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Are you looking to get away from it all?  Do you want a country home near Houston?


Let us take you away ………


from your balcony ………



to your front porch ………


Front Porch

from the city lights ………


City Lights

 to the stars at night ………

 Stars at Night

from your work week ………


Work Week

to your weekend ………



John Daugherty, Realtors is already known for the luxury properties that we sell in Houston’s most sought-after neighborhoods; but if you’re looking to move or looking for that second home in the country we can help you.


Steve Baumgardner, Katie Charlton and Conn Trussell are three of our premier agents who have complete knowledge and experience of buying and selling personal farm and ranch properties in Austin, Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Houston, Montgomery, Uvalde, Walker, Waller, Washington  and many other counties in Texas.


We market homes locally and globally through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, Luxury Portfolio, Board of Regents and Mayfair International Realty.  Allowing us unprecedented reach in the national and global markets through these experienced and well-known experts in luxury real estate.

Featured Properties:


158 La Costa, Montgomery, TX – $7,900,000

36 +/- prime development opportunity with Lake Conroe and La Torretta Resort Golf Course frontage. Tract One is 35+ acres with golf course, Walden Rd. and La Costa Drive frontage. Tract Two is 39,200 + SQ. FT. with over 370′ of bulkheaded Lake Conroe frontage.


1170 FM 2679, Brenham, TX – $1,850,000

89.577 ACRES of Washington Co. rolling grassy Texas Hill Country with clusters of Live Oaks. FULLY FURNISHED 2100 Sqft LIVING QUARTERS -3Bd/2Bth with luxury Den/Dining/Kitchen combo, and big screen porch overlooking pretty pond. Cross fenced Coastal/Klein pastures, 2 ponds, barns and sheds, good interior roads. 2 wells, satellite tv. Farm equipment is negotiable. Raise cattle, horses, and hay. Perfect weekender or full time. ONE HOUR FROM HOUSTON.


27914 Waller Spring Creek Rd, Hockley, TX – $1,686,400

39.68 acres of beautiful cross-fenced property that has pasture area along with a wooded area. The land also features Kickapoo Creek running through the property. The property is well suited for building your perfect weekend getaway home or your permanent home to close-by Houston Oaks Country Club. With a ten minute drive you really will have so much city convenience, all while enjoying fine country living. MINERAL RIGHTS WILL BE CONVEYED.


5728 Highway 237, Round Top, TX – $1,300,000

Historic Texas landmark! 3/2.5 Townsend-Bremer house built in 1837 on 70+/- acres. Property includes the completely furnished main house, 2 bedroom restored guest house, pool w/waterfall, pool house & rustic barn. Features some of the oldest & largest oak trees in Texas, a spring-fed creek, improved pastures & almost 1 mile of white, wooden fencing. Only 92 miles from Houston! Agriculturally exempt.


3901 W FM 1462, Rosharon, TX $875,000

Country living at its greatest. This completely remodeled 3bd, 3 car garage home sits on 32 acres+ of open wide fields, completely fenced. Master bd down. Oyster Creek runs in back of the property where you find variety of fruit, Walnut trees & sugar cane. Additionally there is a metal building w/2 bd Guest quarters, workshop, fully stocked fishpond, commercial-size Greenhouse & barn. Ideal for animals/Agricultural. 30 minutes from Downtown w/easy access to highways, major freeways & shopping.


 13651 Shepard Hill Rd, Willis, TX – $799,990

Unrestricted property, commercial or residential with tremendous possibilities. Extraordinary Jay Neatherly custom home nestled on 18+ scenic acres conveniently located to The Woodlands and Lake Conroe. The home is in impeccable condition w/numerous upgrades and features (see online docs). The property also features a 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage built in 1929 w/attached garage, 16 stall horse barn w/shed row, concrete aisle, tack room, feed room, service area, 60′ round pen, & 2 stock ponds.


 38356 Wiggins Rd, Hempstead, TX – $750,000

Private retreat on 41 unique acres which offers a secluded natural setting replete with a scenic stocked pond and pool/spa area with an entertainment pavilion, as well as extensive professional landscaping. The 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath ranch home has two living areas with fireplaces and has been expanded and renovated over the years in keeping with the original feel of the home. Also has a 3 bedroom/1 bath guest house.  50 minutes from Houston.


 8402 County Road 198, Alvin, TX – $750,000

Over 26 scenic and pristine acres located on Chocolate Bayou with quick and easy navigable access to West Bay. The property has a septic system an well in place and is highlighted by a large metal storage building/shop, pond, livestock pen and extensive fencing. This is an amazing opportunity with endless possibilities and would be ideal for a weekend retreat, compound or fishing camp/lodge. Less than 45 minutes to Houston.


 6529 Cr 416, Camp Wood, TX – $575,000

Water, water everywhere! Spring branch & Nueces River in your backyard. Multiple wells. Sportsman’s paradise on easily maintainable property including a four bedroom, two bath custom Texas outpost home with open living area and soaring ceilings. Built like a fortress. Large definitive native lime stone blocks with heavy gauge standing seam metal roof. 1,200 sq. ft. metal barn with concrete floor, all tools included. Your getaway property is move-in ready.


Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips was there at the beginning when John Daugherty, Realtors first expanded into the north Houston area and has been a recognized Realtor in The Woodlands and surrounding area since 2003. Bill has worked extensively with corporate transferees and with new construction, both of which represent a significant portion of The Woodlands market. His extensive knowledge of finance, contracts, and negotiation has proven invaluable to his many clients and resulted in steady repeat and referral business, and his effective marketing techniques are individually tailored to suit each seller’s needs.

According to Bill, “My goals, in every transaction, are to be accessible at all times to my clients, to vigorously negotiate in their best interest and to assure that things run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.” Bill holds Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS, and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designations.

Bill was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. He played both basketball and baseball for Texas Lutheran University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Living in different areas of the country exposed Bill to a variety of housing markets and fostered his appreciation of regional architectures.

Carrie summers

Carrie Summers brings a global pedigree to her love of the Houston real estate market. A previous resident of the United Kingdom, Japan and Italy Carrie enjoys the multi-cultural landscape of Houston, especially in her home of choice for the past 35 years, Sugar Land. With so many international moves under her belt, Carrie has a deep understanding for the inherent stresses involved in relocating or transitioning to a new home and works hard to create seamless experiences for her clients moving from all over the globe or just down the street.
An elementary and middle school teacher for 26 years, culminating in her role as acting principal and children’s director at her church, Carrie is a master moderator and as she says “utilizes the art of listening, understanding and people skills” gained during a lifetime of teaching, mentoring and nurturing to each of her tailored client experiences. One of Carrie’s greatest joys is being able to match a client with a home that is perfectly suited to their lifestyle, personality and culture and she always takes the extra time to really listen and make sure she meets client expectations.
In addition to a busy real estate career, Carrie is a mother to three daughters, one son-in-law and grandmother to a bouncing baby grandson. She enjoys reading, cooking, creating scrapbooks, and practicing her golf swing.

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