Mossy Oak Properties recognizes Golden Acorn Recipient at Land Summit


Mossy Oak Properties’ 2023 Golden Acorn Award, which symbolizes a Mossy Oak Properties group or individual which has made a lasting impact on the Mossy Oak Properties network, was presented to Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farms Realty at the company’s Land Summit, held February 28th and March 1st in Starkville, Mississippi.

Since joining Mossy Oak Properties in 2011, Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farms Realty has become one of the strongest groups in the Mossy Oak Properties network, with five offices across the Carolinas and Virginia.  Led by Owner and Broker Billy McOwen, the team has more than thirty agents and a full administrative staff all working to serve their clients and the community with the highest level of service.

Chris Hawley, CEO/President and Co-Founder of Mossy Oak Properties, Inc. described the MOPLFR team as a model group with the network.  “Over the past 12 plus years, what MOPLFR has accomplished has been due to Billy’s leadership and vision, his teams’ buying into that vision, and them executing it to perfection.  It’s not just the dollars and cents, though; it’s the caliber of people in their team, how cognizant they are of representing our brand the right way, and being of a service to their clients.  As we say here, when clients and consumers meet their team, they feel like they have an instant old friend.  They leverage our brand as well as anyone in our group, are on the cutting edge of marketing and technology, but are always so giving of their time and talents to others, including fellow MOP network members.  So many people in our network credit their success to strategies and tactics Billy and his team have shared with them. And so many people have been impacted in the communities they serve via their huge hearts.”

McOwen was very humbled by the recognition, saying “Living in a small town, we understand and believe in the power of a handshake, the honor of your word, and the commitment of service to our community.  We wanted to not only be servants in business, but in the community.  As an example, we created The Oak Tree Foundation to serve those less fortunate than us, and the collective ‘giving heart’ of our team has helped create the incredible legacy of giving that has humbled all of us beyond what we ever imagined it could be.  I could not be more proud of our company, the kind and loving manner in which all of our agents and admin give from their hearts.  It’s amazing, and all the credit goes to them for the blessing of this award!”

Billy McOwen can be emailed at or reaching at 252-305-6720.

The Mossy Oak Properties land brokerage network was launched in 2003 and currently serves over 30 states. In 2022, our network completed 4,300 transactions totaling $1.4 Billion+ in sales volume and over 325,000 acres sold. For more information, visit