Stephen Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz was raised in East Texas, where he graduated from White Oak High School. Most of his childhood was spent hunting and fishing in the woods of East Texas, where he learned at a very young age to respect the outdoors. Following his interests, he graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Systems Management with an emphasis on rangeland and wetland management. After he graduated he began working in the engineering department at the TXU Martin Lake Mines. He then worked for over a decade in the mining industry. For the first 7 years he worked in engineering as a surveyor and long-range planner, where he designed and led the construction of various projects ranging from initial clearing and mining activities, to permanent reclamation. Along with that he developed a special interest in land reclamation where he had hands on experience with many extensive watershed management projects. He also had a hand in developing many of the ponds, wetlands and reforested acres that are now enjoyed by many. He then spent the next 4 years as an operations supervisor learning the big picture of the entire mining process, further developing his leadership skills in managing people, money and machines. Overall he has gained a unique perspective in the importance of sound land stewardship and how vital it is to a successful ranching operation. His unique skill set enables him to clearly visualize a property’s potential and effectively communicate that to potential buyers. He is dedicated to use that knowledge to better understand the needs of each client and will go the extra mile to ensure they are met. Stephen is a committed steward of the land which shows through continuing his education through the Quality Deer Management Association as a level 2 Deer Steward, which specifically focuses on intensive management for white-tailed deer. He has also been an active member of several conservation organizations such as Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, Quality Deer Management Association, Trout Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation. Stephen is a committed husband to his wife, Lacie of 6 years, and new father to his son, West. He is a deacon at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview and enjoys spending as much time as he can in the outdoors with both his wife and son.
$282,384  •  44.4 acres
Location: Wyatt Farm is located on Old Jefferson Rd. Jefferson, TX, less than a mile from Lake 'O the Pines. The property is also conveniently located only 6 miles from Harleton, 20 miles north of Longview, 22 miles northwest of Marshall, and only 140 miles east of Dallas. Overview: Wyatt Farm is n raw, multi-use property located in southwestern Marion County. The property consists of improved, productive pastures, two stock ponds, well-drained topography, 4,670' of county road frontage, and numerous home sites. There are no structural improvements on this property making this a clean slate for the new owner to come in and make it their own. Grass and soil: This area of Marion County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property is dominated by open rolling pastures of Coastal Bermuda and some native grasses which are currently in hay production and have been in the recent past. The vast majority of the property's landscape drains well providing numerous building sites for a new home. Bowie and Kullit fine sandy loam soils are the predominant soils on the property and are suitable for both timber and hay production. Scattered timber and forbs can be found along the edges of the pastures providing privacy from neighbors, shade for livestock, and browse for wildlife. Topography: The highest point on the property can be found on the western side at 290'+, and eventually slopes down to 250' above sea level towards the northeast corner of the property. The majority of the property is flat to sloped terrain and well-drained. Easements: An easement for Upshur Rural Electric Co-op runs along the southern boundary and another line bisects the property on the eastern portion providing power to most of the tract. Minerals: Ask Broker for details Utilities: Upshur Rural Electric Co-op provides electricity and is available along the south portion of the property. Ground water is present in this area providing the new owner with an opportunity for a productive water well. Property Taxes: This property carries an Ag exemption. Ask Broker for details. This property is located in an Opportunity Zone as well. See link for details. Schools: Jefferson ISD Price: $282,384.00 ($6,360/acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882 , stephen@ BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$732,250  •  75.17 acres
