Brad Johnson – The Legacy Lives On

Brad Johnson, beloved husband, father, and true friend, was called home to his Lord on February 18th, 2022. From life in the professional rodeo circuit, to a career on the big screen, to hunting bear and caribou in Alaska, to finishing his time selling ranch real estate in the rolling hills of North Texas, Brad was the true definition of a Renaissance man. Although he was taken too early, he lived life to the fullest and taught his children to do the same. Brad greatly enjoyed improving and enhancing land, in a way that maintained and respected its natural beauty. He always felt most at home outdoors, and his passion for the land made that evident. As much as he loved cowboying, hunting, and land, Brad loved nothing more than his family. He always dreamt of a family business that his children could be a part of and enjoy.

With that in mind, JLH welcomes two of his daughters, Rachel Ellis and Eliana Williams to the team as they plan to carry on their father’s legacy of excellence. Brad’s wife and children will always cherish the memories that he gifted them. He was larger than life and he will not be forgotten. His legacy will live on just as he intended. We are so excited to start this new journey and we hope you will join us. Johnson Land and Home…Simply Service, Welcome Home.

Cowtown Christmas

December 10, 2018 –  Where are you spending your free time this December? Though a trip to the tropics sounds a lot warmer, there are some amazing things to see right here in Texas this month. Aside from our wonderful local events, one of our favorite places to visit is, of course…Fort Worth! We greatly enjoyed watching some of the National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity and are now ready to partake in some of the other wonderful winter events going on throughout Cowtown. Between breathtaking Christmas light displays, saddled longhorns, and some of the best restaurants and shopping in the Lone Star State, we are going to have a hard time picking what we want to enjoy first. That’s not including the ballets, sports events, and possibly some photo opportunities with good Ol’ Saint Nick. We at JOHNSON LAND & HOME hope to see you there!

Safe Travels

November 20, 2018 –  We are now knee deep in the holiday season which inevitably means some traveling. While we are grateful for the winter moisture and beautiful snowy scenery, these cold winter storms always seem to come around when it is time to get on the road and head out for a holiday event.

With that in mind, there are several things you can do to prepare for traveling in bad weather. Probably the most important thing is to have your vehicle properly maintained and packed with a few essentials. Keeping some water, warm clothes, a flashlight and a phone charger in the vehicle is always a good idea. It’s important to let someone know your travel plans as well. And, of course, if you know ahead of time that the roads are going to be icy and treacherous, best to just stay home and watch a good western! For more travel safety tips, click here.

We at Johnson Land & Home wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Fall Y’all!

October 26, 2018 –  It officially feels like fall in North Texas, and we are looking forward to all the various family-friendly activities around us! While hunting ranks high on our list of favorite pastimes, we also can’t wait to find that perfect pumpkin patch and start some autumn baking! That, of course, will be followed by the annual sport of trick-or-treating. Even though a few more precautions need to be taken these days, there is no reason that acquiring candy can’t be as fun for the kids today as it has been in the past. The American Academy of Pediatrics has given out a few guidelines listed here to help your little ones enjoy a night of safe trick-or-treating. Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and local “Trunk or Treats” also offer a great day of fun activities for you and your family. You can find here a list of the 2018 locations near you. We at JLH hope you are enjoying this lovely autumn season!

Quality Sells

” If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Milton Berle

October 1, 2018 –  After unsuccessfully attempting to sell their estate in 2016, along with doubts of achieving anything even close to their asking price of $1,375,000, the Burlingame Family turned to JLH.

When the Burlingame Family approached our company, JOHNSON LAND & HOME, LLC FARM AND RANCH GROUP to sell their beautiful home in Sherman, we committed to NOT roll out the offering until it was properly staged and 100% ready to sell. We went to work.

Staging- The JLH Crew, Laurie, Eliana, Eden, Rebekah, Annabeth and William Johnson, all contributed to the effort in removing excess items from the Colonial style home. This included personal items, animal heads, and religious symbols, creating a “neutral atmosphere”, where potential buyers could envision themselves in the home. It can sometimes be challenging for a family to put their trust in a realtor to accomplish this extremely important task, and most realtors won’t suggest staging a client’s home. In this particular case, JLH was able to save the Burlingame Family upwards of $13,000 by staging the home ourselves, as opposed to hiring an independent stager. The Burlingame Family were very accommodating in allowing us to “take the reins” and get their home ready to sell.

