About United Country | Stockmen’s Realty
Stockmen’s Realty was started by its broker, Nancy Belt, over 15 years ago. With over 30 years of real estate experience, Nancy has a proven track record of serving the unique needs of both buyers and sellers of Arizona and New Mexico cattle ranches, farms, equestrian, and other rural lifestyle properties.
Our talented group of agents and brokers are not strangers to the ranching and agricultural industry. Our personal experience in either ranching, farming, equestrian and other rural lifestyle properties means we understand the nuances in buying and selling these property types. We are familiar with the various agencies that oversee the grazing of livestock on public lands and can guide you through the process of transferring those important leases, permits and water rights. We also have team members familiar with land development who can help you assess a property’s development potential and value.
Together with our years of local experience, and United Country’s national and international exposure, we offer unmatched services and broad reaching advertising for our buyers and sellers in Arizona and New Mexico. Below are just a few of the exciting advantages we can offer that will make us your preferred real estate brokerage:
Info: Nancy grew up on a farm in upstate New York and moved to Arizona in 1981. Since that time she has been involved with land development in the southeast portion of the state where she worked as a project manager, land development manager and consultant for several major homebuilders/land developers. During that time Nancy also felt the call to go back to her agricultural roots and started BN Angus with a small herd of registered Black Angus cattle and has completed a variety of classes in Cattle and Range Management at the University of Arizona. After leaving life in the fast lane of land development in 2002, Nancy began selling cattle ranches, farms, and land, opening Stockmen's Realty brokerage in 2005. Since then, she has really enjoyed meeting all the wonderful cattlemen, horsemen and just plain good folks she has met over the years. Nancy is a licensed broker in Arizona and New Mexico and is the designated broker for Stockmen's Realty.
Info: With his extensive farm/agricultural experience, Harry Owens specializes in farm sales. Harry is a graduate from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, with a bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and a minor in chemistry. In addition to farm sales, Harry is an experienced crop advisor and is owner of Tierra Verde Advisors, Inc., providing consulting and testing services to farm customers in Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. He is a skilled diagnostician of crop production problems and mitigation; experienced in soil moisture monitoring; irrigation scheduling and in the evaluation of irrigation water quality and development of management plans; and is qualified to evaluate farm location, soils and irrigation water as they relate to productivity for investors. In addition to being a business owner and producer of registered Dorper Sheep on his farm in San Simon, AZ, Harry at one time owned a 480 acre farm in San Simon, a testing lab, and worked as a crop advisor and sales representative for a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals. Stockmen's Realty, is fortunate to have Harry on our team and he is a great asset to anyone looking to buy or sell a farm.
Info: C. Brad DeSpain was raised on a large cattle ranch in north eastern Arizona, a cow/calf and supplemental steer growing operation. He trained horses using the latest method of winning the confidence of colts, developing in them a desire to learn and grow into outstanding all-around cow horses. Attended Eastern Arizona Jr. College, Arizona State University and graduated from the University of Arizona with an Agriculture Education degree. He and wife Donna settled in Marana, AZ where he taught Vocational Agriculture and led the Future Farmers of America Program (FFA) at Marana High School for nine years.
Brad’s other notable accomplishments include establishing a dry lot cow/calf operation in partnership with an area resident in Avra Valley; management of the Cortaro Marana Irrigation District; involvement with the formation of the Town of Marana and served as the Utilities Director for the Town overseeing the development of the water, wastewater, and electrical facilities.
Brad went into partnership on the Bridle Bit Ranch in 2004 and retired to full time ranching in 2009 to develop Angus plus heifers and bulls. Having sold the ranch in 2018, he started his real estate career bringing the benefit of his expertise in ranch, farm, equestrian and energy/utilities to real estate with United Country Real Estate, Stockmen's Realty.
Brad still resides in Marana with his lovely wife Donna.
Info: Paul was born in Douglas, Arizona moving to Tucson as a child. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He earned his real estate license in 2001, using it for real estate transactions and real estate auctions. Paul understands the lives of farmers and ranchers helping him to identify the needs of his clients and discuss realistic expectations. Paul enjoys meeting new people and his network reaches throughout the Southwest and across the country.
Paul has a natural passion for agriculture that started in a sale barn when he was 14. He was in 4-H and FFA, being the first recipient of the American Farmer Degree in the Amphitheater FFA Chapter. Paul is a businessperson and owns of Ramirez Auction Services and Western Ag Life Media. Paul’s career path has always been agriculture related with the majority focusing on auctioneering. He has received notable accomplishments. A few of these are the International Champion Livestock Auctioneer and Three-time Arizona State Champion Auctioneer. Paul conducts many types of sales, including retirement/closing business, estate, livestock, farm & ranch equipment, heavy equipment, and real estate. Fun facts: Paul was in a Pepsi Commercial with Sofía Vergara and a guest on the Nate Berkus show.
Paul and his wife Tina are celebrating 30 years of marriage and have two adult children. Paul can often be found auctioneering for non-profits throughout Southern Arizona with his #1 Ringman Tina.
Info: A native of New Mexico, Katie Jo grew up on a ranch near the town of Reserve and has been involved in ranching life ever since. Whether doing rodeo, assisting vets, or managing large or small cattle operations with her family, she feels fortunate to work and live on the land. After graduating high school she began pursuing a degree in Agriculture Business, and then raising her two young boys. A few years later she became licensed as an Associate Broker in the State of New Mexico. She enjoys helping other folks fulfill their dreams and goals, and to carry on the ranching way of life.
Info: Tobe Haught grew up in central Arizona on several different cattle outfits that his father managed. After graduating high school he went to school in West Texas, graduating with an associate’s degree in applied science with an emphasis in ranch and feedlot operations. He then went on to finish his education at the University of Arizona with a BS in Agriculture Economics. Coming from a strong agriculture background Tobe, even when doing all of his other endeavors, has always maintained his agriculture roots by partnering with his family in cattle, horses, and ranches. The other endeavors include construction, working for the USDA, and a short stint at a feedlot. All these jobs have given him additional skills and abilities as well helped him increase his interest in the family operations. Tobe is currently a proud partner with his father on a small outfit in New Mexico and is a 5th generation cattle rancher.
Info: Thomas is a third-generation rancher and business owner originally from New Mexico. After owning several ranches there, he relocated to Arizona and is the owner of Bridle Bit Ranch in Marana raising quality cattle and quarter horses.
Thomas started a successful home building and development business in 1993, with a focus on energy efficient and sustainable building which he later sold. He represented the U.S. in the Zero Energy Home Coalition at the UN Climate Summit in 2010. He has a BS in Agricultural Business Management from New Mexico State University. Thomas also played football while attending college at Penn State University and NMSU.
Thomas is married to his junior high school sweetheart, Carla. They have three children, who are all attending Land Grant Colleges, just like Thomas’s father did – a fact he is very proud of.
Thomas’s experience and expertise in ranching, land development and home building will be an asset to us and our clients.