Location: Sandy Pines Farm is located on County Road 3588 Winnsboro, TX, just a mile east of FM 2869. The property is also conveniently located only 17 miles from Quitman, 14 miles south of Winnsboro, 16 miles west of Gilmer, and only 108 miles east of Dallas. Overview: Sandy Pines Farm is a heavily timbered and beautiful 75+/- acre property located in a desirable area in eastern Wood County. The property consists of mature stands of planted pine timber (22-25 yrs old), well-drained topography, 2,100' of county road frontage, and numerous home sites. Located just equidistant from Winnsboro, Quitman, and Gilmer this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Wood County. There are no structural improvements on this property making this a clean slate for the new owner to come in and make it their own. Trees, forbs, and soil: This area of Wood County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 67+/- acres of pine which has been thinned once and is ready to be thinned again this year. The pine has been managed by a local and well-known forester and supports a timber exemption on the entire tract. The vast majority of the property's landscape drains well providing numerous building sites for a new home. Other tree cover consists of both white and red oak varieties, black gum, sweet gum, hickory, elm, and native pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Topography: The highest point on the property can be found on the southwestern side at 508'+, and eventually slopes down to just below 450' above sea level towards the northeast corner of the property. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain and well-drained. Easements: One easement for Uphur Rural Electric Co-op along the southern boundary and there is an easement road running north and south through the tract for a neighbor to the south to access their property. Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller. Utilities: Upshur Rural Electric Co-op provides electricity and is available along the south portion of the property. Ground water is prolific in this area providing the new owner with an incredible opportunity for a very productive water well. Property Taxes: This property carries a timber exemption. Ask Broker for details Schools: Harmony ISD Price: $732,250 ($9,741 per acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882 BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$770,000  •  30.89 acres
PRICE IMPROVEMENT Location: Hidden Spur Farm is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Gladewater, Texas, at 1472 Shamburger Road. The farm is also conveniently located only 11 miles from the town of Gilmer, and only 120 miles east of Dallas. Overview: Hidden Spur Farm is a beautiful 30+/- acre rural homesite nestled in a very desirable area of south-central Upshur County. The property consists of dramatic rolling hills, pristine hardwood timber, and an incredible 5+/- acre pond. The surrounding property consists mostly of mature growth timber, with some meandering open areas between the house and pond. Surrounded by similar homesites, larger ranches, and within 7 miles of Lake Gladewater, recreational opportunities abound both on and off the property. Improvements: There is a beautiful, custom-built 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,200+/- SF Victorian style home located on a high ridge on the eastern portion of the property. The home was built in 2000 and has been well-maintained since, having updated the two exterior A/C units in 2014, and the inside unit in 2015, all outfitted with a Honeywell security system. The kitchen has also been updated with Quartz countertops, new stainless-steel GE appliances and a new gas stove. The stove and water heater both run off propane. In addition to these updates, new wood floors lead through the main living area and dining room, into an additional living area which provides room to entertain or privacy from the central portion of the house. New tile has been added throughout as well. Numerous updates have been added throughout the house including a new pantry, garbage disposal, new blinds and window treatments, updated closet shelving/racks, new water filtration system (kitchen) and many others as well. The back doors open from the kitchen onto the deck overlooking the outdoor BBQ/sitting area with a view toward the lake. The entire downstairs and master bedroom upstairs is powered completely off of solar power. Inside the garage is a unit of batteries and power inverter which makes the home incredibly energy efficient. The power is stored until used, then recharged each day, making it nearly 100% sustainable off the grid. The average electricity bill runs from $35-60/month in the heat of the summer and can actually create a credit during the spring and fall. A new TAMKO Metalworks roof was installed in 2010 and comes with a transferable 50-year pro-rated warranty. One main barn is currently being used to store equipment and a 30'x 40' metal shop with roll-up door provides additional storage and workspace. Attached to the two-stall barn is a tack room and chicken coop complete with exhaust fans and water. Adjacent to the house is a fully enclosed well-house that serves the property's irrigation. The perimeter of the property is mostly fenced with good cross fencing around the house and within the interior of the property. There is an electric gate for a nice, secure entrance along with the entire front and backyard being fully fenced. Trees, grass, forbs: The property's sandy loam soils foster Coastal Bermuda in the open areas as well as native grasses and forbs throughout the property. Towering mature hardwood timber dominates the landscape. The timber has not been cut or harvested in the last several decades providing scenic and productive wildlife habitat. Tree cover consists of a healthy stand of virgin hardwoods including a variety of red and white oaks, black gum, elm, hickory, dogwood, walnut and some pine. Native forbs and browse such as pokeweed, beautyberry, trumpet creeper, and green briar are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife. Water: The property has an incredible deep, spring-fed pond, approx. 