff whose only job is the brokerage of investment quality timberland, development, recreational-hunting, farming and rural acreage. Most of these brokers or salespeople have commercial, forestry, appraisal, and/or wildlife management backgrounds. American Forest Management has the flexibility to focus on selling your property or representing your best interest as quickly as possible for the highest return.

We also have the expertise to advise our clients if their property will bring a higher return if some timber is harvested before the land is sold, or whether subdividing a portion for commercial development is in the client's best interest. Our extensive sales staff is always available - seven days a week - to show a property to potential buyers and meet sellers at their convenience. Our localized field offices will be particularly helpful with their on-the-ground knowledge of local land values, wood products markets, and regulations regarding land use and management. We understand that service sells.

Our well-informed administrative staff is skilled to support our clients and brokers in the field. These administrative specialists maintain quality, up-to-date prospectuses and help our brokers maximize their time with clients. This staff provides invaluable expertise, which enables our brokers to obtain the maximum profits possible for the seller.

Team Approach

The American Forest Management team is the most all-inclusive team of professionals you can work with that has the expertise, technical support staff, and the ability to complete transactions in a professional and timely manner, American Forest Management is supported by State Certified General, MAI and ARA Appraisers, Geographic Information Specialists, Certified Wildlife Biologists, Mapping Technicians, Data Analysts, Wood Flow Specialists, Environmental Managers, Foresters with four-year and advanced degrees, highly qualified marketing professionals and in-house graphic artist who brings an added advantage to all AFM-prepared marketing materials.

These professionals support the American Forest Management group to ensure that the highest and best use (HBU) of property we list for sale are properly identified and presented to the market. This support also ensures that buyers receive the appropriate information about properties they consider.

Knowledge of Active Buyers

Quite simply, American Forest Management knows the rural acreage market. We know the potential buyers of investment grade timberland, farms, development land, recreational hunting properties and plantations. Through decades of responsible work, these investors trust the reliability and integrity we bring to each listing. These individuals and organizations include:

  • Timberland Investment Management Organizations (TIMOs)
  • Trust Funds and Institutional Endowments
  • Conservation Groups and Land Trust Organizations
  • Residential and Commercial Land Developers
  • National and Regional Investors Throughout the AFM Network of Offices
  • Local Loggers and Timber Buyers
  • Wood Products Industry
  • Other Consulting Foresters
  • Local and Regional Non-Industrial Private Landowners (NIPLs) Marketing Efforts In addition to knowing active buyers, American Forest Management coordinates a systematic marketing campaign to promote the highest exposure possible for a listing. The sales process utilized by American Forest Management has resulted in adding significant value to our clients' objectives. The strategy of American Forest Management is to develop a marketing and implementation plan to meet our clients' objectives. Our goal is to accurately establish the goals and objectives of our clients, while adding value through our established processes and market knowledge. Typical marketing methods include:
  • Advertisements placed in prominent local, regional and national publications
  • On-site signs
  • Contacting adjacent landowners
  • Contacting larger landowners in the vicinity by mailing fliers
  • Sending color fliers and prospectus booklets to local real estate and appraisal firms
  • Online marketing through American Forest Management website and other cooperative websites


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