John Dean


John Dean is a 6th generation Texan, with roots steeped in hunting, fishing and ranching heritage, having been raised on a central Texas ranch. John graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Renewable Natural Resources, along with minors and extensive curriculum in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Rangeland Ecology and Management. He has a wonderful wife named Tori and a dog named Annie May. Early on, hunting and fishing were established as a lifestyle, and as a result, he has hunted on leases and privately owned properties in central Texas and the Hill Country for over 20 years. John has experience in hunting and guiding on low-fence and high-fence properties throughout the state. In central Texas, he has been able to turn several small acreage properties into areas that can be hunted for white-tailed deer as well as profitably used for agricultural operations. Along with hunting operations, John has experience with managing privately-owned lakes and ponds as a fisheries biologist. Areas of knowledge include fish stocking, electroshocking survey data interpretation, supplemental feeding programs as well as aesthetic lake improvements. John works primarily with recreational and agricultural real estate, and has dealt extensively with water rights on properties throughout Central Texas. John is also an FAA licensed Remote Pilot for commercially operating drones, and is the owner/operator of Texas Drone Productions, which specializes in aerial videos for real estate listings. John is a licensed real estate broker, and is also active in: Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Rockdale Downtown Association, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Dallas Safari Club, Aggie Real Estate Network, 12th Man Foundation, & Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He is also a member of the Bryan-College Station Regional Association of REALTORS. John focuses primarily on recreational and agricultural properties in Milam, Burleson, Bell, Robertson, Burnet and Brazos counties.
$32,000  •  0.25 acres
Ideal Homesite Near Golf Course and Lake Gorgeous lot, perfect for your future home. Minutes from Lake LBJ, and set near scenic Apple Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay. Construction subject to Horseshoe Bay Architectural Standards, property subject to Horseshoe Bay Reservations. Both available through Horseshoe Bay POA website.
$689,900  •  33.9 acres
33.9 acres in Milam County, Texas This 33.905 acre property, located on FM 2095 outside of Cameron has it all! Turn-key in design, this property is ready to move in and enjoy from day one. A spacious 2,682 square foot home sits in the middle of the property, nestled into the woods, but still garnishing great views to the north. This home was built in 1996, was remodeled, is low-maintenance and built well. With a brick exterior, metal roof and aluminum soffit--it's built to withstand time. Structurally, the home was built with sturdy 2x6 walls leading to better insulation and lower utility bills. The home features 4 bedrooms, with large closets in each, and 2 full baths. A steam shower is in place in the guest bath as well! The living area is spacious and has room for the whole family. The kitchen boasts plenty of counter space and cabinets along with a bar. There is a breakfast area and formal dining room in place. For the folks that work at home, there is an office space that's ready to use. The fourth bedroom near the kitchen exits into the garage and could be used as an office, bonus room etc. A large 2-car, insulated garage has plenty of built in storage and room for extra freezers or refrigerators. Outside the home, there is a nice, steel 24'x40' carport for additional parking for our vehicles or even ATV's or trailers. It's also a great covered area for outdoor events. 12'x24' of this carport is enclosed storage with a concrete floor--it's a great small workshop or place for storage out of the elements. The back yard is full of large oak trees and a concrete fire pit area is ready for those cool evenings. The yard is completely fenced in with pipe fencing. The property is completely fenced with excellent fencing/cross fencing. Most of the property is pipe fencing or net-wire, with the rear of the property being a 7-strand barbed wire fence. This property works very well for cattle or horses, thanks to not only its great fencing, but fertile soils and good grazing. A well-built set of cattle pens is in the rear of the property and has a squeeze chute for working or vaccinating cattle. A small, concrete floored tack room/feed room is in place by the pens for easy access to whatever you need. A 30'x40' pole barn is ready for storage for your tractors, trailers or other large items. A separate hay patch is fenced off to store hay separate from the cattle. The property has a nice .35 acre pond that holds water well-year round. Additionally, there is an old hand dug well in place and a unique free-flowing artesian well in the front pasture that waters cattle with ease. Great paved access off of FM 2095, just minutes to HWY36/190, putting you 45 minutes from Temple, and approximately 1 hour from the Austin and College Station areas! The property has water supplied by Marlow Water Supply and power Heart of Texas co-op. A septic system is in place as well. Some minerals may be available!
