Tyler Thomas

Born in Austin, Texas, Tyler Thomas lived there until graduating from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in 2001. After graduation, he moved to Dallas to help launch SmartShield Sunscreens. Over the next 14 years, SmartShield grew into an industry leader within the safety and industrial market including clients such as the U.S. Military and niche retail markets focusing on active outdoor lifestyles, primarily fishing and hunting. Tyler operated as an owner and COO for SmartShield, and he consulted for numerous outdoor related and unrelated companies along the way. Then in 2015, Tyler decided to pursue his passion in land sales. 


At the beginning of 2020, Tyler founded TT Ranch Group on the principles of treating each client as a top priority and each property as their own. With a deep business background, his vast farm and ranch knowledge, and an extensive network, he proves to be a leader for his team and an asset to his clients. Backed by the world’s most powerful and prestigious realty brand, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and TT Ranch Group combine the industry’s best technology and marketing with innovative methods and expertise within the ranch real estate market.

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$2,905,015  •  505 acres
Sandy Creek Ranch Description: Tucked away off of paved County Road 2350, near Emory, TX, is the 505+/- Acres, Sandy Creek Ranch. This property has the potential to serve many purposes. Abundance of wildlife occupies the wooded area, and has not been heavily hunted on for several years. A variety of trees cover the property, including Post Oak, Cedar Elm, American Elm and Hackberry. The front meadow is cut for hay production and is capable of running cattle. With river, creek, and pond access, there are many fishing opportunities. Throughout the property there is 50' of topography variance. Sandy Creek Ranch is a well maintained recreational property that is the perfect weekend getaway for any outdoors lover. Location: The Sandy Creek Ranch is located near Emory, TX. Just 60 miles east of Dallas and 47 miles northwest of Tyler. It is the perfect retreat for an outdoor enthusiast who needs an escape from the bustle of the city. Water + Fishing: Running through the property is both the Sandy Creek and Sabine River. Man made bridges for creek crossing have been implemented to help with high waters. The river has been noted for excellent catfishing - especially after a good rain. There is a 2 acre pond on the property, filled with Bass, Crappie and Bream. This property is a hidden gem for the angling enthusiast. Wildlife: There is no shortage of wildlife that roams throughout the property. Deer are abundant, and can be seen running about the fields as you drive down the interior lanes. Hogs, coyotes, bobcats and ducks are also prevalent. If you keep an eye out, a Bald Eagle can be spotted on occasion. During the right time of the year, when the river fills, numerous ducks fly in. They can be spotted spending time in the flooded timber. Other: Property has Ag / Timber exemptions
$4,485,000  •  13 acres
H.C. Lake Retreat Tucked away on the banks of Houston County Lake is H.C. Lake Retreat. This unique resort property attracts visitors from all over Texas, Louisiana and beyond and comes completely turnkey. This pristinely maintained recreational haven includes 8 homes, an event center, basketball court, and much more, all on a beautiful spring fed lake. There is over 16,262 sqft. of living area between all the homes and 5,550 sqft. of storage area. This property is currently being run as a successful rental business with a faithful clientele and a very high rate of repeat customers. The next owner can seamlessly continue to operate it as an income producing property or convert it to a private family compound. Location The property is located on Houston County Lake northwest of Crockett, TX which is the county seat and largest town in Houston County. This property is 126 miles from Houston, and 153 miles from Dallas, just a 2.5-hour drive from each. Palestine, TX is only 35 miles away, Huntsville, TX is 49 miles away, Nacogdoches, TX is 54 miles away, and Tyler, TX is 82 miles away all with plentiful shopping and dining options. Habitat & Topography Houston County is in the East Texas Timberlands region.The terrain is gently rolling to hilly, and contains significant forest, mostly loblolly pine and pecantrees.Houston County covers 1,234 square miles, with elevations ranging from 200 to 300 feet. The Neches River forms the northeastern boundary of the county, and the Trinity River is the western boundary. Soils are generally light colored and loamy, with very deep reddish clayey subsoils. The predominant vegetation is mixed pine and hardwood forests. Between 21% and 30% of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. Water & Fishing Houston County Lake is a spring fed, 1,330-acre lake that is great for swimming, boating and fishing. The lake was formed in 1966 by a dam on Little Elkhart Creek. Visitors enjoy the lake's cool spring fed waters as well as the hilly wooded terrain. The lack of crowds allows guests to enjoywater sports or fishing.There is an abundant supply of trophy size bass, crappie, sunfish, bluegill and catfish.The lake is roughly 60 % fishing with 40% or less usable by recreational boats. The lake is rarely crowded, even on Holiday weekends. The waters are clear, cool and calm for canoeing and kayaking. Houston County Lake was once considered the premier bass fishing lake in the stateof Texas, and is still ranked as "most likely to land a lunker bass". Homes Vacation County Rentals has plenty of room for your family and guests.The main buildings and 7 homes are situated on 5 +/-acres, and "Creekside" sits on 8 +/- acres across the lake, which makes H.C. Lake Retreat 13 +/- acres with a total of 8 homes. There are also 2 buildable lots at the main complex. The Owners' Home - This waterfront home is approximately 2,600 sqft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It has a dock on the water as well as an upper and lower deck with covered seating areas, firepit and gas grill. Awesome View - This waterfront home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,200 sqft. and offers incredible views of the lake. It has a 2,166 sqft. dock area, and a 1,100 sqft. upper cabana with fans and lights. It includes your own private fish cleaning station, a gas grill and outdoor fire pit. The master bedroom has a private third level balcony. Every bedroom has 32" televisions with cable. The second bedroom faces the front of the home (street side) and has a balcony overlooking the front gardens. There is a shared bathroom for the two upper bedrooms.The Kitchen has all the utensils and appliances one needs to cook most meals, and a large dining room table to accommodate your group. The counter tops are all granite tile. This home also includes a utility room with washer and dryer."Awesome View"is located on a very quiet area of the lake with little boat traffic. There is easy channel access to the main lake that is a 3-minute ride. The home is equipped with complimentary kayaks. Henry's Hideaway- 4 bedroom and 2 bath home. 1,300 sqft. with a lake view. While Henry's doesn't sit directly on the water it has access to a walkway down to its own private section of pier equipped with kayaks and its own fish cleaning station. Henrys has an assortment of beautiful decks to spread out on. The upper deck measures 14'x24' accompanied by a lower 12'x12' area equipped with a firepit and gas grill. The front porch is also a great spot to sit and enjoy your view of the lake. Lakeside - 7 bedroom and 4 bath lakeside home. 1,204 sqft. of wrap around covered porch facing the lake. Lakeside is the largest and most spacious home which accommodates groups of up to 22. It sits on two lake lots and has a stream that pumps out of the lake. It has a gazebo and its own boathouse. The covered boathouse offers a slip with tie offs for multiple boats, with GFCI protected outlets for charging batteries. 160 sqft. covered area for grilling out, over 2,168 sqft.of pier and covered seating area, and a 24'x24'firepit area. The upstairs game-room has a mini fridge, sink and microwave. It has a separate entrance at the front and back of the home. Lakeside has a gas grill connected to a large propane tank. It has a washer/dryer, two refrigerators, wireless internet, and televisions in every bedroom with cable. Pat's Place- 5/6 bedroom and 4 bath, 2,700 sqft. lakeside home sleeps up to 14 guests. Over 6,370 sqft. of decking and pier. Pats Place has two master bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and access to its own deck area with table and chairs. The main deck is high up in the tree canopy which sits 50 + feet above the lake, and less than 100 feet away. The deck also includes a gas grill, table, fans and lighting. There are two boat slips, a fish cleaning station and night lights for fishing. All of the bedrooms have 32" flat screen televisions, ceiling fans and linens. The game room can easily be its own semi-private bedroom with two futons. The Gregory - 3 bedroom and 2 bath home, 1500 sqft. with a stairway leading down to the lake. Beautiful and roomy home with jacuzzi tub, many porches, cabana, gas grill and firepit. Includes your own private section of pier with a 14'x20' dock to use as well as a fish cleaning station. The New House - This home is a 1,560 sqft. 3 bedroom and 2 bath lake view home with large decks at the rear of the home. It is situated on a roomy lot. Creekside - 2 bedroom and 2 bath home on almost 10 acres, can sleep up to 6 guests. It is across the lake from the rest of the property. It is the perfect place for those who want to spread out and be secluded. The house is situated on a hill and overlooks a creek. It also has a deck and a well-lit pathway. The property has several trails, a spring that never runs dry, and a bridge to get across. There is a road that backs up to the property and takes you to the lake approximately 7/10ths of a mile away. There is access to the community park with boat slip, dock, and playground. There is a caliche driveway with room for a trailer. There is plenty of space for expansion of any kind on this property. Other Buildings EventHall- The "Event Building" is a heated and cooled building used for business events, family reunions, weddings, and more. This space has ceiling fans, several lighting options, chandeliers and crown molding. The large garage doors can be open for an open-air venue,orclosedforinclementweather.Thisspacehastwobathroomswitha large exterior sink, exterior fans, large firepit, smoker and gas grill upon request. There are two large covered concrete patios. Includes tables and chairs for any event. Outbuildings Laundry & Storage Facility - This building contains the washing facility. It also houses sundries such as paper towels, toilet paper, etc. It also includes two freezers of ice, and firewood. The Big Building - This insulated building has a 200-amp electrical service and waste area. It's entirely possible to convert the inside to anything you want it to be. The Red Barn - The Red Barn is 1,950 sqft. and has been the base of operations. It's full of shelves with supplies to keep things running smoothly. There is also a separate 700 sqft. that is air- conditioned with a bathroom with a shower. Storage Building #3 - This building is 1200 sqft. and situated behind the "Big Building". It has a door at one end and a tall garage door at the other. Highlights include: The roads are very lightly traveled Well maintained dirt and caliche roads The county road is less than 2/10'ths of a mile away The state highway is 2 miles away Professional landscaping and decking Covered RV space(s) with 50 amp hookup, cable, water, sewer, and well-lit decks Taxes Contact broker for more details Other The property is being offered turnkey including furnishings and equipment.Lawn Equipment, skid steer, tractor, etc. All of the homes on the property include: Tile and wood style laminate (no carpet) Washer/Dryer Kayaks Fish cleaning stations Drip irrigation Sprinkler systems Sleep anywhere between 6-22 guests
