The Art of Living Beautifully
Friends, my heart is bursting a little bit this morning because today I am introducing you to a business and its owner that I absolutely love. In fact, genetically my DNA is half his, my children call him Popi, and my childhood memories are flooded with him walking around pastures working cattle.
That’s right, today I am introducing you to my darling father, Jim Long, and his real estate company, SOUTHWEST FARM AND RANCH SALES.
Southwest Ranch is located in McKinney, Texas. They specialize in listing and selling farms, cattle ranches, hunting, and recreational properties. My father joined the firm in 2000. He holds his brokerage license in Texas and Oklahoma, and now owns and operates the entire firm himself.
A ranch, I learned from him, is any piece of property that is larger than 30 acres. Currently, his largest listing is 7000 acres, and his smallest is 130 acres. Most cattle ranches will include a water source (such as a lake or pond), cattle working facilities, corrals, fences, barns, equipment sheds, and some even have homes on the property. Recreational ranches often include hunting lodges or deer stands. And farms typically don’t have any fences or improvements; good farms have high quality soil and land.
My father, an east Texas native, grew up in the cattle business, giving him life-long knowledge of ranching, farming, and Texas terrain. His vast familiarity with native grasses gives him a leg-up in the business, making him a true asset to anyone looking to purchase or list their property. Southwest Ranch holds a stellar reputation and is highly-respected. He is known for being capable and honest as well as thorough and trustworthy, the main component being trustworthy!