Awards & Achievements

Spotlight on M4 Ranch Group’s APEX Award Achievements

Celebrating Success: M4 Ranch Group Members Shine at 2023 Realtors Land Institute (RLI) National Land Conference (NLC)

In the competitive realm of land real estate, recognition is not just a symbol of achievement; it’s a testament to dedication, expertise, and unparalleled service. At M4 Ranch Group, we take immense pride in the exceptional accomplishments of our distinguished members, Seth Craft, ALC, and Dan Murphy, ALC, at the 2023 RLI APEX Awards. As we delve into their remarkable achievements, we also reflect on M4 Ranch Group’s enduring legacy of excellence and its unwavering commitment to surpassing industry standards.

Seth Craft, ALC Wins Region 6 Broker of the Year in Recreational Land Sales

Seth Craft, ALC Earns Recognition as a Top National Producer and Regional Leader in Recreational Land Sales

Seth Craft, ALC, a key member of M4 Ranch Group, has achieved remarkable recognition in the land real estate industry. He has been honored as the APEX 2023 Region 6 (AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY) Broker of the Year in Recreational Land Sales, showcasing his expertise and dedication. Additionally, Seth’s exceptional performance has earned him a place among the APEX 2023 Top 20 National Producers, solidifying his status as a leader in the land industry.

The 2023 APEX Top 20 Award winners were ranked within the top 20 applicants by qualifying production volume, starting at around $64M in production volume.

Seth Craft’s journey to becoming a 2023 RLI APEX Top 20 National Producer epitomizes his unwavering dedication and passion for land real estate. Originating from Montrose, Colorado, Craft has not only achieved extraordinary success but has also emerged as a trailblazer in the industry. His commitment to clients, combined with his unmatched expertise and strategic approach, has consistently positioned him as a leader in the field.

Craft’s accolades extend beyond the 2023 RLI APEX Awards. His recognition as a recipient of the RLI APEX Award for the last 3 years further solidifies his status as an industry luminary. Through his innovative thinking, collaborative spirit, and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, Craft continues to redefine the benchmarks of achievement within the land real estate sector.

Dan Murphy, ALC: A Legacy of Excellence

Dan Murphy’s path to success is characterized by resilience, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. With a distinguished track record of receiving multiple APEX Awards since 2017, Murphy’s dedication to professionalism and client satisfaction is unparalleled. His ability to navigate intricate transactions effortlessly and deliver exceptional results has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor and industry stalwart.

From being recognized as a top national producer to his remarkable achievements at the RLI APEX Awards, Murphy’s legacy exemplifies M4 Ranch Group’s ethos of integrity, innovation, and superior service. As Murphy continues to set new standards of excellence within the industry, his influence extends far beyond individual transactions.

Dan Murphy, ALC and Seth Craft, ALC Win ALC-to-ALC Networking Award

Dan Murphy, ALC and Seth Craft, ALC Honored for Largest Accredited Land Consultant Transaction

The ALC-to-ALC Networking Award is a distinguished award for Accredited Land Consultants who represent the highest dollar value transaction. Dan Murphy, ALC, and Seth Craft, ALC kickstarted their year with a prestigious ranch sale in Colorado solidifying their position to win this award.

Timeline of APEX Awards:

  • 2017 (inaugural year): Dan Murphy was honored with four RLI APEX Awards:
    • Top Producer Award
    • National Broker of the Year – Recreational Land Sales
    • Top Twenty National Producer
    • APEX Producers Club
  • 2018: Dan Murphy APEX Producers Club
  • 2019: Dan Murphy APEX Producers Club
  • 2020: Dan Murphy, ALC:
    • Top Twenty National Producer
    • APEX Producers Club
  • 2021: Seth Craft & Dan Murphy, ALC Recognized:
    • Seth Craft recognized in APEX Producers Club
    • Dan Murphy, ALC:
      • Top Twenty National Producer
      • APEX Producers Club
  • 2022: Seth Craft, ALC, Jake Murphy, Brittany Hurdle Murphy, ALC & Dan Murphy, ALC Recognized in APEX Producers Club

The Significance of the RLI APEX Awards

The RLI APEX Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in land real estate, honoring professionals who demonstrate exceptional performance, expertise, and client satisfaction. As an integral part of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), these awards underscore the organization’s commitment to elevating industry standards and recognizing excellence in all its forms.

For M4 Ranch Group, the RLI APEX Awards serve as validation of its commitment to delivering unparalleled service and achieving remarkable results for clients. The rigorous selection process and esteemed panel of judges ensure that recipients are truly deserving of this prestigious honor, further enhancing the credibility and prestige associated with the award.

The 2023 RLI APEX Awards Program marked a significant milestone, receiving applications from 200 land professionals. These applications showcased a staggering $6.1+ billion in combined qualifying transaction volume. This translates to over 7,596 successful transactions and a total of 966,000+ acres of land changing hands. An important program requirement is that all participants must be active members of the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). This ensures a high standard of professionalism and expertise among the award recipients.

M4 Ranch Group team at Churchill Downs

The National Land Conference: A Premier Industry Event

The National Land Conference (NLC) stands as a premier event for land real estate professionals, providing a platform for networking, education, and recognition. Hosted by RLI, the NLC brings together industry leaders, experts, and emerging talents to celebrate achievements, share insights, and explore emerging trends.

Participation in the NLC offers professionals like Seth Craft and Dan Murphy invaluable opportunities to forge connections, gain industry knowledge, and stay abreast of the latest developments. As M4 Ranch Group continues to prioritize professional development and innovation, engagement in events like the NLC remains integral to its ongoing success.

Dan Murphy, ALC pins Jake Murphy, ALC with Accredited Land Consultant pin

Land Consulting Legacy Continues as Son Receives ALC Designation at National Conference

The ALC Recognition luncheon at the National Land Conference witnessed a special moment for the Murphy family. Jake Murphy, ALC following in his father’s footsteps, officially earned his Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. In a heartwarming ceremony, Dan Murphy, ALC, proudly pinned the ALC lapel pin on his son. This act not only marked Jake’s achievement but also highlighted the Murphy family’s enduring legacy and dedication to excellence in the land industry.

Realtors Land Institute Colorado Chapter

About the REALTORS® Land Institute

The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) stands as the leading land organization dedicated to elevating the standards of professionalism and expertise within the land real estate industry. With a mission to provide advanced education, networking opportunities, and resources, RLI empowers its members to excel in their careers and serve their clients with integrity and excellence. As the premier organization for land real estate professionals, RLI offers specialized training programs, designations, and certifications tailored to the unique complexities of buying, selling, and managing land. Through its commitment to education, advocacy, and professional development, RLI continues to shape the future of land real estate and uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.. The APEX Production Awards Program celebrates the pinnacle of achievement for land real estate professionals across the nation.

Why Land Real Estate Expertise Matters

Buying or selling land often presents a unique set of complexities compared to traditional residential real estate. Considerations like water rights, mineral rights, zoning regulations, conservation easements, and agricultural suitability require specialized knowledge. Working with a land real estate professional like those within our team at M4 Ranch Group ensures you have an expert by your side who understands these nuances and can protect your interests throughout the transaction.

In commemorating the triumphs of Seth Craft and Dan Murphy at the 2023 RLI APEX Awards, M4 Ranch Group reaffirms its unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and superior customer service. As the company looks ahead, it remains steadfast in its pursuit of innovation, growth, and continued success within the land real estate industry.

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