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.
$847,000  •  173.34 acres
Overview: Iron Ridge Farm is a well-timbered and well-watered recreational hunting property, located in the piney woods of NE Texas. The Morris County property reveals a glimpse into the past while providing recreation for the present. The 173+/- acres boasts perennial streams, a wide variety of mature hardwoods, diverse plant life providing exceptional hunting opportunities for deer, hogs, and waterfowl. Location: The property is located on Connor Rd, ~1.5 miles north of the quaint town of Daingerfield, Texas. From Dallas, the drive is ~ 125 +/- miles (2 hr. 15 min); from Longview, the drive is ~31 miles (less than 45 min.). Improvements: The property features a historic ~1,200 SF rock home built in the early 1900's by the original owners. This home, if improved, could provide the new owner with a unique nostalgic cabin. There are plenty of other opportunities for one to build a new structure overlooking the 6+ ac lake as well. The museum in downtown Daingerfield has a display featuring photos of this cabin being built and the family that lived there. Timber/Habitat: Iron Ridge Farm is mostly timbered with native species including white oak and red oak varieties, hickory, elm, birch, black gum, sweet gum, and some native pine. Amidst the native timber the understory provides abundant habitat and forage for wildlife. There are several areas where the new owner could establish food plots and hunting areas to further develop this property and its recreational attributes. Surface Water: Iron Ridge Farm features abundant surface water including the centerpiece of the property, a 6.2+/- acre lake. Two other creeks or tributaries flow across the property as well. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, Coppernose bluegill, other panfish, and various baitfish. Wildlife: The topography, diverse, and abundant cover provides an excellent habitat for deer growth. Excellent native cover also provides a home for feral hogs, squirrel, and varmints. The property's water assets provide duck hunting opportunities as well. Topography: The topography is rolling to sloped terrain. The majority of the property drains well with minimal if any floodplain. The property has a high point of ~400 feet above sea level and a low of ~320 feet above sea level. Easements: One electrical easement in the central portion corner of the property. Utilities: Electricity is provided byBowie-Cass Electric Cooperative. Taxes: The property has a timber management plan in place and has a timber Ag exemption. Minerals: Ask Broker for details Asking Price:$847,000.00 ($4,886.35/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. All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice
$3,777,000  •  482.9 acres
Location: 9B Ranch is located just 3 miles north of Gilmer, Texas on Antelope Rd. The ranch is also conveniently located only 19 miles from Longview, 32 miles from Tyler, and 125 miles east of Dallas. Overview: 9B Ranch is a very diverse and productive 482+/- acre property located in a desirable area in central Upshur County. The property consists of large rolling hills, scattered mature timber, a spring-fed creek, an 18+ ac lake, several other small lakes and ponds, planted loblolly pine, and productive pastures. Surrounded by other rural properties and only 6 miles from Gilmer Municipal Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Upshur County. Improvements: 9B Ranch features a custom cabin tucked away amongst stately oak trees overlooking an incredible 18+ acre lake. Nearly 1,000' of white rocked road winds its way to the house, which has over 2,000 SF living, sleeps 4 comfortably, covered porches, and plenty of room for entertaining guests and family. Along with the main cabin, there are the following improvements: 1,800 SF Shop with covered parking 1,600 SF living quarters in shop that sleeps 8 comfortably 2,540 SF Barn 3 gated entrances along Antelope Rd. 1 Gated entrance along Bear Rd. Ranch is fenced and cross-fenced Two water wells, one of which is currently in service Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Upshur County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 245+/- 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 ~58 acres of mature planted loblolly pine, which was planted in 2008 and has been thinned once since. An additional ~25 acres of loblolly pine was planted in 2017 and spaced generously (~45' wide rows) to encourage a mixed-use with grazing. Groves of large mature white oaks, pin oaks, and red oak trees can be found on scattered throughout the ranch. Other tree cover consists of black gum, sweetgum, river birch, hickory, elm, willow, and some pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that is highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Bald Cypress around the ponds and lakes, burr oaks, maples, red oaks, and fruit trees have been planted by the owners for added aesthetics and enjoyment. Water: The centerpiece of the property is the spring-fed ~18.6 ac lake. The rest of the ranch is well-watered featuring ponds 2.84, 2.2, 0.80, 0.70 acres in size, a wetland that ranges from 3 to 5 acres in size as well as two small cattle tanks. 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 NE and W sides at 360'+ providing some incredible views, and eventually slopes down to just below 280' above sea level towards the south side of the ranch. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with a little bit of floodplain along the southern boundary. Wildlife and fisheries: 9B Ranch is settled in a scenic, quiet part of the county where wildlife abounds. Deer, hogs, and doves can be seen regularly as well as waterfowl on the lake and wetlands. There are several areas across the ranch that are set up well for further development of food plots and hunting areas, especially on the southern and western portions of the property. The main lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, coppernose bluegill, and various baitfish. The 2.8-ac pond is stocked similarly to the main lake. The 2.2-ac pond is stocked with catfish, bluegill, and crappie. The other ponds across the ranch are also stocked with bass and bluegill and have been supplemented with baitfish as well. Easements: To our knowledge: Two easements for Mid-Coast Pipeline (nat. gas), one easement for XTO Energy, and two electric service lines cross the property as well. Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller. Utilities: URECC provides electricity and water is provided from the deep well located on the property. Property Taxes: 9B Ranch carries an agricultural exemption. ~$2,800 in 2021. Schools: Gilmer ISD Price: 3,777,000.00 ($7,614.35/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.
$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 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.
$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