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David Hurt founded Land Matters, LLC in 2013  to offer specialized real estate services for rural properties. With a background in land conservation, agriculture, education, and local government, David helps buyers and sellers navigate the unique issues of land, farm, and rural home transactions. With service after the sale, Land Matters, LLC was formed to offer a wide range of land consulting services and access to a professional network of the people you need to build, improve, maintain, and manage land and farms. As a landowner whose farm is protected by a conservation easement, David has special expertise in working with conservation minded clients.

April Garrison joined Land Matters, LLC in 2018, bringing special skills in home staging, design, and marketing along with excellent customer service and a passion for farm life and nature. With a Forestry and Wood Science degree from West Virginia University, a farm and equestrian background, home renovation skills, and a love of historic homes, April has expanded Land Matters, LLC's capacity to match special properties with their next steward.

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David lives in Franklin County and works throughout western and central Virginia to help buyers and sellers of special country places. As owner and operator of Truman Hill Farm Grassfed Beef, David knows agriculture from small homesteads to commercial farms. A former county supervisor and regional planning commission member, David understands how local regulatory issues can affect your land plans. Named a Virginia Department of Forestry Outstanding Land Steward for forestland management and conservation, David enjoys working with clients who value natural resources.


When not running Land Matters,LLC or farming, David enjoys hiking and family getaways to cabins on undisclosed trout creeks.


April lives on a family farm outside of her native Salem, VA where she grew up riding and showing horses. With a forestry degree from West Virginia University, April worked a corporate quality control position in the wood products industry and then sold resort real estate in Oklahoma before following her dreams to return to the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's since established a real estate career focused on historic homes,  horse farms, and unique country places - from elegant manor homes to  fun and funky cabins.  April manages all marketing for Land Matters, LLC listings, handling such tasks as creating property maps, staging homes, researching property values, managing all of the different advertising venues, and also finding new and creative niche marketing ideas.  

When not choosing flooring samples or hunting down National Historic Register applications, April sings choral music, serves on a community board, and volunteers as a wildland firefighter.

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