Congratulations John Prater, Texas Farm And Ranch Specialist


John Prater, REALTOR® began his career in real estate after 34 years of teaching and coaching in Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. John is experienced in farming and ranching in the North Texas panhandle area, along with hunting ranches in the Central and South Texas area. In pursuit of growing his knowledge base, John worked to complete the TREC continuing education course for Advanced Farm & Ranch Practice for Texas Agents.

 This eight-hour (8) TREC continuing education credit course not only offers the real estate licensee an in-depth examination of the laws and regulations in Texas that impact farm and ranch brokerage, but also the fiduciary duties of agents in relation to real-time, real-life current transactional issues. This course will provide the student a professional understanding, from the perspective of a professional real estate licensee, of:

  • Surveys
  • Title commitments and policies
  • Types of surveys that will allow deletion of area and boundary exceptions on title policies
  • The Texas Agriculture Code
  • Water rights
  • Ad valorem taxation in relation to ag valuation
  • Improvements and bills of sale
  • Mineral rights including the accommodation doctrine
  • Transfer or water rights and other rights including leasing
  • Fencing rules
  • Open range and closed range determination and why this is important
  • Strips and gores, “Mother Hubbard” clauses
  • “As Is” in the real world
  • Seller’s disclosure notice requirements
  • Environmental issues
  • Detailed analysis of easements of all types
  • Current & recent significant court cases impacting farm & ranch brokerage & operation
  • Prescribed burn issues
  • A myriad of other deep-detailed probes into the nuances of our business.

Well done John Prater on your achievement in continuing to grow your knowledge in the real estate industry!

Find John online here:



John Prater
Texas Farm & Ranch Specialist
Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office
1712 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028
Desk Phone (830) 896-5500
Mobile Phone (830) 377-2223