Category: Ranch Real Estate

Managing the Smaller Ranch

While it is a fact that most of us Texans or Texas-transplants cannot own a 10,000 acre spread, or a 1,000 acres for that matter, does not mean we cannot manage and enjoy what piece of this great State we are lucky enough to own. Whether you own 30 acres or 300, there are still […]

Chapter 2-2.  Developing Your Water Assets.

That living chunk of dirt with all its inhabitants that you just bought, now known as “The Ranch”, can get along for a time without food, but not without water.  Certainly, rainfall will replenish moisture in the soil, which takes care of the amoebas, worms and insects.  Others, like Bobwhites, snakes and javelina, get by […]

Chapter 2-1:  What IS a Ranch?

Now that you own a ranch, what is a ranch, what is it you own?  A ranch, be it 10 acres or 10,000 acres is a living machine.  It takes in moisture and sunlight and converts them into food, food for animals, insects, and plants.  Such a machine is known as an ecosystem. A square […]

6,000 Acres of the Best Hunting in South Texas

I really love my job!  Yesterday I had the pleasure of showing 6,000 acres of ideal quail habitat deep inside the King Ranch to a prospect.  We drove for miles through great habitat that, after 30 inches of rain, has never looked better.  In fact, this ranch needs only judicious grazing/burning/discing to make it the […]

An Old Farts Sojurn into Social Media

I had the pleasure of addressing a senior marketing class recently at St. Mary’s University.  Subject of the class was how a “mature” businessman adjusts to social media and makes it effective in a small business.  Lots of good questions from the class and suggestions for me to improve my public image.  Best response of […]

Chapter 1-6.  Actions before and After Closing

Once you have reached an agreement with the Seller and the contract has been receipted at a title company, there are several actions you need to monitor. First of all, ensure that a surveyor has been retained and has all the documentation possible to do his job. Even if the Seller is paying for the […]

Ruby Turns 3!

Sharing your life with a good dog is like having a non-judgmental best friend that just doesn’t talk much.  Ruby is finally out of the puppy stage and has matured into a companion looking for ways to please.

Chapter 5: Making the Deal

After an exhaustive search, you’ve found a ranch located in the area you want, priced no more than 20% above your purchase limit, and has the soils, vegetation, and improvements that you desire.  More importantly, you “like” this ranch.  It is time to buy the place and get on with enjoying it. The Farm and […]

Chapter 4, Choosing YOUR Ranch

Once you and your Broker have found several ranches that seem to fit your requirements, it is time to take a look, a “showing”.  A showing is when you finally get to take a tour of the property.  Usually on the first showing, both the Listing Broker and the Buyer’s Broker will be present.  Follow-up […]