In addition to his 25 years in ranch sales, Jeff has a 25-year history in ranch investment and management, and has been a scientific Whitetail Deer breeder for 10 of those years. During that time, Jeff has bought and sold 20 ranches that he has personally owned for hunting, breeding exotics, ranch development, and investment. In fact, everyone at Texas Best Ranches is a hands-on rancher. This puts us in the unique position of being able to advise and guide our clients in all aspects of ranch ownership.
Our approach focuses on the lifestyle of ranch ownership. We begin by helping you define your objectives...finding out what you want to do with your property. Do you want to run it as a private hunting ranch? Do you want to get into exotic game livestock and breeding? Do you want to run a commercial hunting operation? Do you want to develop the water and raise fish? Do you want to set up a winery or an orchard? Or, are you just looking for a good investment?
No matter how grandiose or relaxed the dream, Texas Best Ranches has the experience and expertise to take you from idea to realization. Where most Realtors just want to sell you the land, we also have tremendous resources at our disposal to help make the process easier. We help you define your dream, get you the right property, walk you through your 1031 exchange if needed, show you how to improve the property to fit your plans and increase value, show you how to find and buy the livestock, how to buy some needed equipment, and dramatically reduce your income taxes; all while having a great time as ranch owner.
Although he grew up in the city, Jeff Soele always had a passion for the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, horses and more. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas Jeff attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Pre Law."I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but got into the real estate business in 1984, and never looked back."
Jeff has been specializing in selling Texas Hill Country live water ranches with creeks, rivers, lakes and springs for the past 25 years. He also sells and negotiates for exotic hunting properties, horse ranches, commuter estates and exclusive South and West Texas acreages."Every ranch has a story and there is always something new to learn, which for me, is a large part what makes this business so rewarding."
With over 25 years of buying and selling ranches as a real estate broker and for his own use, Jeff has the practical knowledge to guide his clients through a well-executed sale or purchase of a ranch, and in the finer points of after the fact ranch operation. Jeff is comfortable discussing live water potentials (new lakes, dams, waterfalls, etc.) landscape design possibilities, buying equipment, clearing land, building and maintaining fences and roads, purchasing domestic and exotic game stock, choosing feed, livestock shelters, etc."I can offer my clients the benefit of hands-on experience in numerous areas of owning and running a ranch, and I'm happy to assist clients long after the deal has closed. I love this land, and it makes me happy to help people find their peace and passion on a designer ranch suited to their personal needs and lifestyle."
Jeff Soele has been a licensed Realtor and real estate Broker for 25 years. Recently Jeff's sons, Lance and Cody, received their real estate licenses and joined Texas Best Ranches, opening offices in the Highland Lakes area and San Antonio. This family owned and operated business model extends beyond the buying and selling of real estate. Together, the Soeles' personally own four "live water" and game manager's hunting ranches near Medina, Vanderpool, and Utopia, Texas. In addition to owning and operating the four ranches, for years they ran a state of the art Whitetail deer breeding facility and exotic stock ranch near Bourne, with 300 genetically superior Whitetail deer. The Soele's have also owned and sold Zebra, Sable, Kudu, Gemsbok, Elk, Waterbuck, Elan, Bongos, Wildebeest, Bluebook, Blackbuck, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer, Sike Deer, and Wild Hogs.