The premier conservation and ranch real estate firm in Texas, King Land & Water draws on a team of experienced professionals with vast knowledge in all aspects of ranch real estate transactions. Led by James King‘s 35 years of experience facilitating transactions of large unique properties across the state – as co-founder of King Land & Water and in his 19 years as former Director of Land Protection for the Nature Conservancy in Texas. He brings a rare combination of skills and experience in natural resources, land planning, resource management, conservation tools, family ownership, transactions, and negotiations, combined with a vast network of buyers, investors and landowners.
King Land & Water applies unequaled expertise on behalf of motivated buyers who want to own and enjoy land in Texas and become stewards of Texas’ diverse land and water resources. If you are a landowner considering the sale of a ranch property and want to find qualified buyers willing to continue your family’s land ethic and legacy, while at the same time achieving your financial goals, King Land & Water is your best choice of brokerage firms in Texas.
If the idea of your own dream ranch has fired your imagination for longer than you can remember, King Land & Water is ready to help find that special property for you. Additionally, King Land & Water can assist with designing and negotiating terms of Conservation Easements for landowners and has sold more ranches in Texas subject to these Easements than any other firm.
Our marketing investments over the last 10 years have developed a network of buyers and real estate professionals such as appraisers, title companies, photographers, land planners, lenders, and surveyors, providing for the best platform possible to achieve the best price within any market. Since 2007 King Land & Water has closed more than 170 transactions involving more than 520,000 acres. James and Tammy King were recently featured in Lands of Texas Magazine’s Broker Spotlight.
King Land & Water has received numerous awards and were honored by The Land Report for two National 2014 Deals of the Year.
The King Land & Water Team is led by Broker Tammy King and Agent James King with decades of real estate experience and relationships all over the state. Additionally, Nakia Hambright, as office manager provides the best technical solutions, marketing programs, and general support to not only the staff but also to a growing family of clients, even years after the deal is done. A new office in Austin is managed by Harrison King, who recently graduated from McCombs School at The University of Texas. He has helped provide a presence for the growing business geographically central in Texas so King Land & Water can now respond faster and continue to grow their vast network of buyers and sellers.
The Texas Landman team has sold countless acres of premier Texas land and ranches across the state. We have also been involved in the management and development of millions of acres of Texas land. With 40 years of operating experience, the Texas Landman team is unparalleled in knowledge and success of selling Texas ranches and land.
The Texas Landman is a group of proven and successful brokers and agents who strive to be the best professionals in the Texas ranch sales business. This passion to be the best has led many to satisfied clients. Our client list consists of movie stars, CEOs, music stars, and other influential customers.
We respect the land and the natural wonders of Texas. The Texas Landman believes in long-term and sustainable services that produce enduring products. Our staff consists of passionate experts in wildlife management, wildlife sustainability, biology, and environmental consultants.
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Michelle Shelton moved from Nebraska to the Phoenix area in 1987. She grew up working in a highly successful family-owned business where the customer was always king. She has an undying amount of energy and a solid work ethic driven by this experience. Her unique ability to see what is invisible to others saves her clients time, energy, and thousands of dollars.
Carol says..."My husband and I have been buying and selling homes for decades and this was the best experience by far that we have ever had with an agent. She consistently demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills. Her team was equally polished, polite, friendly, professional, and efficient. Customer focus was her highest priority always.
We ran into a few challenging potential buyers and Michelle handled the situations with the skill of a maestro. Any obstacles were energetically overcome through creative resolution skills so that everyone’s needs were satisfied. One example of Michelle’s desire to exceed our expectations was through the creation of a comprehensive packet for the appraiser including all upgrades since the sales price significantly exceeded the list price and was higher than local square foot prices. This was the extra effort that secured the deal. We were told by others that we wouldn’t get our price but Michelle gave it her all and got it for us. The drone videos and the gorgeous photos made our home look like a zillion. We noticed that the team seemed to be running on rocket fuel. Where did the energy come from? She had the endurance of a honey badger. Integrity was a top priority and she was extremely well educated in the sometimes tedious legal aspects. She’s a mentor in the industry which gives us hope for future generations." - Carol Franza
Michelle's heavy involvement as an industry leader has led her to be elected out of 39,000 Arizona REALTORS® as the 2021 President of the Arizona Regional MLS. This is a very high honor and has positioned her to travel nationally and be involved with other professionals nationwide. A strong sense of treating people right and following the rules has also led her to serve on the Appeals Committee and she appointed a Chair to the Rules Committee and stays involved to make sure the rules are followed by others. It is important to her where the real estate industry in Arizona is headed. She is also the current Chair of the Strategic Steering Committee for ARMLS.
Though these positions might not mean much to you, the consumer, it shows Michelle’s level of commitment to the industry and this keeps the privilege of owning a home safe.
Michelle has specialized in horse property before it became a thing. Many have come and gone and call themselves horse property specialists, Michelle truly understands what goes into a property like this to make it workable for equine lovers.
Michelle has led teams in the past and she always felt when she handed off a client, they wouldn't get that same special care as she gave. She was please when her daughter, Emma Shelton, stepped into real estate after graduating from ASU. Emma has the same drive and desire to be of service, communicate and she is wicked funny.
Loving what you do is important. People. Horses. Dogs. Real Estate. Gardening. These are the things Michelle loves. Although Michelle lands in the top 1% of equine Realtors®, she doesn’t brag about it. She is humble and yet knows and understands the value she brings to her clients. Some agents come unhinged at every little thing. Michelle’s calm yet firm stand displays her level of confidence.