$550,000  •  110.2 acres
Stunning, productive land that's ready for you to build your dreams on! This 110.20 acre tract is one that can do it all. Whether you want a place to run cattle, build a home or use recreationally, this place is the perfect size to do it and still be able to stretch your legs a little. This property has rolling terrain, with a large hill top in the south western corner. This spot would be great for a home, shop or barn to sit atop and take advantage of the views that you can call home. The property rolls steadily downward to the rear. Power runs along the southwestern side and is across the road on the northern side. Co-op water is in the area as well. This tract has great grazing or haycutting potential for the cattleman, thanks to its fertile soils. Ample coastal bermuda is in place throughout the ranch and provides plenty of grass throughout the year. The property currently has cattle on it and is fenced, with an older set of cattle pens too. Three nice ponds are in place, the largest of which is approximately 1/2 acre in size--it's great for watering cattle and wildlife, as well as fishing recreationally. An ag exemption is in place as well, making the yearly taxes only $34/year! The property has road frontage on two sides: CR 276 and CR 338. This gives plentiful opportunities for entrances or development plans in the future. The property is about 80% open with the 20% being left in thick, tall woods composed of mostly oaks, elms and mesquites. Hog Creek traverses the northeastern boundary and provides live-water most of the year. This deep, flowing creek runs some 3000' along the property line and true to its name has plenty of hogs that call it home. There are also deer, small game, and predators in the area. This place is in a great location. Just 1 hour from College Station, 45 minutes from either Temple or Waco, 2 hours from Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, and an hour and 45 minutes from Austin. Some minerals may be available.
$23,000  •  0.96 acres
This property is the old M&;N minnow farm. Ham Branch runs through and along the border on the east side so part of this property is in that floodplain. The old minnow farm infrastructure is still in place. This property will need some cleanup but has some potential!
$132,228  •  14.69 acres
Nice small hunting or home site property just 5.5 miles from Lake Granger! This tract is ready to make it your own. Whether you want to use it for a home, cabin, barn, shop, mobile home or RV, this place can accommodate. NO RESTRICTIONS in place. Property is made up of mostly large mesquites---bringing in tons of deer and hogs. This area is known for its great deer hunting potential and big bucks! This property is fenced on 5 sides and just needs fencing along one last side. Ag exemption is in place and yearly taxes are LESS THAN $15! Several acres have been recently bull dozed and cleared in the front of the property to use for a home, camp or barn site. A road has been cut towards the rear of the tract to use for getting to your deer stand or for ATV's. Brand new fencing and pipe entrance on the front of the property. Culvert and driveway re already in place as well! Great paved road access from FM 487, located just 1.4 miles south of Davilla. Power runs through the front of the property and a co-op water line is on the road. Located about 35 miles from Georgetown, and approximately 25 miles from the I-35 corridor. Broker/owner.
$156,750  •  20.9 acres
Contact Walter for more info at 512-540-1981. Come build your dream place! Nice +/-20.9 acre tract just outside of Rockdale. This tract is a nice square shape, and is mostly open. It has some good pasture in place and would be great for horses, cattle brother livestock. There are several great home and building sites along with a potential pond site in the small wet-weather creek area that runs through the tract. This tract is ag exempt and has good net wire fencing along two sides of it. Power runs on the property right near the road. A water well may be needed, but water line is in the area as well. This tract is just 1/4 mile off of highway 77, less than an hour from the Austin, Temple and College Station areas! This property is accessed via CR 325. Property will have deed restrictions to protect your investment, ie no junk, mobile homes, businesses etc. NO HOA or HOA fees in place. The acreage and map are estimates only, a new survey is required. No minerals available.
