Brian Smith


Brian Smith, an Accredited Land Consultant, Certified International Property Specialist, Broker/Associate, Ranch and Country Property Division, of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate - 45 years of farm and ranch real estate.

On May 25, 2011, the Smith family received the 2011 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the conservation work done in the Post Oak Savannah ecosystem region of Texas on their Trinity Bluff Wildlife Ranch in Navarro County for wildlife habitat enhancement. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Sand County Foundation recognize land stewards who have shown exemplary efforts to manage their property as ambassadors of wildlife conservation and habitat management. The program is designed to educate landowners and the public and to encourage their participation.

Since 2002, when the Smiths acquired their 733-acre ranch nestled along the Trinity River, they have worked to transform overgrazed pastures into a diverse habitat of native bunch grasses and forbs, which provide substantial wildlife habitat. Removing livestock, prescribed burning, discing, mowing, and native seed planting are some of the methods used on the ranch to improve native plant diversity. Also, the Smiths have worked with the East Texas Wetlands Project and Ducks Unlimited to construct a 20-acre wetland in the Trinity River bottom that captures floodwaters and attracts waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds.

 The Smiths are a prime example of land stewards that work with the land to improve plant and wildlife diversity, leading to overall ecosystem health. As a wildlife enthusiast, Brian Smith believes that rich land is rich with wildlife and his ranch serves as an example to other landowners how good stewardship practices can do just that.

Being raised in the fifties and sixties, Smith grew up hunting, fishing and listening to coyotes by the campfire. Looking back, his dad was so responsible for his love, appreciation and reverence for the great outdoors. This awareness and knowledge are something he has tried to pass along to his children and their friends. Many of our younger buyer clients have the same objective for their families, which is rewarding to see.

Earning college degrees in Business and Earth Sciences, Smith worked offshore in the oil business as a drilling fluids engineer. Having a good understanding of minerals has been very beneficial to his clients when dealing in areas of mineral production. Later, Smith opened a sandwich shop, purchased race-bred quarter horses and started buying real estate; and 39 years later, the rest is history.

Looking back, these life experiences have given him the knowledge, experience and confidence to properly represent his sellers and make sure buyer clients find the right property for their intended use while gaining their trust and building relationships.

For more information, contact Mr. Smith at 972-588-8300 or email brian@countryconnection.com. Photos of property listings may be viewed at www.countryconnection.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an Ebby Halliday company.

 

$450,000  •  19.57 acres
Welcome to the in-town country life on 19.57 acres. 3BR, 2BA brick all natural gas home with WBFP. Does need some updating, 3- ar garage and 2BR,1BA guest quarters. Excellent improved grass pasture for livestock. Large catfish pond with fishing pier. There is more - a 48X36 workshop-equipment barn, metal storage building and a huge 3-sided barn for livestock cover. Bring your family and your animals. Has ag exemption. DIRECTIONS: USE GPS FOR 1115 REES STREET, GREENVILLE. PROPERTY LOCATED IN NW AREA OF GREENVILLE.
$500,000  •  57.29 acres
Fantastic 57 diverse acres 1-2 hours East Northeast of Dallas; east of Commerce. Trees - Building site - Pasture - Hunting - Recreation - Middle Fork of South Sulphur River. Great getaway with so much to offer. Check out the photos! DIRECTIONS: FROM DALLAS I-30 EAST TO COMMERCE. NORTH ON HWY. 24. RIGHT ON LIVE OAK STREET. LEFT ON PARK. RIGHT ON FM 71. GO EAST FOR 2 MILES ON LEFT.
$600,000  •  19.86 acres
19+ acre, more or less, ranchette in Poolville. 900 sqft 1 bed/e1 bath barndo attached to 1200 sqft shop with 2 offices & full bath. New AC & well pump in 2021. Shop features 2 separate offices, storage room, industrial walk-in freezer, drop down ceiling, & much more. Plenty of room to finish out remaining square footage inside shop or leave as is for at-home business/office space. Fenced and cross fenced with vinyl fencing into multiple pastures with water to each. Plenty of build sites for houses/barns/arena. Located next to Cox Ranch in Parker County; secluded and private property with easy access, Peaster ISD and endless possibilities. Directions: USE GPS
$1,650,000  •  175 acres
Residential Development. 175 heavily wooded acres with around 155 feet of elevation change. Shackleford Creek runs entire west boundary with around 30% flood plain or greenbelt. Subject to ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction) of Whitehouse. Water, electric, telephone available to property. Two natural gas pipelines along south and east boundaries. Not zoned. Taxes currently $489.99. Timber log exemption. There is significant residential development within one-half mile in any direction from the property. Tax rate is 1.6796. DIRECTIONS: FROM LOOP 49 AND HWY 69 - SOUTH ON HWY 69; LEFT (EAST) ON FM 346; ONE MILE ON LEFT (NORTHSIDE).
$4,000,000  •  217 acres
Development possibilities...Single family subdivision, retirement community, etc. Rolling treed acreage down to flood plain area by creek, perfect area for a park to compliment your development. Currently has four rental homes, water and electric on property. See aerial photo and topographic map in MLS document storage. FROM I-20, TAKE US 287 SOUTH, THEN SOUTH ON DICK PRICE ROAD, THEN RIGHT ON WILSON ROAD. PROPERTY STARTS AT FIRST CURVE ON RIGHT AND CONTINUES ON PAST THE CREEK UNTIL THE NEXT TURN.
$250,000  •  7.35 acres
7.347 acres off Sleepy Hollow Road with paved frontage on roads. Utilities are installed. No HOA. 16 available unplatted lots; therefore, larger lots could be assembled. DIRECTIONS: FROM I-45 AND FM 879 IN GARRETT, GO WEST ON FM 879 INTO GARRETT. TURN LEFT AND OVER RAILROAD TRACKS, THEN, RIGHT ON WYATT STREET WHICH BECOMES SLEEPY HOLLOW. TURN RIGHT AT STOP SIGN, THEN, LEFT INTO PINEHURST, A GATED SUBDIVISION. CALL FOR GATE CODE!
$679,000  •  42.64 acres
Your own private park with several building sites on 42+ acres in Ennis. Mature trees, pasture and two ponds. Concrete road and all utilities are present. Located in the gated Pinehurst Subdivision but not a part of the HOA. Adjoins the northern tip of Lake Clark. Build your dream home and enjoy Mother Nature. DIRECTIONS: FROM COUNTRY CLUB ROAD (FM 1722), NORTH ON ST. ANDREWS TO RIGHT ON SLEEPY HOLLOW ROAD, THEN RIGHT ON TROON, THEN RIGHT ON PRESTWICK INTO PINEHURST SUBDIVISION. RIGHT ON CARNOUSTIE DRIVE. PROPERTY ON THE RIGHT.
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Brian Smith
6025 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

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