Brian has been a licensed Texas Realtor since 2008 and now is the Broker/Owner of United Country | Double Creek Land and Homes which specializes in brokering farms and ranches, timberland and recreational properties in East Texas. He was born and raised in Cass County. He attended Texas A&M University on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education. Brian taught high school Agricultural Science and Forestry for 6 years before beginning work in the field of forestry eventually owning his own forest products company. Through the years he has managed timberland across East Texas and invested in land and other types of real estate. Brian’s passion is educating landowners in the process of buying and selling rural land and teaching them the aspects of how to make that land highly productive while maintaining sustainability.
Brian serves his community in multiple roles. He is currently serving as a member of the Cass County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Marion-Cass Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, Cass County Appraisal District Ag Advistory Board, and he serves on the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority. In 2018 Brian was nominated and selected to serve on the Texas Farm Bureau State Forestry Commodity Committee where he is currently serving as chairman. He has continued to teach young people through local 4-H Clubs, currently serving as project manager in Natural Resources. His 4-H Forestry teams have had multiple state championships and competed nationally in 2011 and 2016.
Brian and his wife Marcie have been married for 27 years and live in the small community of Kildare on their ranch where they raise cattle and timber. They have 2 sons, Caleb and Joshua. As a family, they enjoy hunting whitetail deer, dove, turkey, elk, and hogs as well as fishing in nearby Wright Patman Lake, Caddo Lake and Lake O’ the Pines. The Whatley family are members of Cross Creek Cowboy Church in Atlanta, Texas.
Brian looks forward to each meeting with new clients as well as serving the needs of his repeat customers. His strong desire to help anyone who shares his passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and his true love of the land serves him well in meeting the unique needs of both buyers and sellers of fine rural properties.