Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal Qualifications – Benton Gibson, ALC, GAA
Manager/Owner / Appraisal South, Inc.
Broker Associate / United Country-Gibson Realty
Bachelor of Science Degree, Agri-Business
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1970.
Over 650 tested classroom hours of appraisal and real estate marketing education
Current Professional Affiliations
Licensed Mississippi State Certified General Appraiser
Licensed Louisiana State Certified General Appraiser
Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) / National Association of Realtors
General Accredited Appraiser (GAA) / National Association of Realtors
Licensed Mississippi Real Estate Broker
Licensed Louisiana Real Estate Broker
President of Realtors Land Institute chapter of Mississippi for 2008
Mississippi Association of Realtors Financial Management Committee 2008-2010
Member of National Realtors Land Institute Board of Directors for 2008-2010
National Realtors Land Institute Legislative Committee Chairman for 2009-2010
Expert testimony in state and federal judiciary, concerning Eminent Domain and Chapters 7, 11, & 12 Bankruptcy.
Qualification as an Expert Witness in both the state and the federal judiciary in the field of agriculture, appraisal, and real estate brokerage.
Federal Bankruptcy Court appointee as “broker of record” and “appraiser of record”
Appointment as a “Special Master” for property partition by the courts
Pike County Cooperative Extension Advisory Board, 1984-1992.
Pike County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Board,1988-1993.
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America (1992-2002)
Elder, New Covenant Presbyterian Church
Background & Experience
1970-1976: Agribusiness consultant with Ralston Purina Company
1977-1993: Owner / Manager - Pinecrest Farms, Inc. and Pike County Milk, Inc.
1986-present: Owner of Appraisal South, Inc., an appraisal firm consisting of five licensed and state certified appraisers specializing in the appraisal of commercial, agri-business, farm, timberland, residential properties, and real property appraisals of livestock and equipment located in MS and LA.
2002-2009: Owner-broker United Country - Gibson Realty, McComb, MS, a real estate brokerage firm specializing in the sale of residential, farm, timberland, commercial, and recreational properties, ranked as the #1 United Country Real Estate office in 2008 & 2009 in total sales volume of 700 offices nationwide. Transferred my ownership interest in United Country Gibson Realty to my son on April 1, 2009.