$192,750  •  25.7 acres
Call Walter at 512-540-1981 for more info. This +/-25.7 acres is a great place to call your own! This tract has nice, rolling elevation that leads to a hill top in the rear of the property. Nice scattered oaks in the rear of the property make for a good home site location. This property is fenced on 4 sides with good net wire fencing, and just needs fencing along one side. Native and improved grasses throughout, making it great for cattle or horses. Mostly sandy loam soils with some clay as well. Access via CR 325, just minutes off of HWY 77N. Property is ag exempt. Water line runs along the road, and power is in the area nearby. Property will have restrictions to keep the area nice for years to come and protect your investment- ie no junk, no mobile homes, businesses etc. Acreage in map is only approximate, new survey required.
$180,000  •  24 acres
Great +/-24 acre tract in the country! This tract has nice, rolling elevation that leads to a hill top in the rear of the property. Scattered oaks dot the eastern fence line with several nice oaks in the rear as well. This property is fenced on 3 sides with good net wire fencing. There is also one split pasture already built in the rear that is a few acres. Native and improved grasses throughout, making it great for cattle or horses. Mostly sandy loam soils with some clay as well. This property has good drainage leading to a great spot to potentially build a pond. Access via CR 325, just minutes off of HWY 77N. Property is ag exempt. Water line runs along the road, and power is in the area nearby. Property will have restrictions to keep the area nice for years to come and protect your investment- ie no junk, no mobile homes, businesses etc. Acreage in map is only approximate, new survey required.
$157,500  •  21 acres
Excellent +/- 21 acre tract just outside of Rockdale. This tract is a nice square shape, and is mostly open. It has some good pasture in place and would be great for livestock. There are several great home and building sites. This tract is ag exempt and has good net wire fencing along the county road on two sides. Power is nearby. A water well may be needed, but water line is in the area as well. This tract is just 1/4 mile off of highway 77, less than an hour from the Austin, Temple and College Station areas! This property is accessed via CR 322 and CR 325. Property will have deed restrictions to protect your investment, ie no junk, mobile homes, businesses etc. NO HOA or HOA fees in place. The acreage and map are estimates only, a new survey is required. No minerals available.
$739,800  •  37.79 acres
Awesome property with live-water frontage! This 37.79 acres tract is located just 33 miles from the I-35 corridor. A custom, 1800 square foot, 3 bed/2 bath rock home sits near the front of the property and overlooks lush hay fields, pond and large trees. This home features a sun room, spacious living area, nice kitchen and 3 bedrooms. Tile floors throughout the home with carpet in the bedrooms. The living area has a double-sided fireplace and tall ceilings. The back porch has a covered outdoor kitchen area, offering relaxing views while you grill. The home has an attached 2-car garage and ample parking in the rear of the home. Great landscaping skirts the home area along with many desirable trees. A 30x40 shop with extra lean-to storage is also in place. It has spray foam insulation, fans, heater, bathroom, and a unique upgrade! This shop has ample room for working on projects, or storing tools and equipment in it. The lean-to area is great for a boat or camper. The area around the shop has been rocked in providing great access no matter the weather. The property is very productive and several hundred round bales of hay are cut on it per year with up to four cuttings some years! This coastal bermuda hay field has been well-maintained through the years. Beautiful scattered large oaks, elms and giant pecan trees dot this area as well. A 3/4 acre pond is situated a few hundred yards from the home and offers big bass to catch, wooden dock and year-round enjoyment. This property is also great for hunting with lots of deer and hogs frequenting it. The rear boundary of the property is bounded by approximately 1800' of Brushy Creek frontage. This creek offers year-round live water access and is a large creek for the area. A small cabin and bath-house sit along the creek's edge giving you a great shady spot to spend the weekends or invite guests to. The cabin has power, septic, RV hookups, and an A/C and heat unit. A fire pit is located between the cabin and bathhouse, making it a great place to sit and relax. This property is accessed via CR 434 Loop which is a paved road. Nice gated entrance and pipe fencing along the road as well.
$199,000  •  10 acres
Beautiful 10 acre tract, well-maintained with a lot of natural beauty. Great mix of mature hardwood trees and cleared areas for homesites or other buildings.
