Ben was born in Georgia and growing up in Alabama, his appreciation and enthusiasm for the outdoors started with a dove hunt on public land while in elementary school, then growing a passion for deer and turkey hunting in middle and high school. While earning a Wildlife Sciences degree at Auburn University, he worked his way through school as a trapper and animal control manager for the USDA Wildlife Services. Upon graduating in 2007, his first job was a Wildlife Biologist and Forester for a commercial hunting plantation in south Alabama. Ben now lives in Tyler, TX wanting to help others locate and invest in Texas hunting and recreational property so they can enjoy and share the outdoors with their family and friends.
Carroll earned his real estate Sales License in 1982 and his Brokers License in 1986, beginning his long career as a sales associate in Tyler, Texas. In the early years he learned the business by selling houses. His people skills quickly qualified him to take over the company’s sales management position. In this capacity, Carroll took advantage of many of the training opportunities from sales techniques and management to business models and forecasting. Carroll is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying a lifetime of hunting, fishing and most importantly clay target shooting. He earned a place on the National Skeet Shooting Association All American 1st Team as early as 1976. In recent years he participates in National Sporting Clays Association Master Class competition. He has hunted birds across America, Mexico and Argentina. His fondest boyhood memories are hunting quail, ducks and small game animals in East Texas. Carroll’s personal goals have always been to incorporate his love of the outdoors with his business endeavors. In 1999 the opportunity to join United Country Real Estate came along. Moving back to East Texas, the land where he spent his growing up years, to sell country real estate was a dream come true. The agronomy of the area has transitioned in the past 50 years from truck farms and grain crops to pasture land for cattle. Today, with cattle prices down and drought conditions prevailing, the land is again transitioning to more recreational uses. Landowners are enhancing their properties with hunting food plots, fishing lakes, and nature preserves. Many buyers are investing in land to hold for the future. Carroll’s expertise with 1031 exchanges, wildlife preservation programs, and wetlands renewal programs give him a leg up when helping buyers and sellers reach their goals, dreams and desires.
Contributing, supporting, and making a difference for our buyers and sellers through accurate data entry, organizing and maintaining our contact management database, developing and managing our social media and digital marketing reach, and general office duties are just a few of the tasks Lynn takes on each day.
She scratches her creative itch—which also helps highlight our clients’ properties—by dabbling in graphic design. This comes in handy when marketing your farm, ranch, country home, recreational and hunting land through social media posts, flyers, postcards, signage, billboards, and email marketing.
Researching the latest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices is one of her love languages. In our digital world, speaking SEO is the golden ticket to getting on page one of Google, and that’s where we strive to put a property listing when we represent someone who has land for sale in beautiful East Texas.
Some may call Lynn a computer geek because she enjoys discovering new technologies and learning how to leverage them to help our customers and clients sell or buy their very own piece of Texas rural land. And she’s cool with that label!
When she isn’t in the real estate office, you’ll find Lynn exploring the land with her hubby through kayaking, hiking, or digging in the garden. If she’s not outdoors, she’s whipping up some Tex-Mex in the kitchen or curled up with a good mystery.