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.
$1,525,000  •  50 acres
Working longhorn cattle ranch with a ton of equipment and supplies ready to go. A luxurious and spacious brick and stucco house set on 50 acres in prime Texas Hill Country, conveniently located near the Highland Lakes, and only minutes away from Lake LBJ. The current owner has agriculture tax valuation, raises genuine Texas Longhorns and maintains other livestock and farm animals on the property. Entry from the road is through a large cedar beam archway with wrought iron gate. The house is situated within a 2-acre fenced area, and is approximately 3700 square feet with a partially finished attic of 1300 square feet. The remaining acreage is dedicated to the livestock, wildlife, outbuildings and roads. Mature oak trees are abundant with most all areas cleared of mesquite and cactus. A small stock tank/pond is located near the back of the property.
$360,000  •  20 acres
Nice, raw tract in the country! This 20 acres would make a great home site or place for a barn, shop, cattle or horses. It's ag exempt and currently used for crops. Very fertile, black soils throughout. This property has road fontage via CR 412 and a southwest Milam water line along the road. Power is nearby. Reasonable restrictions to be placed on the property to keep out trash, junk, etc. Seller may consider subdividing into two 10 acre tracts.
$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.
$129,975  •  17.33 acres
Contact Walter for more info at 512-540-1981. Come build your dream place! Nice +/-17.33 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.
$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.
$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.
$9,500,000  •  275 acres
Phenomenal luxury ranch with large home and lake, all just minutes from Texas A&M University. Workman ranch spans over 275 acres of prime ranch and hunting land dotted with large, scattered oaks and complemented with pristine pastures, thick woods and plentiful lakes. The main home is a spacious 7,135 square foot, with approximately 3,500 square foot of balconies and covered porches. It boasts 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The exterior of the home is built with Austin stone and covered with an elegant metal roof and is accentuated with many large windows and french doors filling the home with natural light. The main house/outdoor kitchen & pool are on an engineered pier & beam concrete foundation. In the interior, the large floor plan on the first floor provides ample living areas, a bar/office area, workout room, and large kitchen. The second floor is comprised of a game room, master and guest bedrooms along with a theatre room. You can also enjoy lake and pool views from several balconies. The flooring inside varies from mesquite wood to stone. The home also boasts an elevator, four gas fireplaces, a 4-car garage, and backup generator. An iPad or phone can be used to control the entire home’s lighting, temperature, fire places, and more than a dozen TV’s. The front of the home features an irrigated lawn with beautiful landscaping, colorful flowers, accent lighting, fountains, and a meandering creek that flows into a lily-filled koi pond.
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John Dean
113 N. Main St.
Rockdale, TX 76567

Mobile: 512-540-1555
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