$154,226  •  26.14 acres
Great opportunity for prime farm land in Bell County! Located only minutes from both Troy and Temple! Easy access from FM 935. Electricity is also located along the FM road. Property is currently leased out for crops, and has always yielded record harvests of corn, cotton, and wheat. This area is able to produce more due to rich blackland soil, that has little to no rocks in it. A large creek area provides great drainage, tree cover, and also a great place to build a pond. This would be a great spot for a home, continued farm use, or turning into pasture for livestock! Current ag exemption in place. Areas of property are in 100 year flood plain.
$2,250,000  •  173.48 acres
For the discerning buyer, several things are a must: Privacy, great views, valuable improvements and productive soils. This property checks the boxes in all the categories. This 173.48 acre property, just east of Cameron, is a place to call home from day one. A +/-3000 square foot home sits nestled along a hilltop overlooking the productive Little River bottom. This home was built in 2006 and has all the amenities you need for comfort. Whether the home is used as a permanent residence, weekend getaway or retreat, you and your guests will be able to relax in the country. The brick home has 3 beds, and 2.5 baths with a large office area along with a private secondary office. A spacious kitchen and living area allow ample room for the whole family. The kitchen features granite counter tops and large island with a bar. The master bedroom features great views, and a large bathroom complete with a walk-in shower, double vanity, and spacious closets. The guest bedrooms have a Jack and Jill bathroom and is positioned in the opposite end from the master. Tile floors are in place throughout. This home has a new roof and exterior paint. Outside, the home has an attached two-car carport with storage area, and permanent dog kennel for the family pet. A circle driveway in the front of the house offers plenty of parking for guests as well. A large, covered back porch offers you and your guests panoramic views to the north that is highlighted by a pond, large pecans and open land as far as you can see. Sit back, relax and truly enjoy the view. This property has highly productive soils throughout, leading to excellent grazing and hay-cutting operations. Most of the hard work has already been done for you as excellent perimeter fencing and cross fencing is in place and well-maintained. A total of four large pastures are separated by fencing and ready to rotate cattle. Each pasture has a permanent water trough that is fed by a newly installed water well. Its easy to move cattle from pasture to pasture, and even easier to get them to the pens, thanks to a lane that runs along the west side of the property back to the pens. Two barns are in place and ready to be used for hay storage, tractors, equipment, implements, tools or even livestock. The larger barn has steel cattle pens next to it with a squeeze chute. A grain silo, troughs, and several small traps allow for feeding, holding, or moving livestock with ease near these two barns. The middle of the property has numerous, mature pecan trees that have been there for generations. One pond provides water for cattle and wildlife alike. This ranch is also home to deer, hogs, and other wildlife offering some hunting opportunities. Located at the end of CR 227, this tract offers unmatched end-of-the-road privacy. CR 227 is a paved road, which is rare for the area. Full utilities are in place with co-op water , septic and power. Located just under 1-hour from the Bryan/College Station area, and 1 hour and 15 minutes from the I-35 corridor, this property is in an excellent location. In under 2.5 hours you can also be in Houston or Dallas/Ft Worth.
$232,500  •  31 acres
Excellent +/- 31 acre tract just outside of Rockdale. This tract features great grass and has hardwoods near the front and rear of the property with large mesquites towards the middle of the tract. This property has some nice elevation change. Plentiful game in the area and would be great for livestock. There are several great home sites and potential pond locations thanks to a creek area near the rear and east side of the tract. This tract is ag exempt and has fencing along the county road and part of the rear of the tract. There is a co-op water line that runs along the county road, and power is nearby. This tract is just minutes from highway 77, less than an hour from the Austin, Tempe and College Station areas! This property is accessed via CR 325. Property will have deed restrictions to protect your investment, ie no junk, mobile homes, businesses etc. NO HOA or HOA fees in place. The acreage and map are estimates only, a new survey is required. No minerals available.
