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.
$497,250  •  117 acres
+/- 117 acres, with numerous potential uses. This property is set up to be very multifunctional, whether it be used for a homesite, cattle, hay, or hunting. A nice open area is situated in the front of the property, covering about 15 acres. This area would are great for a home site, grazing or hay-cutting. Scattered oaks are located along the southern boundary, with some great grass in this area as well. This tract is approximately 40% wooded with thick elms, post oaks, mesquites, and some live oaks as well. Two small ponds are in place and work well for livestock and wildlife. Numerous trails run through this wooded area, making it great for trail riding with horses or ATVs or getting to your favorite hunting spot. Plentiful deer and hogs frequent the wooded areas and have rarely been pressured over the years. The rear of the property has a hay field of about 40 acres in size. This area has been cut for hay for many years, and is mostly native grasses. This area could also be grazed as it is currently cross-fenced to be separate form the other acreage. A small wet-weather creek runs through this area and feeds into the wooded area along Bear creek that forms the northern boundary. Bear Creek is a larger wet-weather creek. This rear hayfield area also has some great elevation change, as the back of the property slowly drops some 50' from a hill top down to Bear creek. A total of 80' of elevation change occurs between the county road and the creek! Ag exemption in place. Fencing will be needed along the southern boundary. Access is off of CR 208A, which dead ends in front of the property. A new gate will be needed for access off of the county road. Water line and power are in the area. NOTE: Poultry barns to the south are inactive and empty. Acreage is only an approximation, new survey will be required.
$198,400  •  32 acres
+/-32 acres with open and wooded areas! This tract would make the perfect site for a home, barn, or shop. This property is about 40% wooded with mostly elm and post oak trees. Nice open area in the front of the property that could be used for grazing or hay-cutting. Plentiful deer, hogs and other game in the area, making it great for hunting. Fencing is in place on the east and west sides and is currently ag exempt. With additional fencing, it could be a great place for cattle or horses. Several trails are cut to get to the rear of the property. A concrete slab is in place for a shop or possible home. This slab was here before the current owners, but looks to be in good shape and possibly useful in the future if desired. Great access off of CR 208 A, with a gate already in place. Located less than one mile off of FM 1600. Power runs to the slab area and co-op water line in the area as well. Approximately 1 hr from the Austin/I-35 area, and only 5 miles from Cameron. NOTE: Poultry barns to the South are not active, and are all empty. Acreage is only approximate, survey will be required.
$198,400  •  32 acres
+/-32 acres with open and wooded areas! This tract would make the perfect site for a home, barn, or shop. This property is about 50% wooded with mostly elm and post oak trees. Te rear of the property is heavily wooded. Nice open area in the front of the property that could be used for grazing or hay-cutting. Plentiful deer, hogs and other game in the area, making it great for hunting. Fencing is in place on the east and west sides and is currently ag exempt. With additional fencing, it could be a great place for cattle or horses. Great access off of CR 208 A, a new gate is needed however. Located less than one mile off of FM 1600. Power and co-op water line in the area. Approximately 1 hr from the Austin/I-35 area, and only 5 miles from Cameron. NOTE: Poultry barns to the South are not active, and are all empty. Acreage is only approximate, survey will be required.
$147,000  •  21 acres
Great +/-21 acre tract, just waiting for your improvements. This nearly square-shaped property features nice rolling hills on two sides that would make the perfect site for a home, barn, or shop. There is a nice 1/2 acre pond in the middle of the property that is fed by a small wet-weather creek that comes from the north. This property is about 40% wooded with mostly elm trees. Plentiful deer, hogs and other game in the area, making it great for hunting. Partial fencing in place and is currently ag exempt. With additional fencing, it could be a great place for cattle or horses. Great access off of CR 208, which is a paved road. Located less than one mile off of FM 1600. Power runs along the front of the property and there is a co-op water line in the area as well. Approximately 1 hr from the Austin/I-35 area, and only 5 miles from Cameron. NOTE: Poultry barns to the East are not active, and are all empty. Acreage is only approximate, survey will be required.
$150,000  •  10.1 acres
Nice 10.1 acre tract in the country. This property is ready to be used a a permanent home, weekend place, or investment tract! A 1999 mobile home is in place that is 2,128 square feet in size. It has 4 beds and 3 baths and will need a little TLC in the interior. The roof was replaced and septic system re-worked in 2016. A water meter from Salem Elm Ridge water supply is in place, along with power and septic. A small outbuilding can be used for storage or a small work-shop. The property has a gravel driveway. From the house you get views of several miles to the south, overlooking the river bottom. The rear of the property is heavily wooded and has plentiful wildlife in the area! Nice, tall trees surround the home. Accessed via CR 208 which is a paved road. Partial fencing in place, and is ag exempt currently.