5.0+/- acres in size as well as access to Rocky Creek along the western edge of the property. There is also a water well near the main home accessing the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer for an additional source of water. Topography: Rolling to sloped terrain with an impressive 75 feet of elevation change provide a scenic view, especially from the house to the east, while the timber maintains privacy from all other directions. The house is arranged on the higher, somewhat level ground, while the timber encompasses the majority of the watersheds and hillsides. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for recreational opportunities and possibly an additional building site. Wildlife and fisheries: This property has been successfully hunted in recent years, but only sparingly. It has never been leased and has been managed in such a manner to provide the new owner with a turnkey recreational property. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Upshur County and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. Well stocked, the 5.0+/- acre pond fishes well for bass, crappie and bream and is easily accessible from the house. Easements: One easement for an electric line and one easement for a gas line. Utilities: Electricity is provided by Upshur Rural Electric and runs from the east boundary into the home site on the property. Co-op water is provided by Pritchett Water Supply Property Taxes: All but 2 acres of Hidden Spur Farm currently carries a Timber Exemption. Ask Broker for details. Schools: The new owners could attend Gladewater or Gilmer ISD. Price Improvement: $770,000.00 Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882 BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$6,090,000  •  435 acres
Location: Tres Arroyos Ranch is located just 3.5 miles northeast of Longview, Texas on Noonday Road W in the highly sought-after Hallsville ISD. The ranch is also conveniently located only 7.5 miles from the town of Hallsville, 45 miles from Tyler, and 135 miles east of Dallas. The ranch has approx. 1,900' of road frontage along Curtis Black Rd. (west side), and ~440' of road frontage along Noonday Rd. W (north side). Overview: Tres Arroyos Ranch is a very clean and productive 435+/- acre property located in a desirable area in western Harrison County. Its name is derived from the three abundant creeks that feed into and converge near the middle of the ranch. The property consists of large rolling hills, scattered mature timber, spring-fed creeks, two lakes (~4.85+/- and 19+/- acres in size), productive improved pastures, and access to utilities. Surrounded by other high end, rural properties and only 15 miles from East Texas Regional Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Harrison County. Also, with road frontage on two side and plenty of good access and topography, this property would lend well to an excellent private getaway or rural development. Improvements: Other than the two lakes there are no other improvements on the ranch. This makes it an incredible blank slate for a new owner to make it their own. Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Harrison County is known for sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 345+/- acres of improved and native pastures. The grasses are predominately common and coastal Bermuda as well as some Bahia and native grasses as well. The vast majority of the property's landscape drains well making access convenient from all entrances. The ranch also features ~66 acres of mature native timber which includes old-growth white oak and red oak varieties, hickory, birch, elm, maple, persimmon, willow, and black gum. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Water: The centerpiece of the property is the spring-fed ~19+/-acre lake. An additional ~4.85+/- acre lake is located just upstream from the larger lake as well. The ranch also features four tributaries that flow in to the ranch and all meet in the central portion of the property. At least two of these are spring-fed and provide reliable water for livestock and wildlife. This property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer and the Queen City aquifer making additional drinking/irrigation water very accessible from an additional well if so desired. Topography: The highest point on the ranch can be found on the west side at 400'+ and eventually slopes down to just below 290' above sea level towards the east side of the ranch. There are several large hillsides on all corners of the ranch providing some incredible views in all directions. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with a small amount of floodplain along the creek off of the east side of the ranch. There are two bridges that have been established to make access across the property convenient as well. Wildlife and fisheries: Tres Arroyos Ranch is settled in a scenic, quiet part of the county where wildlife abound. Deer can be seen regularly as well as waterfowl on the lakes. There are several areas across the ranch that are setup well for further development for food plots and hunting areas. Dove populations are also abundant in late summer to early fall. The main lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, Coppernose bluegill, Redear sunfish and fathead minnows. Easements: To our knowledge:An easement with Texas Eastern Transmission LP (nat. gas) crosses the eastern portion of the ranch along with ~340' of a 138 KV line crosses the eastern corner as well. Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller. Utilities: Upshur Rural Electric Co-op provides electricity and Gum Springs Water Supply provides water along the road frontage. Property Taxes: Tres Arroyos Ranch carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for details. Schools: Hallsville ISD Price: $6,090,000 ($14,000/acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent 903-738-7882 mobile BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE:Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$955,500  •  245 acres