$320,125  •  49.25 acres
This +/-49.25 acre property is a blank canvas and is perfect for a weekend place or a future home! Design and build this property exactly how you like! This tract has a nice open pasture in the front that would be great for a home or livestock grazing. Lots of mature oaks and cedars, with varying topography. This property has access off of CR 237, and the deep tract dimensions allow for the ultimate privacy for hunting and recreation. Power is conveniently located along the road and there's also a southwest milam water line there as well. This tract is great for hunting, or recreational uses and has plentiful deer, hogs, bobcats, wild hogs, and other wildlife. A large wet-weather creek cuts across the middle of the tract and serves as a great spot for a future pond or lake. Several trails have been cleared and the rear is accessible via walking or ATV. Property is fenced on 3 sides. Acreage can be added or subtracted to fit your budget and needs! Additional tracts may also be available. Light restrictions to protect your investment and the property is ag exempt! Survey required.
$320,125  •  49.25 acres
This +/-49.25 acre property is a blank canvas and is perfect for a weekend place or a future home! Design and build this property exactly how you like! Lots of mature oaks and cedars, with varying topography. This property has access off of CR 237, and the deep tract dimensions allow for privacy. Power is conveniently located along the road, along with a southwest milam water supply water line. This tract is great for hunting, or recreational uses and has plentiful deer, hogs, and other wildlife. Small pond for fishing, along with a large wet-weather creek near the rear of the property. Several great potential sites for additional ponds. Property is fenced on 3 sides. Acreage can be added or subtracted to fit your budget and needs! Additional tracts may also be available. Light restrictions to protect your investment and the property is ag exempt!
$445,000  •  26 acres
Small acreage with big opportunity. 120,000 square feet of covered barns--great for hemp, vegetables, poultry etc.
$550,000  •  34.31 acres
Rare property with 100% minerals and income conveying to buyer. Large lake and big deer.
$930,435  •  169.17 acres
Unique ranch just north of Rockdale! This property is 169.17 acres and is accessed via Texas Street. This property offers varied terrain that is useful ranching or recreational uses! This ranch is currently being used for cattle grazing. Lots of wildlife on the property, making it excellent for hunting and recreational uses. There are three ponds in place, and several areas where more could be built along wet weather creeks. This property has an old railroad right-of-way that runs north and south through the property. This railroad has not been active for many, many decades-- but the gravel is still in place, making it a good, level road to access the whole tract from. This may also give a good way to divide the property further if desired. The terrain is gently rolling and varies in vegetation from scattered mesquites to post oak hardwoods. Ag exemption is in place. Water and power run a long Texas Street. Several old buildings and a home are near the entrance, but have no value. There are two larger power lines that cross the rear of the property.
$1,400,000  •  237.94 acres
Need grass for cattle or hay cutting? This is your place! This 237.95 is perfect for cattle and hay production. Highly productive soils throughout the property foster thick native and improved grasses throughout the entire property. Several wet weather creeks traverse the rear of the property adding plenty of moisture. A 2014-built 2,400 square foot office-style home is located along Hwy 77, and can be used for a home or business office. This property may also be great for a veterinarian's office or ranch headquarters too. This home has multiple rooms and baths with a full kitchen. This home is low-maintenance with rock/brick exterior and metal roofing. A nice gated entrance greets you as you enter the property off of Highway 77. There is approximately 1-mile of road frontage via HWY 77. Located just minutes from Rosebud, Texas. Due to its quality grazing, ease of access, and drive by visibility, this property could work very well for a purebred cattle operation, or good headquarters for a stocker cattle operation. A nice pole barn is in place and ready for equipment or hay storage. It has metal siding on three sides. Three silos sit on a slab near the barn and can be used for grain storage. A set of pipe pens are installed as well and would serve well to move cattle in and out of the property. This property has numerous cross fences to rotate cattle and four different ponds that serve well for fishing and livestock watering, the largest being approximately 1.5 acres in size. The rear area along the creeks have historically been planted in oats, and have excellent winter rye pasture as well. Numerous deer call the property home, and some big bucks have been seen over the years. Parts of this property may be in a flood plain near Pond Creek, however there is plenty of high ground towards the front of the property. This property is ag exempt. Some minerals may be available.
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John Dean
113 N. Main St.
Rockdale, TX 76567

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