Contact for Price  •  4,000 acres
Bear Mountain Ranch Description: Bear Mountain Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property. Tucked away in the San Bois Mountains in South Eastern Oklahoma, the property spreads over 4,000+/- acres of rolling land (additional land available upon inquiry). While feeling secluded away in the forest, there is no shortage of luxury here. The custom-built lodging adds a sense of refinement to Bear Mountain Ranch, but the true magnificence comes from the land itself. 4,000 +/- acres of tremendous versatility. Comprised of mountains, creeks, lakes, food plots and sunflower fields, the land provides it all. The 4,000+/- acres are all under high fence, which was carefully designed for wildlife purposes. Location: Located near Wilburton, Oklahoma, Bear Mountain Ranch rolls over the San Bois Mountains. Wilburton has a private airport, making Bear Mountain Ranch the perfect escape destination. However, flying isn't the only way to visit Bear Mountain Ranch - it is just a three hour drive from Dallas, Texas. Homes: The main home was completed in 2019 and spans 13,500 +/- sqft. The beautiful 13 bedroom / 13 bath establishment is perfectly positioned to overlook a 30 +/- acre lake. On the lake is a custom boat-house, accompanied with a boat slip. The main residence was designed to entertain and has an abundance of space to do so. When cooking for large parties, one can do so from the comfort of the indoors in the open kitchen floor-plan. The modern kitchen contains a walk-in pantry, marble countertops, Whirlpool appliances complete with 2 fridges, double gas stovetop, and 2 ovens. The kitchen opens to the living area with plenty of room for all of the family and friends. Here you can sit by the fireplace and look out onto the back patio and lake. Out on the patio, one can enjoy the fresh-air and lake views in the outdoor grilling area. Multiple bedrooms and living spaces fill the two-story home. There are 8 bedrooms on the first floor, two of which are the masters, and 5 bedrooms upstairs. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom attached. In addition to the downstairs living area, there are two areas upstairs that are currently being used as living and game rooms. Additional rooms in the house include 2 laundry rooms, mud room, linen room, safe room, and a tornado shelter. Attached is a four-car garage and storage unit. There are two other homes on the property. The Foreman's Home, built in 2018, is 2,000 +/- sqft., and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Guest House, also built in 2018, and is 2,800 +/- sqft. It has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a laundry and mudroom. Attached to the two structures is a private garage, with oversized walk-in cooler and cleaning station. Habitat & Topography: The property has approximately 800' of elevation change which varies. Bear Mountain Ranch has tremendous versatility. From mountains, creeks, and ponds, rocky terrain to sunflower fields - the land provides it all. 4,000+/- of the acres are under high fence that was carefully designed for game purposes. From 800' above sea level to 1400'. The ranch has seven different distinct ridgelines that transverse across the property. The majority of the soils are comprised of various associations and complexes that lend themselves well towards pasture, range, woodland, and wildlife use. Water: In addition to the 30+/- acre feature lake, the property has an abundance of water sources. Inside of the high fence, 20 ponds and stock tanks of various sizes can be found. Between the various sources, the property holds water year-round and gets an average of 50 inches of rainfall per year. It should be noted that the run-off from the rain is so strong, the man-made 35 ft. deep lake was filled in just one summer. Fishing + Wildlife: Bear Mountain Ranch is the ultimate experience for the outdoorsman. Fishing and hunting opportunities are abundant. The lake is stocked with Tiger Bass, Bluegill, Red Ear Perch, and Catfish. There is no shortage of wildlife. Whitetail Deer, Elk, Turkey, Aoudad, Hogs, and the occasional Black Bear habitat the land. To promote their vitality, there are 22 food plots located throughout the property, with various stands and feeders placed accordingly. Three different pastures have also been implemented to organize game. The "Trophy Pasture" encloses 230+/- acres, the "Pig Pasture" utilizes 40 +/- acres, and the "Release Pasture" is 27 +/- acres. Bear Mountain Ranch is truly a recreational haven like no other. There are endless opportunities to create memories. One of our favorites is sitting on the patio overlooking the lake, as you watch the sun go down over the mountains and see deer and elk come out at dusk to graze. Bear Mountain Ranch encompasses a blend between some of the best features of Texas and Colorado, but is located only a short 3 hour drive north of Dallas, in Oklahoma. Additional Notes: There is one active gas well. A 100' x 60' shop is located on the property. Contact broker for price and additional information.