Overview: The Pines at Boggy Creek is an exceptionally well-timbered and well-watered recreational hunting property, located in the piney woods of NE Texas. The Morris County property is a part of the old, well-managed timber tract and comes with a nice mix of native timber, upland pine and bottomland hardwoods. The 245+/- acres boast perennial streams, a wide variety of mature hardwoods, managed plantation pine, and diverse plant life providing exceptional hunting opportunities for deer, hogs, waterfowl and turkey optimal. Location: The property is located ~8 miles south of the quaint town of Daingerfield, Texas. From Dallas, the drive is ~ 120 +/- miles (2 hr. 15 min); from Longview, the drive is ~35 miles (less than 45 min.). Improvements: There is a modest deer camp in the central portion of the property. Aside from the camp house, the property is a blank canvas for new owners to make their own. Timber: The Pines at Boggy Creek features 105+/- acres of managed loblolly pines located along the upland portions of the property. Running through the middle is a vast stand of old-growth hardwoods and mixed timber. This area is a classic hardwood bottom with a fairly clean understory and littered with White Oaks and other mast-producing hardwoods. The layout of the stands provides a unique and diverse setting for recreation and hunting alike. A portion of the pine timber is 20+ years old and the remainder is approx. 12 years old. Aside from the timber, the property boasts an abundance of native browse in its understory beneficial for wildlife habitat and diversity. Surface Water: The property features abundant surface water including the 1.8+/- Ac. Slaton Lake, a 3+/- ac and 1.5+/- ac wetlands, and several other seasonal wetlands and sloughs. Boggy Creeks runs for nearly a mile through the southwestern portion of the property and along its western boundary. Three other seasonal and spring-fed creeks run across the property as well providing ample opportunity for one to develop managed wetlands for exceptional waterfowl habitat. Wildlife: In terms of wildlife The Pines at Boggy Creek has a lot to offer. The property is located in a very private setting providing an excellent opportunity to have a nice, quiet place to hunt and get away. The topography, diverse, and abundant cover provide an excellent habitat for deer growth. The phenomenal cover also provides a home for feral hogs, squirrels, and Eastern Turkeys. Eastern Turkeys have been released by TPWD and NWTF over the years on a neighboring ranch making an encounter very common when visiting the property. The property's water assets provide duck hunting opportunities as well. Topography: The topography is undulating throughout the ranch with significant elevation changes surrounding the creeks and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~330 feet above sea level and a low of ~240 feet above sea level. Easements: One electrical easement on the SW corner of the property. Utilities: Electricity is provided by Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative. Taxes: The ranch has a timber management plan in place and has a timber Ag exemption. Minerals: No sub-surface minerals are owned by the seller. Price: $955,500 ($3,900/Acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882, stephen@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$3,204,800  •  143.54 acres
Location: Lawless Acres is located approximately 3.5 miles west of historic downtown Jefferson, Texas at 1411 Coffeeville Rd, Jefferson, TX. The ranch is also conveniently located only 17 miles from Marshall, 35 miles from Longview, and 160 miles east of Dallas. Overview: The property is a diverse and productive 143+/- acre property located in a desirable area of Marion County. This unique property is perfectly setup for the equine enthusiast. Historically used by the Blackburn family (Blackburn Syrup- Jefferson, TX), the current owners have taken this somewhat raw unused property and brought it to what it is today, while maintaining its historic charm. The property features plantation pines, sprawling hardwoods, spring-fed creeks, good surface water, and several pastures for open views. Surrounded by other highly improved rural properties and only 7 miles from the Cypress River Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Marion County. Improvements: Lawless Acres is a highly improved property. A winding, paved drive leads to the ~2,200 SF main home with incredible finishes throughout. The concept of the home and improvements were painstakingly planned and designed by both the owners and an architect from Santa Fe, NM. Alongside the main house is a custom-built silo boasting a media room that seats twelve with a wet bar and snack area featuring a rustic yet quiet ambiance for viewing movies or the big game with family. On the second floor is a bunk room with queen-sized bunk beds for the kids surrounded by a beautiful hand-painted western mural reminiscent of an old John Ford western movie. The