CONTACT Ray Clifton
Associate Broker at Great Southern Land
Ray Clifton, RF, is an Associate Broker for Great Southern Land of East Alabama. Ray is a multi-million-dollar land sales agent and broker, specializing in timberland, farmland, and recreational properties in east-central Alabama over the past twenty-plus years. As a State of Alabama Registered Forester, Ray is able to help clients successfully navigate all of the crucial aspects involved with purchasing and selling real estate.
Ray is an Alabama native, having grown up hunting and enjoying the outdoors with his dad near his beautiful hometown of Sylacauga. Those childhood experiences roaming the woods led Ray to attend Auburn University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management . Next, he attended Louisiana State University where he researched hardwood silviculture/management and obtained a Masters of Science in Forestry.
Over the next thirty years, his career path led him to gain immeasurable experience in land acquisition, forest management, technical forestry, and wood procurement. Ray has worked extensively with loggers as Executive Director of the Alabama Loggers Council and as Director of Training at the Forest Workforce Training Institute which gives him incredible insight into timberland properties and has enabled him to accrue an impressive database of potential buyers throughout the United States.
When not working with clients to obtain the highest value for their land or finding their ideal properties, Ray can be found on his motorcycle or writing for his Southern blog, Words Not On Paper (rayclifton.blog). Ray’s experience, integrity, and commitment to his clients are just a few of the reasons you should give him a call to assist you in buying, selling, or managing your property in beautiful Alabama.