$2,350,000  •  15 acres
Hardy Creek Estate Description: Located in Rusk County, Hardy Creek Estate is a rare combination of proximity to and seclusion from town. Enclosed by a wooded property line and accessed by private road, the 15 +/- acre estate provides beautiful views from every corner. A variety of Oaks, Pine, Pecan, Sycamore and Bodark provide diversity in the backdrop to the native grasses that spill over the 25+/- feet of varying topography. Although it gives the peaceful feeling of being miles from the nearest city, you are just a short walk from downtown Henderson, Texas. This generational family property has evolved into a glamorous, yet relaxing oasis. Estate Home: The Hardy Creek Estate has been in the family for decades. Originally constructed in 1965 with 5,163 square feet, the 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home was designed by San Antonio architect Craig Allen. The Glass Room, a 1972 addition by the original architect, was opened to the kitchen in the 2003 renovation creating a singular space and casual social hub of the home with expansive views of back patio, pool, pool house and the back pastures framed by wooded property line. The two-story house has an abundance of room for family and friends. Located on the main floor is the front hall dividing formal living and dining with kitchen accessed by butler door, glass room, library, home office, laundry, workroom, mudroom, guest bedroom and bath. Three car carport located off mudroom. Fireplaces located in both living and library. A split staircase divides the first and second floors with access from the front hall or kitchen. While the first floor is all about entertaining, the second floor is all family, 3 large bedrooms and 2 baths, including the primary, with a fourth room currently in use as fitness space. Additional attributes to the home include limestone, hardwood and brick flooring, solid pine doors with custom trim, baseboard, and crown moldings. There is structured wiring throughout the house, centralized audio, security system with exterior cameras. The home's roof was replaced in 2018. The original upstairs windows were replaced, and plantation shutters were added in 2020. Landscaping has been recently updated as well. First Floor: Kitchen: Chestnut Oak cabinets and trim by Bentwood - Dallas TX, Subzero double fridge with 4 freezer drawers, wine captain with double refrigerated drawers and ice machine. Wolf double oven, 4 burners with centered double griddle. Sinks & Faucets by Rhole. Central island with seating for 5. Home Office: (off Kitchen) Limestone floors, Bentwood chestnut oak cabinets and trim, courtyard view. Glass Room: Floor to ceiling glazing, limestone heated floors, centralized audio location. Dinning: Original brick floors, hand painted wallpaper with custom painted ceiling/trim/moldings. Light fixture from New Orleans. Custom breakfront by Manheim, New Orleans. Living Room: Vaulted ceiling with walnut beams, hard wood floors, 14-foot living room window replaced in 2018 with unit by Portatello, new french doors lead to side porch, fireplace with custom paint, antique chandelier purchased for home in 1960's. Entrance Hall crystal fixture from New Orleans. Library: Fireplace wall and hearth constructed from local salvaged brick plant kiln in Henderson, walnut paneling, walnut trim and coffered ceiling with custom paint, original brick floors, bar, fireplace, cypress mantle. Guest Bath: Custom marble, tub/shower/sink/fixtures by Waterworks. Guest Bedroom: Bay window with view of pool and back pasture, hardwood floors, closet by California Closet, structured wiring and alarm in guest closet. Laundry: Custom CraftMade cabinetry, limestone floors, drip dry area, large utility sink and faucet by Herrington Brass. 1/2 bath, W/D. Downstairs workroom: Brick floors, painted 3/4 " ply walls with custom leaded glass windows and built-in storage cabinets. Second Floor: Hardwood floors in all bedrooms (2003). Custom marble in both baths. All fixtures by Waterworks. Cabinetry by CraftMade. New (2020) windows and plantation shutters in all bedrooms. Closets by California Closets. Master Bath: Custom marble, heated floor, custom steam shower with 3 heads, oversized tub. Hall Bath: Custom marble, tub/shower/sink/fixtures by Waterworks, heated floor. Access to attic in upstairs hall. HVAC, hot water, and lots of built-in storage. Outdoor Amenities: Pool: 2,000 sq.ft., with a built-in hot tub. Pool House: Saltillo Tile & Custom Outdoor Kitchen - gas grill, 60k BTU Burner, warming drawer, under counter ice and fridge, full bath (not listed with house) and separate changing room, attic fan in copula. Shop Building: 3,600 sq, ft. engineered bolt-up design steel building, (4) 10' roll-up doors, one 2-pole car lift, fluorescent LED lighting throughout, 1/2 bath inside heated and cooled room with W/D, commercial sink, double fridge freezer. Butcher block work counters x 3. Attic fan in copula and operable roll up windows. Dog kennel area with slopped floors and six runs. Garage / Storage: 500 sqft.
