Personnel of Texas Ranch Sales


TEXAS RANCH SALES, LLC is selling Texas "Premium" Ranch Real Estate through its team of experienced real estate professionals. Texas Ranch Sales has a successful team backed by a firm foundation of experience, knowledge of the markets and a strong desire to deliver our clients superb ranches and second to none service.

Opportunities with Texas Ranch Sales


5833 CR 531

Hondo, TX 78861

Tel: (830) 741-8906

Fax: (830) 426-7145




Ranch Sale Testimonials


~ Texas Ranch Sales Team ~

Sheldon Grothaus

Owner/Broker         Email

Sheldon grew up on a small cattle ranch in South Texas; it was there that his passion for the outdoors, wildlife and land was born. From that passion and natural ability, he has built the strong Texas Ranch Sales Premium Ranch Brokerage Company. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC offers both buyers and sellers an impressive portfolio of premium ranch sales to reflect the success of our company. We look forward to helping you market your ranch and presenting it to the most qualified platform of buyers.

Through our ranch companies we also offer extensive expertise in developing your property in all areas: structural improvements, general ranch improvements, livestock & wildlife management. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your ranch endeavors.

Jeff Copeland

Associate         Email

Jeff was born and raised in Northeast Texas and has called South Texas home since the mid-1990’s. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has been a marketing consultant to outdoor industry companies for over ten years. Jeff is experienced in managing both hunting/recreational ranches and scientific whitetail breeding operations. This background has resulted in a wealth of knowledge, which can assist in maximizing the return potential to the investment landowner as well as the effectiveness of land management practices of the recreational-use landowner.

Jim Evins

Associate         Email

Jim Evins is a South Texas native. With a passion for the South Texas landscape and wildlife, he is an asset to any perspective buyer or seller in identifying their desire and needs. A proven track record in both high and low acreage ranches, he has the experience and work ethics that are needed in today’s market. He has created solid relationships with many agents in the South Texas Real Estate Sales community. Jim has built his reputation on honesty, high standards and personal integrity; his experience comes from working under one of the most competitive ranch brokers in the business.

Jim utilizes not only his expertise but the knowledge of a very successful team to assure client satisfaction. Whether looking for that ranch of your dreams or development property, or marketing your ranch, Jim can help you with every step of the way!

Holly Van Cleve

Associate         Email

Holly Van Cleve is a 5th generation South Texan and proud of her ranching heritage. Growing up on a small ranch and now running her own she has extensive awareness in the ranching, hunting and oil and gas industries. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University. She then began her vast experience as a Petroleum Landman that taught her valuable lessons and contribute to her understanding in the real estate business. For the past 25 years she has assisted with her family’s general store in Carrizo Springs, which has been a great influence of her knowledge of hunting, farming and ranching.

Her passion and enthusiasm will help her guide and assist buyers and sellers in today’s market. Holly has a lifelong familiarity with the land, the people who love it and those who live it.

Gene Palmieri

Associate         Email

An avid outdoorsman and hunter since his college days, Gene settled in South Central Texas, and began a lifetime of hands-on experiences as a ranch owner, cattleman, racehorse breeder, hunter and dedicated wildlife enthusiast.

He offers his clients the authentic knowledge of ranch ownership, brush ecology, game, pond and pasture management, water and mineral rights. Gene puts his heart and soul into professional representation of his clients needs and desires. Known for prompt and timely communications, he is available seven days a week. With a near decade of successful farm and ranch sales experience behind him and a long list of “exceeds expectations” testimonials, Gene can make your next property purchase or sale a very positive experience.

Ted Tschirhart

Associate         Email

Ted grew up in South Texas and has been in the farming and ranching business his whole life. With his established roots in ranching, he has managed registered cattle operations and currently runs his own commercial cattle operation. Ted also has extensive knowledge in the water irrigation industry for agriculture, wildlife, or natural resource needs. He has built a great wealth of knowledge that he passes on to his clients. With his foundation of integrity, honesty, and dependability, Ted strives to do his very best to cultivate strong relationships and to meet your needs to make both buying or selling your ranch a great experience.

Ryder Carpenter

Associate         Email

Ryder was born and raised on a large cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle where he developed a strong passion for the outdoors and agriculture. In addition to raising cattle on the family ranch, they also raise both cutting horses and mule deer. Ryder has a strong passion for all three and has learned every aspect of the family ranch as well as building and managing his own cattle herd. He graduated from Tarleton State University with a major in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Accounting. After college, Ryder relocated to Weatherford to be more involved in the cutting horse industry and to start his career in real estate.

Ryder’s knowledge of agriculture, the horse industry, and his college education will be an asset to both buyers and sellers who are looking for their next ranch or to market their current property.

It is a great time to come and see the many ranches we have in the Texas Hill Country, South Texas Brush Country and the Mountains of  West Texas. We offer for sale a great inventory of both low and high fenced ranches. There is no better time to acquire that Texas ranch you have always wanted. Land is a solid investment for you and your family's future. Allow us the opportunity to serve you with all of your Ranch Real Estate or Hunting needs.