PhotographyJLH utilizes who we think is one of the best photographers in the industry, Ken Vaughn. Ken was able to capture everything the home had to offer, from the interior decorating, to the landscaping outside, to the exceptional gardens. Ken even grabbed an image of Rebekah and Annabeth Johnson paddling their kayaks across the offering’s lake.

Inspection– We at JLH believe that pre-inspecting the home cuts down on closing time, and more importantly, gives the prospective buyer a sense of calm as the decision to purchase or not purchase plays out. We always encourage a buyer to have the home inspected by their own people as well.

When preparation and opportunity come togetherOnce the Burlingame home was staged, photographed, and ready to show, JLH stepped back and let the magic happen. The first showing brought an offer. The second showing brought an offer that the family accepted and after a 15-day option period, we closed.

We’d like to thank Bob and Lisa Burlingame for giving us the opportunity to market this extraordinary offering. It was a privilege and an honor.

Brad Johnson

President/CEO of Johnson Land & Home, LLC Farm and Ranch Group

Oktoberfest in Texas

September 22, 2018 –  As October approaches, our thoughts naturally drift off to fall colors, pumpkins on the porch, spicy apple-cinnamon smells… but we can’t forget one of the best autumn celebrations- Oktoberfest. Fortunately, we at JOHNSON LAND & HOME are close enough to experience it nearby in Muenster, Texas! On October 6th and 7th, you can go enjoy all this small town has to offer, including traditional delicacies and games. One game played is the Bavarian contest known as Masskrugstemmen, where players test their endurance by holding out a five pound, beer-filled stein, for as long as they can without spilling. There are also several different races, food vendors and great polkas going on throughout the weekend.  Check out all the details about this historical event in Muenster here.

It’s A Drag

September 4, 2018 –  Are you clearing land or working on a lake project? President/CEO of JOHNSON LAND & HOME Brad Johnson explains one of his favorite methods of readying a property for such an endeavor.  “After the heavy equipment pulls out, one of the most effective and economical ways to smooth ground quickly is with a drag. A basic drag is a frugal alternative to a multifaceted flexible drag with detachable components, and can be as simple as a surplus chunk of I-beam, pipe, railroad tie or timber lying around the ranch. Widths can vary from eight feet to sixteen feet, depending on your tractor’s horsepower. On our ranches, providing that the conditions aren’t too wet or rough, we will even break out the ranch pickup to pull the drag. Whatever drag you choose, it needs to be virtually indestructible. The drag needs to be heavy enough that when you pull, it smooths the ground instead of just riding over the top of it.”

“We also find dragging our grazing pastures, as well as our hay fields in the early spring and periodically throughout the year, can serve to spread manure, loosen the soil, and stimulate growth. Always remember too, one great by-product of spending up-close time on the land is a better awareness of your soil, fencing, livestock and wildlife, and their health.”

Dove Season is Here!

August 28, 2018 –  One of the best times of year is almost upon us! On September 1st, dove season opens for the northern zone of Texas, and statewide for both Colorado and New Mexico. As with all hunting, make sure you check all regulations and legal requirements before embarking on your quest. Bag limits, protected species of dove, and a small game license should also be on your list to look over. It wouldn’t hurt to have a few good dove recipes ready and waiting on your kitchen counter too. Check out these links for hunting tips and some state regulations. Happy Hunting!

It’s the busy season!

August 10, 2018 –  It’s a busy time here for Johnson Land & Home. Construction is underway on one of our newest listings, Crooked Oak Ranch. Located in Montague County, Texas, this property is getting a facelift! The improvements include: adding three lakes, removing brush, and installing all brand new fencing, helping to make this undeveloped 54 acres the perfect blank canvas to construct your dream home in the country. Oats were sown last fall, adding to the productivity of this diverse property. We are so excited for this listing and can’t wait for the finished product. Stay tuned!

Saharan Dust in Texas?

July 26, 2018 –  If you live in North Texas, you are probably noticing the poor air quality. The dust from the Sahara desert has made yet another journey across the Atlantic Ocean and will continue to stick around for a while longer this summer. The good news is that the dust cloud is thought to help prevent the formation of hurricanes. However, with the extreme heat and heavier allergen levels in the air, it might be best to find a nice cool place to wait out the rest of the summer. JOHNSON LAND & HOME is here to help you find that “Home Away From Home”, just give us a call. Click here for the full article on the Saharan dust from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.