$536,000  •  12.08 acres
Nice barndominium on 12.081 acres! This property truly has something for everyone. A 2018-built barndominum boasts 2,125 square feet and leaves nothing to want for. Three bedrooms and two full baths gives plenty of room for the whole family. The interior features a ton of upgrades and custom work from tile flooring, oversized sliding glass French doors, new appliances, large mudroom and utility room, and an awesome master suite and bathroom. The living area has tall vaulted ceilings, with a great view to the back yard. The kitchen has a large bar, tons of storage and stainless steel electric appliances that are top of the line and very inviting for the person who loves to cook. The home has two bedrooms in addition to the master, with one set up as a home office currently. Both bathrooms have glass vessel sinks, while the master has two closets, large tub, and nice tile shower. The utility rom has an extra sink, storage, and counter space. The exterior is highlighted by large front and rear porches, unique front entrance, and spacious 2-car attached garage. In the rear of the home, there is a nice extra slab area that has a grill and hot tub that makes for the perfect place to relax. Scattered post oaks surround the house and give plenty of shade on those hot summer days, and privacy from the road. This lot is truly one of the best lots in the area. From Fairview Drive, a nice pipe entrance and gate have been installed with a well-maintained rock driveway all the way up to the home. A large shop is in place to the south of the home. It has a 20x24 insulated garage area that can serve as an additional parking space, or flex area for a gym. There is also a bathroom in the area as well. Outside, the shops has several areas of covered parking and storage that are approximately 40x20 ft and 20x24 ft. An outdoor kitchen area has a cooktop and area for large BBQ grills and smokers! This area is also set up for dining and entertaining guests with a large outdoor TV. A carport is just east of the shop and has room to store a large RV or camper. This property has full utilities in place including two septic systems. One is large for the home, and there is an additional one for the RV. Bartlett Electric power serves the property, and there is a Southwest Milam Water meter in place. This property is fully fenced, ag exempt and ready for livestock on day one. The rear of the property has thick woods of post oaks, cedars and elms and has a deer feeder in place. There is plenty of game in the area including deer, hogs, and turkeys. A small orchard of fruit trees is located along the north boundary fence, with hopes of plentiful harvests in the future as the trees mature and grow. This orchard has an irrigation system set up that will support up to 18 trees! This property is deed restricted to protect your investment and keep the area free from unsightly items. No HOA or HOA dues are in place. This property is just a few miles southeast of Rockdale. Just one hour from Austin, College Station and Temple, while just under 2.5 hours from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Fairview Drive is a paved road, about 2 miles from major highways.
$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.
$220,874  •  52.58 acres
If you are looking for a place to hunt BIG BUCKS, this is it! Great property for trophy white-tailed deer or as a recreational get-away! 52.589 acres in the heart of prime hunting country. This property is home to deer, hogs, turkeys, migratory ducks and doves, as well as varmints and predators. Great areas for bow hunting along the creek thanks to big, tall trees. Ample areas for rifle hunting as well, with one deer stand in place already. Over 3,800 feet of Alligator creek, that provides water for wildlife as well as a travel corridor for big bucks! One pond offers water for wildlife and fishing opportunities. Several meandering creeks flow through this property and into Alligator creek. Open and wooded areas throughout. Plentiful woods and brush, as well as numerous elm, mesquite and pecan trees. This property is private and secluded, and hasn't been hunted in 6 years. There is also a small, unfinished cabin that could be used for camping quarters, or ATV storage. This tract is ideal for ATV's or other recreational uses. Plenty of grazing opportunities for buyers looking to run cattle. Current ag exemption in place. Property is partially fenced. Located off of CR 414, near Sharp. Accessed by a 30' deeded easement that comes off of CR 414, and is approximately 3300' long. Only minutes from Rockdale/Cameron. 30 minutes from Temple, less than 1 hr from Austin! Power line runs along the eastern boundary. Minerals and water rights will convey to buyer!
$230,000  •  50 acres
If you're looking for a secluded property for hunting or recreation, this is your place! This 50 acre tract sits just south east of Rockdale, accessed by a private graveled-easement road off of CR 326. From tall oak trees, to rolling elevation, it has a little something for everyone. It's approximately 60% wooded with post oaks, cedars and yaupons. These wooded areas are thick and mostly unexplored. It would be great area to make trails though. The open areas have good grass cover along with numerous wildflowers. This property would serve well for a home site, weekend place, hunting ranch or for riding horses or ATV's on. No restrictions in place! This property is ag exempt, leading to cheap yearly taxes! Several power lines are on the property currently. A small pond is in the rear of the property and looks like it could be expanded to be larger. The tract is fenced on 3 sides currently. Several active oil wells are in place on the property. No minerals will convey.
$445,000  •  23 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.
$1,275,000  •  204.81 acres
Excellent ranch that offers the ultimate privacy. This squared-shaped 204.805 acre ranch features a nice custom home, 1-mile long private driveway, and has been in the same family since the 1870's. It has 3 ponds, plentiful wildlife and is the perfect mix of open and wooded. Use for cattle, hunting, a home place or all three!
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John Dean
113 N. Main St.
Rockdale, TX 76567

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