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Growing Demand for Mid-West Land Creates Opportunity

Growing Demand for Mid-West Land Creates Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2010

Growing Demand for Mid-West Land Creates Opportunity In Struggling Real Estate Market; Network of Specialized Land Brokers Move to America’s Heartland

WEST POINT, MS – Despite the current state of the nations real estate market the demand for recreational and investment property in the mid-west has created a need for real-estate brokers that specialize in land. Mossy Oak Properties is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Brian Smith and Rodney Coats to form Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland, offering consumers access to a dedicated network of land brokers throughout the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and north and central Missouri.

Smith and Coats have been business partners since 1988; founding SmitCo Eateries, brand developers for a number of fast food restaurant chains in Arkansas and Missouri. As avid outdoorsmen and real estate investors, developing the Mossy Oak Properties network in the hunting-rich Heartland region simply felt natural. “I began exploring this opportunity in August of 2008,” explains Smith. “As I did my homework on the brand it became evident, from personal experiences with the brand as well as visiting with current Mossy Oak Properties franchisees, that this was a real no brainer for us. We consider this area the ‘heart of America’ and the people in it the ‘DNA’ of the Mossy Oak brand.” Coats echoed Smith’s sentiment, saying “we consider it a real privilege to be a part of the Mossy Oak family and will always protect the brand and what it stands for.”

The duo’s business operations have succeeded by “enabling good people,” per Coats. “One factor that has sustained us is building partnerships with qualified people within our organization and giving them the ability to stretch their qualities and share in their successes and failures.” Smith added that over the years they have tried to “use all the brains we have and borrow as much as we can. We will succeed by leveraging the Mossy Oak and Mossy Oak Properties brands and enabling other qualified land professionals in the process.”

Toxey Haas, Chairman and Founder, Mossy Oak, stated, “The addition of Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland signifies a quantum leap in both the geographic breadth and skilled depth of the team. They are land, family, and outdoor enthusiast just like us, whose primary objective is not only to bring recreational buyers and sellers together, but to become the very best in the nation at it! The American heartland is one of, if not THE premiere recreational areas in the country. I speak for all of us in saying that we are sincerely thrilled to have Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland on board with us, sharing the vision and ideals of our great brand and team in this very key region.”

Mossy Oak Properties assist landowners, sportsmen and investors in their pursuit of the perfect piece of property. The Mossy Oak Properties network consists of more than 50 offices in sixteen states throughout the country. Offices are currently located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information about Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland, contact Brian Smith at 479-409-6252 or via Email.

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Mossy Oak Properties, Inc.
P.O. Box 1096, 1003 Hwy 45 Alt. South
West Point, MS 39773 662-494-4139

For More Information

Resa McClain Vickers
Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland
(866) 667-2289
rvickers@mossyoakproperties.com