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Jonathan Goode

Jonathan Goode is a land broker with Southeastern Land Group, helping people buy and sell land across Alabama. He has earned the prestigious designation as an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and enjoys helping educate people about many topics related to rural land ownership. Jonathan, his wife Whitney, and his children live on a 75 acre farm in Perry County, Alabama. They enjoy living the simple life in the country. Whitney grows much of their food in their large garden and tends to the chickens and other critters that inhabit their place. You can keep track of some of Jonathan's follies and exploits on his webpage, Jonathan Goode - West Alabama Land for Sale.

Recent Posts

54 ways to know you grew up "country"

Country boy Jonathan Goode shares his list of 54 favorite experiences that country living gives you. How many have you experienced, and which is...

Terra incognita: The love of exploring land

Terra incognita, the love of exploring land, is the reason most landbuyers can't just look at a picture - they need to experience the property...

Know before you go: Preparing to preview properties

Before you head out to preview a piece of rural property, here are a few key tips that will make your next outing more enjoyable, safer, and your...

The delightfully unusual names of country places

Since I was a boy I have been fascinated with the different names people have for their rural land and various parts of their property.

Why that land agent doesn't call back

As shocking as this may sound, I am not going to work with every person that calls or emails me about buying land.

Determining Whether You Want a Property | Rethink Rural

When you have looked at a property and asked all of the right questions, there comes a point when you have to answer one question: “Do you want...

The - ahem - "pee" factor of buying country land

I love living in the country. I am writing this article from a shooting house on our land overlooking several hundred yards of food plots we...

If you wait to see, don't blame me

After a very frustrating series of events at one point in my career, I came up with a new phrase for rural real estate buyers: If you wait to...

6 Features for the Perfect Off-Grid Property

The number of people contemplating relocating to rural areas so they can live “off-the-grid” is increasing. I have received enough phone calls...

Why land is one of the safest places to invest money

The stock market could crash, but your land isn't going anywhere. Land broker Jonathan Goode explains why investing in rural land pays off.