Michelle’s unique knowledge regarding horse property, ranches, luxury homes, and single-family homes throughout the Valley has positioned her as a top agent. She is also the broker/owner of Life Real Estate. More education and deeper experience put her head and shoulders above the rest. No sale is too small. She treats her small land sales the same as her high-end clients. At the end of the day, it is about doing the right thing for people and the money comes.
Michelle rescues horses and animals from poor living conditions to forever homes. Currently, a goat named Barbara and a donkey named Wilbur. She recently lost her riding companion, Patch to colic. Life is short and having fun makes the journey more enjoyable. Friends become clients and clients become friends. This means, people like & trust her as a friend and respect her competence in business. It's magical when that happens.
Michelle Chairs at ARMLS and is part of the Appeals Committee and the Rules Committe. She is also the leader of the Executive Committee and Strategic Steering for ARMLS in Arizona.
BA Business Administration/Marketing, RLI Member, GRI, ABR, CRS, SFR
Jon Adams, Owner/Broker of Mossy Oak Properties / Mountain Ranch and Home Brokers has lived in farm and ranch country in the central mountains of Colorado for over 45 years. Through a lifetime of experience and dedicated study Jon's knowledge of the values of the land, the water, and the ways of life in the mountains and valleys of Colorado have led him to become one of the most knowledgeable and trusted land brokers in the area.
Specializing in Colorado Farms, Colorado Ranches, and Colorado Luxury Properties throughout the state as well as homes and vacant land in Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Westcliffe and the surrounding areas, Jon is devoted to helping his clients identify their perfect property and navigate the buying or selling process.
More about Jon Adams: Realtor of the Year 2015 (Realtors of Central Colorado; North); honor graduate from Ft. Lewis College with a degree in business/marketing and management. A Colorado resident for over 45 years, an entrepreneur and skilled businessman, Jon has founded and managed several successful companies including a full-service excavation company, a nationally known performance parts retail and warehouse company, and a professional off-road race team, as well as completing multiple commercial and residential construction and development projects. A talented and competitive motorcyclist, he has earned multiple regional off-road racing titles including 250A and Overall A in the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit and was a top-level AA class competitor. Combining his love of motorcycles with his business skills he founded Hi-Per Sports, Inc. which was listed on the Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.” Jon went on from there to co-found the FMF/Throttlehead.com/Kawasaki Team Green professional factory off-road racing team competing in the Grand National Cross Country Series and the AMA National Hare Scrambles Series. Jon became a licensed Realtor in 2008. His advanced business skills and hard-driving and energetic personality have earned him many Top Producing Agent awards as well as being named Realtor of the Year 2015 (Realtors of Central Colorado; North). He brings a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a love and knowledge of Colorado real estate to each transaction. Jon currently resides in the central mountain town of Salida.
Mossy Oak Properties
The Mossy Oak Properties network is more than just a collection of people that love to hunt, fish, and spend time in the outdoors. It is a group of proven land specialists that have facilitated tens of thousands of transactions for their clients. Mossy Oak Properties agents are required to complete our 16-week, Certified Land Specialist training program to increase their acumen as a land specialist. Many of our land specialists also have backgrounds in farming, ranching, forestry, and wildlife management, to add another layer of expertise to the service they provide their clients. Our network has been built by teaming up with land brokers that not only live the outdoor lifestyle, but again, mirror the value set you from the Mossy Oak brand. In addition to our land specialists being passionate about hunting, fishing, and conservation, many are likely landowners themselves, meaning they relate to your emotional desire to own land.
Since 1986, the Mossy Oak brand has been built around a value set that includes honor and integrity, and as such, our brand has instant credibility with consumers. As evidence of this, in a recent survey of leading outdoor brands, consumers overwhelmingly recognized and trusted the Mossy Oak brand more than any other brand. At Mossy Oak Properties, we instill these values every day to ensure our land specialists mirror the values of the parent brand in each and every interaction with a client. After all, this business is-and always will be-about relationships.
The Mossy Oak Properties land brokerage network was launched in 2003 and has since grown to over 100 franchised brokerages in 28 states throughout the country. In 2019, the Mossy Oak Properties network closed in excess of 3500 transactions - an average of one transaction every two hours and thirty minutes! The total sales volume sold in 2019 was over $750M, and Mossy Oak Properties currently has an inventory of listings exceeding $3.6 Billion in total and was selected as a national "Best Brokerage" for 2019 by The Land Report and our network also had 42 "America's Best Brokerage" recipients.
Daryl Weems has made Central Texas his home for the past 21 years. He holds B.S in Management from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of Katy High School.
Daryl owned and operated DMW Contractors, Inc and built many homes in and around the greater Waco area. It was during this time that Daryl became interested in the real estate sales side of construction and knew that his extensive construction background would benefit buyers and sellers alike.
He earned his real estate license and 2008 and became a licensed broker in 2011. He is also a graduate of the Texas Real Estate Leadership program 2010.
Daryl and his wife Suzanne have three children and enjoy spending time on their property in Crawford. They are active members of the First Baptist Church of Waco and both serve on church committees.
As life would have it, Daryl and his wife are extremely busy with kid activities. Daryl helps coach the various sports that his kids participate in and enjoys mission trips to Ecuador. He also serves as the President for North Bosque Water Supply Corporation of which he has been a board member since 2014.