flooring in the silo is made from reclaimed wood from an old cotton gin from North Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake. The top floor features a beautiful office space with custom furnishings, a wood burning fireplace, and impeccable details in every corner. The main home and silo currently sleep eight, but could be furnished to sleep more if so desired. Both homes are adorned in western and Native American decor showcasing the western lifestyle. Many unique pieces can be found throughout obtained from western movie sets, old hotels and buildings from the Fort Worth Stockyards, and several other custom furnishings. A beautiful covered porch wraps around two sides of the main house leading to the pool area and the large covered outdoor kitchen. Grey and blue river rock has been artistically placed displaying a driftwood horse sculpture surrounded by a grey flagstone walkway. You'll also find a custom longhorn sculpture above the outdoor fireplace, overlooking the pool as the centerpiece of the area. Across the pool from the main house is a 2-bedroom, 1 bath guest home (2,000 SF) that currently sleeps four. Meticulous work has been carried out in the surrounding retaining walls, landscaping, and custom features of this part of the property. No expense was spared in the planning of this estate. Downstairs in the lower portion of the guest home features a workout room and climate-controlled storage. Three tankless hot water heaters were installed within these two homes and the roof is only a year old. Mature timber surrounds the home providing maximum privacy and aesthetics. The entire ranch has perimeter fencing with some cross-fencing as well if running livestock is desired. Along with the main home and guest home there are the following improvements: ~520 SF 1 Bed/1 Bath Foreman's Home 4,500 SF Barn/Stables 5 stalls, tack room, wash stall, automatic waterers, hay loft, and office area 6-horse walker, loafing sheds The barn is over 125 years old and was the original barn of the Blackburn family (Blackburn's Syrup- Jefferson, TX). The barn has been refurbished and converted into horse stable with improved lighting and water. 200' x 100' covered arena 150' x 195' open lighted arena The arenas were historically used for training and showcasing the owner's cutting horses and show jumping. 2,400 SF open air equipment barn Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Marion County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 24+/- acres of planted loblolly pine (planted in 2007/2008). Along with the pine, the ranch has 68+/- acres of native timber both upland and bottom land. You will also find approx. 51 +/- acres of rolling pastures well-suited for grazing livestock or hay production. The grasses are predominately common and coastal Bermuda as well as some Bahia and native grasses as well. The majority of the property's landscape drains well with some bottomland on the W/SW side. Spans of white oaks, pin oaks, and red oak trees can be found on scattered throughout this portion of the ranch. Other tree cover consists of black gum, sweet gum, river birch, hickory, elm, willow, and some native pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Water: The property has a perennial creek flowing from the north on the eastern side of the ranch. Two additional creeks converge on the western side as well. The ponds are ~1.1 and ~0.7 acres in size and lightly fluctuate in water level throughout the year. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer making additional drinking/irrigation water very accessible from an additional well if so desired. Topography: The highest point on the ranch can be found on the NE side at 250'+ providing some incredible views, and gently slopes down to just below 190' above sea level towards the W/SW side of the farm. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with some floodplain in the SW portion of the property. Wildlife and fisheries: Lawless Acres is well-suited for any outdoorsman, equestrian enthusiast, or nature lover. White-tailed deer can be found all across the property as the ranch has not been hunted much over the last several years. There are plenty of trails for riding horses or ATVs and the fishing in the larger pond will provide something for everyone. Easements: Two easements for Upshur Rural ECC and three natural gas pipeline easements along the far west side of the property. Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller. Utilities: Upshur Rural provides electricity and a deep water well provides the water to the improvements. The owners have two 500-gallon propane tanks, one for the main house and one for the guest house. Property Taxes: Lawless Acres carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for details Schools: Jefferson ISD Price: $3,204,800.00 Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent 903-738-7882 mobile BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE:Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$658,000  •  117 acres
Pine Hill Ranch is a beautiful 117.5+/- acre combination ranch nestled in a highly desirable area of western Harrison County. The property consists of incredible rolling pastures, multiple ponds, scattered hardwood timber, and an excellent balance of ranching and recreational attributes.  The ranch
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Stephen Schwartz
10711 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75230

Mobile: 903-738-7882
Office: 4692224076