$4,950,000  •  387 acres
Longacre Ranch Situated on 385 +/- acres in western Wise County, Texas and just outside the small town of Chico is the Longacre Ranch. The diversified ranch has the perfect mixture of attributes from manicured coastal Bermuda hay fields, mature timber, deep canyons, and breathtaking views. Improved with a custom-built ranch house, shops, and livestock facilities it is not very often that a ranch with all of these features comes available. This dream property is ideal for the sportsman as well as the cattleman. House The main house is a custom built 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom ranch style house with beautiful views of the property. The house consists of roughly 4,639 square feet of living space with a large open kitchen open to the living room and breakfast area. With the location of the house centrally located the property views in all directions are breathtaking. On a regular basis it is common to see many different types of wildlife in the pastures around the house. The covered back patio with vaulted ceiling is the ideal place to enjoy the views while cooking on the built-in grill. Water Located throughout the ranch are numerous ponds and streams that hold water year-round. Venchoner Creek transverses through the middle of the property for roughly 3,500 feet and being spring fed holds water year-round. The east property boundary is Willow Creek that has nearly 2,00 feet of bank. Along with the natural water sources there are three water wells located on the property. One is located near the livestock barn, one for the house, and one just south of the house. Terrain The ranch sits in the part of Wise County that is known for varied terrain. The property has about 100 feet of elevation change from its highest point to the lowest point. Driving through the property one notices really quick that there are many different aspects to this ranch that make it so unique. From the coastal fields to the deep canyons and creek bottom and mature timber make this the ideal combination ranch. Wildlife The wildlife on the ranch is plentiful from whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, and migratory birds this ranch has everything the sportsman dreamed of. The current owners do not hunt very often and have only harvested a few bucks in the last few hunting seasons. Located throughout the property are several food plots, feeders, and hunting blinds that will convey with the sale of the property. Fishing Fishing on the ranch in the stocked tanks can be excellent. The current owners have stocked several of the ponds with catfish, Florida bass, and perch. Improvements Near the main house is a large two story 40x60 storage barn that is equipped with an office with half bath and workout room that are heated and cooled. The remainder of the building is used as a storage area for ranch equipment. Located near the front entrance is the livestock barn and shop. The shop is a 40x60 building that is used for working on and storying the farm implements. The livestock working facilities are located adjacent to the shop. Agriculture Production Currently the ranch is operated as a cattle and hay operation. The owner operates a cow calf herd as well as a custom hay business. There is roughly 80+ acres of coastal fields that are used to harvest hay during the growing season.
$2,600,000  •  3 acres
Discover luxury and sophistication in this East Texas retreat, tucked away on three wooded acres in South Tyler. Saddlebrook Estates is an exclusive gated community just minutes from Tyler’s newest development and in the highly rated Whitehouse ISD. Built in the spirit of Neoclassical style, this custom home is the result of thoughtful collaboration between architect, builder and homeowner. It is a showcase of elegance and modern style without sacrificing convenience for everyday life. The master wing features a rotunda-shaped bedroom, separate showers and closets, and laundry room. Among the many unique aspects of this home are its grand split-staircase entrance, stately library, executive office, saltwater pool, lighted tennis courts, in-home theater, game room, craft room, and gazebo with grill. Each of the four upstairs bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
TT Ranch Group

Tyler Thomas
3131 Turtle Creek Blvd. 4th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219

Mobile: 214-659-1554
Office: 214-659-1554